How about a roll call for the New Year?

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How about a roll call for the New Year?
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Sat, 01-03-2004 - 11:03am
It's been awhile.

I was a SAHM for 12 years, went back to work when my DD3 went to school full time. Have been a WOHM for 8 years. For the last five years I have worked in a stock room and have increased my hours as the girls have gotten older. I now work about 36-40 hours per week.

We were a military family. I met my DH when we were both stationed in Japan. I got out when pregnant for DD1. He made a career of it and retired 5 years ago.

We have been married for 22 years and have three DDs. DD1 is 20 and a junior in college (major finance), DD2 is 18 and a freshman in college (major elementary education), DD3 is a freshman in high school.

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Sat, 01-03-2004 - 6:32pm

I'm Bridget, 33.

Hugs,

Bridget & Ethan (5)

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Sat, 01-03-2004 - 7:07pm

I am WOHM with a flex job. Thirty hours is full time and you can get benefits. I have been taking a leave of absence while I cared for my husband who had terminal brain cancer. He died last week after a seven year battle.


I have two boys-7 and 2.


"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

      &nbs

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Registered: 03-23-2003
Sat, 01-03-2004 - 8:49pm

TM, 43, WOHM married to DH, 35, SAHD by circumstance. Three kids, SD (14), DD (11) and DS (2). L the WD (age unknown) passed away last week.


We live on the Third Coast. SD lives with her mom in another city, which is a vast improvement over when she lived with her mom in another state.


It's a second marriage for both of us, and we have a "yours, mine, and ours" blended family. Our sixth anniversary is coming up in the spring. We were introduced by a mutual friend and got engaged six weeks later, and were married a little under a year after that to please my mom, who thought it would be "tacky" to marry sooner.


I work as a business analyst in the energy industry. DH was in IT before his company went belly up last year (or now, year before last, since it was Dec 02) and is still trying to return to the workforce since my salary isn't enough to pay the bills. DD is in school, and stays with my parents in the afternoons (they live across the street from the school). DS goes to daycare three days a week and stays with my mom two days. Some days he SAH with dh, depending on his (ds's) mood.


Here's where you can take a gander at us, and find out more than you ever wanted to know: http://www.geocities.com/jogill.geo





Edited 1/3/2004 9:02:11 PM ET by taylormomma
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Sat, 01-03-2004 - 10:55pm

Hi......37

PumpkinAngel

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Sat, 01-03-2004 - 11:21pm

I'm Maureen, a 35 y/o former WOHM, now SAHM of three kids - my dd is 4.5, my ds turns three tomorrow (!) and my youngest, another ds, is 10 m/o today.


I grew up in MD, went to college in NYC and have lived in a variety of places in the last 15 yrs.

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Sun, 01-04-2004 - 12:57am
I'm Beth 46yo (wohm) married to dh 46yo(wohd) and have three children, ds1-21yo and lives in florida. goes to college, works as a fine dining server, and is marketing manager of his school newspaper. dd -20yo and lives on the coast of nc, is a jr in college, double majoring in Spanish and Communications, works as a server right on the water and has just come home from studying abroad in Spain. ds2 is 16yo and a sophomore in hs. He is on the swim team this year and doing very well, i might add.

dh and i met on the first day of hs, and dated 6years before marrying in 1979. we will be married 25years this year. we grew up in nj, and have lived in nc since marrying.

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Sun, 01-04-2004 - 7:56am
OTBM -- have had my own business for five years now. (Woo hoo!). DS is six and is in first grade. DH is in sales and works from home, too. One dog, some fish.

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Sun, 01-04-2004 - 8:18am

I'm Sue.

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Sun, 01-04-2004 - 8:42am
I'm Laura (37) married to dh (42) for 12 years and have ds (8 years old) and dd (nearly 5). Dh and I are both biochemists/biologists and I'm currently WOH nearly ft (37 hours per week). I was a ft SAHM for the first 6 years or so with ds and dd and we lived in the U.S., Switzerland and Sweden during that time. Dh and I met in Vienna, moved to the U.S., had ds, moved to Switzerland then moved to Sweden just before dd was born. We still live in Sweden and it looks to be more or less permanent, but I am American and dh is Austrian. The kids are growing up trilingual and I am getting there (fluent German, semi-fluent Swedish, rapidly deteriorating English:-)).


Laura

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Sun, 01-04-2004 - 9:13am
Your children are adorable!