Or if you're a SAHM right now, what was your occupation before, or what do you plan to do once your kids are older?
I am a SAH. I was working as a disaster dispatcher for a restoration company when I quit to have DD2, but before that I was a high school math teacher and I will probably go back to that when the kids are older.
I am a SAHM now. Until around this time last year, I was a client service specialist with a microbiology lab. I have a BS in microbiology and plan to get back into my field once my youngest is in school.
I'm a 2nd grade teacher. I'm heading back to work in 2 weeks, and I'm not motivated at all! LOL!! I'll take a maternity leave like I did with my other two kids, and have the summer off next year. Not working in the summer is always the best part when you're a mom!
I'm a book editor, and I work at home. I love my job! People sometimes assume that because I work from home, that DD doesn't need to go to daycare, but unfortunately that's not the case. She needs so much attention that I can't work when she's here. I'm hopeful that once she's older I'll be able to work when she's home, though.
I'm an art teacher K-8. Best job in the world...besides being a mommy of course.
Litigation Attorney who focuses in civil defense litigation. I absolutely LOVE my job. I get to be so many things at once and every day is different.
I'm a SAHM now and have been, for the most part, since DD was born. I was a store manager for a women's retail store...loved the job but hated the hours. Working nights, weekends, and holidays gets old really quick. Maybe once the kids get older, I'll go back to school. I don't really know what I want to do!
I am a nurse I only work 2 nights a week though and stay home with my babies the rest of the time! I love it!
High school English teacher. Love it, but ALSO am not motivated to go back in a couple of weeks!
I am a social worker. I am a little burned out by my job and workplace, though I do love interacting with the clients. I took a 16 week maternity leave with Karina and I imagine the same with the new one. But I can't afford daycare for 2- it's the same amount as my salary, so I'm a little stumped as to what to do. I may not return to work if I can't find any afforable care.
Cristina, I found the most amazing, inexpensive, lady by using my local DHEC website. It was a great experience and I always recommend that as a resource for everyone. GL!
What is that?
Department of Health of Human Resouces. It's the governing body that certifies child care. In SC you can go on the website and there is a list of every certified child care provider in your area. You can also read if they have had any violations or things like that. I literally was at my wits end when I pulled up the list. I called the first name on the list and she was god send. I always say that I wish I could be half the mom that she was. Anyway, I think all states should have a list of certified child care providers. I hope you can find something that will work.
I have a title of Office Manager, but I do a lot more than just that! I am HR, Accountant, Customer Service, PA to the CEO...I wouldn't say I LOVE what I do...but I am happy with what I do if that makes sense.
I used to be a cancer research scientist at a pharmaceutical company. I loved my job but couldn't keep driving over two hours a day so when DS was 9 mo I quit. I have been a SAHM mom ever since. I might go back into my field but I have also thought about getting my Masters in Education and start teaching high school biology or chemistry. Guess I have a few more years to figure it out now!
SAHM now, and for a while. I was an Interior Designer...hopefully I'll get back into the field sooner or later!
I work in a human laboratory in pre-analytical services. Basically, entering all the patient information into the computer and prepping the specimens for testing. Glamorous, LOL.
Heidi what sort of testing do you guys do? What are the specimens? I think it's interesting, probably not the data entry part but at least they don't talk back.
Lindsay - We do all kinds of testing from basic wellness (CBC, chemistry, thyroids, urinalysis) to HIV, cancer screenings, pathology, etc. The specimens I mostly deal with are blood, urine and poop. Yes, poop, LOL. Thankfully it's contained and I don't ever have to separate it for any reason but it still smells bad and sometimes it leaks out. Really gross, but it pays the bills. I've been in this line of work for over 15 years, starting in the veterinary field and just recently moved over to the human side after taking a nice 6 year hiatus from working. It is pretty interesting actually.