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August 25th, 2005, 04:10 PM
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Before I became a sahm I was a special ed teacher. I loved my job, but I was so terribly sad to not be around my baby. I love being at home and am so grateful to have the opportunity. However, sometimes I really miss working. I feel kind if useless b/c I was so used to a job. I know I'll go bakc eventually, but I worry that I will have problems finding a job and getting recertified b/c I'll have been out for so long. Does anyone else ever have doubts even though they love their husband and cildren more than anyhting. I'm so glad I found this board. I hope it will give me some much needed encouragement!!-Jamie
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August 25th, 2005, 05:11 PM
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having doubts about working yes i have those all the time hon,i think its normal.i wont go back unless its critical that i do have to get a job.Dont worry you will have us here to keep you "Sain" lol hehehee
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August 25th, 2005, 07:17 PM
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I totally respect those who work outside of the home
and those who work inside the home
its all work
but I understand what your saying about the job you love and such a rewarding job at that
just keep on plugging away things will fall in place, right now your home, next year you may be back in the work place.
just make the best of the time you have with you family it truly is priceless
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August 25th, 2005, 09:26 PM
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Before kids, I worked managed a product line for a large software company. I quit 4 1/2 years ago and I'll tell you, technology sure has moved on in that time. I would have a very hard time going back into my old career. That makes me sad because I worked really hard at it.

I miss working sometimes too. I miss talking to people who you can reason with and don't say no or why all the time. If I go back to work, which I'm sure I'll have to someday, I will need to go back to school to get caught up on everything.
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August 26th, 2005, 06:51 AM
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Im sorry u feel that way , but i can tell u from being a sahm for 6 years i love to be the one who my kids come home to school and tell there day to and to be the one to put them on the bus and wave good bye . I do sometimes get lonely and bord staying at home but i want to be the one there for them not some stranger or daycare , when u feel like the time is right to go back to work youll know when and u wont feel guilty ....


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August 28th, 2005, 10:27 PM
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Thanks girls. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with doubts at times. I love being SAHM (in spite of my doubts) and I hope to do it for at least the next 8 or 9 years until all of my chldren are in school.
Jen-I stay at home for the same reasons as you. I didn't want a stranger being the one who fed my daughter everyday and played games with her and put her down for naps, etc. I love being with her and I know she's thriving. Glad I found this board. -Jamie
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August 31st, 2005, 07:57 PM
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Hi Jamie,

Like you, I'm a former teacher-- HS math-- and I've been home for 5 years now. (With 3 more on the horizon until my youngest is in Kindergarten.)

There are so many ways to keep your skills fresh... and make a little money on the side.

Do you tutor? I do tons. Let me know and I'll fill you in.

If that doesn't sound great, try online tutoring. Go online and do a google search. Lots of companys are looking for tutors.

Or give freelance writing a shot. I just started (mostly math questions for software companies) and I can't believe the amount of work out there for qualified people.

All of this can be done from home. The extra money makes a HUGE difference, and I feel that I'll have something to put on a resume in 3 years.

Or take some graduate courses-- they'll keep you fresh, although that's money OUT, not in.

Good luck!!
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