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post #41 of 90
i have always wanted to stay at home, keep a house, and raise a family.
the only job ive ever had was very very part time (usully about six hours a week) at a vintage clothing store, and i only did that for about six months, so there isnt anything to go 'back' to.
i do want to go back to school when the kids are all in school and become a midwife, but who knows. im so happy at home, my kids are happy, and my husband is happy, and he has a good job, so i may just stay home forever.
post #42 of 90
Yes.

I might want to have a "hobby job" some day but not a real one. I love my stay at home life.
post #43 of 90
: SAH is the life for me!
post #44 of 90
I have mixed feelings. I never want to be in the corporate office environment again. However I have a need to be in the world and help people. I have this dream that someday after my kids are grown up more, I will go back to doula training, or maybe go to nursing school, be a hospice care worker. Something like that. OTOH I know it's going to be awhile because I'm homeschooling.
post #45 of 90
Well yes and no. I mean I love love love being at-home with my two little ones. I am really enjoying it (even the housework and the grocery shopping and whatnot) I wish they would stay little forever and this phase would never end -- I would adore just being home and doing naptime and cuddles and the park and library for the rest of my life

That being said - dh and I don't want a huge family (maybe one more but that would be it) and I am the sort of person that needs to be on the go a bit. I loved my prebaby career advocating for children/families rights and really like the nonprofit culture and felt like I was making a positive difference sooooo I am sure that once my kids are older I will want to work but I sometimes wish they wouldn't get older so we could just keep our lives like this, ykwim?

BJ
Barney & Ben
post #46 of 90
I, too, would love to SAH forever. At this point we just have one dd (2.5) and are seriously considering homeschooling. There's likely to be another baby in the near future as well. I love being home and the more I think about it, the more I want to teach my child/children at home. As far as when they're grown and gone, we'll see if I feel motivated to WOH then. For now, I'm happy at home with no desire to be anywhere else.

Jill
post #47 of 90
I see myself as a forever SAHM, my mother is. DD is only 2,and I would like 2 more children, I plan on homeschooling. I really have no desire to ever return to work, I love being a SAHM. I did give up a career, I am an RN, or was anyway! I could return somewhat easily after a few years, but by the time the children are grown, I don't think so. There are so many other things to be doing. I am a LLL leader that keeps me busy enough, I see myself doing that for years.Plus I want to garden, make jam, I'd be busy doing all my hobbies, and dh and I like to travel. We are planning on him retiring early and then just travel all around. I usually don't tell people that though, I always get asked when I'm returning to work, I usaully just say "maybe someday", they usually assume that I'll go back when dd goes to school, but little do they know that she won't be in school. :LOL I am always hvaing to fend off DH, he is a business owner, and I used to do the books for him before dd was born, he keeps trying to get my back in there, but Iam not going, that is waht the employees are for.
post #48 of 90

*no flames please*

I love staying home with my son and will sah with future children as well. We are thinking of homeschooling for elementary years so I will stay home for that as well.

HOWEVER - I cannot wait to go back to work. It seems so far off, but I miss the daily interaction with people, the deadlines, the hussle and bussle... and yes the $$$.

I am so lucky that I can stay home and we still live comfortably, however although I have a very important job raising my son and future children, I do hope to someday have a job where I can help provide in monetary ways as well.
post #49 of 90
I would love love love to stay at home forever too. Hope we can manage with one income and all the bills.
post #50 of 90
Me! I have no intention of returning to work, so long as I'm able to stay home. I wasn't working before I got pregnant. I'd taken a couple years off and found it very fulfilling to be a SAH wife, which was quite a shock to me after my feminist training in graduate school. But, hey, motherhood is a feminist issue, too. Ooops, sorry, digressing into my own issues.
post #51 of 90
nope. Once my child goes to school the sahm gig is up! I mean, the dogs don't need me there all day... and the child is raised... so what would my job BE w/o the babe there? It truly would be sitting around eating bonbons!

