Just wanted to introduce myself.

Claudia - posted on 10/31/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi gals! I am a SAHM currently, and married to a police officer. So, my husband's schedule naturally sucks. Lol. I'm in the process of getting my alternative teacher's certification and will be trying to get hired for Fall 2013. I'm not excited about that in the least. I would love to be able to stay home with my baby girl until she goes to school, but then we'd never move out of our apartment so that most likely won't be happening. I keep praying for a miracle so I don't have to leave my baby! She's almost 7 months old (as of next week), and the best baby in the entire world. I love this job. It's the only job I've ever really enjoyed and felt like I excel in. Being a mommy is so fulfilling. I guess we can't have it all, though. I'm avoiding the inevitable and haven't been studying the teaching material at all. I'm so over it. Lol. Anywho, great to meet you all!

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Claudia - posted on 11/02/2012

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Funny you mention subbing, Farrah, because I'll be subbing as of next week! I go to orientation in a few days. I used to sub while going to school, and stopped once I graduated. Teaching seems to be the only option for a person with a Psych degree. I would love to go to grad school, but full time work is priority right now for our family. I'm a little more optimistic about it, now. A lot of my friends are working mamas and would've loved to even have this much time with their babies. I'm blessed that I've had this much time with my daughter. I hope I get hired to teach for the Fall of 2013. Say a prayer for me, ladies! And I'll say a prayer for you to find a job, too, Farrah!

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Claudia - posted on 11/03/2012

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Julie,



I'm sorry to hear about your loss. That's awful. And it definitely takes a strong woman to raise 5 children on her own. However, how insulting for you to say that last comment. You think I don't want to spend every waking moment with my daughter? Of course I'd rather be with her. The reality is that my husband needs my support, and we can't rely solely on his income. I want to give my daughter the best of everything, and I have been so very blessed to be home with her for this long. A one bedroom apartment isn't practical for a family of 3, at least not in my eyes. If I'm able to at least give my daughter a yard to play in and her own room, and possibly room for our maybe next child, then I definitely don't mind working. Any good mother would want to be home with their child if it were possible. Even my husband wishes it were possible, but it isn't. I'm so sorry to you I'm a bad mother because I want to own a home for my children to grow up in. I can't believe how ugly some people can be. It's sad. I will pray for you, though, because I can only imagine that for you to say something so hurtful must mean that you're unhappy. God bless.

Julie - posted on 11/02/2012

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Staying home with your infant is a one-time chance. No one will love her or take care of her like you do -



I was widowed at 27 and raised 5 little ones alone - I'd've given ANYTHING to stay home with my children ... it changed their/our lives forever - trust me.



Your precious little girl is the best investment you will ever make with your time an energy.



How ironic that you are preparing to be pouring yourself into other people's children

while someone else is raising yours -

Farrah - posted on 11/02/2012

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Good luck! Try to start networking and substitute teaching asap. I graduated in December 2010 and I am still looking for permanent employment.

Claudia - posted on 11/02/2012

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We definitely visit grandma a lot. :) And friends that are also SAHMs. It's really not bad at all. I love it. Of course, I've only been doing it for 7 months, lol. We'll see what happens. God bless you and your little fam!

Janelle - posted on 11/01/2012

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We shared a 1 bedroom with our son for about 2 years. Actually I set his crib up in the dinning room when I was trying to get him to quit nursing after. Thank God they loose those memories. But it does get a little creepy to wake up in the middle of the night to see someone starring at you. J/K kids are great.



A one bedroom is awfully tight even if it's just you and hubby.



I'm sure you'll work it out.



And I have missed work too. I don't know why but no one asked me before I was married with kids if I would be satisfied being a lifetime personal hygiene/maid/cook/teachers assistant (homework)/medical tech/nurse for the rest of my life. Throw in some major isolation and we have a SAHM.



Thank God for the internet and TV. Though I have to admit things are more fun now that my 3 are in school. I get to talk/connect with other moms. How 'bout you. You have your first baby right? So you must feel pretty stuck. I spent a lot of time at my mom's house during that time.



Take care~ Janelle

Claudia - posted on 10/31/2012

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Hi Janelle! Well, currently our daughter shares a room with us. I'd be content with a 2 bedroom apartment. She'll eventually need her own space. We signed a 7 month lease that goes into effect December 24th, so she'll only be a little over a year old when we move which shouldn't be too bad. I just don't want her getting used to sleeping in our room forever. We're also on the third floor which is great for security and noise, but awful for lugging groceries and HER up the stairs. We do want at least one more kiddo eventually, but probably in a couple of years. I agree about it being a job, it absolutely is. I wish it were financially possible for me to do this forever. I do kind of miss working, though. I wish I could have the best of both worlds. Don't we all!

Janelle - posted on 10/31/2012

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Hi Claudia,

I just joined this week myself. I'm a SAHM and have been for the past 10 years. Unfortunetly we do live in an apartment too. And my 3 kids share a room. It can be frustrating but I think over all, it's not so bad. I like being here for my family. It's a big job in and of itself. It seems to only get bigger when they go to school. Are you planning to have more children?



;-) Janelle

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