Do you work or stay home?
I'm a SAHM and part time doula.
SAHM. I was a teacher for a few years but hated it. I decided to stay home with my daughter when she was born (she'll be 4 in July!!). I plan to go back to work when they are all in school just not sure what I am going to do just yet. I babysit two kids that I've been watching for about 3 years. They all get along great and it's nice extra income.
I work full time outside the home, in social housing/homelessness. It's pretty high stress. DP also works full time. I wish we could both work less, both to spend more time with our daughter, and because both of us are creative types on the side - my partner is a painter (and he works for an art collector) and I'm a wannabe writer.
I'm a writer and editor. I completed my MFA in fiction writing after DD was born. Finishing my thesis with an infant was tough, so I've been trying to slowly give those stories the attention they deserve in revision. Also working on some new stuff.
I edit (manuscripts, dissertations, whatever I can find) and occasionally write on a freelance basis, and patch together various seasonal/contract communications-type jobs at the university in my city. I had been really stressing about needing a "career" job, but recently realized it was stressing me out more than it was worth, as I patch together enough to help us get by, along with DH's salary. I will look for that career job when the kids are older. I have a lot of anxiety about marketability, being able to save for retirement/college, etc., but I'm hoping freelancing can keep my resume current enough to find something full time when the time comes.
You sound exactly like me carriede. I'm SAHM, aspiring homeschooler, with a degree in accounting I haven't used yet (we got pregnant the month I graduated-it was planned). I've worked in various office settings for years and love to organize...I use those skills at home now :)
I work full time outside the home as does DH. I will get 3 months maternity leave and one month paid vacation that i can tack on to that. 4 months does not seem like enough though so i am a bit worried.
I work as a tech support supervisor, both my love and I are writers for the love of it, and he's a painter as well. I also knit, dye yarn, and dabble in all manner of fiber arts
I agree with you Selissa...I am in a similar boat-worried it isn't long enough.
I am a full-time Security Assistant Supervisor and hubby is a full-time Residential Counselor. We have opposite schedules so one of us will always be with baby. After a three month leave (only two weeks paid), I will have to return to work. :( The only good thing I can foresee is that I will have time to make a baby book/journal. Hubby has promised he will bring baby for a visit once-in-a-while.
I hope to be able to start a home childcare for two or three kids soon that will allow me to be with baby 24/7 :) dreams...