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I am a SAHM (but need to get a job soon!).

Before mommyhood, I never had a 'career'. I've worked with children for most of my adult life, either as a professional nanny or preschool teaching assistant.

I've also worked in retail management.

AND, I've worked for myself as an interior painter; muralist; and artist.

When my son goes to school full time, I'm going to have to get a career of sorts. lol.
I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
I'm thinking of taking a course and teaching Baby/Toddler Sign Language.

I'm a single mom.

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I'm now a SAHM, but pre-babies I was a college student and bank teller. DH and I have bought a farm!! Chickens is what we (well he mostly) do. I do the accounting and office-type stuff. He looks after the birds and the eggs.
We're both 23 (well I will be in August). High school sweethearts !

I wouldn't know a designer handbag if it hit me in the head Too redneck i guess.

We're slowly getting crunchier...maybe crispy like somebody said. Breastfeeding (though I haven't EBFed yet), CDing, into natural health/homeopathy, starting to get into crunchy cleaning products, I'm a mad recycler...we're learning. Our chickens get their 'meds' from a naturopathic doctor!
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I'm a SAHM, before that I was a student (high school!). Dh sells vintage/new sports cards & collectibles on ebay, we're getting into that more. He also drives for a store here in town. I'm 22, dh turns 24 this month.

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I'm a WAHM with a design degree and I finished school early, started my company in the middle of my schooling (did a few seasons with a few lines of Children's clothing selling them to stores all over the US). I was also a national Figure Skater until the day I got pregnant. Then I coached on ice until 12 weeks pregnant and then until my pre-term labor started at 25 weeks on the sidelines. I also started sewing at age 8, helping my grandma, who made my skating outfits.
My life has always been skating, sewing and now just sewing and Hunter

ETA: I'm a single mama and never knew what "AP" was until I had Hunter and that became my parenting style by nature, I just did what I felt was right for him and best for us as a family

That is so cool -- I figured skated til 10th grade!!!!! Really only seriously til 6th grade then we moved and I hated my new coach and new rink.

Oh and I was the same way with AP -- I was AP (BF, CD, Co sleeping, baby wearing etc.) and didnt even know it for the first 2 months!
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I'm a SAHM, but pre-baby I was a grad student in developmental psychology- I quit ABD! : Dh is a computer programmer.

We're 27 and 28... I theoretically like crunchiness but dh is set in his ways and very resistant to my notions, though he does support cd'ing, and has recently started buying organic chips and snacks! (Gotta start somewhere I guess )

An extrovert, married to my introverted dh since '01, mothering my girls C (2003) and G (2006).

 

Love homeschooling, reading, cooking (most of the time grain-free except for when I'm not ), lactivist, former and wanna-be cloth diaperer and baby-wearer...

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I'm a speech-language pathologist & DH is a video/film editor/producer. We went to undergrad at SUNY New Paltz which is in a VERY crunchy town, so i've always been crunchy-by-proxy. We're not all that crispy, but more than most of my friends! I'm 34 & he's 33.
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Fun thread!

I'm a SAH-preggo wife, 32, no kids yet, used to be an English/Language Arts teacher, who quit to go to grad school to become a landscape architect, but quit to live a simple life in a small town - lol! Family and friends would probably describe me as pretty crunchy, but they haven't seen nothin' yet!

On the outside, DH is a 33yo family practice doctor, but on the inside he's a California surfer boy/naturalist/farmer.

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Hi

I have been SAHM for just over a year. Before that I was a college student with a degree in Animal Science/pre-vet (emphasis in production livestock).

DH is a computer geek. He is the IS/IT manager in his large family business(farm service and products). He also writes computer programs on the side.

We also live on the large family cattle ranch and raise own own herd of registered show cattle.

We are both 23, but my birthday is in 1 month. We are slightly cruchy - me way more than him. I grew up in a very "cruchy" house (my mom was an LLL leader and got Mothering).

