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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby hhbeachgurl » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:06 am

by hhbeachgurl (655 Posts), Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:06 am

I am. I had just completed my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy when I became pregnant with Ansley, with 2 previous miscarriages dh and I decided I would just stay home a while instead of looking for a job, I had a difficult pregnancy from the get go with intermittent bedrest for uterine irritability, and then at 29 weeks I got diagnosed with PE. It just seemed like a blessing that I had not started a job. Since Ansley was a preemie, dh and I didn't want her in daycare so i have continued to stay home, and I love it, it is amazing and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby sonja » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:10 am

by sonja (5658 Posts), Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:10 am

Count me it to. I had my last day of work the day before dd#1 was born. I couldn't be happier with my decision - it is the best thing for our family. We have made our life work for us, we cut corners where we can, but it is all worth it.
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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby onesock » Fri Jan 04, 2008 04:59 pm

by onesock (1606 Posts), Fri Jan 04, 2008 04:59 pm

Me too...since 99!! (I have worked prn in between, but not right now) Best, hardest most rewarding job in the world!!:) Wouldn't change a thing[:D]
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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby denise » Fri Jan 04, 2008 08:38 pm

by denise (5480 Posts), Fri Jan 04, 2008 08:38 pm

Me too, for right now. I've been home since Phoenix was born, my nonprofit job wasn't covering daycare and gas to work. Now, I keep busy with the kiddos and work from home PT as a travel agent for Disney destinations. It helps put money in the pot for our vacations. ;)

I'm looking to go back to work FT this year however.
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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby katevans » Fri Jan 04, 2008 08:43 pm

by katevans (402 Posts), Fri Jan 04, 2008 08:43 pm

I am proud to say I am a SAHM. I have been home since 23 weeks pregnant with Tommy. I "retired" from the Radiology business.
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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby alviarin » Sun Jan 06, 2008 00:01 am

by alviarin (1636 Posts), Sun Jan 06, 2008 00:01 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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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby jaymee444 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:26 pm

by jaymee444 (221 Posts), Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:26 pm

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..
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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby rebeccac » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:04 pm

by rebeccac (761 Posts), Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:04 pm

I'm bumping this to see how everyone is doing and if we have any newcomers :)
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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby julieb » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:00 am

by julieb (364 Posts), 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!
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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby mellybute » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:54 am

by mellybute (425 Posts), 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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