Long story: was very capable academically at school but I chose to have fun with my friends rather than knuckle down and work hard. Result was, unsurprisingly, I didn't get the greatest set of gcse results although did get 5 A-C grades.
Left school, gave college a go (A levels) but ended up getting kicked out of home due to my appalling behaviour. College fell by the wayside and I left there after a term too. Eventually sorted myself out, moved back home, got a job and realised I needed to sort my life out. Applied to a different college for the following September but fell pregnant in the May. Decided to keep my baby against everyone's wishes (inc the father's) and didn't go to college. Instead I took one a level when DS was 2yrs old.
Met my now DH, we had another child together, I worked various jobs when the children were small but mostly shop work. By the time they were both at school I managed to get a job as a teaching assistant. I loved this job, learnt sign language etc but then we decided to have another baby. Followed by another. I now haven't worked in 5yrs, youngest dc is 2yrs old.
I know I'll have to get a job once he starts school but what? I've always wanted to be a midwife but realistically this won't happen. DH works very long hours in his own business and that will always take priority over any work that I do (for one I could never match his earning potential), childcare will always come down to me in school holidays and if ill
Midwifery is very competitive to get into but still not sure why you couldnt give it a go, once kids are all at school, especially if DH has good earning potential and is supportive. Could you do another part time A-level while you are waiting for the youngest to grow up a bit?
If you've really ruled it out, what about a (cant remember the proper title) midwifery assistant? There were a few of these in the hospital when I was in helping care for the babies after birth.
If you are looking for inspiration there are several 'whats my ideal job' type quizzes on-line. They aren't supposed to be mega-accurate but are good for ideas - you enter your qualifications so far and interests, likes/dislikes etc and it comes up with something.