Originally Posted by EmTheWife
I'd love to live on an urban farm and have a huge garden, some chickens and a cow or goat.
I am addicted to homemade GF cookie dough. I love to cook, bake and sew. I'd rather scrub toilets and iron clothes than do the dishes.
Nesting has kicked in already! I want to sew baby clothes and newborn diapers and update my maternity wardrobe, but I can't yet because we live with my mom, and we haven't told her, and if she saw me working on those things, she'd figure it our really fast, especially as she's already looking at me funny sometimes.
My waist is gone and I've developed a pooch and look pg, though I haven't gained any weight.
For some odd reason, I feel really afraid of labor right now, and it's making me upset.
This is all me as well! I can't decide on urban farm or out in the booneys farm. Some part of me wants to live in the boonies on a big spread with all of my family on the same property with me, in their own little houses (mom and dad, sister, 2 brothers, and maybe my MIL too!) but then other days I think it sounds terrible and lonely and the kids will never have any friends and I change my mind again.
I'm not GF, but I love to cook bake and sew (normally!), and I despise despise dishes. Especially now, where anything remotely yucky makes me start gagging!
Nesting has kicked in. I've got patterns and tutorials saved for DIY maternity clothes that I'm ready to dive into but I don't need them yet and don't have any time /sigh
Also have a pooch, and also not looking forward to labour at all. Ugh ugh ugh.
Originally Posted by lindsayjean
Hello!! I am Lindsay as well and I am a prenatal yoga instructor/birth doula/Hypnobabies instructor. I LOVE LOVE LOVE what I do!! I also teach children's yoga and even have a DVD out that I'm in for 2.5+ yr olds. So much fun!! My degree is a B.S. in Exercise Science, which I guess I use to some extent.
That's awesome! Any chance you can PM me your children's DVD info? I've just started looking for some after reading about how awesome it can be for emotional/sensitive children, and having something we can all do together sounds wonderful.
Originally Posted by Masel
We are both kinda nerdy. DH has every D&D book ever printed (or at least it seems like it). I've done a lot of research on the lives of women and children in the Middle Ages.
Sounds like my DH. Although his true obsession is World of Warcraft and Starcraft. Ugh.
Originally Posted by maryamrose
We were both raised with religion but we do not currently practice any faith. While we want to teach our kids about all faiths, we will not be raising our kids with religion. It will be a challenge for my in-laws to understand and accept this, but I have a feeling that they'll come around.
That's us. Both raised in the church, but don't practice any faith. I think DH is still more faith-minded then I am, whenever we do go to church I spend the whole time mentally rolling my eyes and trying to maintain a neutral expression so we're going to have some issues....We want to teach our kids about faiths as well, and have them faith minded in some way but without the religious attachments. The parents will not be happy :/
I'm Grace, I'm 27... right? Right... Yes. I've been married for 4 years to my husband Jeff, who is 26. We have two kids together. They're 14 months apart, and many many days it's pretty crazy but usually in a good way! I work 32 hours a week at a natural food store as a cashier (or, realistically, a duster. I spend the majority of my time dusting not-very-dusty shelves). My husband works at a hotel as a front desk guy. He likes his job, but is aspiring to be a teacher. He's finishing off his undergrad with hopes of applying to teacher's college next fall... although we'll see about that! We had been talking about selling our house and renting a small apartment or moving in with my or his parents for a year while he does school because there is absolutely no way I can afford mortgage + childcare for a year on my minimum wage job. We were also talking about going to Korea for a year to teach English. Thinking neither of these things are terribly likely now.
I like to read and craft. I sew, needlefelt, do other little toys from felt, embroider, etc... I'm not great at any of them but I'm definitely getting better! It's a recent obsession and I'm not expecting perfectionI had talked about setting up a table at a craft fair and/or setting up an etsy shop, but now that I'm working double the hours I was before I don't think that will happen either!
I am also an aspiring doula. I have finished my training but haven't had a client yet (which I need to finish my certification). I have one due in February who so far definitely wants me as a doula, but I totally suck at this self-marketing thing and have no idea how to find new clients. Someday I'd love to be a midwife, but the 4 years of full time school isn't feasible at this point.
We will be homeschooling our kids, somehow, by hook or by crook! I was homeschooled and the more I hear about school and see coming home from schools the more I know i just cannot send my kid.
Hmm, this entire post is making me feel kind of depressed.