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post #121 of 168
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Originally Posted by thebenjies

I wouldn't know a designer handbag if it hit me in the head
phewww, at least I'm not alone :LOL
post #122 of 168
1 thing I really like about this thread?





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I'm not spending any money on this thread.

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post #123 of 168
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Originally Posted by mama.Virg
1 thing I really like about this thread?





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I'm not spending any money on this thread.

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:LOL :LOL
yep, and it's still fun!
post #124 of 168
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Originally Posted by Rainbow
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.
Hey, I didn't say we were debt-free. : Ugh, that is always the hard part ey? And...my house is always a disaster! But we are together and ds gets to see us both all the time. We don't really live near any of our family either so it nice to have dh home most of the time. Now, I just need some IRL like-minded mama friends. Where the heck are they all?!
Oh, and my family knows the truth... and they think we are crunch freaks! :LOL
ETA: designer what?! :LOL
post #125 of 168
This is so much fun! We have some smart mamas around here!

I'm currently a SAHM, but in reality I'm an artist. I have a degree in Patternmaking (as in clothing) and am (sometimes) working on another in Fine Arts - specifically Printmaking. I tend to collaborate the two into Fiber Art. I'm 24, getting to be very crunchy, kinda fat, and I carry fancy handbags - but only Kate Spade and Burberry. :

My Dh works for the NYC Housing Authority. Specifically he helps anyone classified as "emergency" get housing right away. Persons who are homeless, victims of domestic violence, victims of fire etc. He's 40, crunchy - but not as much as me, and does not contribute to my fancy handbag problem. Which is probably good. I have enough. :LOL
post #126 of 168
I am a SAHM, with a degree in Speech & Hearing Science.
My husband, is a UPS driver, but he is currently activated for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and is going to Iraq shortly.
post #127 of 168
I am a pharmacist & diaper WAHM
Dh is a SAHD
post #128 of 168
I used to be a fisheries biologist. I retired when dd was born. I am now a WAHM. I do the books, scheduling, etc for our business. We do ornamental ponds (dh was also a fisheries biologist), lighting, and sprinklers. I also sew!
post #129 of 168
I am a SAHM but did have a counseling career for 9 yrs before coming home full-time. My husband is a theological librarian at a private Christian liberal arts university.
post #130 of 168
I am, as of March 18th (the day my job was eliminated ) a SAHM and DH, who was a SAHD, is now back to work in advertising sales. I am 34 (35 in 5 days!) and DH is 49. We have a beautiful daughter Eliza through the miracle of IVF (invitro fertilization - in a nutshell it is an assisted reproductive technology for the infertile where they remove eggs from the mama and sperm from the papa and mix them together in a lab, then put the fertilized eggs, or embryos back in the mama's uterus a few days later) and are very much wanting another - we just went through an IVF cycle that failed. So, say a little prayer for us - this board is always SO d@mn fertile, LOL, and we could use some of that babydust around here .

Before I was a SAHM, I was an apparel designer (outerwear, like coats and jackets, mainly). I hope to be a WAHM of some sort soon, but I can't imagine how you mamas find the time.

I bf'd (well mainly PUMPED) till Eliza was 5 months old and my supply crashed -I would still be doing it if I could have, it was a nightmare altogether for us.
I delay some vax's
I wanted to cosleep but DH said no (he is not crunchy at all) and as it turns out everyone has always been happy in their own beds so I am not too sad
I recycle
I don't use disposable napkins, paper towels, mama pads, etc.
I use cloth grocery bags
I buy organic when I can
I always made my own babyfood
I investigate LOTS of crunchy options (mainly that I learn about here) and try to incorporate some in our life without driving DH nuts and making our lives too incovenient for us. Does that make sense?

We eat organic and fast food, Eliza has wooden and plastic toys, etc.

I wouldn't describe myself as AP - but no baby is more "attached" than my Eliza, IMHO.

I am a total Gymboree addict. Eliza has WAY too many clothes. I used to be a handbag addict (Coach mainly) but have moved on to baby clothes and oh yes, I lust after posh strollers and diaper bags as well.

I am fiscally conservative and socially liberal and so is DH although he is pretty happy watching FOX news and I am pretty happy listening to NPR. LOL

XOXO
post #131 of 168
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Originally Posted by Max'sMama
I am a SAHM, with a degree in Speech & Hearing Science.
My husband, is a UPS driver, but he is currently activated for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and is going to Iraq shortly.
post #132 of 168
I'm a SAHM (the hardest but most rewarding and by far the best job I've ever had!) my DH is a Electrical/Controls Engineer for an Automation Company. I'm 33 and DH is 32.

