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I work full-time as a toddler teacher at a high-end child care center, and at home I have a wonderful little boy who just turned 3 at the end of 2013, so I am literally around children all day and night. I am a full-time college student online a well, slowly working towards a bachelor's in psych but with half a mind to complete a dental program after I finish my degree. My work is enjoyable, but DEFINITELY does not pay the bills. Fortunately, my parents graciously took my son and I in after I left my husband, so I don't have to worry about rent for the moment... just have to worry about staying sane living with my mom! ;)
Also working here. Mom and Elementary School Teacher. Busy busy as are all you amazing people!
I am a substitute teacher, about all I can do with my teaching certificate right now, since I took off 14 years while married to stay home with my kids. (Not easy to get a teaching job in Michigan.) Now I'm looking for steady employment which works around my kids' school schedule. I'd accept pretty much any job that is within 15 miles and that lets me work within school hours only!
"The love in me salutes the love in you." -Marianne Williamson
I am a mother of 4 children ranging in ages from 17-6 and I work a full time job as a Managed Care Coordinator in a busy OB/Gyn office.
"Be the change you wish to see in this world." ~Ghandi
As if being a single mother of three extremely active children isn't "working" ... lol
I am a full time paralegal/office manager of a busy law firm.
Full-time at a University.
10 lbs - SparkTracker
20 lbs - New Outfit
30 lbs - Manicure
40 lbs - Amazon Wish List Item
50 lbs - Trip to outlet Mall with $100
60 lbs - Massage
70 lbs - Pedicure
80 lbs - Amazon Wish List Item
90 lbs - Massage
100 lbs - $200 Clothes
GOAL - Weekend Getaway
I work in home, taking care of my disabled mother. It's very nice having someone there to support my weight loss journey. Unlike the ex who would contribute to sabotaging me all the time. Of course, I must thank SparkPeople too. Awesome site.
One of the greatest things in life is unexpected laughter!
I'm SO blessed to be able to have a full-time with a company that allows me to work from home. The company is really pushing for people to work from home - the opposite of Yahoo thank goodness!
I have my own videography business that I just started in Jan 2013.
I work as a part time massage therapist, and I clean beach houses during the summer. My daughter is a heart and stroke patient, so I have to have really flexible work hours
Its kind of fun to do the impossible
Yes, two jobs - one as a community affairs representative and the other as an office support assistant.
Yup on top of all the mom duties I am also a full time paralegal. Which has its own set of stressful crazyness!
Taking it one day at a time!
10 Pounds by Christmas 2012
20 Pounds by February 28, 2013
30 Pounds by May 15, 2013
40 Pounds by July 4th 2013
50 Pounds by September 30, 2013
Yep... full time counter help at a nearby doughnut store plus at home with my kids. Sometimes I feel like a hamster in it's wheel... running in the same spot all the time. Work, home, sleep, work, home, sleep...
Kathleen in Canada
Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain.
I have worked in community affairs or the past five years, and had my hours cut in July so I am now looking for another part or full time job. Unemployment benefits and my wages barely pay the bills, and I am one who needs to work.
Can I send you a link to a recorded webinar? This is something you can watch in your spare time and it could help you with your situation. It's a business opportunity and it's totally worth checking out (only about 1/2 hour long). Right now I am making anywhere from $200-$1200/week in about 5-7 hours of time. And my health has improved drastically--I've lost 35 lbs, gone down from a size 16 jeans to an 8, and my cholesterol has dropped from 216 to 174! Let me know your email address and I'll send you the link. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org...in the message type sparkpeople so I know it's not spam.
The job market for my skill set really blows here in VA. I work for myself now and love it. The money isn't the most stable I get paid coming and going and enjoy what I do.
"Remember that guy who gave up?...Neither does anybody else."...unknown
I'm disabled....which is probably very much linked to all of the stress of the divorce.
So...we're living on child support---$476.12 bi-weekly. And the mortgage payment (my share with my housemate) is $800.
I WANT to work. Actually, upon fleeing, I started back at school, and that's been the plan all along. Before the ex and I got married in 1993, he said that I'd be able to go back to school within five years..... so...this is a disheartening one.
I haven't been able to qualify for disability yet (most people don't the first time around), but I'd rather get my brains and my body back, and do the things I always wanted to...
...that's our short story....
"There's so much beauty around us, but just two eyes to see // Everywhere I go, I'm looking." -- Rich Mullins
I used to work 5 jobs! But now this new business is taking off! I made $800 this week and didn't take time away from my kids! This is amazing!!! (and it's helped me lose 16 pounds in the last 6 weeks) I would love to give you more information about this opportunity--it could really help you change your life and your son's life. I am so happy I looked at it!
I'm all of these things too! It's exhausting lol I'd love to know how I find the time to work a full time job and sundays at a part time job.
