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What do you do?

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by MissMadisonsMom, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Noel

    Noel Approved members

    Feb 17, 2007
    My family and I just wanted to add our thanks and tell you how much we appreciate your sacrifice!
  2. Vi'sMom

    Vi'sMom Approved members

    Feb 18, 2008
    thank you all so much!
  3. GaPeach

    GaPeach Approved members

    Dec 29, 2007
    First of all, I have used the same dentist for 19 years. He knows that being a mom to 6 is exhausting. I have fallen asleep - and he tells his staff to leave me alone and let me rest. :D

    Currently, I am a WAHM. We are self-employed and I handle the finances, customer service calls, marketing and scheduling appointments. I also babysit my 5 month old grandson.

    Previously, I was also a homeschool mom/teacher for 17 years. :) Before that a banker (operations mgr/bank officer) for 10 years.

    My associate degree is in Criminal Justice. Thinking of going back to school for LPN and/or RN.

    Crazy economy and health insurance issue is so tough on the self-employed.:mad:
  4. curediabetes14

    curediabetes14 Approved members

    Apr 7, 2009
    I am currently a Veterans Service Officer and Building Inspections Secretary for a county in North Carolina.

    I would like to be a SAHM, but we cannot afford it.

    I would love to work from home if I could find a job doing so.

    To those in service, thank you!
  5. tbcarrick

    tbcarrick Approved members

    Aug 25, 2008
    These are all great stories...I am a liscensed cosmetologist.I worked
    in the field for 6 years.SAHM for 4 years,and now I work in the school
    cafeteria(3 yrs).I love kids,I love to cook and bake.I love to make every child
    feel special..even through the lunch line :)I most especially like the
    hours because I am home with my kids before and after school.As for the
    hair cutting,I still like to do those things,but now only for my family.
  6. 2type1s

    2type1s Approved members

    Nov 23, 2008
    I'm a pediatric occupational therapist...which means I work with kids with special needs. I specialize in developmental disabilities, feeding difficulties, autism and sensory-motor delays. I LOVE my job. My best friend and I opened a small clinic in our community 5 years ago so we can stay close to home and serve kids here (and save them from the long drive into Nashville!). Now we serve over 200 kids, and have 14 part/full time therapists. Since I work for me, I only work when my kids are in school, I give myself days off for field trips and doctor appointments. All the kids I work with have a reason I treating them, so my parents are very understanding when one of my girls needs me. It was a HUGE risk going out on my own, but I will never go back. I feel like I get to see miracles every day.....I can't believe how lucky I am.
  7. PixieStix

    PixieStix Approved members

    Sep 22, 2007
    I am a Registered Dietitian. I retired from the US Air Force in 2005. After figuring out how hard it was to be a full time SAHM, I became a Certified Product Trainer for MM. I do MM pump and CGM trainings part-time, have even actually met a couple CWD families this way.
  8. Mermaid

    Mermaid Approved members

    Apr 15, 2008
    Chemist. I love numbers. Probably started when I had to add 2 drops of pee and 10 drops of water to a test tube, drop in a Clinitest tablet and watch the reaction transpire. Foam, heat and finally a pretty color to match up and get a BG number.
  9. sisterbeth43

    sisterbeth43 Approved members

    Oct 14, 2007
    Forgot to put that in my previous life, I was also a nun. I belonged to a convent in SD and taught HS and jr high math. Long long time ago.
  10. CheriMomTo8

    CheriMomTo8 Approved members

    Aug 20, 2009
    What a neat thread, I'm new so I didn't find it till today.

    I am a midwife, but first a SAHM. I take my own clients so I get to work it around my life and homeschooling. Of course that means planning everything 9 months in advance :rolleyes: and we were very thankful our diabetes diagnosis fell in during an off time.

    I love being at home with my kids and I love catching babies. Blessed to be doing both things I feel called to do.
  11. Omo2three

    Omo2three Approved members

    Jul 11, 2008
    SAHM when the kids were little. Went back to school for RDH. I am a registered dental hygienist, currently taking a break from working.....So back to being a SAHM for now.
    I love being home with the kids, the house gets cleaned, dinner gets made, the lawn and garden look great! Plus I have time to do fun stuff like take a nice long bike ride with kids....
    25 miles....my quads are still screaming at me!

    My dh is a firefighter.

    My previous life I worked as a waitress, manager, Sales, & quality control specialist.
  12. MelStan

    MelStan Member

    Jan 5, 2007
    SAHM and struggling artist, emphasis on the struggling.
    I love what I do when it's going well :rolleyes:, because I'm pretty shy and a bit of a hermit.
  13. kiwikid

    kiwikid Approved members

    Dec 29, 2005
    I am a Lab Tech by training, Haematology and Biochemistry, and lots of Phlebotomy :eek:
    Since having the kids I've worked occasionally at the local Medlab, mostly I am a SAHM, helping on the farm, milking my 2 cows etc. I also do a bit of HomeCare for the elderly (presently 2 hrs per week :rolleyes:), and clean at the local Hotel.
  14. DylansMum

    DylansMum Approved members

    May 12, 2007
    I am a travel consultant, have been working full time the past 5 years and running after my three children. Before that I was a stay at home Mum for about 12 years, Been in the travel industry for about 20 years!..lol
    Been separated coming up a year now, as my husband decided that since he was approaching 40 that he didn't want to be married anymore, We had been together for 21 years. Of course he says he wasn't having a midlife crisis...
    He now lives 6 hours away from me and the children, so that is hard on the kids only seeing their Dad about once a month now.
    Its always busy in our household.

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