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September 18th, 2013, 05:49 PM
Join Date: Jul 2013
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I teach private voice and piano lessons in my home part time, and sing at cabarets in NYC with my vocal group and around the tri-state area with the caroling company I manage. The lessons are my primary regular income and it's not an option for me to stop. I will take off March and April and resume in May, so about six weeks. When I go back to teaching, I'll have teenage babysitters (students of mine) looking after the newborn upstairs while I work downstairs (which is what I did with DD). These days, I only teach three afternoons per week, so I'll still have lots of time with the new babe. Singing-wise, I'll do whatever comes my way as long as it's three weeks or more after delivery. With DD, I had a two-hour caroling gig ten days post-partum and we had to take lots of extra breaks because my lady parts were too sore to stand for long stretches of time. Ouch.
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September 18th, 2013, 08:03 PM
Sarah Marie's Avatar Mom to Leiland and Owen
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Location: Middle TN, Born and raised in MI
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I'm thankful to be a SAHM. I was a photographer before having my son, but I just don't have the desire to do it right now, nor do I have the time. It is just never priority
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September 19th, 2013, 05:35 AM
NICU Nurse
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Location: Pennsylvania
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I'm a full time NICU nurse. I'll be the same after baby is born. I'll be taking 12 weeks off.

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September 19th, 2013, 06:07 AM
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Location: New Jersey
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I work in Corporate America. DH just got a promotion at work, so I'm hoping to find something part time and closer to home around Labor Day. I commute an hour and a half each way. Our baby would be in daycare from 6am-6pm if I came back to this job. It's a great job and I'm so thankful for it right now, but I definitely will need to be closer to home, even if it means a pay cut.
Mandy (38 years old)

Mom of DD age 3
Due 2/1/18 with Baby #2
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September 19th, 2013, 12:42 PM
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: California
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I am a lawyer. I only finished law school about one month before becoming pregnant, so I had not even started looking for a job yet. I had intended to study for the bar exam for a couple of months then start looking. Instead, I had such bad MS I couldn't really study and postponed the exam until February. Now I will taking the exam two weeks before I am due!!! No potential for disaster there!

I have so much admiration for all you ladies who have worked through the first trimester. And will keep working throughout your pregnancy. A lot of my friends have done it as well. And a lot of you with other kids too. Superwomen!!! I am a stay at home pregnant lady right now, and I can barely get up the energy to cook myself breakfast or clean the house.

I will start looking for a job after the New Year. I guess I will be a huge pregnant lady going to job interviews.
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September 24th, 2013, 07:00 PM
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Location: Southwest Washington, Out in the woods
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I work for the #1 high end Fishing rod manufacture in the US in the warranty department. I love that I am working with something that I enjoy doing. It offers amazing bennys so I can not go back when we plan on a 2nd pregnancy. soooo I even though I want to be a stay at home mommy I will work tell our second is here and then get to take on that full time job and also something else to supplement our income. We could survive off the hubbys income but not like we want to.
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September 24th, 2013, 08:18 PM
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Location: Burlington, Ontario
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I am a financial analyst for a manufacturing firm, working on the tail end of my accounting designation - so now is not the BEST time for me to be taking 1 year off of work (what maternity leave is here in Canada) - so I will be taking the first 7 months off, and my hubby will be taking 5 months off after that. It's awesome that we get to split the time. I work for a private firm, so I will only get government benefits for my 7 months (~ 65% of my pay), but since my husband works FOR the government, he will get topped up to 96% of his pay for his time off. (They take care of their own much better - lol)
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September 25th, 2013, 07:04 PM
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Location: Boston
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I am a personal computing manager for a medical device manufacturer. IT support basically. I will take 2 weeks off and struggle back to work.
My wife is a SAHM and will go back to work as a teacher after child 2 gets to school age

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September 26th, 2013, 01:56 AM
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Location: Adelaide, Australia
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I work in advertising/marketing for News Cop Australia. I am full time at the moment but plan to take 12 months off and then return part time.

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September 26th, 2013, 06:26 AM
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Location: Georgia
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I am a teacher. We have timed this baby perfectly and I will get to take the rest of the year off after baby is born. I will go back next school year.

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