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  • poll: What's your work status right now?
    On Maternity Leave : (15 votes)
    11 %
    Working from home full time : (6 votes)
    4 %
    Working from home part time : (6 votes)
    4 %
    Working outside the home full time : (58 votes)
    42 %
    Working outside the home part time : (15 votes)
    11 %
    Mix of working from home and the office : (7 votes)
    5 %
    Contract work : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Stay at home : (24 votes)
    17 %
    On vacation until....(elaborate in comment) : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    3 %
  1. sandy

    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

  2. sandy

    cantaloupe / 6687 posts

    @pinkcupcake: thank you and big congrats to you

  3. Ra

    honeydew / 7586 posts

    I run my business out of my home. My hours vary from full time to part time depending on the season.

  4. pinkcupcake

    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

  5. sapphire

    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.

  6. sandy

    cantaloupe / 6687 posts

    @erinpye: I'm soooo excited about your upcoming projects!!!

  7. sandy

    cantaloupe / 6687 posts

    @pinkcupcake: and those CLEs aren't cheap!

  8. erinpye

    pomegranate / 3706 posts

    @sandy: hehe thanks, sweet friend! Me too!

  9. erinpye

    pomegranate / 3706 posts

    @sandy: I absolutely believe in very smart and talented, successful women finding complete fulfillment in staying home. You are one wonderful example.

  10. pinkcupcake

    cantaloupe / 6751 posts

    @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 --

  11. SweetiePie

    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.

  12. Ree723

    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,

  13. yellowbird

    honeydew / 7303 posts

    Full time wohm, but I'm off for a couple weeks because I just had surgery.

  14. coopsmama

    cantaloupe / 6059 posts

    @sandy: Thanks friend! I didn't really make an announcement so it was easy to miss!

  15. LovelyPlum

    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.

  16. LovelyPlum

    eggplant / 11408 posts

    @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.

  17. 2littlepumpkins

    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!

  18. Mrs.KMM

    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!

  19. dc yoga bee

    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.

  20. LindsayLou

    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.

  21. lamariniere

    pineapple / 12566 posts

    @erinpye: very curious about these projects! Are they photo related?! Because if they aren't, they should be!

  22. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3369 posts

    WOH part time and I'm a student (student should be a poll option!)

  23. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3369 posts

    @Mrs. Pen: omg congratulations on graduating! Happy studying! 👏👏

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