I stay at home with my 1 year old, but am also finishing my master's degree in education, which requires me to student teach for two, 6 week sessions. I start the first 6 weeks May 3rd, and I'm so nervous! This will be the first time since Wyatt was born that I am "working" out of the house, and I'm pregnant and tired, and not exactly looking forward to it. Luckily I will then have the whole summer off, and won't have to do the next 6 weeks until fall. And then I'll be certified to teach elementary school Although I won't be looking for a job until fall 2011, which gives me almost a full year to stay at home with this baby and my son How about you?
Nic, loving mama to 5 with a SURPRISE 6th on the way.
In my past life, I was a Vet Tech that got to work 1-2 Saturdays per month after DS was born, but they decided they didn't want a pregnant Vet Tech working Saturdays. So here I am! I'm still mourning the loss of my other identity. It was nice to have a part of my life that saw me as something other than just a mom.
Vegan family since 2011 - Wonderful DS1 born 1/08. Treasured DS2 born 11/10.
"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." - Maya Angelou
ariana, mama to beautiful redheaded girls (oct 07) and (nov 10)
Sabra: Mama to Bobbie (3/02), Linda (1/04), Esther (10/05), Marie (11/10), Douglas (11/12), & Psalm (09/14; in Heaven)
Crafty student mama to my sweet boy and TTC #2
Oh yea, probably wondering why I'm pregnant and single, me too,lol It was a surprise, to say the least, but I welcome this little surprise. Life is what you make of it, everything will be fine. Now, if I can just figure out how to change the earths gravitational pull so I have more hours during the day.......
I keep going back and forth on the census work, but I figure if it pays for most of the homebirth, it will be worth it!
I'm looking for a job after that, because we really need the money/insurance, and, in this job market, I'd rather try for a job sooner after graduation than later. However, I can't say I really like the idea of working my first several months as a new grad while pregnant.
DS born 6/03, DD1 born 9/06, DD2 born 10/10, DD3 born 4/14.
I was a nanny for 4 girls & shortly after I got married so did the mother of the girls ~ so she didn't need me anymore. I got pregnant like a month later & we just decided it would be easier if I stayed home.
I'm also a doula, but not actively taking any clients at the moment. I teach childbirth classes as well, though few and far between.
I try to write in my "free time" but it's hard with all my other obligations (my son, my job, my boyfriend, housework, cooking, being exhausted and nauseated w/the pregnancy, etc). I'm in the fetal stages--lol--of writing a novel and in the embryonic stages--ha--of writing a pregnancy/labor/delivery book for teens.
There's no where you can be that isn't where you were meant to be, its easy
Whenever I am pregnant though, I love to do maternity modeling It is very different because it is usually all about love and peace and baby. I hope I get to work this time around!
I am also a photographer-babies and children. I've always loved shooting but about 4 years ago I invested in equipment and took it up a notch. When I shoot, time stops for me, I love it that much. I am now working on my website, and this pregnancy induced laziness is not helping. My friends say that I am amazing and that I need to stop procrastinating and really turn this into a business. I recently started to, and I like what has happened so far. Now I need to get off my lazy behind.
Another thing i love to do is interior decorating of children's rooms. I would most love to do this for a living! I love to come up with a concept, and do the whole thing myself from start to finish. I love painting murals. The girls playroom now has their silhouettes painted in a sandy beige color over pale peach walls, and they are at the beach. It is my most favorite room I have done to date. I am going crazy excited trying to figure out how I am going to paint in the new baby (God willing).
I currently stay at home with my DS. I never could quite decide on a "career," I went to college for a year majoring in Art Education, then decided I wanted to be a hairstylist, so I went to school for that and worked at an upscale Aveda salon for 3.5 years. I didn't love the fast-paced environment, and I have some anxiety issues so it just didn't feel like the right "fit" for my life. So then I decided I wanted to go back to school to pursue an art degree, possibly in graphic design or illustration. I took a night class at a community college and started working for a Photographer doing office work, and she taught me Photoshop and I began doing photo retouching and desinging marketing materials, etc for her. It was a really fun job, but then I got PG with DS! After he was born, I decided to stay home. I still do some hair on the side, friends, family, people from church, etc. which is nice to have a little extra income! But I think after this next baby is born I will have to stop doing that.. which is ok with me because it isn't something I really love to do. Right now I don't have many hobbies that I actually keep up with, but I love to paint/draw, photography (I do take lots of pictures of DS.. ), and I love to read. I also love the spring/summer, the beach, and camping.
Catie - Happy wife to Aaron (01.05), mama to Liam(08.08), and Ian (11.10)! and due Feb 2013 with blessing #3!
I have a BS and an MBA, but would rather live simply and be around for them.
I do volunteer work and watch a friend's baby some days... life is never dull
Three boys and a sweet toddling girl
I hope to be able to continue the part time schedule indefinately.
ETA: DH works some contract work from home, and works on the business his family is trying to start up (he's a programmer), so we tag-team care for DD. It's exhausting and I'm ready to go back to having one SAHP and one regular working parent. It might be a great balance later when our kids are much older, but right now the balance feels all off. The fact that DD needs ME at night/mornings still doesn't help!
I also make bread at an artisan bakery one day a week.
The girls playroom now has their silhouettes painted in a sandy beige color over pale peach walls, and they are at the beach. It is my most favorite room I have done to date. I am going crazy excited trying to figure out how I am going to paint in the new baby (God willing).
Right now, I'm teaching freshman English at a large midwestern university, and I'm ridiculously excited about finishing the semester and getting some time to write, sew, and breathe!