Any moms with a Bachelor Degree?

Jessica - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 68 moms have responded )

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I read a lot of these posts and I'm wondering if there are any other moms who have a Bachelor Degree? My degree is in Elementary Education. I quit my teaching job once I had my LO in January. I taught 3rd grade for 2.5 years. What did you do before kids?

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Kay - posted on 03/27/2010

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I have my bachelor's in Business Administration. I worked at a few insurance companies until our little girl was born. Since then I've gotten my real estate license on an inactive status currently. Miss my job, but I wouldn't trade any of the sacrafices we've made as a family to be home with my little girl. Once she is in school.....we'll see.

Kathleen - posted on 03/23/2010

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I quit for baby reasons with my first around 7 years ago. The job I had was really high stress. Since I was home during the day to be with my baby I decided to go back to school for my BA at night. Got pregnant had another child still studied, had to relocate to TX 3 courses from finishing, went back to MI for 3 months to finish now I have a BA in Human Services that doesn't seem to be good for anything in TX lol!

Michelle - posted on 03/25/2010

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I have a Bachelors in Environmental Science and a minor in Fisheries and Wildlife. I will probably go back to school when my youngest starts going to school full time in about 3 years. I will go back for a nursing degree or something, so that I can work the hours that I want and hopefully make okay money.

Kristin - posted on 03/25/2010

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I've got a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and a certificate in Accounting.

Christine - posted on 03/24/2010

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I have an Associates in Medical Assisting and got pregnant just before I graduated. Since I was home I went back to get my Bachelors in Business Management. Now my 'baby' is in Kindergarten and I've been trying to get into the workforce but have had NO luck. I haven't gotten to use either degree and doors continue to be shut in my face telling me that I don't have the "work experience." So I'm being penalized for staying home and raising our daughter. I have returned to school to keep my skills fresh...the school has a policy for all graduates...they may return at any time to keep skills fresh.

Prior to getting married...I was a Sales Manager for Kids "R" Us. The company downsized dramatically so I resigned my position and relocated with my then partner. We got married shortly there after and I returned to school a month later.

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Mischelle - posted on 12/06/2011

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I have completed a Bachelor in Technology in the late 80s...a while ago now. Now in 2011 I have started a 3 year graduate Bachelors of Laws and I am loving it.

Shawn - posted on 03/29/2010

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BA in Business Management, emphasis in Business Administration. I have never really used my degree. I was a Sr. Administrative Assistant for almost 10 years until we relocated for my husband's job. I then decided to stay home with the kids.

Danielle - posted on 03/29/2010

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I have a Bach of Science in Recreational Therapy. Before I got pregnant I worked with special ed kids. Once I found out that I was going to be having a baby I worked part time as a pre-k teachers assistant up until I was 8 months

April - posted on 03/29/2010

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i have a bachelor's AND a masters....i was working on my master's while pregnant with my son...i graduated with my M.S. in early childhood education about 1 week before was born!

i didn't know my career plans were going to change when i became a mommy. i fully intended on staying home for 1 year and then going out and getting a teaching job.

now 1 year has passed and plans have changed. i want to be a sahm until my children are school aged.

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I have a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. Was in advertising as a TV commercial producer and copywriter for 10 years before having children. I've been at home with them for 7 years, and I don't miss the workforce at all! I love seeing my children grow and change every day. It was always my ultimate ambition to be a mother, and it turns out that it's the most fulfilling work I've ever done.

Amanda - posted on 03/28/2010

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I have a BA in Special Education K-12 with Learning Disabilities & Behavior Disorders emphasis. I taught for 5.5 years before my first was born. I'm maintaining my teaching certificate, but think I'll look into a different area when I finally go back. I plan to take my time going back. :)

Karen - posted on 03/28/2010

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I'm so glad that there are other moms out there with bachelor degrees and also decide to put their careers off to stay home and raise their children! Makes me feel so much better about being a stay at home mom! I have two bachelor degrees and an unfinished masters degree. Putting off the rest of my career and education was the best thing for my children. I wouldn't have it any other way! Anyway, I have a degree in K-12 band, and a degree in music therapy with emphasis in special needs and vision impairment.

Erika - posted on 03/28/2010

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I have a B.S. In Early Childhood Education and worked with infants, toddlers and preschoolers as well as a family advocate for teen parents. I then got my Master's in Counseling and was a School Counselor for 2 years before I was laid off. All the while I had my son, went to school, and worked all full time. I am sorta glad I have the time now to be home and a stay at home mom for my son. He will be 5 next month, and I volunteer at his preschool 3 days a week. I never thought I could be so happy staying home, it is the best feeling for me!!

Mary - posted on 03/27/2010

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I have a bachelors degree in horticulture. My husband and I started our own landscaping company. We worked together for over two years, then I got prego. I worked until I was 7 months prego, then it became too hard. Now we hired an employee to take my spot. We lost most of my income, but it is all worth it to be able to stay home with my little one. I'm currently trying to do work from home making cards out of my photography and selling it. We'll see how it turns out.

