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post #21 of 40

I'm a chiropractor.  Specifically I practice NUCCA, a very gentle, effective upper cervical method that is so unique that we have patients drive hours to come and see us.  I own my practice and have one associate doctor.  I'd like to have two associates before my maternity leave begins.  I work 3 days per week and help my husband homechool the other days. 

My husband is a SAHD and also does the finances for my office.  He has an MBA and quit a good job just before our second baby was born to stay at home with the kids.  He loves it and is awesome at it!  Our kids are 8, 6 1/2, 3 1/2, and 18 months. 

We travel a LOT!  For example our baby has even been to 16 states and 4 coountries already.  I know we have 1 trip planned in January, 2 in February, 1 in April, 1 in May, 1 in September, and 2 in October so far for next year.  I may change May's trip to November though.  That's the only trip that was purely vacation but considering I'll be 36 weeks pregnant we will likely change it.  The other trips include seminars that I attend and/or speak at. We always take the whole family everywhere we go and stay much longer than the seminars to explore the area. 

post #22 of 40
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I'm a chiropractor.  Specifically I practice NUCCA, a very gentle, effective upper cervical method that is so unique that we have patients drive hours to come and see us.  I own my practice and have one associate doctor.  I'd like to have two associates before my maternity leave begins.  I work 3 days per week and help my husband homechool the other days. 

My husband is a SAHD and also does the finances for my office.  He has an MBA and quit a good job just before our second baby was born to stay at home with the kids.  He loves it and is awesome at it!  Our kids are 8, 6 1/2, 3 1/2, and 18 months. 

We travel a LOT!  For example our baby has even been to 16 states and 4 coountries already.  I know we have 1 trip planned in January, 2 in February, 1 in April, 1 in May, 1 in September, and 2 in October so far for next year.  I may change May's trip to November though.  That's the only trip that was purely vacation but considering I'll be 36 weeks pregnant we will likely change it.  The other trips include seminars that I attend and/or speak at. We always take the whole family everywhere we go and stay much longer than the seminars to explore the area. 

 

I love that dad is the primary home schooler! That's so awesome....yeay for super involved daddies! (I've got one of those at my house, too.)

post #23 of 40

I am a SAHM and I provide child care for a couple of kids. I used to be an art teacher. My husband is in sales with Verizon Wireless. We have chickens and foster kittens/cats. 

post #24 of 40
I wish we could keep chickens. I really miss real mayo greensad.gif .
post #25 of 40
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I'm so struggling with keeping chickens right now! I have a massive egg aversion...can't even cook them for my kids. I'm even struggling to collect them every day. Keeping chickens with severe morning sickness is hell. I hope I love them again in a few weeks, because they used to bring me such joy!

post #26 of 40

I'm a DotFeed technical specialist. Which means nothing to the mass majority of people. I work for a ecommerce solutions company, a little graphic design here, UI training over there, mostly DotFeed technical support and training.  I never planned to find myself working for a company on the cunning-edge of technology, it's just where I ended up by chance almost. It's been a eye-opening 4 years but I'm ready to close this chapter of my life.

 

My heart has longed for something different for a long time, the majority of my life in fact. We always hoped, that when the time came, circumstances would allow me to be a SAHM with my sweet babies. My husband and I found a way to make it work. Not without sacrifice, we will be losing the better of our two incomes but we wouldn't have it any other way.

 

We're also part time farmers with dreams to become full time, self-sustainable. We have two large gardens on two different plots of land, combined to just less than an acre. We're hoping to expand into our own small ranch/farm very soon, perhaps even before baby.

 

My husband is a seminarian student at the Orthodox Theological Seminary and hopes to one day join the priesthood, God willing. 

 

 

Crystal Marie
“above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins ” 1 peter 4:8
post #27 of 40
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I'm so struggling with keeping chickens right now! I have a massive egg aversion...can't even cook them for my kids.

 

I'm right there with you. I can't cook them or smell them and I used to love eggs! I do hope this goes away soon, for both of us. 

 

 

Crystal Marie
“above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins ” 1 peter 4:8
post #28 of 40
I am currently a SAHM, but am an Occupational Therapist. My specialty is in pediatrics...working with special needs kiddos, specifically sensory processing disorder, autism and ADD/ADHD. I have worked in schools and out patient clinics. I am trained in Integrated Listeing Systems ( a unique music therapy) that is so awesome I have even done it on myself! It completely helped me become more focused in my personal life. It has definitely helped some of the kiddos I have worked with. Also working on getting certified in a very specific diagnostic procedure for sensory integration. I definitely miss working, but feel so fortunate to be at home with my baby.

I love reading about you all and your lives. One of my favorite things about being an OT is that I really learned how important a person's life story is....so thanks for sharing.

Kendra
post #29 of 40

I am a meteorologist w/ NOAA.  I'm not the kind of meteorologist on TV spouting off forecasts.  I sit behind a computer all day working through raw data observations to clean them up (QC) before they are passed into the computer models that generate the forecasts that your TV meteorologist passes onto you.

