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post #141 of 168
Before becoming a SAHM, I was the executive assistant to the Pres/CEO of a company called Maptech, Inc. (www.Maptech.com). I loved the "working world", but prefer being a SAHM! If I don't homeschool (which I most likely will), I'll go back to work part time. I plan to take nursing classes in the near future.

DH is the Sous Chef at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. He is an AMAZING cook! I CANNOT cook, so I adore this quality in him!

ETA: I didn't read the rest of the thread and just replied. I'm 27, dh is 25 and we are pretty crunchy, but don't necessarily look the part. We met at a ski resort in Colorado where we were both bigtime snowboarders (man, I miss that life! :LOL). Living in the mountains makes you appreciate nature and want to preserve the earth. I am quite conservative and very religious (my dad is a minister). People find it weird that I'm conservative, crunchy and have a tattoo. :LOL
post #142 of 168
I'm a computer tech w/ a BBA in MIS.

DH is a high school math teacher w/ a BA in Music Ed, working on his Master's in Math Ed.

Side jobs:
I do websites, bookkeeping, and occasional piano "stuff"
Dh does math tutoring and teaches private music lessons (saxophone, bassoon, and clarinet)

Oh, and today is my B-Day; I'm 28.
post #143 of 168
I'm a RN in L&D and dh is a rabbi. Probably not many on this board of that demographic .
post #144 of 168
T Happy birthday, Michelle!!!! :
post #145 of 168
I love this cool thread about everyone!

I am a wahm. * doing housecleaning/housesitting to stay home with ds*

Prior to ds I was a store manager.

I am a single mama. Ds has a deadbeat dad.

I am semi-crunchy. I like organic food/vegetarian but do eat junk at times. I cd, co-sleep and still bf. Use natural cleaners. Buy from wahm. Use mama cloth. I shop at the Gap. My life is good!

I wish I lived on a farm on Saltspring Island!

( : Summie - wet bread - you kill me)
post #146 of 168
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Originally Posted by Piffle
I love this cool thread about everyone!

I am a wahm. * doing housecleaning/housesitting to stay home with ds*

Prior to ds I was a store manager.

I am a single mama. Ds has a deadbeat dad.

I am semi-crunchy. I like organic food/vegetarian but do eat junk at times. I cd, co-sleep and still bf. Use natural cleaners. Buy from wahm. Use mama cloth. I shop at the Gap. My life is good!

I wish I lived on a farm on Saltspring Island!

( : Summie - wet bread - you kill me)
I just stopped cleaning my parents house weekly (once biz picked up) just so I could stay at home too!
post #147 of 168
This thread is great.I never realized their were other single mamas around.I always felt left out with all the threads about dh's and daddy friendly diapers.Now I don't feel so alone.

And Piffle my son's dad is a deadbeat too I wrote that in my original post but edited for fear that my bitterness showed through :LOL
post #148 of 168
Me: I'm 25 and currently a WAHM to my two dd's. I used to work doing accounting from age 16-20 (Don't let the age fool you, I was good at my job ).

DH: Age 27. Works as an estimator and job supervisor for his family's tile/marble construction company. Occasionally he does installation, mostly for friends or on our own house. He's the third generation. One day he'll be the owner of the biz (but sometimes we secretly wish we could pull up roots and move away - just for some family independence. Sssh...) He also plays guitar, drums and piano. Sometimes he teaches music on the side, but it's hard to make the time. He likes to surf, too.

How crunchy are we? We co-sleep, selective/delay vax, BF (maybe EBF - how old does your kid have to be on order to qualify?), we both sling, we CD, i wear mama cloth/keeper, I'm veg (the girls almost are, DH is getting there but probably won't ever convert), have a natural mostly organic refrigerator and cleaning closet, and wear organic (but only if its cute). On the other hand, I drive a large SUV (isn't that a rule for construction wives?), shop upscale department stores and children boutiques, and I like my fancy strollers (Maclaren, Teutonia...) that i never use, plus I love expensive shoes.
post #149 of 168
jamie
post #150 of 168
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Originally Posted by Cutie Patootie
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
We aren't debt free at all- we really need to get there though. We were at one time but with graduation came student loans, he graduated right before 9/11 and his field froze so it took several months to find employment and I had a baby a few months prior so I wasn't working. Basically we survived on credit cards Once we get all caught up we'll see where the wind blows us
It's a shame to meet people you resonate with only to realize they live to dang far away! :
*snort* designer what? :
post #151 of 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissSugarKane
This thread is great.I never realized their were other single mamas around.I always felt left out with all the threads about dh's and daddy friendly diapers.Now I don't feel so alone.

And Piffle my son's dad is a deadbeat too I wrote that in my original post but edited for fear that my bitterness showed through :LOL
Add me to the "my son has a deadbeat daddy" club
post #152 of 168
My SO owns a restaurant/eatery near Arizona State. Lots of tofu and vegetarian food for me He works 10 or so hours a week. So REALLY he is a SAHP (stay at home papi here ).

