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I'm a working mom. I'm a special education teacher. I work with students with emotional/behavioral disorders, so it is sort of more of a life calling for me than a "job".

 

I stayed home for a year with my first, and staying home just wasn't for me. I got back into teaching, and now here I am expecting my second. I built a really good behavioral program for high school students .... so I'm pretty focused on my job and my ... "ambitions?" but now that I'm pregnant, I know what you mean. I just care about being pregnant. It is difficult to balance when your whole being is consumed with the little baby in your belly!

 

I think my job is a little different, too, because I work shortened hours and have fall, spring, and summer breaks. I work 8:30-3:30 so that is good times, too, to still have time to spend with my son. When I am off school he is with me; we don't put him in daycare or anything like that.

 

I don't think I could have went back to work when I did if I didn't have an extremely good placement for him when I did. I don't know what I'll do when the second baby is born to be honest!

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This thread is really helping to to think through and vocalize some of my subconscious thoughts.  I wish everyone the best of luck who is trying to decide what to do.  A dear friend of mine recently reminded me of something I told her while she was pregnant, which is that everything can change.  Maybe we go back to work, but then decide that's not for us.  Or maybe we try staying home, but realize we really need some more worldly interactions.  I've changed so much since I first decided on my career path (who knows what they really want to do as a college freshman anyway?).  I'm still changing and my life can change with me.  I don't know exactly what I'll end up deciding, but it's a great help to hear so many different stories and perspectives.  Thank you!

 

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