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post #101 of 168
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glad I started this thread-this is the most interesting cd thread we have had in a while-and very educational
Since I didn't devulge as much as those after me, I will amend my prior post to include:
I have been in the military (nutritionist), worked in garment manufacturing (sewing of course) and of course, in addition to my one class at the Univeristy (a very well respected one might I add I am a diaper wahm. I am a single mama and am currently looking for a REAL job-not because I want to-but because I HAVE to if I want to continue to eat LOL.
As far as crunch factor-I rate pretty well to the crunch side-and was co-sleeping ds#1 when that was a big NO NO. Now I am a selctive/delayed vax'r, co-sleepin, slingin (when I could still carry his weight LOL), toddler nursin crazy gal
post #102 of 168
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Originally Posted by Butterflymom
Crunchy? Definatly. But I like cute bags whether they are handmade by a talented lady or whether they are Coach.

And Summie, I think you should spend your handbag $$ (sounds like you have enough already!) at Baby Bloomrs instead, getting lots of cute things for your princess.... better and more fun to spend the bucks towards an awesome single mama's business than towards Louis Vuitton or Chanel corporation! (cuter prints too


I want to get an AIO when she stocks again. I emailed her, but no email back yet. She's a busy Mamma.
post #103 of 168
I am a SAHM. Was a vet tech prior to having ds#1. I also have a BBA in accounting, but never could leave veterinary medicine knowing I would be stuck behind a desk. My dh is a quality engineering manager.

Editted to add: I am fairly crunchy. Especially compared to everyone I know. I do tandem bf, delayed/selective vax, co-sleep, cd, sling, etc. I know I have room for improvement though.
post #104 of 168
I updated my original post too. I didn't think before I typed the first time :
post #105 of 168
I am a sahm. Before the girls I was an aerobics instructor. Fun! Then I had the kiddos and we decided I could stay home. I love being with the kiddos. Dh is a police officer. We are middle of the road as far as the crunch factor goes. I bf and cloth diaper, use a sling and occasionally cosleep. Basically I do what feels natural to me
post #106 of 168
I'm a lawyer. I did corporate litigation for the past few years, but just moved to an education law firm. I also have an MSW, and I'm thinking about going back into social work at some point in the future (maybe after the next baby!). I'd kind of like to become an Ibclc and/or doula in the future, too.

My DH is a high school calculus teacher.

I'm pretty crunchy compared to the average litigator crowd!

I'm 28, he's 30.

hannahsmom, I jjust sent my dh out for rita's, and he came back and said the line was too long!
post #107 of 168

This is sooo interesting...

I'm semi-crunchy, more like stale bread...

Before being a SAHM, I was the assitant to the prez at the MSPCA (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). I also worked there as a Vet Tech in the Critical Care Unit (yes, for animals!)...

In previous lives, I was a journalist, a marketing specialist, director of public relations for a college in New Hampshire, coffee barista at Starbucks... many many lives...

DH has been at the same company since college -- he's now in Product Marketing. We met there.

I'm 37 and DH is 32. He's definitely very soft white bread... not a little crunch in him, I don't think.
post #108 of 168
Ok, since everyone's giving cruchiness rating and ages I'll add mine too.

I'm not sure exactlly what crunchy means (although I have an idea) so I'm thinking I must not be.

DH and I are both 23, we were high school sweethearts and married nice and young

Oh, and I haven't carried a purse since the day DS was born.
post #109 of 168
I didnt realize age/crunchiness was a part of this (shoulda read the first post i guess :LOL)

I will be 23 in a few weeks and DH is 22. We are crunchy but not as crunchy as we would like. Slowly but surely....
post #110 of 168
What a great idea

I'm a WAHM to 3 kids, came out of the workforce when I was pregnant with oldest ds. Along with running/sewing for own company, I still do all the office work for dh's company.

Pre-children I was a nurse and my last 2 jobs were working with Hospice caring for children and helping new quadriplegics come home.

DH is a General Contractor who specializes in stair building. He makes those really pretty curved stairs in all the million dollar homes. A true artist in his field. He has been self employed for 15 years.

We are semi-crunchy. We just do what feels right. We never even thought of me going back to work, and co-sleeping just seemed natural. Heck it was the best way to get a decent night's sleep Same thing with breastfeeding, there was never any discussion, just did it

I'll be 33 soon and dh is 34
post #111 of 168
Hi all-

I am also a lawyer (we seem to have a few here) and also a litigator! I do civil litigation - a lot of employment law, construction law, general business contract disputes and some domestic law. I work 2 days a week in the office and one at home. DH is a project manager for a company that makes security access devices (gates, proximity cards, etc.) mostly for airports, prisons, large things like that. I am 29 (30 in a month) and DH is 31, almost 32.

