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#31 of 51 Old 04-19-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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I am a SAHM. My dh is a professor. I used to be a...student, CNA, phlebotomist, andrologist...I worked in a couple hospitals basically doing everything. Someday I want to be a midwife or maybe a teacher, but am happy doing what I'm doing right now.

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I finished my Master's two months before my DD was born and my JD two months after...and haven't worked a day since! I never took the Bar and don't have any plans to, so....that's that. I am constantly thinking up little businesses that I can start from home (creative type things), but haven't followed through with any yet. Now that morning sickness/ exhaustion are better, I am feeling the pregnancy creativity big time, so maybe I'll finally get around to it.

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I'm a lawyer. DD turned one my first year of law school, and DS was born a week before my last year. I'm taking the FL bar this summer (I'm licensed in TX right now) if the lady with the JD from Connecticut wants an excuse to come down to FL and hang out!

I'd like to be a SAHM, but my deal with my husband was that I'd put him through school first. *sigh* Only like seven more years to go...
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I am a SAHM currently. I substituted and tutored before dd1 was born. I hated substituting but loved tutoring. I thought for awhile that I would like to by a lactation consultant but that urge has faded. Before this little surprise entered our lives I was planning on returning to college and becoming a PE teacher. I still plan on doing that but will wait until this one is 3 or 4. I will need to find either part time work or something I can do from home. We will need another income in a year. I'm hoping the answer to this problem makes itself clear at the right time.

Loving my dh, two girls ages 6 and 3 and my baby boy born on Halloween 2010. Missing my angel 9/08
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I've run my own home business for the last almost four years now. I run a daycare, and right now have a 2.5 year old, a 3.5 year old, and a 2 year old in my care. This summer I'll have one of the older brothers (7) and then come September I'll be having a new itty bitty to care for (due in July) from one of my daycare mamas. Come time for me to have this baby and I'm gonna be up to my ears in littles!

I love being able to stay home, and feel really grateful I can do so for this next child, but I sure miss just staying home (I was on worker's compensation for several years when Orion was a baby) and I really miss not being able to get out of the house very often. I homeschooled Orion for kindy, but it was way too much work, so he's off at public school now. Perhaps someday I'll be able to "just" stay home.

Lisa, mama to Orion (7) , Fiona Star (born sleeping @ 38wks 12/6/08) , our bitty (m/c 7/27/09) , and Charlotte Athena (11/5/10)
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I've been a SAHM since I was eight months pregnant with my DS, who is now 4.5 years old. Before that I was a nanny. I have a degrees in both English & Journalism but never really found anything that I wanted to do beyond just being a SAHM. I waited a long time to "just" stay home (I'm 39) and I don't plan on ever WOH again!

Formerly New Mama to Henry, born August 2005 and Silas, born November 2010.
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Hi I am a SAHM since I was pregnant with my DD in 2007 lost my job the day i found out I was pregnant. I was a Paralegal for a high profile family lawyer.
But I was going to stay home after my Anna was born anyway. All worked out.
I crochet and sew, and dream, of one day going back to work when I am done having children and they are all grown up. Maybe i can find something at home in the meantime.
When I met my husband i was a Business Analyst for AT&T I was 1 part of the the construction team tat built out their retail store nationwide. i got to do a lot of traveling for many years. I do miss that part of my life so much, but I would never give any part of staying home up, I would die missing my babies way way to much.
ps I am the worst housewife ever, I try but I like to play and do thing more then I like to cook and clean. oops

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and my Fur Baby Natasha my Great Dane Boxer
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my real job i staying home and raising dd and ds. my alter ego is an emt for the fire dept. i work on the ambulance 2 days a week. the best part is that it's 2 24 hour shifts. i get to have adult interaction and never know what each work day will hold, plus it's a full time paycheck but i'm still home almost full time.
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I plan to go back to work when the kids are in school (not for a while!), but I probably won't go back to teaching, which begs the question: "What do I want to do when i grow up?"
I ask my myself that question all the time!! I hope I figure it out one of these days

Laura mummy to my two sweet little girls (April 08) and (Nov 10)
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I'm a postpartum doula and the doula coordinator for the agency I work with. I am able to work from home (when not taking clients) and am able to be with my son, who turns 3 in May! Formally, I was a Spanish interpreter/translator in the criminal justice system in Portland. Also worked in restaurants for 14 years as a food expeditor/runner/prep.

