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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by peggym, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. ladylibra

    ladylibra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, nothing selfish about that. Doing what is right for your family. After My 3rd babykins came we decided that I will stay home. I work the Homestead and enjoy raising my children, gardens,chickens,ducks,pigs,and rabbits. (we raise most of all our own meat) As for finances, we are pretty broke-but who isn't! We make it work and we are all happier for it. I had a similar situation with my job. The amount of stress it generated wasn't worth the income it provided. We've recently decided to Homeschool our children too, something that, when I was working never even crossed our minds. That ONE decision to quit my job has opened up so many other doors. best advice ever- DO what is Right for YOU and YOur Family! The support is out there for whatever your path is.
     
  2. ladylibra

    ladylibra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't been on here is a while, Who has their bators stuffed right now? Our 4H club is setting 150+ donated eggs for our first fundraiser chick sale. [​IMG] Many folks have been super generous in donating hatching eggs for the cause. As for my personal Bater space. I hope to have enough Lavender Orp eggs to set a couple dozen next Monday. [​IMG]

    Sue, I am sending you many healing energies and hope that you have a speedy recovery!
     
  3. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why is it being selfish? It would be selfish if only you benefited from it. I quit my full time job when I had my second child. I picked up cleaning a few houses for some income. Do what is right for you and your family.
     
  4. Kit-Kat

    Kit-Kat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm also curious about this! I've been thinking about adding ducks to my little menagerie lately.
     
  5. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Country Boy - I know Jamie pretty well and yes, his birds are pricey. Nice guy though and good judge. Horstman I have heard of, and nice things too.

    How have you been? Last time I saw you, you were expecting #2? Glad to hear all is working out well.
    I stayed home with my 3 kids till my youngest was 4. I then got a job driving school bus for our district BECAUSE they let me take my kids with me on my run then drop them at school when I was done. Our district is absolutely fantastic. Have my kids, get paid, benefits and I get to know the people in the school - inside edge... Before I went back to work I did just about any job to make ends meet. Worked in an office at night, Post Office at night, pharmacy in the local market, babysat, etc. Never would change a thing. Love my kids and no, I didn't get a new car every 3 years and yes, I did clip alot of coupons and use hand-me-down clothes but now my kids are 15, 13 & 10 (tomorrow is her b-day) and they know they are most important, not "things". I ask them everyday "Do you know the one thing?" Know what that 1 thing is? I love them. Do what you can and what you want to have for your family.
     
  6. Kit-Kat

    Kit-Kat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just finished a new brooder a little while ago- it's got a big window in the front of it so I can take photos of the little peeps from an angle other than 'above'. It seemed about time I built a real brooder instead of using big tupperware bins or cardboard boxes assembled into some kind of makeshift chick castle. Thought I'd share a few pictures. [​IMG]


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    And I'm belatedly realizing I ended up taking more photos of the chicks (RIRs and Silkies) than the brooder itself... oops!
     
  7. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I shall step up onto the very same soapbox and honk the horn for the "SAHM's Club". I, too, am blessed to be able to stay at home -- and like Adoravachick, consider myself a very good and devoted mother. Prior to having kids, I have worked and/or went to biz school since I was a youngster. My last job was as a clinic coordinator for a regional hospital. I know what it means to work in a stressful position, but the most demanding job I've ever had is being a 24/7 on call MOM. It's also the job I love more than anything. Although my boys are not small anymore, we have some challenges with anxiety issues which puts additional and unpredictable demands on me and my schedule...add a sweet, 84-year old mom into the mix for whom I am the caregiver, and once again, I count my blessings for the opportunity to be able to be available to them, here at home! Hubby and I are conservative-minded and perhaps some would say old-fashioned, but we have a very strong family bond, and this traditional lifestyle has worked and continues to work best for us and the interests of our kids. I know this is not a realistic option for everyone, but it suits our family to a "T". [​IMG]

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  8. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happyhens... This is a lovely way to remind them of your LOVE -- I may "borrow" it !!



    Kit-Kat....that is one awesome set-up. Looks like a fancy and special chick sauna! They're precious!


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  9. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote: I haven't seen the hawk in days and have started to let the birds out again. I have been checking occasionally though. I will put up a scarecrow. I'm thinking of buying a George Bush Mask or some other political person. I know politicians sure scare me. [​IMG]

    I haven't had a chance to do my research but I will. You know I use my birds to feed family and friends in this hard economic time. At my age there are a few seniors who could use the help.

    I'm praying for this Soc. Sec. thing. It will hurt many if there are cuts. This is why I recommend paying off that mortgage asap. There will always be maintenance such as we have putting on a new garage roof this year. Last year it was the furnace. We did some windows the year before. Not to mention medical bills.

    My whole point being having a meat duck could feed some folks.

    I have my job interview today so I've been praying alot. It's at a nursing home/rehab center and I think I'd like it. I think if old age could talk it would say , "Ready or not here I come".
     
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Believe me if I had my way, every mom who wanted to stay home would. We were not so lucking in the beginning but after three, there is no since in DW going out to work.

    Funny that now that I'm retired, (sort of) she doesn't want me to go to work. [​IMG] Honestly I think if she don't get into heaven no one will. But I need to keep busy. Lord knows I spend far to much time on this machine. [​IMG] If the weather warms up, you won't see me much except at break time. I take lots of breaks. [​IMG]

    Anyhow Lynzii, you stay home and take care of those kids, without guilt. I always says what's the point of having kids and then paying someone else to raise them? I would have done things differently.
     

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