BC (before Connor) I worked as a pre-school teacher and then did some Accounts Payable work for a major insurance company. Once we were married I quit work to go back to school and get a certificate in Medical Transcription so I can someday be a WAHM. Right after I started school I found out I was pg, and still went to school until 3 weeks before Connor was born. Since then school has kind of been on hold. I'd go back now but we can't find affordable day care. We're currently trying for baby #2, so school will have to wait even longer. I sure miss it though.

I guess I'm crispy, I was kind of raised that way. The older I get the more I lean toward crunchy. DH wasn't even crispy before he met me but he is now! I've volunteered at a Nature Centre for 5 years now and in HS I was in a lot of Environmental groups. I do what I can to live naturally, but I still have my vices - like paper towels! :
post #133 of 168
Arrggh! I had a post all typed out and lost it! I am a 43 (44 next week ) pediatrician who WOH. DH is 46, a CPA and a SAHD, though he currently is filling in at a firm doing some auditing while a friend recovers from bypass surgery. I don't consider myself very crunchy, though I have gotten more so with this baby. BFing till she decides to wean, CDing, slinging ( at least till she got too chunky for my back), on the other hand, I'm a big time shopper, don't cosleep (much) and am very provax (but I don't argue with those who aren't ). DH is very soggy but humors me on most things, gotta a SAHD who changes CDs when he just doesn't *get* it!
post #134 of 168
what an interesting thread! i'll be reading through all the replies when i can but i wanted to throw this out there ~

for now i'm a full-time mama. i was majoring in microbiology but when i go back to school may be changing my major... was considering organic chem but now am thinking about art or even advertising + communications. i want something creative, where i can still make enough money for us to actually live decently for once. i'll have to see how i feel when i go back though. i'm also a struggling writer, but haven't really had anything outstanding published (at least yet).

my SO runs his own business out of our home ~ local ISP, building + fixing computers, and webhosting services.
post #135 of 168
I'm 23, married and have one child. My DH is a firefighter/A-EMT and I became a full time SAHM on May 5th after I completed requirements for my bachelor's degree in Music and a certificate in Piano Pedagogy. I now teach piano privately in a studio in my home, I am a pianist for 2 churches on Sunday mornings and a pianist for a choir on Wednesday nights, I'm also a Musikgarten instructor, and most recently, a Pampered Chef kitchen consultant.

I have cd'd Ross since he was 18 mos. He's now 2 1/2. I breastfed for the first 3 mos. I don't think my milk ever fully came in thus I had a very low supply, Ross never latched on so I was exclusively pumping, and so we quit around 3 months. I have very strong feelings about bf'ing and would give anything in this world to bf a child again. I guess that's about as crunchy as I get! :LOL

We are currently TTC #2 and have been trying to for almost a year. We are scheduled for a fertility eval. in August and so hopefully we'll have a baby soon! We are also looking into adoption and would love to adopt a child one day.

That's me and my family in a nutshell!
post #136 of 168
What a wonderful thread! I love reading all about my fellow CDing Mamas!

I've been a SAHM for the past 2 1/2 years. Prior to that I was a Computer Consultant and I also taught Microsoft courses for people trying to get certified as an MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer).
DH is a Project Manager. He'll be 36 next month and I'll be 34.

As far as "Crunchy" goes, we're crunchier than most people I know, but not as crunchy as some on this board!
post #137 of 168
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Originally Posted by Rainbow
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.
rainbow-that's us, too!
post #138 of 168
Now I'm a SAHM, pre-kids I was working on an education degree and DH is a restaurant manager.
post #139 of 168
Let's see, I'm 35 and a SaHM, and before my DS I had just gotten my license as a Registered Nurse. I was 6 months preggo when I graduated! :LOL (Struggled (and still do) with infertility and was thrilled to be pregnant at all!) I have taken a few classes here and there for my BS in nursing and eventually want to be a certified nurse midwife and a lactation consultant. I'm thinking of resuming classes in the fall part time.

DH is 40 and is the MIOS (read major computer geek) for his family owned plumbing and heating retail/wholesale supply business.

I am getting crunchier by the day it seems. With ds we co-slept, breastfed, did child led-weaning, and slinged, but used sposies and commercial baby food...

With this little miracle we are doing all of the above except I've discovered Beautiful Cloth Diapers, I'm making most of my own baby food, and we are doing baby signs! ds is fully vaxed and I am comfortable with that decision, dd had seizures after her 2nd dose of DTaP so we are currently withholding her shots. When we resume she will be selectively vaxed.
post #140 of 168
I am a SAHM opening up a Graphic Design WAHM business with my Dad (Who is not a WAHM, lol)

DH works at AOL in the Retention Dept.
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