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post #21 of 97
Who are you?

My name is Shannon. I live in Western Washington.

What do you do for a living?

I am a teacher--I teach 5th graders.

What do you do for fun? I love knitting. I just started scrapbooking--but that takes a back seat to knitting since I have a baby blanket that needs to be finished for a July baby of a friend. Most of all, I just like hanging out with my 20 mos old dd and dh. I love spending time with them. We don't have enough it seems.

Tell us about your SO if applicable

Dh is a teacher as well. He teaches HS. We have been together almost 12 years, married 7.

Tell us about your kiddos.

I have a 20 mos. old DD, Sydney. We waited a long time to have kids and we are so in love with her! We are ttc this summer.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Or other "treat"

I love Moose Tracks ice cream. That stuff is lethal!

I am so happy this is here!
post #22 of 97
HI! I'm so excited that we have our own forum! Not to be exclusive or anything, but I sometimes feel like a just need to "talk" to other mothers who are going through the same stuff. It's hard to WOH and be a parent. Anway, Hello!

My name is Libby and I'm an attorney. I am currently clerking for a judge and I work about 30-35 hours a week. I have a 14 month dd (the love of my life). I bf, make homemade food for her, and we are switching to cd. I carry her in a sling whenever she'll let me and we are working on our sign language. I love going to play groups with her and hanging out with dh and dd at home.

Lately, I have been having a really hard time dealing with work and home. I had to go back to work when dd was 11 weeks old. It was really tough. Now, almost a year later, I feel that I have totally slacked off at work. I come in late, leave early, and take every imaginable day off that I can! Needless to say, the stress is getting to me. DH and I are trying to figure out right now whether I would be able to work part time. I'm definitely at a cross roads. Whereas I worked so hard to go to school and I am in a field that I really like, I also feel like I want to be at home more. I don't want to have to pay a babysitter/nanny to stay with my baby when I want to be there! KWIM? I'm sure you all do. Anyway, it's nice to have a place to go to and vent, talk, and chat about our families. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and talking to you soon!!


Mama to a little bobka and wife to my best friend
post #23 of 97
Who are you? I'm Marcy!!!

What do you do for a living? I'm an administrative assistant for our Public Library System

What do you do for fun? I love books

Tell us about your SO if applicable- He's a chef (no he doesn't cook that often)

Tell us about your kiddos. - I have one DS who was born on 8/16/02

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Or other "treat" I love chocolate chip ice cream (but I'm not really suppposed to have those treats- sugar triggers migraines) so- If I'm good- I love strawberries and cream

Can we see you? IE post a website addy if you have it.
post #24 of 97
Who are you? I'm Melissa. I'm 30 (but please don't tell anyone! I'm still coming to terms with it.)

What do you do for a living? I'm an attorney with a small insurance defense firm. It's a lot of work and I'm still just getting started in my career, so not much flexibility yet.

What do you do for fun? Make Willow laugh. I've also got lots of seedlings started that I'm looking forward to planting in our garden later this spring.

Tell us about your SO if applicable. My dh is 29, a graphic designer/web programer/multi-media programmer/comic book artist. He was laid off when I was 8 months pregnant, so it's been kind of tight around here since then, but he's able to be home with dd all day and they've really bonded. He works part-time from home now.

Tell us about your kiddos. Willow, 14 months. She's a great kid. Very bright, very cute, and unbelieveably energetic.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Or other "treat" Anything chocolate. I'm not a huge fan of ice cream, although the only food I actually managed to enjoy while pregnant was strawberry ice cream.

Can we see you? IE post a website if you have it. Lots of pictures of Willow are at www.circleweave.com/willow. There's even a few pictures of me and my dh.
post #25 of 97
wow, this forum is great!

I'm Lauren, in Vermont, 39. I am a clinical social worker and I work at a rural mental health center, serving children and families. I get to focus specifically on early childhood, preschools, and children with attachment disorders. My job is half time, but it leaks into my home time all the time, because I do supervision and folks have questions in between!

My spouse works at the same place, but with adolescent programs. He's a blast!

Our kids are a son, almost 8 and a daughter almost 5. DS is quite spirited, daughter more mellow.

We love outdoors stuff--hiking, caving, gardening, X-C skiing. This winter has been too cold to do anything. Reading is a passion. Karate for ds, ballet for dd.

favorite ice cream-- Cherry Garcia.