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Yes. I have a BA in English and worked as a director of a library until I got pregnant. Am now a Stay-at-Home Mom and my little one will be 4 in May! :)

Lizelle - posted on 03/27/2010

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I've got a BSc Hon in Meteorology. Worked as a researcher in Agroclimatology till our son was born. Maybe one day when the kids are in school I'll get a half day job. Still want to be home when they get home in the afternoons.

Stephanie - posted on 03/27/2010

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Have a bachelors in Marketing and in Management. I guess my management skills come in handy to manage all the day to day stuff. Hoping to get back out in the working world one day, but not real soon. Enjoying my time at home with the kids.

Stacey - posted on 03/26/2010

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I have a BS in Management Information Systems. Had opportunity for a job 3 hrs away but my kids come 1st. I am not finishing a MA online in Health and Wellness and ready to pull my hair out. It is a concentration in Lactation Consultant which will enable me to be board certified. Not sure if there will be a job for that now because I keep getting told I need an RN. I am frustrated but really want to give back to the community I grew up in.

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Bachelor of Teching and a Bachelor of Computer Education. On Maternity leave fulltime until both my children were 8 months old then returned to teaching 1 day a week. Have just completed a 3 week full-time stint as Princiapl in my school to cover my boss as she was on her honeymoon! Full time too hard!!! even for just three weeks. Much prefer being a stay at home mum and only working 1 day a week.

Amy - posted on 03/26/2010

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I have my Bachelors in Management and Human Relations. Before my daughter was born I worked as a phlebotomist in a physicians clinic, and I have been building a home based business for 15 1/2 years now.

Jessica - posted on 03/26/2010

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I am about to finish my degree. It will be a BA in psychology. Before i had kids and was a stay at home mom I was a cop in the navy.

Jessica - posted on 03/26/2010

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I have a Recreational Therapy degree and worked at a nursing home before I had my second son. We have 3 boys 9,5,&2. I have been home for almost 6 years and I love it. I planned to go back to work when our youngest hit school age. I really don't want to work outside the home, so I started a home business. The goal is by the time he is 5 it will be established. Once they are all in school you still have to worry about child care for summer vacation, sick days, and all the other odd days off .

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I have a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science and worked for about 3 years plus my final practical year. After my first was a year old I went back a couple of evenings a week so hubby could look after her. They have kept my job open for me so when my 3 week old Max is old enough I can go back. It's great to have some adult time with the flexibility to take care of the kids as well!!

Jessica - posted on 03/25/2010

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Thanks to everyone for responding, it's nice to know I'm not the only one with an education. Thanks for spelling appropriately and correct grammar!

Julie - posted on 03/25/2010

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I have a BA in Religion. Before I got pregnant I was working for a church non-profit in an administrative capacity. It is my intention to get my M.Div. and get ordained once we are at that point in our family. My husband is a pastor and it is our plan to some day have a church together.

Tiffany - posted on 03/25/2010

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I have my BA in psychology. I've been wanting to get my masters but having DJ kinda put that on hold for now :) But all is worth it. I'd trade a hundred degrees for my little boy any day.

Denese - posted on 03/25/2010

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I am curently working to get my Bachelors degree in Early Elementary education as well. :-) I work part time as a waitress and tired of it and looking for a better job or something to supplement my income.

Brianna - posted on 03/25/2010

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I taught 1st/2nd combo for a year, long term subbed in kinder for almost a year and taught 3rd for 2 years before my LO come in August. BA in Psych M.ED early childhood, with a reading endorsement.

Niki - posted on 03/25/2010

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I have my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and a Master's degree in Professional Counseling. I spent 5 years working as a child and adolescent therapist before staying home with my babies. Before that, I worked in a long- term psychiatric hospital for kids.

Leah - posted on 03/25/2010

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I have my Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. I went to college online while my kids were little. Before that I was in the Marine Corps for 4 years. I kind of wish I could use my degree, but for now I am happy being a stay at home mom to my 3 girls.

Tracy - posted on 03/25/2010

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I have my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood. I quit teaching a couple of months after my first was born in August 2007. Couldn't handle being away from her.

Kaye - posted on 03/25/2010

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I have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Prior to getting pregnant with my second child, I had begun a Culinary Arts Certification course and finished it, but would have liked to go on to get a degree in that field.

Jill - posted on 03/25/2010

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I have a bachelors in English Education Grades 7-12. I taught for seven years. I lost my job 2 yrs ago and took some time off to travel with my boyfriend. Low and behold, I discovered I was pregnant last winter and now love that I'm not tied to a job so I can stay home with my 7 mth old daughter.

