Introductions

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Introductions
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Sun, 01-27-2008 - 4:07pm

I'm interested how many SAHM and WOHM are on the board. Especially after reading some of the posts for Is this board WOH dominated?

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Registered: 11-08-2006
In reply to: daisyfriend
Sun, 01-27-2008 - 4:19pm

I'm a wohm and have been one for 16.5 years.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: daisyfriend
Sun, 01-27-2008 - 4:27pm

Hi Daisy,
I'm Katie 41, nearly 42, single WOHM to Liza who is 8 1/2. I've worked since she was 4 months old. I need to financially (I was married until she was 5) but i also really love what I do. i work in the arts and humanities, I used to be an actor, now I'm a full time Director of Development for a performing arts center. I just wasn't cut out to be a SAHM. I'm not anti SAH I'm not pro SAH I'm not anti WOH I'm not Pro WOH mostly b/c I'm too tired/busy wiith my own life. what I am is 'hey whatever works for you just don't presume to tell me it will work for me" I'm not a great mom, I'm an ok mom...I make alot of mistakes...Liza is a passionate funny dramatic stubborn happy angry cuddly loving violent silly girl and she is my mini me in many ways. We have a very Gilmore Girl like house sometimes and I definitely slakc on the nutritoius meals and the well cleaned house but she DOES know the entire score to Hairspray so you know... that's a plus... ;-)

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Registered: 10-05-2007
In reply to: daisyfriend
Sun, 01-27-2008 - 4:52pm

Hi Daisy.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: daisyfriend
Sun, 01-27-2008 - 5:12pm

I've kind of done it all. Currently I am a pt wah, I work as a freelance writer and put in about 20 hrs a week. I was a ft sah for 2 years, was a pt woh (2 nights a week, about 12 hrs a week total) for many years and went back to school pt here and there on top of all that. Chances are I will be a ft woh by May, as I am in the midst of negotiating to open a wine shop in our downtown area. I have a partner, so we are hoping to divide our time somewhat, but

Dj

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Registered: 10-17-2003
In reply to: daisyfriend
Sun, 01-27-2008 - 5:36pm

I'm a SAHM to 3 young kids (ages 2-7).

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Registered: 05-14-2006
In reply to: daisyfriend
Sun, 01-27-2008 - 5:37pm

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Registered: 08-08-2006
In reply to: daisyfriend
Sun, 01-27-2008 - 5:45pm

I'm currently unemployed, but I start a new job on April 1st.

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Registered: 08-27-2007
In reply to: daisyfriend
Sun, 01-27-2008 - 6:52pm

I am a SAHM right now. I have a diplomia in Early Childhood Education and Development. I worked for years as the Respite Care Coordinator for our local CAS/Community Living. I have also run a childcare centre.


Right now I am SAHM. My daughters health is very poor and she is not stable enough to be around alot of other children at this point.


I plan on staying home for as long as I am able to. I will also probably return to doing foster care now that I am home, but it depends on Bryn health.


I would like to return to work one day. It took alot for me, as a disabled student (I am deaf and have some mobility issues) to get my diplomia, so I would like to out it to use again. But if that doesnt work out I am just as happy to be at home.

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Registered: 10-17-2006
In reply to: daisyfriend
Sun, 01-27-2008 - 6:53pm
Hi :)

 

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Registered: 11-17-2003
In reply to: daisyfriend
Sun, 01-27-2008 - 7:01pm

My name is Trish (38) married to hubby Keith (40) for almost 15 years and we have one wonderful Daughter Hanna who will be 6 in April. I taught in the school system since I was 16 years old. I worked fulltime and went to school until I earned my degree. I quit Teaching when I was 30 and then was a stay at home wife for a few years before we decided to have Hanna. I also homeschool her. Both my husband I agreed to have me stay at home because that is what we both wanted for our daughter and felt it would work for us and it has. We also both agreed before having her that I would homeschool and he would also play a part in that too. I have no desires to ever go back to Teaching. I can't handle all the politics and don't agree with what they are teaching our children in the schools in this area. I am only a few classes away from getting my Psychology degree and have thought about going ahead and getting that as a back up in case I did need to go back, but when I think about it I do not want to ever go back to work. My husband doesn't want me to work outside the home. He loves being the Breadwinner and let me tell you it has been tight at times, but we have made it work for our beliefs. I am all for whatever works for your family whether it be to work or not work. We all just do whatever it takes to make life comfortable for us.

Trish :)

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