Do you WOH or SAH? I'm fairly new here

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Do you WOH or SAH? I'm fairly new here
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Tue, 06-17-2003 - 4:10pm
I'm fairly new to this board and it isn't always obvious by the posts who is WOH (ft or pt), SAH, WAH, etc. so I'm just curious. Would it be ok to do a roll call by way of an introduction to me and others who may be new here? I don't even need to know the reasons you do what you do, just want to sort out who does what.

Thanks,

Cindy

(I'm SAH)

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Tue, 06-17-2003 - 8:39pm
Single FT WOHM, also PT WAHM, have 1 9.5-year-old son.

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Tue, 06-17-2003 - 9:02pm
Cindy mom to two adorable girls (ok, one adorable one and one who is 8 going on 18 and quickly turning the brown hair I have left gray!)- I'm one of THOSE awful moms who, gasp, CHOOSES, to work.
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Registered: 03-23-2003
Tue, 06-17-2003 - 9:03pm
TM, 42, WOHM. I'm a business analyst for an energy retailer. DH is usually a WOHD but has been out of work since December and is staying home with the kids this summer. He's a network admin.

The kids are two girls, 13 and 10, and a boy, 18 months.

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Tue, 06-17-2003 - 9:24pm
I am getting lots of white hairs so I'm pretending I'm going blonde. lol Shimmering highlights.
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Tue, 06-17-2003 - 9:24pm
FT WOHM with impending schedule change. . .going PT at my 'day' job (20 hours a week) and teaching a 3 credit hour college course this summer and again this fall. The university considers it a 1/2 time position, but most of the prep work and grading I can do at home.

I have 3 children. A 12.5 yo dd (soon to enter 7th grade), a 5 yo dd (soon to enter 1/2 day K), and a 2.5 yo ds.

My husband is a WOHD. Actually he works WAY outside the home right now. He's in Iraq. Still no word from him, but word from the unit is that they're hanging in there.

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Tue, 06-17-2003 - 9:26pm
Wow. That's a big gap. I have 5 years between each, which makes the oldest 10 years older than the youngest. Do you find it difficult to deal with two totally different sets of issues? Just curious - I always feel torn in different directions.
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 06-17-2003 - 9:53pm
Lauren, 44, FT WOHM in telecommunications (almost 22 years!). DH is 50, self-employed FT WOHD, DS1 is 10, DS2 is 8.
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Tue, 06-17-2003 - 9:56pm
So far it's too early to tell. In some ways I think it's easier because the older kids are old enough to not feel threatened by the little one, if that makes sense. They're so far apart in stages that their needs don't really conflict.

It wasn't really intentional to have such a big gap. Ds is our "bonus baby", lol.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 06-18-2003 - 1:07am
I'm currently a FT Engineer. I have a 2 y.o. I was PT when he was a baby and plan on going PT when we have a second child.
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Wed, 06-18-2003 - 6:09am
Sue 41, WAHM I'm a child care provider and have been for almost 17 years total..my DH is 44, 2 dds, 21 and 18, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 6 HUGE goldfish, 1 beta, 2 gerbils, and 12 or so dc kids.
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