Sharon - posted on 03/25/2010

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I have a BA in English Language and Sociology. Used to teach in a secondary school and teach the O' Levels. However, I quit to move to another country when my husband was relocated. I think giving up a career (if all factors allow) to be with your little one is vital for the first few years at least. Those are the formative years of a child's life. :D

Renae - posted on 03/24/2010

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2 degress. Psychology and then Marketing. Was a general manager before becoming a mum. Also trained psychs to administer psychometric tests on their clients - will keep this one as a casual job. We also own a car suspension business.

Brittany - posted on 03/24/2010

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I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management. I had a promising career in Human Resource Management before I had my daughter (Dec 2009). I've since become a stay-at-home mom and don't regret the decision for a moment. I plan to return to work in a few years but am enjoying this special time with my first-born :)

Amy - posted on 03/24/2010

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I just finished my bachelors in business management. I worked in retail for two years before having our daughter. I'm hopin to get a part time job in the evenings and some weekends so we dont have to pay for daycare, but that sort of job doesn't go well w/ management, who is usually 40+ hours:( Not sure if I should do mgmt and pay for daycare so I can have a career n see my daughter on nights/wkends and bring home almost nothing or work pt just cleaning offices so I can be home w/ her during the day and pay bills

Katie - posted on 03/24/2010

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I have a dual bachelors in Elementary and Special Education. I just finished my masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Reading. I taught 3 years before baby and was out for the summer when I was 27 weeks preggo. LO is 7 months old and I am not planning on going back for some time.

Susan - posted on 03/24/2010

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I have a Bachelors Degree in Communication Arts. I was a newspaper editor and my resignation date was my due date Sept. 5, 2008...best decision I ever made!! I had a lot of fun interviewing everyone from locals to celebrities but being home with my LO and being able to watch and help her grow is so much more rewarding :)

Nicole - posted on 03/24/2010

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I was a Special Education Teacher. I have a Bachelor's in Psychology and am certified to teach Regular Ed. too! I just started working part time for a Work At Home company. They have great safe, natural and non toxic products that no home with children should be without. I love being home with my 3 kids so this keeps my mind going after being just mom for 7 years. Now I am mom and when I want to I open accounts for like minded people. It's on my schedule! Thanks for asking!

Sarah - posted on 03/23/2010

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Yes I am proud to have my BA in Liberal Studies and my Elementary Teaching Cred. SB2042. I say proud because I finished all of this when I was a single Mom. Now I am married to the most amazing man and I have not had to work as I now stay home with our kids (3rd on the way). I love having my education knowing no one can take that away ;-)

Tracey - posted on 03/23/2010

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I have my BA in Fine Arts and I was close to finishing my Bachelor's in teaching but well life happened ;) It costs too much to put him in daycare so I am happy to teach him all I know at home :)

Kathleen - posted on 03/23/2010

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I don't know if I could do insurance sales... Don't you have to make alot of cold calls? It seems like it would be alot of hang ups or does your company do things different? I don't really know much about the field...

Kathleen - posted on 03/23/2010

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That sounds wonderful~ I wouldnt mind doing something like that it sounds very rewarding :D

Taralee - posted on 03/23/2010

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Hello,
My BA is in Psychology from Wilfred Laurier University in Ontario Canada. I still am technically in the field as a Canine Behaviour Specialist (That means I help to fix abused, neglected, and just nutty or terribly misbehaving dogs....LOL)

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Hi! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and one in International Relations. Before I had my girls I taught at a private christian school in Colorado. My husband is now the Pastor of a tiny little church in Eastern Idaho, and I'm staying home with my girls!

Sasha - posted on 03/23/2010

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I went for insurance sales (my degree is in crim justice). It is pretty flexible!! I am thinking of going back in a few years maybe pt when my son goes to kindergarten... but who knows!

Jennifer - posted on 03/23/2010

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I have a BS in Psychology and Fine Arts. I taught pre-k and was a vet tech for 10 years before that! I stay at home now!

Kim - posted on 03/23/2010

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I have a Bachelors in Early childhood Education. I starting working with infants and toddlers to get that part of my certificate and loved working with the toddlers. I did that for 6 yrs before I changed jobs and started working in an Elementary school in Special Ed. I loved working there too. I finally got pregnant with my son and I quit at the end of the school year. If I start working again I would love to work at a Preschool. I had always thought I would open a home daycare but that hasn't happened. I'm happy for now being home with my youngest daughter.

Sherlene - posted on 03/23/2010

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yea, I got a BS in Health Care Administration 10 yrs ago but I decided I needed to go back to school now. It has been too many years so I decided I need to go back and get another degree. I never quite got a job in my field either and I figured it might not happen now either especially with this recession and so many people out of jobs.

Mari - posted on 03/23/2010

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yep, I have bachelor degree in International Economics Relations ... unfortunately I never had a chance to use my degree

Tracy - posted on 03/23/2010

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I have a bachelors in Biology and in Pharmacy and am a pharmacist. I am at home most days but help fill in when someone is sick or on vacation.

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