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Fall 2006 Student Mama Thread

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Welcome to the fall thread!
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Thanks

I'm here, after a whole summer off. I have a seminar and a full time internship this semester. To be honest, I'm nervous.

And then...I graduate. After 8 years of this, lol.

Looking forward to a good semester with my fellow student mamas
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Originally Posted by mamaley
I'm here, after a whole summer off. I have a seminar and a full time internship this semester. To be honest, I'm nervous.

And then...I graduate. After 8 years of this, lol.

Looking forward to a good semester with my fellow student mamas
I definitely understand the nervous part! I've been in college, with the exception of about 1.5 years, since 1991. I'll be done in June 2007 (really truly done!!!). I figure that 4 degrees is enought for me. : :

Still working on figuring out where I want to set up practice - dh wants to go to the UK (he'll be a SAHD if we do). I'm actually getting kind of excited about the prospect. Terrified, but excited.
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We're going through a lot of changes too...Dh finishes his ph.d around the same time you do, and then we will move where ever he gets a faculty position. I'm both excited and terrified about moving somewhere new, and not knowing where it will be.

And congrats on being so close to finishing after all these years!! Wow!
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Subbing...

I'm starting my first full-time semester with the babe and he's starting his first real daycare experience soon. Eek! I'm hoping to not be too stressed out, I'm really looking forward to my classes tho. I'm a Latin American Studies major and am taking classes with 2 Peruvian professors, which is great because I want to do fieldwork and then live in Peru.

4 degrees, wow! What are the other three? Exciting idea with the move to the UK--I'm always dreaming about leaving the US.
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Hello! I'm starting my sophmore year. I took 10 credits this summer, so I only had 3 weeks off...thank God...I was getting bored!
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by la mamita
What are the other three?
B.A. Philosophy, Law and Rhetoric (1994, Stephens College)
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering (2000, U Iowa)
M.S. Environmental Engineering (2002, U Iowa)

and of course, #4
D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic (2007, Palmer)

..............................

The discussions between me and dh has been along the lines of:
me: where do you want to go?
dh: where ever you want to go.

We initially narrowed it down to 4 states in the US, but neither one of us had much enthusiasm for them. Kind of a shrug and ok, whatever. I found an associate position listed in the UK, mentioned it in passing to dh and he is more enthused than I have seen him in the last 4 years. Part of the deal is that with staying home he gets to start painting again (oils and acrylics).
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I can completely relate to those conversations. Of course, we only act like we have some say in where we end up, I can't imagine actually getting to choose. That would almost be more difficult! But looking at the lists of places that have positions open, non sound very appealing. Either too expensive, or too conservative...
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I am so happy to be going back to school. I took some time off to be with my son...3 years..lol. I am still working on my associates. I just got my credit evaluation back and I will have it next quarter!! YAY!!!

I have a good deal going too. My friend and I have decided to babysit. When she is in class I will watch her daughter and visa versa. It works out because none of our classes are at the same time and most of mine can be taken online. So no worries about daycare.
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Hey Ladies-
Just wanted to let you know that I subscribed to this thread because I am trying to decided when and where to get my master's. I am learning a lot about how you all do it while taking care of your children, which is my main concern.
I am a single mom of an almost 3 y/o daughter, and I work, so I'm just a bit nervous about how I'm going to fit it all in.
I hope you don't mind if I just kind of lurk and learn??

Thanks!
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I'm in my fourth year for a Ph.D. and fortunately do not have to teach this semester. I'm just taking one class, Stats.

My dd should be here in late december, so here I'm hopping for a nice easy semester (yeah alright!).

I'm curious about babysitting and daycare, when should I start on the waiting lists?
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cuau, i'd start looking now. depending on the area, the good places fill up fast!

mahina's mommy- welcome! i don't know much about grad school (yet!) but i know you should get some good advice here.
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La Mamita-
Thanks for the welcome, and for letting me lurk!
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school doesn't start for me until Sept 7th... still yelling and screaming and trying to figure financial aid out... i was supposed to get it this thurs.. now they are saying not til Sept 5th... :

I am going to nursing school.. 1st year... im excited and the girls at work have been drilling me..
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So happy I found this thread!

DH and I are both entering our junior year at Fordham in (respectively) history and theology. Both of us plan (hope) to go on the graduate school.

Looking forward to the start of classes...
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i'm in my 6th year of undergrad:

thanks for the invite!
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Going to teacher's college here!

DS (9mos) and I have been doing LOTS of visitng with the daycare in preparation for starting F/T on Tuesday (Sept 5th)!

I think I was most anxious about daycare, but have since calmed my nerves and feel confident with his care. I'm looking forward to getting busy, and thinking, and interacting with other people. As much as I've enjoyed it, this year off has caused a bit of cabin fever!

We're going back to visit the daycare tomorrow afternoon, so I think I'll go in early and pick up a few textbooks I'll need.

I'm looking forward to getting this year over with so we can go whever the work blows...either out West to the Mountains or up North. Looking for a nice small town surrounded by nature so we can be self-sufficient, but still involved with a community. I can't wait!!!
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I just started my first full week of the semester. (Classes started last Wed.) This semester should be pretty good. All of my courses are in one of my majors. I'm double majoring in nuclear engineering and women's studies. They've only met once so far, but I'm really excited about 2 of them. Gender in Society should have some pretty interesting discussions. The prof seems to encourage class discussion rather than just lecture. Women's Health could go either way. THe book has be very encouraged that I'll like it, but the maturity of the other students worries me a bit. Before class they were being all giggly and acted shocked by the chidbirth and breastfeeding pics.
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I'm going for my BSN and graduate on December 18th:!!! My babe is almost 9 months old and I'm looking forward to working instead of schooling Thanks for starting the new thread and I look forward to hearing more from all of you
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I've been a SAHM for awhile, but I'm going back to school this semester. I'm taking an online RN refresher course. So far things are going well. This semester I just do theory and next semester I do clinical hours. I should be able to start working again next spring/summer.
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