Future SAHM having panic attack

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Registered: 07-05-2007
Future SAHM having panic attack
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Fri, 05-23-2008 - 10:32am

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Registered: 02-08-2008
Fri, 05-23-2008 - 3:21pm
I went back to work at 3 months with both my children and got right into a routine. Of course their needs have changed over the years but I was able to go right back to my job (which I consider a "job" not a career).
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Registered: 10-31-2005
Fri, 05-23-2008 - 3:26pm

I finished my Ph.D. coursework within a semester after DS was born, am finishing up my dissertation and pg #2, and will graduate in December. The advice I was given was to delay graduation until I was ready to go on the job market (within the time limitations allowed, of course). Since I'm not interested in a tenure-track position while I have pre-school children, though, I'm going to teach one or two classes at a local university and continue publishing and speaking at conferences until both children are in school. That may or may not doom my chances to rise high in the ranks of academia, but that was never the point of the degree for me anyway.


Your decision may depend largely on your priorities,

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-23-2008 - 4:00pm

"....and between school, piano lessons, t-ball, cub scouts, orthodontist appointments, parent-teacher conferences, brown bag lunches and other school-related activities where they insist that parental participation is a plus, and mercifully I don't remember what all else,.."


Your sons both did all those things at age 7?

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 05-23-2008 - 4:04pm

Amen.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 05-23-2008 - 4:06pm

Mine were easy babies, toddlers and preschoolers...it's the tween years that are currently driving me nuts.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 05-23-2008 - 4:09pm

I totally agreee....

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 02-08-2008
Fri, 05-23-2008 - 4:20pm
My sil (who has a 16 and 17 yr. old) told us the same thing last year. She said it never gets easy. The issues just change.
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Registered: 02-19-2004
Fri, 05-23-2008 - 5:16pm

True...but expensive care does not end when your child goes to school if you work. You still have after-care, during the school year camp or sitters and summer camp.


True, but is not as expensive.

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Registered: 09-04-1997
Fri, 05-23-2008 - 5:24pm
Yeah, my kids had piano lessons beginning at age six and one had to have both braces and vision therapy for awhile. And I forgot swim lessons in there, which we did in the spring and summer when they were that age. We really believe in the value of a sport and we insist the boys learn to play the piano as part of a basic education.
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Registered: 10-05-2007
Fri, 05-23-2008 - 7:41pm

I'm worried about about the leap to middle school, it's going to be

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