I work for a family owned, women run natural body care/gift store store called Lotions & Potions (since 1969--same woman runs it/my boss). I am in charge of running the 5 retail stores we have in Arizona, run our internet sales, do all the advertising and marketing campaigns, buy our inventory and more We make all of our own body care so I am learning the chemistry side of it, which is very interesting. PLUS I am taking my LAST 2 classes at ASU. I will graduate with a Journalism degree from the Cronkite School at ASU with minors in English and Communication. I am moving at the end of the summer so I will quit working for my company and either be a SAHM or find a job in NYC.

ETA: Ages--I am 23. SO is 32. And crunchiness factor--die hard CDer, DS was BF, we co-sleep, babywear. EC. Attached baby for sure. I do not buy processed food for the most part. We buy fruits, veggies, grains and rice and make everything we can. I never buy chips, fruit snacks, etc. all the proccessed food which I think is bad for us. Love my essential oils. Not even sure what else--but I would consider us a bit crunchy--considering I have friends who make their babes wear shoes inside, never will understand CD, BF, cosleeping, slinging and the like. I am a very child led parent.
post #153 of 168
I am 24, sahm/wahm.

Before that I did alot of jobs. LOL.....I have been a doula, had a daycare, worked for Jcpenney, managed a mens clothing store (VanHeusen), been a dishwasher/busgirl, worked at espresso/bagel shop......and when I was real young (13) worked on a chicken farm. I promised them I would never eat them (was a vegetarian for 5 years until I was 18).

Dh, 23, is a cabinet builder (and has been for almost 6 years). Before that (when he was a minor) he worked at Calico Cupboard bakery in WA.

We're pretty crunchy. Having a baby made us really crunchy. LOL I was a "crunchy" teenager, then fell off the crunchy wagon for a few years, and then had a baby and will be crunchy forever since I learned how to research! LOL We CD, extend bf, no vax or medications, eat organic (well, Jevin does, we arent as picky about ourselves), co sleep (well, when he wants, he likes his own space now! ).......we go with the flow with parenting but we are really picky about toxins, etc etc.
post #154 of 168
I am a SAHM / Ex-Paralegal. DH is a Service Writer for GMC Hummer dealership. I am 34 DH is 32. We are not crunchy at all. We do co-sleep (when DS wants to), I plan on extended BFing (if DS wants to), and I love CDing.
post #155 of 168
Happy 28th, Michelle!!!

Pre DD, I was a techie.. sys admin and call center assistant manager for a HUGE eFinance company. DH is in sales since our move, but before was CSR supervisor Now I am a happy SAHM/part time WAHM and, while I miss having my head in network and hardware problems, I love being home more.
As for crunchy...I am probably more so than most ppl I know. We co-sleep, did ebf until dd was diagnosed severly lactose intolerant, noVAx, cd, sling, practice AP, reduce, reuse and recycle, shop thrift, and use almost no paper in the house that isnt recycled.
Too bad I just cannot get dh to give up his tp
post #156 of 168
Before having Alex, I was an environemental chemist. After having him, I became a medical transcriptionist and have been doing that for the last three years. I also work part-time at Eddie Bauer Home in the mall and just became a Bradley Childbirth Instructor. I start teaching my first set of classes this week!

DH is a law student. Right now, he's interning for a not-for-profit orgnaization representing prisoners and working PT doign research for a local lawyer.
post #157 of 168
I am a SAHM/WAHM, before kiddos, I was a corporate accountant for a very large company. DH works in management for a large retail company.

Before kids, I did not know what crunchy was. Then we started homeschooling, then cding and we are slowing learning. I doubt we will ever be fully crunchy, though. But, we sure stand out in our families.
post #158 of 168
I am a sahm, pre baby i was a student, artsy, intellectual, post punk rock, sorta greaser, chain smoking, tomboy. I usually worked at local fancy resturaunts but i was willing to give anything a try. I worked hard and played hard. I loved Guiness, black and tans, long island iced tea, and anything involving tequila (I told you i played hard ) these days i would still like the occasional Guiness or Black and Tan but i never have the occasion.

I was raised by a mother that talked the hippie talk but never actually did anything to better herself or the earth. I would say that i felt bad about the way i was contributing to the demise of the earth but didn't like anyone, including myself enough to actually do anything about it. having a child gave me hope

ummm...yeah that was probably more than you wanted to know
post #159 of 168
I'm a geologist, but mostly I do computer work. DH is in customer service. We work day and night shifts to pay for dd's cloth diapers (lol, just kidding!).

We are not intentially crunchy but we fallen into a pretty crunchy lifestyle (bfing, cds, co-sleeping, paper recycling, small cars etc) just because this makes life easier for us up here in Alaska where we have to haul our own trash to the dump and bring water home from town in 5 gallon jugs.

When people say they are reluctant to CD because of all the work I just laugh. If I can use cds in my tiny log cabin w/o running water I just don't see how it could be that much work for anyone with their own washing machine.
post #160 of 168
I'm also a SAHM with a computer geek husband.
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