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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Post by aajatwins » Thu Aug 05, 2010 04:09 am

Me too! I had planned to continue teaching preschool art (so much fun) when we got pregnant, but when we found out it was twins that all changed. I'm so thankful I am able to, it's really what I've always wanted to do.

Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Post by jennashell » Thu Aug 05, 2010 07:27 am

Ooh, Me too!!! I'm at home with my sweet ones!

Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Post by rebeccac » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:41 am

This is a good place for SAHM info: http://www.drlaura.com/sah/sahm.html

also: http://www.stretcher.com/index.cfm

Have a great summer everyone!

Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Post by patty » Thu Jun 24, 2010 09:43 am

Me too :). I do go to school and have recently been working a temporary job with the census but stay at home is my main occupation. With 5 kids it is almost a necessity.

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Post by jmom08 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:33 am

SAHM here too. Tried working part time from home, didn't work out with my line of work (legal research & drafting for law firm, clients expected availability whether I had a sitter or not... decided to take a break while everyone was still happy). For me, staying at home is more exhausting than office work, but more rewarding, and *usually* less stressful (not today, not this week, but usually...). The biggest drawback for us/me has been the effect on gender roles in parenting & housework (definitions of "helping" and "Work" with a capital "W"). It's a work in progress. I hope I'll be able to continue.

Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Post by mellybute » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:54 am

I am a SAHM, but didn't really *plan* on it being this way, but I do love it! I was laid off from my office manager position (company based out of another city and they closed the regional Houston office) about 3 weeks before I had my first son. That was 4 years ago :-) I had my second and last boy/child last August. I also keep my 5 year old niece and they keep me BUSY! But I do love it. I don't know how women go back to work at the 6 week mark. I know we all do what we have to do. It has not been easy for us financially, but the costs of daycare here in Houston is ridiculous. I too feel extremely blessed and would sacrifice a lot of things to be able to be at home with them. I do sacrifice and cut corners where I can to be able to be with them. I LOVE IT!

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Post by julieb » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:00 am

I am a SAHM and love every crazy minute of it :) My last day of work was in 2007 when I was only 22 weeks pregnant with #1 and put on complete bedrest. I tried going to grad school to get my Master's but I only lasted 2 days and quit...DS was only a few months old at the time and I couldn't imagine being away from him if I didn't have to. It turned out to be a good decision with all the therapy and doctor appointments that DS needed I have no idea how I would have worked or gone to school! I have always wanted to be a SAHM and I feel so blessed that I have the opportunity to do so! I don't think I will ever go back to work or school!

Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Post by rebeccac » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:04 am

I'm bumping this to see how everyone is doing and if we have any newcomers :)

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Post by jaymee444 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:26 am

I'm a sahm too. Worked as a nNNY ( LIVE OUT) After qutiting my teaching job, pre school. My last day of work was he same day I entered the hospital wit h Moe..
COuldn't get off the couch afte rhe died, got pregnant like a year and change later an here I am home with my daughter!! I will eventually go back to teaching or something when she goes to school full time..

Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Post by alviarin » Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:01 am

I'm a SAHM also. I was downsized when my chemical plant shut down two units; morning sickness had just started for me so it was good timing!

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