As for crunchiness - my parents were crunchy bringing us up way before it was cool - we were raised vegetarians, always ate organic as much as possible, drove diesel VW's (is that crunchy? Seems like it, for some reason). We always went to chiropractors and natural type docs in addition to conventional medicine. Now, I live in a pretty crunchy area (Boulder, Colorado) so my crunchy-factor is hard to say because I think if I lived in a less crunchy area, I'd be considered super-crunchy but around here, pretty average. EVERYONE recycles around here. Probably more than 1/2 my IRL friends here cloth diaper or at least think it's really cool that I do . We co-slept although that was more by necessity (DD wouldn't sleep alone), selectively and delay vacc's (alot of people around here too, the docs are very used to it), buy organic as often as we can (most of the time for fruits and veggies, DH is the only meat eater so far and he doesn't buy organic for himself). We go to naturopathic doctors in addition to conventional docs. We BF, but I swear I only know one person IRL who doesn't/didn't. That being said, we do enjoy a lot of nice things, and our lifestyle is far from what some might consider crunchy - i.e. living in a yurte eating foods we grew ourselves and making our own clothes. So in all, I say we are pretty middle of the road.
post #112 of 168
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Originally Posted by bobica
I'm a speech-language pathologist & DH is a video/film editor/producer. We went to undergrad at SUNY New Paltz which is in a VERY crunchy town, so i've always been crunchy-by-proxy. We're not all that crispy, but more than most of my friends! I'm 34 & he's 33.
I had a boyfriend a while back who went to SUNY New Paltz, and he would be around your age actually! Is it a big school, should I even bother throwing his name out there?

Hey, just noticed the town you are from. Oddly, I had a boyfriend from there too! I swear, I haven't had THAT many boyfriends!
post #113 of 168
I'm 33 and currently a SAHM. I took off this past school year and next school year to be home w/ the kids. I so it that everyday still feels like the weekend to me! I am a HS biology teacher, and plan to go back in a few years.

DH is a HS history teacher, coach (football and baseball), and an ocean lifeguard in the summer. It's a toss-up on whether the football or the lifeguarding is his favorite!

I am surrounded by mainstrean parents- they all think I'm for EN, not vaxing, and co-sleeping. Wait until they found out I cd too! I love shocking people! :
post #114 of 168
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Originally Posted by gottaknit
I've got degrees in Botany and Horticultural Science, but currently work in psychiatric clinical research. Go figure. It pays the bills.
I have a degree in Botany, too. Don't meet many others. However, I work in marketing as a media planner/buyer. DH is in the outdoor/action sport industry doing sales and product management type stuff.

Not crunchy, but not mainstream by any means.

-mandy
post #115 of 168
I am a SAHM and an independent consultant for Usborne Books. Pre-DD I worked as a registered dietitian. My DH is a pilot.

JoyfulMomma
post #116 of 168
gottaknit/nancy, unfortunately i'm in new mexico : can't stand it here, but we're stuck for awhile. i hear oregon is nice and green. green would be good. i'm so sick of desert sand
post #117 of 168
I am a SAHM and dh is a SAHD. Pre-baby, I was a nanny for 12+ years, live-ins and live-outs. Dh has degrees in electronics and anthropology. We have rental property in New England and dh manages them and does most of the upkeep. We are not crunchy from the outside, but from the inside we can crunch with the best of them. :LOL We exclusively CD, BF, and cosleep...ds is intact and not vaxed.
I never thought I would be an "AP" before I had my sweet little guy. In fact, {{{ashamed}}} I thought the complete opposite. One Bradley Birth Class and free Mothering magazine later...and here we are. I am so grateful for MDC, and the generous loving mamas here.

Oh, and I am 31 and dh is going to be 37 this month. :LOL
post #118 of 168
I'm now a SAHM, used to be in Tourism Marketing.

Dh is a Mechanical Engineer, having fun with power plants and other stuff that's way over my head.

Oh, I'm 25, dh is 29.

Lanna
post #119 of 168
I'm an occupational therapist, though I only work about 3 hours/week, and consider myself a SAHM. Dh is a industrial engineer. I'm 25, he's 26. I wasn't cruchy until I had dd and now it seems like we get crunchier everyday. The more I visit MDC the more I see good ideas that I like.

Laura
post #120 of 168
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Originally Posted by Cutie Patootie
I am a SAH Mama and dh is a SAH Daddy. Pre-baby, I was a nanny for 12+ years, live-ins and live-outs. Dh has degrees in electronics and anthropology. We have rental property in New England and dh manages them and does most of the upkeep. We are not crunchy from the outside, but from the inside we can crunch with the best of them. :LOL We exclusively CD, BF, and cosleep...ds is intact and not vaxed.
I never thought I would be an "AP" before I had my sweet little guy. In fact, {{{ashamed}}} I thought the complete opposite. One Bradley Birth Class and free Mothering magazine later...and here we are. I am so grateful for MDC, and the generous loving mamas here.

Oh, and I am 31 and dh is going to be 37 this month. :LOL
Your life sounds dreamy That is our current goal, for us to both be home the majority of the time. After we get some bills paid off he will go to part time or consulting and I'll take up a day or two a a week of work and we can spend as much time as possible together as a family.

I think we're also similar in how we don't look to crunchy from the outside. I should ahve put this in my previous post DH and I don't seem very crunchy when you meet us. Pretty normal/mainstream/straightlaced looking. However people I *totally* consider crunchy do way less "crunchy" things- they just look the part more.
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