What do you do?

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What do you do?

I was just wondering what everyone's career is? How long have you done it? Do you love it, or is there something else you'd rather do?

Joined: 09/01/10
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I am rounding out my 5th year of being a Kindergarten teacher. I have 20 five and six year old boys and girls that I teach how to read, write, use manners, share, be good friends, walk in a line, etc. My job is exhausting but I couldn't see myself doing anything else (except maybe be a SAHM). Today is my first day of Spring Break and I seriously NEEDED this week off to recharge my battery!

Joined: 07/28/05
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Katie, I have one that was in K last year and one going next year. I think it takes a very special person to be a good teacher! I considered homeschooling my children but I honestly could never do a good job with just 2, let alone 20! At our school, the K teachers have an assistant teacher that helps out, and about 20 kids in the class. I can tell that a lot of them are worn out by this time of year (I see them when I walk my kids into school each morning).

I have been a SAHM for 7 years now, it is a big reason we moved to SC, so we could afford to live on one income. My husband seriously doesn't make a lot, and we have gone without a lot of luxuries to continue this lifestyle. However, I wouldn't change anything. I used to work long hours and I don't know how we could have possibly raised children like that. I admire all of those who can work and raise a family though. I don't think any mom has it easy.

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Joined: 07/24/06
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I work as a Registered Nurse. I've been at my current job for about 2 years. I work in a clinic now so no weekends, holidays, long hours, or night shifts! After 8 years of juggling those odd hours, it's nice to have normal day time hours Smile I work in an anticoagulation clinic - for patient's who are on blood thinners. I work part time although it still feels like more than I can handle. I currently work 3-4 days/week. Although, I don't think I could handle being a full time SAHM, I think 2-3 days/week at work would be nice. I think I have DH talked into me doing straight 3 days/week after the baby is born.

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"SouthernMom" wrote:

Katie, I have one that was in K last year and one going next year. I think it takes a very special person to be a good teacher! I considered homeschooling my children but I honestly could never do a good job with just 2, let alone 20! At our school, the K teachers have an assistant teacher that helps out, and about 20 kids in the class. I can tell that a lot of them are worn out by this time of year (I see them when I walk my kids into school each morning).
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I wish I had an assistant to help out. Last year, I had 23 kids...it was hard. There are days that I come home and it's hard to even think straight though. It's just mentally tiring....always having to be "on" with the kids, if that makes sense. And since I have a baby now, it's not like I can come home anymore and just sit and stare at the wall. I am really looking forward to summer this year and the fact that I'll get to be off work for most of the third trimester.

Joined: 02/07/12
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I am working at wendys right now. 3 days a week, 5 hours a day.. nothing special and yes I wish I was doing something else. But it isn't to bad I suppose. I have been working there on and off since the year 2000. The last 2 years I was a SAHM but that happens when you have 2 kids back to back. I am going to try and work all the way till august if my hips let me and I am actually physically able to. lol. I am pretty sure that I am going to be a SAHM again after this baby is born, seeing as I will have 3 children 3 and under and I can't see it being cheap to find someone to watch them while I work my job for 11 dollars an hour. It's nice to have that little extra income though Smile

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Joined: 06/03/10
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I am a pediatric physical therapist. I have been practicing for 9 years. I spent the first 7 years of my carreer at a large Children's Hosptial in Boston, and I still work there one weekend per month. I now work in early intervention 1-2 days per week. This feels like a better balance and allows me flexibility to be with my kids that I wouldn't change, but I do miss those challenging days pf wording at a big hospital.

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I'm a fourth grade teacher and this is my 8th year. I give a lot of credit to K teachers, it is not something that I could currently do!

Joined: 10/03/11
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I have been a SAHM for 3 years now. I miss the extra $, but being able to be with DD is awesome. Before that I was an assistant manager at a garden center. I have a degree in Horticulture and I really liked my job. Hope to get back into it once this baby is in school.

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Joined: 07/16/07
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Lot's of teachers- that is awesome! I have my BA and mulitiple subject teaching credential, but I have been a substitute teacher for many years because I love the flexibility with having my children! Right now I just work 2 or 3 days a week until the end of the school year and then no more working for me. My daughter is starting Kindergarten full day and my son will be in preschool 2 days a week when we have this baby so it will be a whole new world for me! When my kids are all in school I would love to go back to teaching or another profession becasue I really enjoy working and making money for our family Smile

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Joined: 05/05/09
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I'm a professional ballroom dancer. I've been dancing for almost 20 years and teaching for just over 6, and there is nothing I would rather do. It is challenging in terms of hours and travel with the kids, but my husband and I juggle things pretty well. Now that DS1 is in school, I really miss seeing him a lot during the week, but have adjusted my hours to try to have more time with him.