I don't do photos on the web..... too many horror stories I've heard about how they are misused.

Nice to meet y'all.
post #26 of 97
Lucky you - you're in Vermont! We almost moved to Burlington, but it just didn't quite work out, which was VERY disappointing to me. I love hiking and the outdoors, and I love Vermont and Vermonters! Glad to see you here!
post #27 of 97
Who are you? Jen, 32...thinking about another babe...

What do you do for a living? IT, end user support...yech
What do you do for fun? Spending time with dd, dh and friends

Tell us about your SO if applicable...Dh is also 32, also in IT, wonderful husband and father, although dd is making things interesting for him at bedtime lately

Tell us about your kiddos...Dd is 20 months, gentle and loving, even dh's drill gets kisses!

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Or other "treat"...Potato chips and onion dip! *drool*

Thanks for the thread!! I feel like I 'fit in' a little more here.

post #28 of 97
Who are you?
I am Eden Mom of one dd age 8

What do you do for a living?
I am the Youth Activities Director at a local health club but I am in Grad school to become a psycotherapist

What do you do for fun?
Play pool, window shop, work on the house, drink beers

Tell us about your SO if applicable
I am getting married this May. My SO works full time also but has great hours

Tell us about your kiddos.
DD is 8, bright, sweet and flexable

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Or other "treat"
Ice cream is my fav! Peanutbutter Chocolate

Can we see you? IE post a website addy if you have it.
post #29 of 97
Hello! I'm Brittany, age 32, born in July.

I'm a journalist. I have the benefits of WAH in that I don't have a boss. On the other hand, I am at the mercy of numerous editors at any given moment. I'm a member of a freelance group, so I have an office with other other writers and photographers, and most often I work from there.

What do you do for fun?
Well, I've always got a book going, and I am truly a news junkie. Love to travel, and can't wait to move back to the US (May 8th!!) so that I can get politically active again.

Dh just turned 33, he's a music school grad turned graphic artist turned computer consultant, and for the last three years he's been coordinating an EU tech project. (And I'm crazy about him!) We're strong believers in shared parenting/shared work, and I feel great about having created a family-centered, two-career household.

Tell us about your kiddos.
We have three great boys, 10, 6, and 4, and I'm ten weeks pregnant.

As for treats, I love, love, love chocolate, but haven't wanted it, or any other sweets while I've been pregnant! It's funny, I still *long* for chocolate, but I'm never actually in the mood!

I never worked out of the home when we lived in the US, so I'm going to be facing some new challenges. I'm glad to have this board and the benefit of all of your experience.
post #30 of 97
Who are you?I'm Rose!
What do you do for a living?I'm a social worker for Head Start
What do you do for fun?I like to scrapbook and spend time outdoors with my kiddos
Tell us about your SO if applicableMy DH is Patrick. He's a CNA and he is in nursing school, too.
Tell us about your kiddos.Anna Esther is 2. She is very spirited and lots of fun. She loves shopping and going to Starbucks with me, my mom and sisters every Saturday. She loves to dance and listen to music. She also loves "Thomas the Tank Engine"! My son Thomas is just about 8 months. He is quite the charmer. He had a stroke before birth and wasn't supposed to live, so we feel very blessed! So far, he is mildly developmentally delayed but doing better than anyone ever imagined. He loves being in the sling and is particularly fond of flirting with women everywhere we go!
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Or other "treat"MMM! Coffee Oreo Ice Cream... or B&J Chumky Monkey!
Can we see you? IE post a website addy if you have it.We don't have a scanner... sorry!
post #31 of 97


I know we've been waiting for this board, and now here it is. I've been crazy busy with work for the last three weeks, so I've got a lot of posts to plow through!

Anyway, who am I? Dinah, and I'm 38.

What do I do? I am a Process Improvement Specialist. Right now, I am leading an effort to design and implement a Career Development Process. It's pretty fun, but my heart is with writing.

For fun? As it is right now, precious little. I am still struggling with the family-work balance and at the moment I'm having a tough time just getting my day-to-day operation accomplished. When I pine for fun things, reading, gardening, telemark skiing, and dancing come to mind. I do have fun with my DS, and we dance and laugh together a lot.