My son is only 2, but he thanks me for everything :) Couldn't make my job more rewarding
Eastern Time Zone
Hope your date went well! I really needed to read your do's and don'ts list. I tend to let guys walk all over me. Not anymore...I'm taking charge of my life the way I take charge of everyone else's needs. I started a new business that is actually going to help me lose weight and get healthier. Happy to join Sparkpeople and connect with some single parents who understand my life.
Yes, full time with a long commute. Raising 3 kids alone for the past 14 years I just recently went with friends from work for Taco Tuesday and unexpectedly met a man I've known for years but never really "knew" and he was thrilled that I was single again, moved on from a very long and uneventful relationship. What was I thinking?! I ran across this tid bit online this morning and it really fits! I love the fact that this handsome guy I met wants to rock my mind before rocking my body, his words! I know, right?! So fabulous!! I seriously falling in like with him! My birthday is tomorrow! WooHoo! I have a date tonight! Be good to yourselves! You deserve happiness and good health!! Go get it!!
My life has become dedicated to helping others who are struggling with issues of the heart, so please pass this along to anyone who needs guidance. Take what I say with a grain of salt. I'm human-- not perfect. But my heart is in the right place (and, hopefully, I can make a few people laugh).
With that said, here's my list for hopeful romantics to "get `er done":
1. We will not be desperate. You heard me. Live your life; enjoy your passions. Put the cell phone down, and stop texting. For the love of God... let the guy pursue you.
2. We’ll give "Mr. Nice Guy" a chance and stop dating the player. Please cease and desist from giving away your goods to a man you barely know.
3. We’ll teach Nice Guy a few of the player's bedroom moves. Passion is fun, after all.
4. We will not shave our legs before a first date. We need a little insurance policy. You know what I'm talking about.
5. We will engage in PDA. When we're not in church, all deals are off!
6. We won’t abandon the rest of our lives (including relationships with friends and family) just because we’ve met someone new. Or put off applying for unemployment or food stamps, if need be.
7. When he sends us a single line text, we will refrain from three text messages, a Facebook posting and a poke in responding. Or send a but in the mirror pic when we're feeling drunk and flirty.
8. We will smile at handsome strangers on a daily basis. Oh yes, thank you, Lord, for the good-looking guys! P.S. Enrique Iglesias: I'm single and available.
9. We will refrain from private messages with men in relationships. Period.
10. We will stop telling ourselves we are too old, too plump, too busy, too many kids, too boring, or too short for love. We are only short of hot looking men pursuing us.
11. We will quit sexting cold turkey. The guy who sends us a "Weiner" (unsolicited penis pic) is toast.
12. We will make a habit of looking hot before we walk out the door. (Just in case we have a run-in with Mr. Right. Or Mr. Hot and Single).
13. We’ll invest less in thinking about marriage and more about retirement. After all, being independent is sexy to the opposite sex.
14. We will not use Facebook to air our life drama. When we're DARN sure the man is going to stick around, we'll change our status to "in a relationship."
15. We will stop kissing frogs hoping for the fairytale romance. They remain frogs, but our rose-colored glasses make them into Antonio Banderas.
16. We’ll learn to trust our intuition more – and take our friends’ and family’s advice with a healthy grain of salt. Listening is a virtue.
17. We will get out of our comfort zone to meet men. Meaning: love won't come knocking on your door, so head out, and get a life!
18. We will cut all ties to cheaters. Hats off to Sandra, Halle, and Reese.
19. We won’t be afraid to define the relationship before we sleep with men. But for safety, refer to #2.
20. We will ignore all of our silly dating “deal breakers” involving height, eye color, nerdiness and shoe size. But he must respect us, can't be a sociopath, and for goodness sake, he better shoot chemistry darts with his glance.
21. We will write new dating must-haves that include kindness, honesty, love and commitment. And surprises us with little nothings because he is a sentimental fool.
22. We’ll use our backbones more often than our wishbones when it comes to love.
23. We’ll spend more time with guys who make us laugh and less time with guys who make us cry.
24. We will enjoy living our lives to the fullest, and only include the men worthy of our precious free time to savor them together. "Settling" is for sand on the ocean floor.
25. We will cherish the kind of person who brings added joy to our already awesome lives. Bonus points if they make us laugh, or are good dancers. Good cook? Getoutahee.
Love yourself, love each other, and don't take a moment for granted. What tips would you add to this list?
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. Betty Smith
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Laundromat, homework helper, morale teacher, disciplinarian
I do more things as a Mom than I do at my paid job. But every now and then we do get paid in Hugs and Kisses and a "Thank you, Love You Mom!!"
After realizing what you do for your kids, be sure to thank your Mom for all she did/does for you.
Oh you ask... Do I work? Uh yes, I am a Mom! That makes me an alarm clock, a cook, a maid, a waitress, a teacher, a nurse, a handyman, a security officer, a photographer, a counselor, a chauffeur, an event planner, a personal assistant, an ATM, & a comforter. I don't get holidays, sick pay or days off. I work through the DAY & NIGHT. I am on call at ALL hours the rest of my life.