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Veronica - posted on 12/14/2010 ( 64 moms have responded )

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What do you ladies do? Stay at home mom, part-time or fulltime worker? Or stay-at-home/own your own business?? NOW, Im not looking to make this post an ad for your business' either - Im just curious as to what everyone does for a living.

Me, Im a stay at home mom, entrepreneur-makeup artist.

You??

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Becky - posted on 12/14/2010

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I'm a stay-at-home mom. Technically, I do home assessments on contract for an adoption agency, but I haven't done one since before the summer because they've slowed way down, so right now, I'm just a mom. :) I've just signed up as a Stampin' Up demonstrator, but not sure whether I'll really get into it or just use the discount to get stuff I want and then quit!

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Jenny - posted on 12/16/2010

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Part time employment, part time SAHM. I work outside of the home for 5 hours per day. I transport my daughter to and from school and work while she's there. It allows me a break from the toddler, to use my mind and talk to grownups. I love my job and have a variety of responsibilites from accounting, to sales, to doing shop drawings so every day is different.



I also get to be home by 3 so I have lots of time to do my shopping and get my stuff around the house. I totally love my setup and wouldn't change a thing.

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Stay at home mum but i'm studying my beauty therapy diploma next year once my boy turns two then when im finished that im running my own beauty therapy/make up artist business from home



ohhhh and i did a 6 month NPM course when i was pregnant would love to be able to get back down to sydney to do the long course but that will have to wait until my LO is a lot older

Mrs. - posted on 12/15/2010

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I guess I'm part SAHM, part actor. I still audition and work, I just am able to do it and stay at home with baby. I'm also going back to take a class at the University level in English/Composition, just to see if it would be worth it for me.

Veronica - posted on 12/15/2010

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Wow, lots of students out there - I wish you all the best in your schooling, and finding your careers. Tons of busy mamas, thats for sure!

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I am a stay at home mom of 4 kids ages 10 yo boy 10 yo girl 2year old boy and 15month old girl for us its cheaper for us for me to stay home with them instead of doing daycare and also our 2 younger children are delayed so we have them in early on so i go with them to their classes to help with there education.

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Right now I just stay at home, not a mom yet but don't have a job anymore, haha. Sort of an entrepreneur, trying to sell some of my artwork (traditional and CG) at some shops my hubby visits occasionally. I want to go back to college next fall but not sure if I will be able to. Our daughter is due in early January, but might come late December. Then I'll be a full-time stay-at-home mom with no chance of selling my art because I won't be able to do anything. Kinda depressed about it...But yeah, that's what I do, lol.

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I'm a nurse, teacher, chauffeur, personal shopper, cleaner, children's entertainer, chef, counsellor, diplomat, gardener and accountant - also known as a sahm!

LaCi - posted on 12/15/2010

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SAHM/full time student.

Although soon "student" means 40 hour work weeks with no freakin' pay. ;/

Minnie - posted on 12/15/2010

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Krista: mostly C172 and I got my complex in the Mooney 20J - the BEST airplane EVER. LOL



I also did some aerobatics in the Cap-10 (hammerheads are awe-some) and some gliding in the Grob 109B.



That's where all my student loan pain comes from. Sallie Mae will loan any amount to anyone. And my junior year at Daniel Webster College was noooot cheap.



I just LOVE flying, but my headaches got in the way. After I had my first child they went away permanently. But I'm not about to go back to school and throw away another hundred grand to finish. Flying professionally is the only way I would be able to afford this and yeah...Sallie Mae uuugh.

Barb - posted on 12/15/2010

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I don't know if can be considered a SAHM if all my kids are moved out and on their own LOL.

So let's just say i'm a business owner. We are a manufacturing/consulting and contracting business. My husband sums up as "we are dollar whores". We do preventative maintenance for local factories on their HVAC equipment and monitor the temp/humidity of their facilities. We are also contracted for their plumbing, HVAC and electrical needs or just for consulting on projects.

I am also a purchasing agent for factories and contractors as a side job, mainly dealing with electrical contractors.
We do on site welding and fabrication for local farmers and help with planting and harvesting in the spring and fall.
We have our first business that we started 15 years ago. We build heat distribution systems for radiant in-floor heating systems.

So, as Doug says, "we are dollar whores"

Krista and Lisa, I want to fly, kudos to you ladies, one of these days i should go down and take some lessons. My dad was pilot, we had a little twin engine cessna when i was little girl.

