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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby katevans » 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 denise » 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 onesock » 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 sonja » 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 hhbeachgurl » 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 aundapenner » Fri Jan 04, 2008 08:05 am

I'm also a SAHM, though not initially by choice. I was the only female product line manager in our company globally and had very high aspirations (eventually wanted my boss' job - he's the president of north america).

Comparatively speaking, I work harder and more hours (is that really possible???) than I ever have, including while working and going to grad school ...

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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby rebeccac » Thu Jan 03, 2008 09:06 pm

I quit my job around 32 weeks with Zachary and have been at home since (2/06). I had been working in daycare and we figured I would make about $50 a week after paying for daycare and the commute to get there so it wasn't worth it. I'm thinking I'll go back to work part-time once he starts school and go from there. I must say that being a SHAM is definately a full-time job with added benefits that are priceless!

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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby cindyh27 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 07:48 pm

I'm a SAHM by day and student by night :) I've always worked until I got pregnant with Carson... turned out to be a difficult pregnancy from the beginning so I quit my job and I've stayed home ever since... which has given me the opportunity to return to school ;)

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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby jana m » Thu Jan 03, 2008 06:21 pm

Me too! Me too! I was a dissertation away from my PhD when I got pregnant with my girls and a semester away from starting a faculty position at the same university my DH is at. Well, faculty job and triplets didn't quite seem to go together, so I gave up the job. Then, after we lost our girls, I just didn't have the head to dive back into school and then I got pregnant with Xander just 6 months later. Now, here I am!! I am so happy to be able to be home with him. It is truly the most challenging thing I've ever done, but I love spending my days with my little guy. I know I'll go back to work eventually (doing what, I have no idea), so I am trying to enjoy every minute.

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Re : SAHM's & SAHD's

Postby sarab » Thu Jan 03, 2008 04:35 pm

I'm home, too, and love it! I teach piano lessons for about 7 hours a week, and it has been the best additional income with me being able to still be home with the kids.

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