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Choose the highest level of education you've completed

Less than highschool
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Highschool or its equivalent
8
10%
Some college
18
21%
College degree
43
51%
Masters
14
17%
Doctorate
1
1%
 
Total votes : 84

Postby january » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:49 pm

I have a B.A. in History and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education.

Job market sucks around here, so I never was able to get a teaching job. Maybe one day after I'm done having babies and the kids are in school, I'll pick up the classes I need to get re-certified.
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Postby erica_h07 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:21 pm

I'll officially be a SAHM after next Friday.

I have a B.A. in Communication. I worked for almost 4 years with the same company, but I'm leaving them to stay home with my kids :)
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Postby mommyofgirls » Tue May 10, 2011 10:55 pm

I have my bachelors and have a year of graduate school under my belt also. I don't feel it's wasting my degree because I will be returning to my field at some point. I LOVE my field! I personally think it's wastful if you never work another day in your life and your kids are all in college and your still a SAHM lol. I would never be happy doing nothing with out of the house grown children.
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Postby ~FairyMama~ » Wed May 11, 2011 11:19 am

mommyofgirls wrote:I personally think it's wastful if you never work another day in your life and your kids are all in college and your still a SAHM lol. I would never be happy doing nothing with out of the house grown children.


I know that is your Personal opinion but I just wanted to say. I agree that if you spend tons of money on a degree and never end up using it even after your children are grown it is wasteful, $ wise. But some people are just happier in the home and I see no problem with moms who stay home their entire lives, degree or not. I know personally all my favorite things to do and hobbies are done In the home, I am Never bored, and I would love a life where I just get to stay home and cook and clean and shop and do my crafts while my husband works and pays the bills and I know he would be just fine with that too. (We would love to own a store Together one day though)
If we ever financially needed me to get a job I would, but if it's not needed and I don't get to the point where I Want to, then it's not going to happen, and I don't think it's a waste I think it's living life exactly how you want to, which is pretty awesome in my book.
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Postby specialkel » Fri May 13, 2011 11:38 am

I have a B.A., but I'm very fortunate to not owe anything on it. If I were making student loan payments every month, I think I might feel like my degree was going to "waste" right now, especially since we are living on a very tight budget in order for me to stay home. I do plan on entering the workforce again in 5 years or so, so I'm glad I put the time and effort in when I did.

Where I live, the prevailing stereotype is that women who stay home with their kids have husbands who make 6-figure salaries. I'm unfamiliar w/ the stereotypes of SAHMs being uneducated or letting their education go to waste.
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Postby armenc8261 » Fri May 27, 2011 12:47 pm

I have a Bachelors degree in psychology and a Masters degree in Elementary Education. Right out of college I started teaching and taught for 10 years until I had my dd 2 years ago.
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Postby diana0324 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:53 am

I have a bachelors and masters degree in special education. I am now a stay at home mom so I teach college online (for people going for their teaching degrees and love it!) Very flexible hours and glad I have my degree to do this. I can stay home and still make money when she naps!
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Postby Emmo » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:34 pm

diana- how did you get that job?? I looked into it when I went SAHM, but it was hard to find one. I'm not really looking anymore, but a good friend of mine that I went to grad school with is trying to become a SAHM and looking for something like that.
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Postby diana0324 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:57 pm

I searched online colleges to see who was hiring in my field. I teach for two different colleges and love it! Tell her to search for online schools then click on their employment link to see!

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