Lacye - posted on 12/15/2010

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I'm getting my associates degree in Accounting Technology and later I'm going to a senior college to get my master's in Accounting.

Krista - posted on 12/15/2010

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/high-fives Lisa

Nice to meet another pilot, girlie! I hear you, though, about it just being too damned expensive to keep up. I let my medical lapse years ago, sadly.

What kind of plane did you train on? We used Piper Tomahawks -- a great little low-wing plane.

Caitlin - posted on 12/15/2010

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I'm a part time worker (no choice) and a part time student... so basically full time work...



Right now i'm registered doing a BA in English, but when I move i'm changing most likely to do my BA in Nursing. The English thing is great, but i`d prefer nursing if I had the choice (though having all my summers off with the girls sounds awesome).

Amanda - posted on 12/15/2010

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currently a SAHM, planning to start on a second degree next fall or spring

Petra - posted on 12/15/2010

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I work full time - paralegal for years and years, but I made the shift to educational conference coordinator for the government before I went on mat leave last year. I love working - I went back a month early, I'm just not cut out to be a SAHM. But, dude is in a kick-ass day home, so I don't feel too bad about it.

Minnie - posted on 12/15/2010

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Stay at home mom/ LLL Leader



I've also got my private pilot certificate with instrument rating but that's just too stinkin expensive to keep current. At one point I was going for commercial, but I couldn't maintain a class I medical with my migraines.



Planning on sitting for the IBLCE exam in a couple of years.

Sunny - posted on 12/15/2010

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Im a stay at home mum, but im starting a NP make up course in the new year and hoping to be working full time by the end of the year when my little guy will be 4 and a half.

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I work part time (2, sometimes 3, days a week) as a teacher at a daycare centre working with under 3 year olds. I bring my daughter to work with me, which is pretty awesome. Theoretically I'm working towards my Teacher's Registration but as of yet I've done sweet fuck all. LOL. I like going to work - I get to hang out with adults and my daughter gets to hang out with other kids in an environment set up for her. It's all good.

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I'm just a stay at home mom. I would love a job but so would a lot of people right now, but I have thought about doing crafts again. I used to make jewelry, etch glass with art and/or poems I wrote, design tattoos and a lot more. I got distracted by a houseful of kids over the years and just haven't had much time for those things.

Meghan - posted on 12/14/2010

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SAHM/Full time university student (one more final to go, then done until Jan) to be a probation officer and I pick up shifts in the bar whenever they are available-which is not very often lately. Actually, right now J is in daycare all day...so I am really actually just lazy between 8 and 4.

Kylie - posted on 12/14/2010

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I'm a stay at home mum, I sell my dolls and art online as well as plants and second hand stuff at swap meets and on ebay to make extra money. I am going to university in Feb next year to study to be a primary school teacher. I just enrolled today and met all the lecturers and some of the students. I'm very much looking forward to it.

Jocelyn - posted on 12/14/2010

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Stay at home mom during the day, "best bartender in the world!" (or so I've been told lol) by night!
And I make bad ass hair bows and sell them on etsy on the side ^_^

Bonnie - posted on 12/14/2010

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Jenn M--Happy Birthday!!
I am a stay at home mom and wife to two boys (well 3 if you include my husband lol) and I have a part time small business on the side, if you even want to call it that.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 12/14/2010

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Im a SHAM.....of two boys, and 3 four legged furry kids.
I like to write so i hope one day to finish my book and have it published

Amanda - posted on 12/14/2010

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I am a stay at home mom and I do inhome daycare. I make my own hours and set my own pay. Only downer...gotta pay in!

Jodi - posted on 12/14/2010

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I am a stay at home mom, though I hardly stay at home! When my children are older and I have more time I'd like to look into becoming a lactation consultant, not for a full, or even part time job, but just as an educated support person for people in my community to call upon when they need a little help at 2 a.m.!

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I teach full time- 9th grade English. I leave home at 6-6:15 am and usually get home around 5-5:30ish.

It's my 15th year in Education and I am simply a career person. But I was fortuante to have a part time position from 2006-2009 for only 3 days a week. it allowed me to stay home with my son more and I also completed my Master's Degree during that time frame. I'm also working towards an Administration position within the next few years in Curriculum & Instruction.

Nikkole - posted on 12/14/2010

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im a SAHM until hubby finishes school then its MY turn lol im going for teaching!

