How many years did you teach before starting family? (piggy back off another post) - ProTeacher Community




      
Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE


How many years did you teach before starting family? (piggy back off another post)

>

 
 
Thread Tools
nicolelt0226 nicolelt0226 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 434
Senior Member

nicolelt0226
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 434
Senior Member
How many years did you teach before starting family? (piggy back off another post)
Old 03-22-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

With everything else to wonder about, how many years did you teacher before having your first child? I plan on TTC so that the baby would be due the very end of school (I realize this is unlikely, but one can hope But now I'm wondering how many years you waited before starting your family? We do not have tenure in our district, so that doesn't apply but we do have longer contracts and things of that nature.


nicolelt0226 is offline  

TeachtoScrap's Avatar
TeachtoScrap TeachtoScrap is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,223
Senior Member

TeachtoScrap
 
TeachtoScrap's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,223
Senior Member

Old 03-22-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

I was in the middle of my 7th year...all at the same school. She was born in Oct of that year
TeachtoScrap is offline  
amherstteach's Avatar
amherstteach amherstteach is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 863
Senior Member

amherstteach
 
amherstteach's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 863
Senior Member

Old 03-22-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

I have been teaching for 9 1/2 years and still don't have children. I started teaching right after I turned 22. I was married for 5 years, but we never had children...thank God! My boyfriend and I want to have children soon. He is 15 years older than I am so we better get started :-). I am glad that I waited. All of my friends already have kids in elementary school so I am definitely behind, but I will better knowing that am more financially stable because I waited. Oh...and I started my Master's degree after I taught for 2 1/2 years. It took me two years to obtain my degree.
amherstteach is offline  
Miller's Avatar
Miller Miller is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 11,975
Senior Member

Miller
 
Miller's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 11,975
Senior Member

Old 03-22-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

started teaching in 04. Wanted to have a kid in early 07 but had him on the last day of 07.
Miller is offline  
Mme Escargot's Avatar
Mme Escargot Mme Escargot is offline
 
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 3,608
Senior Member

Mme Escargot
 
Mme Escargot's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 3,608
Senior Member

Old 03-22-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

Taught for 2 years before I met DH. Dated for a year, engaged for a year, and married for 2 1/2 before DS#1 came along....so 6 1/2 years. I was extremely fortunate ( and grateful ) to have 9 years of job-sharing / part-time after that, while he and DS#2 were little. With the districts all facing such tight budgets, though, that has pretty much gone out the window now. They're 8 and 10 now, and though I would love to still be able to be part-time, I've had to go back to full-time this year in order to be employed.

Since I teach high school, I have to be at work at 7:10, but am off the clock ( though never done ) at 3:10. I hate having to drop them off at 6:45 in the morning, but at least I'm able to be home when they get off the bus at 4. That's really important to me. We all really miss our "leisurely" mornings where I got them on the bus at 8:30, and then left for work at 9 and was still able to be home by 4 .... Oh well, all good things must end.


Mme Escargot is offline  
SeaTeacher SeaTeacher is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 563
Senior Member

SeaTeacher
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 563
Senior Member
6 years
Old 03-22-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

I am in my 6th year teaching and my first baby is due May 4 . My husband and I have been married for 4 years at the end of this month.
SeaTeacher is offline  
sidneysmom sidneysmom is offline
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 232
Full Member

sidneysmom
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 232
Full Member

Old 03-22-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

We had our first child before I started teaching. Then we had the second my first year teaching. And now we have a third. I've been running ever since-- and loving every minute of it!!!

Last edited by sidneysmom; 03-22-2011 at 11:27 AM.. Reason: ever not every!
sidneysmom is offline  
NBarney's Avatar
NBarney NBarney is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 562
Senior Member

NBarney
 
NBarney's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 562
Senior Member
9 years
Old 03-22-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

I got married after teaching for 8. We had all three of our kids in the summer, 1 in June and 2 in July.
NBarney is offline  
Babymaker
 
 
Guest

Babymaker
 
 
Guest
baby
Old 03-22-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #9

I got pg with DS1 at the end of my 2nd year of teaching, had him the middle of my 3rd year.

I got pg with DS2 at the end of my 5th year and had him in the middle of my 6th year (right now).
 
