cantaloupe / 6687 posts
@chopsuey: there's a mom I met at LO's school that I was talking to about whether I would go back to work or SAH full time and she was like "my kids are in 5th grade and 1st grade and I don't ever really see myself going back to work." She basically told me that it's totally possible to find fulfillment raising your kids and that really spoke to me. She had a very challenging career as an epidemiologist working at the EPA. Later I found out from a mutual friend that she went to Harvard. It felt good meeting someone who was that far out in raising their kids and still finding joy and fulfillment being a SAHM
@pinkcupcake: thank you and big congrats to you
honeydew / 7586 posts
I run my business out of my home. My hours vary from full time to part time depending on the season.
cantaloupe / 6751 posts
@sandy: I definitely agree with that (finding total fulfillment in being a SAHM). If I wasn't worried about becoming completely irrelevant in terms of employability, I would love to stay home until both kids are in school and then just work part time while they're in classes.
Winning the lotto will go a long ways in making that dream realized
nectarine / 2173 posts
I work full time. I'll probably move to part time in the future, mostly because my full time job is more hours than most people's full time.
@erinpye: I'm soooo excited about your upcoming projects!!!
@pinkcupcake: and those CLEs aren't cheap!
pomegranate / 3706 posts
@sandy: hehe thanks, sweet friend! Me too!
@sandy: I absolutely believe in very smart and talented, successful women finding complete fulfillment in staying home. You are one wonderful example.
@sandy: ugh don't remind me. Just spent an arm and a leg this month, and need to find the time to watch 5 more hours --
honeydew / 7463 posts
Currently SAH. I quit my job when I had my son, SAH for a year, then went back to work for 2 months and decided it wasn't a job I wanted. So I'm back at home now, but still sorta keeping my eyes and ears open for part time/contract opportunities.
Buuuuut I am enjoying SAH so much more now than ever so I can't actually imagine going back any time soon.
grapefruit / 4819 posts
I've been a SAH(M) since finding out I was pregnant with DD1. I'd actually just been offered a job after quitting my previous one to move to Australia to be with DH, but the day I was offered the position, DH found out his job was moving him six hours away so I had to turn it down. We found out we were pregnant a few days later so I didn't look for a new position as there wasn't really a point; the plan was always for me to stay home with our children until they're in school full time at the earliest,
honeydew / 7303 posts
Full time wohm, but I'm off for a couple weeks because I just had surgery.
cantaloupe / 6059 posts
@sandy: Thanks friend! I didn't really make an announcement so it was easy to miss!
eggplant / 11408 posts
Like @nana87: I'm a PhD student, so I teach part-time and research/write the rest of the time. I get paid like I work part-time, but in reality, I work waaaay closer to full-time usually. LO goes to daycare full-time. If DH didn't work from home and she wasn't such a structure person, she could probably stay at home with me a day or two, but we're happy with our current arrangement.
@sandy: @pinkcupcake: I think it was Mrs. Blue who said in a blog post that she really appreciated being highly educated and SAH with her kids, because she wanted them to appreciate the value of a good education. It is meaningful in its own right, though I confess to not quite understanding that until I had my own LO. At any rate, I am in awe of all who can do that. I sure as heck can't.
grapefruit / 4455 posts
On vacation til almost mid January then a ft student for one more quarter! I have a BA but am completing a certificate to change fields. Hopefully ft wohm very shortly after that!
grapefruit / 4355 posts
@sandy: I have a degree in Biomedical Engineering and worked in academic research before having kids and I find total fulfillment in giving it up and staying home to raise kids. So add me to the list of highly educated and happy to SAH!
grapefruit / 4770 posts
Full-time WOHM, and I am able to telework two days a week. My mom is our nanny, so I still get to see LO tons.
persimmon / 1322 posts
I'm currently mostly staying home, and working super part time. But it's as a nanny, so I can take my kiddo with me, and only one day a week. It's a good mix for the moment.
I think it's absolutely possible to be fulfilled staying home, but I do worry about what I'll do when I do want to go back to work eventually.
pineapple / 12566 posts
@erinpye: very curious about these projects! Are they photo related?! Because if they aren't, they should be!
pomegranate / 3369 posts
WOH part time and I'm a student (student should be a poll option!)
@Mrs. Pen: omg congratulations on graduating! Happy studying!
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