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I SAH now but I am an attorney. I practiced commercial real estate up until I got pg with Chan (my 2nd kiddo). Now, I think of all the dipes I could buy with that salary! :LOL (seriously, though, I wouldn't give up the chance to stay home for anything) My husband is a VP at a mortgage brokerage company (basically he sells mortgages). We are 34 and pretty crispy.

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This is so fun!

I'm a part time college instructor teaching Communications courses. Before having children I worked as an Instructional Designer (and still do some freelance with this) in the auto industry. My DH works for the biggest newspaper in our state and is a graphic artist/computer geeky love of my life.

Spark and her four firecrackers.
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I am a WAH upholsterer and my dh is a carpenter....yes we always have at least 800 projects!
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I'm a SAHM now, prebaby I was an elementary teacher. My husband is a mortgage broker.
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Well, I'm a wahm diaper maker now, but for comparison, my previous full-time position was as a loan underwriter - prior to that, I worked as a sales event coordinator for an online RE company.

Dh is a construction supervisor.
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I like this thread!
I am currently a corp trainer (wohm ) and BOORED out of my mind (hence if I am going to be chained to a desk between events, I might as well surf mdc all day : ) I have a Master's in Instructional Design (spark can I come for you? thanks.) and I'm trying to find a job doing that FT - much more fun than what I'm doing now... Oh! and I'm going through my birth doula certification
Dh works for DaimlerChrysler - he manages collectors who harass you for not paying your car loans!
We are pretty crunch-ola... Not so into the healthy eating however : We try... but man, I love my Rita's water ice!
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hey! kelly (spelled backwards).... Are you close to me?? Im in The Central VAlley, CA






OK... I am a Doula, and CBE (Childbirth Educator) And am currently a SAHM.
Eventually will be a Midwife (in due time, ma'am!) I am 26.

DH is prior service US Navy. (Aviation electromics tech.) Was going to school for Physical Therapy. and now is Tech. supervisor for a Communications company. contracted from DirecTV. He's 28

The wet bread comments had me :

Though labeling oneself is difficult & fails to define you, , I'd have to say we're totally 'crunchy' by nature. LOL :LOL
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I like this thread!
I am currently a corp trainer (wohm ) and BOORED out of my mind (hence if I am going to be chained to a desk between events, I might as well surf mdc all day : ) I have a Master's in Instructional Design (spark can I come for you? thanks.) and I'm trying to find a job doing that FT - much more fun than what I'm doing now...
Dh works for DaimlerChrysler - he manages collectors who harass you for not paying your car loans!
We are pretty crunch-ola... Not so into the healthy eating however : We try... but man, I love my Rita's water ice!



Water ice? Do enlighten me!
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I am a SAHM. Before the kids, I was in the VERY high end children's clothing business. DH runs his family's 75 year old business. I am 32, he is 31.

As for handbags, I stick to Prada, Tods, Hogan, Hermes and Marc Jacobs now. My Chanel and LVs are packed away to give to my daughter one day. I like a little funkier now. With the exception of my Birkin, which is a true classic.
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I'm a sahm now.

Pre-Boo, I was a night auditor for a local hotel (very boring book work compounded with a ton of stress).

I'm 27.


DH works on an automotive assembly line. He'll soon be 24.

Canadian mom to Boo (Aug '02), Bug (Aug '04) and Bear (Dec '06).
Jesse (July '09)
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Water ice? Do enlighten me!
omg - you are missing out! It's like waterier Italian ice - with a teeny bit of real fruit pureed in there (and tons of sugar) SOOOO GOOD! Huge thing in the tri-state area.
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I have an accounting degree but rarely use it because I really hate it. My dh has had several jobs. Military, security work, gasoline transport, crane hoisting operator. He is now working on becoming a seaman. My oldest daughter Lorrie has been accepting to university in the field of teaching. My youngest daughter Valerie has been accepted in the field of journalisium. Zeke wants to be a police officer and we do not know what Alek wants to be yet.
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I'm a summer (high school level) program administrator (glorified secretary ?? ). Currently working pt on elem ed certficate (shd student teach next spring). ABD in anthrpology (over 10 yrs since went abd).

