Roll Call!

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Roll Call!
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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 10:44am

It's been a long time since we've done a roll call here and with school starting up I figured it was a good time! Please take a minute to tell us a bit about yourself and your teen (as much or as little as you feel comfortable sharing). This is a great time for the lurkers to come out, including those parents of 11-12 year olds that are sneaking a peek into what the coming years might bring! :smileysurprised:

And the bonus question is: When did/does school start for your kids?

I'm Pam from central IL, marred to dh for 28 years. Our boys are 21 and 24. Yes, I know neither one of them are teens but I found this board when my oldest ds was about 12 (yikes - half of his lifetime ago). I've been active here ever since and was cl here for several years until my 'baby' turned 20 when I decided to step down to give someone else a chance. This board is near and dear to my heart. Older ds graduated from college in 2010, took a gap year, and is now in his first year of medical school. Younger ds graduated high school in 2008, went off to college, kind of floundered (to put it mildly), moved back home and tried the local CC last year but still wasn't really applying himself. He now works full time at a local call center and says he'll go back to school some day but realizes it has to be when he's ready. Talk about two different kids coming from the same gene pool! I don't work outside the home although I have over the years. I do lots of volunteer work for our church, facilitate a women's study group there, I love to read and hang out on the computer. I'm a Facebook addict - no games, just connecting with people! DH is a division manager for a large Fortune 100 company in charge of IT security. That about sums up our family!

Jason started med school the last week of July - a week of orientation and he's now finishing up his 4th week of classes.

Pam

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In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 11:54am

I'm Tracy, I lurk mostly and pop in here and there with comments.

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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 2:34pm

Stacy from New Hampshire.

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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 2:47pm

I'm Elizabeth in Michigan.

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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 2:54pm

I'm Ashley, 48, married to DH, 49. We have two kids, DD, 16 and DS 14. They will both be attending a new school this year, a private Christian school that is 25 miles away (yes, I'm nuts). I am now a SAHM. We live in Massachusetts, but may be moving to London this winter. DH retired in June, but after a month as a house husband (you would not believe all the projects that got done!),

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In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 3:28pm

I'm Liz.

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In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 9:34pm
DS19 left for college today - he was supposed to move in Saturday but was so eager to get back that he just moved today. I got to be on the parent-parent panel for some of the new parents at his U since I was in their shoes last year - to help with questions. It was fun! DS was just eager to get back to the routine - school starts Monday and he's very excited about his classes.

This year will be 23 years for dh and me; he's a systems analyst for the dept of oncology at our local big university working on bone marrow transplant research; I'm a physicist-turned-project manager at a global ophthalmic equipment company and ds is majoring in studio art, and wants to then go on to get an MAT to teach art.

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In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 10:24pm

HI, I'm Kimmy,

Hubby and I are both 44 and have been married for 20 years.

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In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 10:43pm

Hi, Im Wendy in So Cal, originally from England.

I lurk mostly but have been on ivillage boards since '96 when I needed answers and support for my then fussy 2yo DS #2. That fussy one

mom_uk2socal - Mom to DS22, DS19, DD16

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In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 12:05pm

Thanks for starting this, Pam.

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Fri, 08-26-2011 - 6:21pm

I'm SAM, from the Chicago 'burbs, 59yo, and married for 34 years.

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