Mary, wife to Christian, mama to Ale (5/31/07), and thrilled to be expecting #2 in November 2010
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I think I've always been and always will be a sahm, at least in my soul. I did just that until this January when ds was 2.5. I still get to be a wahm, but I miss those rich days when it was just me and my guy. I've been doing pt corporate recruiting for the past few months. And even though it is very pt, I have sort of an erratic schedule (some weeks I need 30 hrs to get the job done, other weeks less than 2). DS spends one day/night a week with my retired mom and dad and I try to get most of my work done while he's there. Even so, I'm finding it hard to put down my iPhone for more than a few minutes, and I just feel stretched in an uncomfortable way. DH is kind of a road warrior, so I'm the primary parent nearly all of the time. Not sure whether I'll continue working after this little one comes. I was just asked to join the board at ds' co-op preschool, so I know that will keep me happily busy next year!
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I'm a doula and Bradley Birth Instructor. I am a full-time mama and lovin' it. Before becoming a SAHM, I got my master's in Linguistics and worked as an International Student Advisor for a couple of Universities. I now use my love of foreign culture and languages to deal with my Algerian/French in-laws when we visit family in France My household is bilingual, though I'm a fifth-generation Texas Rancher. We run our own inherited ranch on the side in South Texas (yes, from Seattle).

Mandi - Doula/Childbirth Educator, Loving my DH, DS, DD, DD, missing my three (last m/c 4/2010)
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I'm a homeschooling SAHM and a self-study student. I also work pt at a retail job that I hate, but it's temporary. When my DC get older I plan on being a FT student and eventually becoming a midwife.
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I'm a doula and Bradley Birth Instructor. I am a full-time mama and lovin' it. Before becoming a SAHM, I got my master's in Linguistics and worked as an International Student Advisor for a couple of Universities. I now use my love of foreign culture and languages to deal with my Algerian/French in-laws when we visit family in France My household is bilingual, though I'm a fifth-generation Texas Rancher. We run our own inherited ranch on the side in South Texas (yes, from Seattle).
Wow! Sounds like a very full and interesting life!

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Pictures please!! This sounds gorgeous!!
i will post a link to the pics of the room in the weekly chat thread so this thread can remain true to it's theme-which I love by the way! Thanks for starting it!

Such inspirational women here!!!! And you can feel how much all these children are loved. Beautiful.

Happy mama to my four girls S 8.15.02 , L 04.25.06 (gone at 36 weeks ) and L 3.10.07.And another rainbow! Baby C has arrived 10.26.10!
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I'm a landscape architect, working full time out of the home. My work/home life balance is really good now, in part because the bad economy has meant less work travel than I had before DD was born. I love my job most of the time. It's challenging and different every day and I enjoy being creative. One thing that makes having another baby challenging is that businesses with less than 50 employees do not have to comply with the family and medical leave act. So I only get 6 weeks of maternity leave, plus whatever vacation and sick time I can save up for the end of the year (pro-rated, or rather minus-rated, for the time I'll have off). I wish I could work part time for a while after the baby is born so I don't have to do quite as much pumping, but my boss is not open to that. With DD, she did let me do half of my hours at home. Ironically, DH can get 12 weeks unpaid leave because he works for a big organization that does comply with FMLA.
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SAHM here who is slowly finishing an MDiv (going to take a while) online. Also was literally finishing up my doula training when I found out I was pregnant so I was going to start taking on clients, now I have to wait another couple of years.

mama of DS(3) & DD(2)
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I'm an RN, and currently work on a postpartum floor at a large hospital. A lot of our clients are high risk, so it's a far cry from what I originally wanted to do, which was to be a CNM working at a birth center! Maybe some day... I was a doula, a piano teacher and lots of other things before I became a nurse.

I was only working part time until I found out I was pregnant, and I had to take a leave of absence almost immediately because the MS was so bad. I'm praying to feel like myself again soon so I can get back to work. I have a car payment and student loans that aren't going to go away just because I can't stop puking!

Julie, wife to DH , mom of DD 8/99 and DS 1/09 , and #3 due 11/14/10
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I'm a children's librarian with a master's in library science and a master's in education. I'll be SAHMing after this little one is born unless there is some kind of personal economic tragedy. ::crosses fingers:: I also run a fairly successful ebay business, although profits haven't been so good since I took a month-long break due to m/s!
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I left my job of 10 years as a YMCA Director to be at home with my now 3.5 yo son and to deepen my work as a doula. I am also recently certified as a placenta encapsulation specialist. My husband works in construction so I do alot of the business stuff for his company.

So glad to be getting to know you all a bit better!

Mom to Liam 9/06, spirit baby 3/09, and identical twins Mateo and Sebastian 10/11namaste.gif

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I am a mostly STAH mom. I work 6 hours a week in our church office with some administrative stuff. But, for number 3 we are thinking I will drop that little job in the interest of preserving sanity and simplifying where we can.

I got pregnant with DS1 the week I was graduating college, and he has special needs, so we chose for me to focus my energy in our home in these early years, and it has been gratifying, and money saving, to do so. I think i will eventually go back to school for my masters, maybe when this baby is 18 months or so, maybe not. But mostly, I want to continue to be the home-ec partner in our marriage.

Kim. My heart is full! Wife to Ray, Mama to 3 boys!  "Big C", our boy with designer genes, "Little C", and "Baby M" 11/2010.
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