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I started working at age 15 and didn't stop until I was 3 months pregnant at age 35 and that was only on doctor's strict orders. I have been a SAHM for 3 (and a half years, if you count my second and third trimesters not working) and some days I love it, some days I CRAVE a job, any job. I wouldn't trade what I do though, for anything. I've often thought of trying to do some kind of work from my home but I'm not a sales person, don't like the multi-level marketing stuff and I just can't see myself having time to do anything at home productive all while constantly monitoring my son. Maybe once he starts school. Maybe. As for college? Long before I ever had a child, I knew that college wasn't for me. I never had any aspirations of continuing school. A lot of people think this is sad, because I was a foster child and could have gone to any college I wanted to in the state of Florida for free, but I turned it down when I turned 18, said "thanks, but no thanks" and walked away. I actually had really good grades and was accepted to the University of Florida and FSU (as well as a few others). I had only applied because of a college fair they had at my high school in Senior year. Bah, school wasn't / isn't for me. I love what I do now, and when Jacob is in school (1st grade or up) I may go and find myself a part time job somewhere around this tiny little village. But until then, unless someone's willing to pay me to edit grammar errors (or do something cool like Krista lol), I think I'm happy here :)

Stifler's - posted on 12/14/2010

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stay at home. husband works. i've done half my bachelor of nursing and plan to finish it when the kids go off to school.

Carolyn - posted on 12/14/2010

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well i am currently on mat and parental leave but at the end of may , i will be returning my job working with addicts, the mentally ill and the homeless at our local detox and treatment facility which is also unofficially a mental health facility too. 12 hour shifts. days and nights rotations, but day for day i work about 4.5 months out of the year after you take out holidays, vacation weeks, and float days :)

really not looking forward to figuring out daycare for overlaps with my 7-7 shifts, and my husbands 3 to midnight shifts. oh the joys !

Kate CP - posted on 12/14/2010

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Stay at home mom and I run a small baking business out of my home. When I'm not humongously pregnant I work on the weekends selling Blue Buffalo pet food. :)

Lady Heather - posted on 12/14/2010

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I stay at home. I thought about doing something from at home, but it's too much for me. When it takes you 2 hours to go grocery shopping and an hour just to run to the post office...I'm quite happy not having work do on top of cleaning, errands and kid.

Once I have another kid and they get a little older (maybe in five years) I plan on going back to uni to get my BEd so I can teach elementary school. I already have a BA so it shouldn't take very long. Then maybe finally I can actually start a career.

Shauna - posted on 12/14/2010

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For schooling: I have an associates in Early Childhood Ed and going for BA ... and attending University for Child Life Specialist .... also minor in Sign Language Interpretation

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For the college question.... AA in Early Childhood Education to be a preschool teacher's aide. At least that's the plan. ;) Right now all you need to do that here is a GED, but in 2 years they're requiring the AA and since it's normally a 2 year course.... ;) I'm a bit behind in order to get it all done in time, but working on it.

Shauna - posted on 12/14/2010

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Up untill a week ago I worked fulltime 10hrs a day as a preschool teacher. Im also a fulltime College student, and starting doing some practicum work at childrens hospital for Child Life Specialist. Im Currently Stay At Home Mom as of last week, i pulled my child out of daycare after witnessing them not cutting my 8 mo old childs food up *first time he tryed tablefoods* And prior to that giving him tablefoods without my permission, *he has severe allergies* And giving him 5 hr old formula that i asked to dump when he was done and not save, and many many other reason which is besides the point. I LOVE being at home with my baby and tho i know i cant stay home for long i may take a few months off before looking for another job to spend some needed quality time with the LO. But i give all your stay at home mom props b/c its harder work than i thought to keep the house and have dinner ready every night, im used to doing everything on the fly and being home all day i find myself doing much more house work than anything!

Jennifer - posted on 12/14/2010

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i am a stay at home mom to a (nearly) 13 month old little man and a registered nursing student working towards becoming a certified nurse midwife. eventually i will also be a certified lactation consultant

Jenn - posted on 12/14/2010

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I'm a stay at home mom to 3 kids - my son is almost 5 and my twin girls just turned 2. Oh - and just to throw this out there - it's my birthday today ;)

Joanna - posted on 12/14/2010

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Stay at home mommy, plus I do some crafting and selling online for a little extra dough.

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For the past 4 yrs i have been nothing more than a Mummy/Housewife. I have loved every minute of it. Now i am starting to study to become a midwife. If i get accepted i will start next year and after 4 years of university when my youngest starts school i should be qualified and start working.

Katherine - posted on 12/14/2010

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Right now I'm SAH, but I just got a new job I'm starting at the beginning of the year YAY me!!!

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