*which would be nice... but it doesn't pay well!
post #52 of 90
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Originally Posted by edamommy
nope. Once my child goes to school the sahm gig is up! I mean, the dogs don't need me there all day... and the child is raised... so what would my job BE w/o the babe there? It truly would be sitting around eating bonbons!

*which would be nice... but it doesn't pay well!
Hmm, I may fit in a bon bon here and there, I hope. But I think I'll keep pretty busy with gardening, cleaning, shopping, canning, cooking from scratch, running errands... Really, keeping this house running could be a full time job.
post #53 of 90
I certainly see me being a SAHM for a long time. I may not ever enter the workforce again...when Willow and any subsequent children are older...I may do some hobbies that would bring in money...
post #54 of 90
I would love to SAH forever. I'll be a houswife/ free grandchild babysitter when there are no kids in the house and as long as my husband is alive and walking.

I did a poll pre-SAHM forum and if I recall correctly, only 20-25% of the SAHMs here at MDC had no plans of ever going back to work. the other 75% planned to go back to work in some capacity.

I was born with the housewife gene lol... I sure as heck didn't get it from my own mom.
post #55 of 90
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Originally Posted by edamommy
nope. Once my child goes to school the sahm gig is up! I mean, the dogs don't need me there all day... and the child is raised... so what would my job BE w/o the babe there? It truly would be sitting around eating bonbons!

*which would be nice... but it doesn't pay well!
awww, that's not fair! there is tons of work to be done around the house. all the housekeeping and upkeep I've put by the wayside to raise the kids will still be there... all the cooking from scratch... gardening... the grandkids to babysit...

and what ARE bonbons anyway? I imagine they taste pretty disgusting!
post #56 of 90
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Originally Posted by meowee
all the cooking from scratch... gardening...
Hey, we both said "cooking from scratch" and gardening. I hope you're not one of my split personalities coming in here and posting with me, the primary personality. Do you can and berry pick, too?
post #57 of 90
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Originally Posted by meowee
awww, that's not fair! there is tons of work to be done around the house. all the housekeeping and upkeep I've put by the wayside to raise the kids will still be there... all the cooking from scratch... gardening... the grandkids to babysit...

and what ARE bonbons anyway? I imagine they taste pretty disgusting!

Okay, when it's time for grandkids- I'll gladly re-become a sahgm! But, before having a child we both worked full time and I also cooked from scratch (is there another way?) and gardened and kept house! Actually, better on all fronts then I do being at home full time with baby now! lol!
post #58 of 90
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Originally Posted by Saudades
Hmm, I may fit in a bon bon here and there, I hope. But I think I'll keep pretty busy with gardening, cleaning, shopping, canning, cooking from scratch, running errands... Really, keeping this house running could be a full time job.

Yep, this is how I see my life, even once all my kids are grown.
post #59 of 90
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Originally Posted by edamommy
Okay, when it's time for grandkids- I'll gladly re-become a sahgm! But, before having a child we both worked full time and I also cooked from scratch (is there another way?)
Maybe you were being facetious here, but most people I know, if they make turkey noodle soup, they might use ready made noodles, rather than homemade; and they use ready made broth, rather than make it from a turkey carcass. Still, others just pour it out of a can. That I could do while working full-time.

The way I prefer to do it, it's pretty time consuming and I never would have done it back when I was lecturing or doing research or whatever it was I was doing. It's hard to remember anymore. My problem is that my work was never very meaningful to me, once I graduated. Making turkey soup is, as is growing organic raspberries, picking them, and canning them. I can make a full time job out of that. I'm not superwoman. I can't work full time and keep a home the way I love it to be.

I realize others have no interest in doing things my way. Heck, back when I was racking up all those student loans, I never had an inkling that I'd feel the way I do now.
post #60 of 90
Me.

One we are done with children and everything I want to do something just for fun like working part time in a book shop or something.Call me weird

I don't see myself working full time anywhere ever again though and not working at all until my child(ren) are at least all teenagers.
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