I have a DH, who is 42 and a carpenter. He shares much of the parenting of DS and that has made a huge difference in our life together.

We have Owen, our DS, who is almost 15-months. He's a brilliant, active, happy redhead (just like his mother : ) and is the light of my life. I won't say that I wish I were a SAHM on most days, but when 4:30 rolls around, I have tunnelvision back to him.

Ice Cream? Pretty much any kind, but mint chocolate chip is high on the list.

I spend so much of my life on the computer that I have no energy to incorporate it into my home life....so no cyber-pictures available. Picture red curly hair, green eyes, and two huge letdown spots on my professional work blouse!

I'm going to catch up on posts now! I love being here!
post #32 of 97
Here it goes

Who are you? I'm mama to one 6 mos toe-head (don't know where she gets it) DD, wife to college sweet heart, and mama to two dogs, a cat and some fish.

What do you do for a living? Attorney

What do you do for fun? Fun? Ok, seriously. I run, I do yoga. I LOVE to read. Tried to learn to knit (noticed some of you do that) but gave it up. Will maybe try to crochet? Have heard that's easier. I'm wiccan - any other Pagan WOHs out there?

Tell us about your SO if applicable. Too cute for words. He does nearly all the housework and cooking now. And he has finally come to grips with the fact that chemlawn is evil.

Tell us about your kiddos. She's the absolute funniest thing. She can't get enough of Dr. Seuss. She loves her sling and her bjorn. She's recently just learned she can put her feet in her mouth. She makes up faces and noises which she proceeds to teach the other kids at the DC to do (yes, I have "that child" that teaches all other kids in her class to do horrible things)

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Or other "treat" I've given up ice cream as I am lactose intolerant and was told by someone along the line that if I take lactaid when I eat dairy it will also kill the lactose in my milk. Truly I don't know if I believe that, but hey, do I really need any ice cream on my post pregnancy thighs right now?

post #33 of 97
Who are you? Hi! Thanks for the thread - this is great. I'm Julie, 38 and mother of two beautiful dds

What do you do for a living? I am an Adminstrative Assistant for a financial info company. Been going thru a lot of changes and lay offs lately. Luckily (or unluckily depending how you look at it) I've escaped the chopping block thus far. Our group is one of the few making money. Not too thrilled with the job itself but hours, benefits, $, and group very nice for being a working mama. And, like others here, I've been slacking off some lately.

What do you do for fun? Get together with friends and family. Love to read. Not much time for crafts but when I have it I knit, crochet, quilt, and cross stitch. Oh, and pictures, I love to take them and develop them but can't seem to get them organized in albums...

Tell us about your SO if applicable My dh is 34 and a senior lab technician. He is great with our dds and I love him to pieces. He picks up the girls and starts supper until I get home. He is very active in sporting things and is training for his first marathon!

Tell us about your kiddos. Katie is 3 1/2 and so much fun. In preschool and learning something new every day. Abby is 1 1/2 and going through the vocabulary surge.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Or other "treat" Ice cream is my favorite treat - love chocolate peanut butter and mint chocolate chip.

Can we see you? IE post a website addy if you have it. Sorry, not that techy yet
post #34 of 97
Hi! I'm new, so I thought I'd take advantage of this thread to introduce myself!

Who am I?

I'm Carrie, a 27 yo pagan mommy who lives in the Houston area.

What do I do for a living?

I teach chemistry to high school students -- or try to, anyway.

What to I do for fun?

I write, read, take photographs, and spend time with my son and hubby. I used to do calligraphy -- serious, time-consuming study -- but that has fallen by the wayside since the babe. Maybe one day I'll pick it up again.

Tell us about your SO.

I'm married to a 28 yo dreamboat who has a MS in biochemistry that he doesn't use. He works for a big company now. He's a great guy and a great dad.

Tell us about your kiddos.

I have one almost five month old perfect child. There isn't much to tell about him other than that he's perfect.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Either Blue Bell Lemon or Blue Bell Peppermint. I can't decide.

Can we see you?