DH is sahd, used to be hippie carpenter.

I dont have as much time/energy as want to be truly crunchy...but I think we have decent resource consciousness and we're intuitively AP in many ways.
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ok sahms-what about pre baby?
I am a SAHM and DH is a Lead at UPS Logistics working on the NikeTown.com account. Before becoming a SAHM I was a Mental Health Specialist at an impatient psychiatric facility. I spent 1 year working on a teenage forensic unit and 3 years working with children and adolescents with Autisim.
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I am a SAHM with a degree in Psychology. My dh is a financial controller.
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Me:
Diaper makin' sahm
28, will be 29 in less than 2 weeks
Prior to being a sahm, I was the director at a child care/early learning facility where I was also the Kindergarten teacher
I am now also a very part time (like a couple of times a year) cake decorator, free lance curriculum writer, homeschoolin' diaper makin' mama

DH:
His main job is to be a major PIMA, lol!
He works in IT for a major law firm here

I'm crunchy, dh is not so much. He's more like soggy bread. I do the whole bf, co-sleeping, homeschooling, selective vax, non-circ, organic (as much as possible), no meat (again as much as possible - dh is currently on a carb free starvation diet, so I am making some poultry here and there to entice him to eat something, hence one of the reasons for his main job above), slinging, trying to hard to be gentle disciplining thing.
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This is fun! I think it's interesting to see how different everyone is

I'm a SAHM.

I actually don't usually talk about what I "used to do". It's weird...for the first few years I was home I always felt the need to tell people what I used to do...maybe it made me feel more important. I don't know. Then along the way I realized that being a SAHM wasn't just a phase in life for me...it was really the best thing I could do for our family and I stopped talking about what I used to do.

All that being said - I used to make money consulting for various businesses. I hated doing it, but was really good at it and people kept wanting to pay me for it. Other than that I've done many things in my life and have background in education, gerontology, psychology, physical therapy, CMT, Reiki, art, llama training, animal husbandry, blah blah blah blah blah. Different interests at different stages of life.

I'll be 39 in August. And I'm told that places me in the older group -woohoo!

Dh is 41 and he's one of those people that always knew what he wanted to do and always done the same thing. He's a Director for an Architecture firm.

Crunchy? well that depends on who you talk to. I don't think we really are at all. But I know some think we are very crunchy.
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Crunchy? Definatly. But I like cute bags whether they are handmade by a talented lady or whether they are Coach.

And Summie, I think you should spend your handbag $$ (sounds like you have enough already!) at Baby Bloomrs instead, getting lots of cute things for your princess.... better and more fun to spend the bucks towards an awesome single mama's business than towards Louis Vuitton or Chanel corporation! (cuter prints too
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I have a BS in Agriculture, major in Animal Science, minor in Chemistry. Pre-my girlies I worked as a veterinary technician. Have been a sahm for 4 years but I do get my "sanity time" at the vet clinic for 4.5 hours of work each week. Bless my boss!!

Dh has an MBA and is some sort of supervisor at Intel. Big computer geek He also has a small business license and builds computer systems for small businesses, does networking and PC repair on the side. Big big computer geek.

I'm 30, dh is 36

We are soggy. Very soggy. I did bf my 2nd baby and have cd'd both of them. We have done some cosleeping, but that's about it. I'm trying to crunch-up a bit, though.

Half-marathon running Mommy to 3 spunky girls and 1 sweet boy. Spending my days and nights where my kids need me most- at home with them!!

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I'm on maternity leave from being a emergency room nurse
Husband is the IT manager at the local hospital
We are crunchy compared to some people we know but on the crispy side to others.
I don't even have a purse, i just but stuff in my pockets thus i'm always losing my bankcard.!!
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