Teacher Lady's Avatar
Teacher Lady Teacher Lady is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,430
Senior Member

Teacher Lady
 
Teacher Lady's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,430
Senior Member

Old 03-22-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #10

Middle of my 7th year, and I took the rest of the year off.


Teacher Lady is offline  
bison06 bison06 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,777
Senior Member

bison06
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,777
Senior Member

Old 03-22-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #11

I am about to finish my 2nd year and I am wanting to TTC to have a baby at the end of next year, too. At my district you have a probationary certificate for the first 3 years. Two of the teachers that started with me last year had babies this year.
bison06 is offline  
RockinOutMath's Avatar
RockinOutMath RockinOutMath is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,077
Senior Member

RockinOutMath
 
RockinOutMath's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,077
Senior Member

Old 03-22-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #12

I was 6 weeks pregnant when I interviewed over the summer for my first teaching job...so I guess my answer has to be 0 then! He was born late February my first year teaching and I returned to work when he was 9 week sold (hard).
RockinOutMath is offline  
nicolelt0226 nicolelt0226 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 434
Senior Member

nicolelt0226
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 434
Senior Member

Old 03-22-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #13

Bison.. I'm in the same situation as you. 3 year probationary certificate (basically, 3 one year contracts then you can get longer ones). I too am in my 2nd year, so if I planned it right, I would be due the end of my 3rd year. I don't think that the admin. would disapprove but it still makes me nervous!!! I am confident with my job and have always gotten great reviews/evals but I am a worrier!
nicolelt0226 is offline  
cms0620 cms0620 is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 145
Full Member

cms0620
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 145
Full Member
Between 8-9
Old 03-22-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #14

I have taught 8 years and in August will have my 1st child before school starts back.
cms0620 is offline  
StephR's Avatar
StephR StephR is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,893
Senior Member

StephR
 
StephR's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,893
Senior Member

Old 03-22-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #15

I gave birth to my daughter in March of my 9th year.
StephR is offline  
teacherpippi's Avatar
teacherpippi teacherpippi is online now
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,766
Senior Member

teacherpippi
 
teacherpippi's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,766
Senior Member

Old 03-22-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #16

Dd was born at the beginning of my 6th year of teaching. Good for you for recognizing it might not happen right away. Life is so short as it is. Good luck!
teacherpippi is online now  
LoriVincent LoriVincent is offline
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,412
Senior Member

LoriVincent
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,412
Senior Member
Time flies:)
Old 03-22-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #17

I began teaching in 1993. I married in 1994. I had my daughter in 2004!
LoriVincent is offline  
booksrfun3's Avatar
booksrfun3 booksrfun3 is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,113
Senior Member

booksrfun3
 
booksrfun3's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,113
Senior Member

Old 03-22-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #18

I had our baby at the beginning of my 10th year of teaching.
booksrfun3 is offline  
angelajw's Avatar
angelajw angelajw is offline
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 3,968
Senior Member

angelajw
 
angelajw's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 3,968
Senior Member
Baby
Old 03-22-2011, 03:16 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #19

I got pregnant the end of my first year and he was born midway through my second year. I took my time getting my degree and we had been married over 7 years by then.
angelajw is offline  
BioAdoptMom3 BioAdoptMom3 is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 70,085
Senior Member

BioAdoptMom3
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 70,085
Senior Member

Old 03-22-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #20

DS 1 was born at the end of my 5th year.

Nancy
BioAdoptMom3 is offline  
hoppalong's Avatar
hoppalong hoppalong is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,858
Senior Member

hoppalong
 
hoppalong's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,858
Senior Member

Old 03-22-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #21

My DS was born in the spring of my 8th year teaching...I was on leave the last 2 months of school.
hoppalong is offline  
LizzieLoo
 
 
Guest

LizzieLoo
 
 
Guest
Young Married
Old 04-05-2011, 04:26 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #22

I got married in October my first year of teaching at the age of 23. We plan to start trying in the spring of my third year of teaching. We want to have 4 children, so we have to start young (around 26 or 27.) I will be staying home while the kids are too young for grade school. It is sooo worth it though. Family always comes first!
 

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

 

 

>
TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:46 AM.


Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net