 

My husband is an airline pilot.  His schedule and my work will definitely prove challenging once baby arrives.  He is away from home a lot and I need to keep working - we can't sacrifice either income.  Fortunately my job has flex time so hopefully I can work out a telecommute arrangement to help on day care costs.  We are smart and crafty so we'll figure out something!

post #30 of 40
We are both architects. DH was laid off before DD was born and I was laid off after. The together time was wonderful, but did a number on our finances. DH now works for a solar company and I work in a somewhat related position at a public utility. We are both very thankful to have jobs, but know the next little one one get nearly as much time with us.
post #31 of 40

So many cool jobs, ladies!! And so many lucky SAHMs - very jelly. Jr'sMom - way cool that your DH is a SAHD!

 

My hubs and I both work for local government. There are 16,000 employees and we cover the entire county so there is tons of movement and plenty of opportunity. So thankful to have the positions we do in the current economy. We live a very secure little life after many years of struggling and wondering how we'd stay above water.

 

Fun facts: I've been working since 15 and the DH did eight years in the Marine Corps and currently serves in the Reserves.

post #32 of 40

I'm a full time professor at a Mexican univeristy, DH is currently at a Vet school. I will have him in my class next semester, that is going to be fun. Teaching my own husband while pregnant.. hopefully my hormones don't go waky and affect his grade wink1.gif

post #33 of 40

My husband & I are soldiers turned farmer. I've been able to stay at home since my oldest was born almost 7 years ago & husband retired from the army 3 years ago. We homeschool, kind of homestead & are working towards an off off-grid place. We've got the chickens, 1 milk goat & are looking into a pig.
 

post #34 of 40

Love reading all your stories, You lucky SAHMs!

 

DH is a HS science teacher and will probably do a stint as a SAHD after this baby comes along. He doesn't love classroom teaching but does love the creativity of developing projects for the school and classes. He focuses on environment and has done some really cool things at his school and would prefer that type of work. Job opportunities always come up that he'd love, like the education department at the museum but he can't abandon a teaching position mid year so hopefully being a SAHD will give him the opportunity to pursue something that interests him.

 

I'm a nurse and do medical management. I would LOVE to be a SAHM for awhile but I'm very grateful that I like my job, they're pretty flexible and it pays the majority of our bills. I'm hoping I can work from home for a bit like I did last time, but I'm in management now which makes telecommuting a little bit difficult.

post #35 of 40

I'm a peds clinical nurse specialist (nurse with a masters degree/ advanced peds training)- working in 2 elementary schools.  I'm considered 'full time' but work about 32 hours a week plus summers and other school breaks.  (I love the schedule, but miss the clinic/ hospital pay).  I'm also a photographer and use my summers to photograph weddings.  (I have an artist's soul... but need a nurse's pay!).  My husband works as a trust fund specialist for the state pension program.  I am lucky that I will deliver at the end of the school year and have the summer off, but I will have to return to work in the fall.  We can't afford for one of us to not work, unfortunately :( 

post #36 of 40

I meant to say summers and other breaks off.  Ugghhh.  I have foggy preggers brain!  :P

post #37 of 40

My husband and I both work from home, we own an online marketing and consulting firm. We have client meetings to attend either every week or biweekly, but other than that we don't have to leave the house for work thumb.gif.

post #38 of 40

We're farmers. My husband's typical work is in software, working from home, with the farming in all his spare minutes. Right now he is able to farm FT, plus sell products on Etsy. Our chickens lay several dozen eggs per day and I typically eat 4. :) Honestly I don't do a whole lot of the actual farming. Mostly I just make babies, homeschool them, and cook and clean and eat eggs. lol

 

Back in the day I was a registered veterinary technician & worked in vet clinics. Then I had my own childcare business so I could be home with my first 2 kids. I don't plan to work outside the home again, but I do plan to pay off my student loans for the rest of my life. Wahoo! ~Groan~

post #39 of 40

I'm a homeschooling sahm.  Dh owns his own business. He's a Real Estate photographer.  I was working as his office manager for a while, but I am not a numbers person. So we now higher that position out.  He also is a referee for Football and Basketball during the fall and winter

 

We live in the country and raise chickens. We're going to be getting a couple of milk goats after christmas, and hopefully in the not too future raise a couple head of steer for meat. Dh wants to raise pig, but I'm not to thrilled with that idea. :) 

post #40 of 40

Neat topic!

 

DH is an electrical/systems engineer who contracts with the Navy and works on the electrical systems of submarines.  Occasionally he travels to bases to physically check the ships so he's been able to visit places all over the United States, plus Guam a few times.  Thankfully travel since DS was born has been less than 5 days or so (years ago he was once gone to Hawaii for a 5 week installation, we are 5-6 hours time difference here on the East Coast so that was hard to communicate!).  

 

Normally I am a middle school science teacher, but when I got pregnant with DS nearly 4 years ago I left teaching for a job with fewer hours.  I am currently working as a financial analyst for the same Naval contracting firm; I am allowed to take 6 months (unpaid) maternity leave and then start back to work PT 2 days/week.  With DS I gradually added an additional day and then went FT to 4 days/week (30 hrs/week is FT at this company).  It is not my favorite job because I miss working with kids, but I am able to leave work at work and have the weekends for our family time, VERY MUCH unlike teaching.  It works for now! :)

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