QOTD 7/2/13

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QOTD 7/2/13

Do you work outside of the home? If you do, what kind of work do you do?

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Legal Assistant at a Criminal and Family law firm. But will quit before the baby is born. Realistically we cannot afford to pay 2000+ in day care a month. It's 1200 to send just my son and even with the 10% discount you get for a second baby it's not really worth me to keep working.

We are currently trying to figure out how long I will actually be working. I am having an extremely hard time being away from my son right now. I want to leave work in the next month or so. To spend some time with him in his last months as an only child. DH wants me to work till October, but I am worried that at that point I will be having complications again and be on bed rest. So torn because Stetson LOVES LOVES LOVES daycare. Any suggestions? We can't afford part time with me not working and my boss won't let me cut my hours.

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Oh wow. I forgot how expensive daycare is!!

I work as a high school secretary in an alt ed/technical high school. I LOVE my job. I will definitely be staying. I also have super fantastic health insurance and a union that will guarantee my job is safe while I'm out Smile We also have a great daycare/pre-school in the same building, so when baby is 2 or 3, (s)he can come here with me for the day.
Tom's hours are good, and he has plenty of space for extra time off (he's a professor at Cornell), so I know he'll be spending some baby and daddy time alot instead of paying for full time day care, until his hours pick back up full swing in the fall.

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I'm a SAHM, however, I do work a few nights a week at a local restaurant waitressing- for my own sanity, and for a little extra cash;)

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I teach Peds/OB nursing. Overall I really do love my job. My hours are one extreme or the other..... either a very flexible day or a completely inflexible day. Not a lot of in between. But overall, I have good flexibility.

DH is a lawyer, which actually kinda sucks because the financial strain of maintaining a small business is ridiculous. He pays for his own insurance, so I carry DD and myself. There's no way we could afford to privately pay for an entire family.

I will continue working, because the flexibility is good, and I do get 2 weeks off at Christmas that doesn't come out of my vacation. I love being a nurse AND a teacher, it fills a lot of personality needs for me. I love taking care of sick children and their families, and teaching gives me the opportunity to do that without having to staff at a hospital and be stuck working weekends, nights, and holidays. This is kinda the best of both worlds. I just wish we had summers off, but we teach 12 months a year.

I am considering returning part time to school for my doctorate. The school I want to attend starts a new cohort every summer, so that would put me starting with the baby being about 5 months old. I'm not sure if it would be too much or a good diversion from the overwhelming "mama mama mama" that comes with a new baby's needs and a preschooler's needs. It would give me a good excuse to get a sitter and have a few hours a day to myself....... hmmm...... a thought!

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sorry, double post

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When I work I'm a sign language interpreter... Mostly in elementary schools.

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"Mamaterp" wrote:

When I work I'm a sign language interpreter... Mostly in elementary schools.

That is really, really cool. What an awesome job.

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I am home with DS during week. Some weekend days a month, I'm an occupational therapist at hospital and rehab center working with adults. I help rehabilitate people with their daily activities following surgery, illness, or injury (stroke, etc).

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"smsturner" wrote:

That is really, really cool. What an awesome job.

It is... Though I have a new found hatred of dr Seuss and Amelia bedilia... (They are not interpretable)

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"smsturner" wrote:

That is really, really cool. What an awesome job.

It is... Though I have a new found hatred of dr Seuss and Amelia bedilia... (They are not interpretable)

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I am a regustered nurse. I work in a pediatric medical daycare. I care for kids with physical and mental disabilities that require nursing care. They are mostly 5 and under. I absolutely love my job! And my hours are great (for a nurse), I work 8-5 four days a week, no weekends, no holidays.

My husband is a loan underwriter and works mostly from home. He has to go to his office every other Monday and every Thursday. So our boys go to preschool 2 days a week. And it priced very well, because its private / through our church. We pay $470 a month, for 2 kids to go 12 hrs a week.

I will most likely take only 6-8 weeks off, as I did with both of my boys. If my husband wasnt home so much, I might consider taking a couple more weeks. But he's going to take a paternity leave for a couple weeks after my maternity leave ends. That should bring baby to about 10 weeks old. From there we'll just do what we've been doing, he'll care for babiy and boys during his work days and we have a handful of family members that will be able to help out with the newest one on the few days that we both work and the boys are at school.

It will certainly be a little different this time, as both of our work situations have changed since our boys were so little, but we think it'll work just fine.

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Lurking from March...

I work from home. I own an online business selling patches to treat lazy eye in children. I make them at home and sell them both on my own website and on Amazon. It doesn't bring in a lot, but it is something.