My hubby maintains an ugly website; if I did it; it'd be prettier. Lots of pics of Nate, but one of all of us:


Glad to "meet" y'all!
post #35 of 97
I'm Leah. I'm 31 (and I actaully had to think for a minute to remember, I still think I'm 28!: )
I currently share a teaching contract with another teacher and work 40%, which is 2 days per week. From a financial standpoint, it was the stupidist thing we could have done, and it may take years to recover, but I get to be with ds 5 days in a row, so I'd don't give a rats a$$ . I will have to go up to 60% next year and I'm trying not to think of it! I do love teaching, though, so that's a bright spot. I have always taught k-1 spanish bilingual classes. This is my 10th year teaching.
Ds is 2 and 3 months and is just amazing. He was completely potty trained by his 2nd birthday, but has just now begun to talk. It's intensely fun! His new word today is "iron".
For fun, I read, read, read, do yoga, and am currently taking a quilting class to make a funky quilt for ds. I used to bike a lot (both mountain and road), but haven't so much lately as I'd rather be spending time with ds.
Ice cream? Pretty much any ben and jerry's , but I have a bit of trouble with lactose so I try to stick to Soy Dream and my fav is vanilla. But with me at 40%, we don't get it very often!
My dh is a very fun, inspired and sensitive Daddy who has always had a bit of trouble earning a steady income. That part of him was never attractive and it's just creating intense stress this week, so it's hard for me to think of what to say about him. Maybe later?
post #36 of 97
Leah--I will have to e-mail you sometime. I am dreaming of cutting down to 50%--by 2004....but it scares the heck out of dh. As we are both teachers--he just doesn't know how we can do it. I'd like to find out your perspective on things. Sorry to hear that it isn't working out like you hoped.
post #37 of 97
Shannon--pm me anytime, but I don't visit the boards everyday, so it may take me a bit to reply.
I love this forum! Call me nuts, but I felt just a teeny little bit less torn about going to work today.
post #38 of 97
Who are you?
Amanda, wife to Tim for (almost) 5 years, mother to 9 month old Madeleine.

What do you do for a living?
I'm a clinical scientist. I manage international HIV clinical trials.

What do you do for fun?
I like to jog and I LOVE to read. Reading is my passion.

Tell us about your SO if applicable
My DH is currently a SAHD. He was laid off right before our dd was born. Honestly, I think this has worked out for the best. He was born to be a dad and loves every minute with her.

Tell us about your kiddos.
Madeleine will be 9 months on April 5. We've been breastfeeding despite a rocky start and some supply problems. She's into everything now that she's crawling. She recently started pulling up and cruising along the couch. She's a really happy baby, rarely ever cries, and is still co-sleeping part of the night. For the first part of the night we put her in her crib (in our room) and when she wakes to nurse at 1 or 2 I bring her to bed with us.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Or other "treat"
I'm not a huge ice cream fan, but I LOVE Godiva chocolate. LOL!

Can we see you? IE post a website addy if you have it.
post #39 of 97
hi everyone! this is great to a have WOH thread!

my name is jodi, wife to Steven '99, and mom to Joseph 3-31-02

i am a women's health nurse practitioner in an ob/gyn clinic. i work about 25 hours/week.

i love to read (lots of parenting books at the moment), play on MDC and search for toys at garage sales. and spend as much time with dh and ds as possible.

my dh is a police officer (his dream job, just wish it paid more) and he is starting a computer repair business on the side. he's a wonderfuld dad and husband - i'm very blessed.

joseph will be 1 year old this week! very energetic and going, going, going all the time. very much the "high-need" baby. we're still breastfeeding and cosleeping - yippee! (although i could do without the ALL night nursing). he's amazing, he's totally changed our lives.

ice cream? lately, any type i can get my hands on.

and no cyber pictures until i lose 5 more pregnancy pounds (see above comment about ice cream).

thanks for all the support ladies.
post #40 of 97
Great bunch of posts!!

I'm a Sarah, in NYC

geotechnical civil engineer, I yell at people for pay ..and fun. geotechs deal with all things below ground surf. like foundations, tunnels, bulkheads as well as retaining walls, slope stability issues along roads, that kind of stuff. Worked in the field until my 8th mo.

hobbies are car tinkering, dogsledding, planting acorns and, right now, going on peace demos. I've got a lot of family over there or on deck to be over there and I want them home.

SO does stained glass

little one is nearly a year old, smilers a lot and is :bf now so no shift key.:

my fav treat are the soup dumplings at Joe's Shanghai on Pell St. (The soup is inside the dumpling.)
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