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#31 of 41 Old 04-04-2008, 06:19 PM
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I am a full-time college student. I crammed most of the last of my 'important' classes into this semester, which ends in a couple of weeks. (Thank goodness!!) I will be doing all online classes this fall and then a couple on-campus classes in the spring to graduate.
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#32 of 41 Old 04-04-2008, 06:26 PM
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I've been a SAHM since DD was born and plan to keep it that way until my kids are through high school.

I would love to homeschool. I am an introvert and need to get away from things quite a lot, and public school is just so tempting. I plan to suck it up and homeschool though, as it is really appealing to me. We shall see though. I still have 4-5 more years.
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Originally Posted by Tulafina View Post
So after baby is born what is everyone doing in regards to work?
Would love to be able to SAHM again, but we just can't afford it right now... so when babe is around 8 weeks, I'll return to bartending @ night, babe will be w/his dad and luckily I work 4 minutes from home so can nurse whenever i'm needed still! I'm hoping by the time baby is 6 months I'll have finished my doula certification and be able to start attending births so I can be home for the most part
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I've been a SAHM since my first was born, I'd love to be able to be home until this baby gets to Kindergarten but for financial reasons that won't be possible.

I'm planning on going back to school to finish my Medical Transcription certificate next Spring. (I had just started it when I got pg with C and then had to stop going because I was put on bedrest) DS#1 will be in half day Kindergarten and DS#2 will be in Special Ed preschool which is also a half a day. I'm hoping, dreaming actually, that I can take most of my classes in the morning while the boys are at school and my mom can stay with the baby or at night when DH will be home. Either way I don't want to be away for too long because of bf'ing. If Spring doesn't work out I'll push it off until next Fall. My mom has a slight handicap and all 3 kiddos might be a bit much for her at one time!

After that I hope (again dream) to work out of the house as a transcriptionist but we'll see. I may have to start out in an office in the beginning. That's awhile away yet since I still have about a year's left of courses to take full time and I'll be doing it part time.

Obviously our kids will be in public school, we're in a very good district and I'm happy with our base school. I'm also happy with the Special Needs program DS#2 will be in. He needs speech therapy and occupational therapy and as much as I hate to say this, we just can't afford it privately. He has 2 hours of speech a week and one hour of OT. It runs about $150 up to $185 an hour. If we don't send him to public school, we pay ourselves. If we weren't happy with the program we'd find a way to make it work, but so far it's good. We'll see what kind of IEP we get later this summer.

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Im a WOHM and a 3/4 time grad student. I teach special education middle school and am completing my masters degree in learning disabilities. I will return to school in June and return to work in August.

I imagine I will have training over the summer and will sling the baby if she is nursing. (low supply mamma who EP last time)

We have a great caregiver/nanny who as long as we continue to be blessed we will continue with her.

As a teacher, my kids will attend the district I teach in. This itself is a little interesting because it is not a school of choice - only residents may attend or if a parent works in the district. I will monitor them closely. Financially -private school isn't in the works for us nor is homeschooling.

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I've been basically a SAHM for almost the last 2 years. When we moved, I had surgery the day before and was out of comission for 2 months from that. By the time I recovered, I was pretty much too pregnant to get another job and we planned for me to be a SAHM regardless.

But then when DS was 6 months old I started driving a school bus because he can come with me! It actually works out very well and I believe DS is so sociable because of going on the bus every day.

I booked my maternity leave to start May 24 and I said I'd be off for at least 6 months. I'm entitled to a year of paid leave and even after that, I know they'd hire me back anytime. So we'll see how it goes with two kids, I may or may not return.

As for schooling, we've decided sending them to the local country public school (that I drive into) is a waste of time. I know the other schools around here aren't any better.
I thought I had found a wonderful private school not too far away, they're few and far between in this rural area! But turns out we don't quite agree with the religious aspects. Soooo at this rate it's looking like hs'ing or bust.

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I will be a SAHM. I recently received my teaching certification… then found out pregnancy. My DH and I disputed me getting a new job but I am scared. There will be a few Art Teacher openings this fall, but frankly, I think starting a new career with a new baby will be so difficult. My DD is starting kindergarten in fall. I will be breastfeeding and using cloth diapers. I just think it is too much to handle.

Therefore, we agreed I will stay home and my “job” will be to go to the gym and get back in shape. I lost it 4 years ago with my first. Hahaha


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We'll keep our current situation work-wise once the babe comes. Both me and DH SAH part-time, so one of us is always home with the kiddo, (soon to be kiddoS!)

We both also go to school full time, (he's in grad school, I continue on my slow jog toward a BA in Psych) but we can flip flop our classes the same way we do our work schedule as we did this semester.

As for the kiddo's schoolin'. DS1 attends our local Waldorf school and we plan to keep both the kids in the Waldorf system as long as finances/ location permit. (we'll be moving for DH's Phd) We may end up homeschooling them for a year or two to save money.

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I'm a full time art student, finishing up the semester a little early than staying home till Fall starts when I'll do a few online classes but I still need to be in the studio a lot, and that's where baby's grandma comes in.
I'd love to hs or eventually enroll in this awsome charter school that is all about experiential learning centered around nature -- but that's if I stay in NJ.
I must say though, the timing couldn't have been more perfect, I'm due right after my semester's over, and I can sahm until I go back to school in late august!
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I'll be working again, although it's likely that I'll be changing jobs. I also did good, though , with the timing, as I'm a university prof., and don't have to do much besides write a few papers over the summer. What we'll do when the fall semester starts really depends on where we are, we may end up arranging schedules, and I may bring the new LO to my office (ds went to work with me until he was 15 months old).

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I've been a SAHM since after my second son was born, nearly two years ago. Before that I was a high school counselor and do plan on returning to work in the next several years when an opportunity arises in our local school district. Being home full-time has been a real challenge for me -- I'm not a natural, and I really struggle. I've filled my time with teaching piano lessons and working towards doula certification. I plan on stopping piano lessons after the baby is born and focusing on building my doula business, maybe forming a partnership.

My son currently attends a pre-school a couple of days a week at a little charter school out of town a bit. I probably will keep him there through kindergarten or longer. Not sure at the moment. It is pretty doubtful that we will homeschool, although there is a large community of homeschoolers in my town (and many of my friends do it and love it).

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