Teacher Mama

It has been awhile since I’ve posted anything because I’ve been on maternity leave! My long-awaited baby boy arrived March 25, 2012 (over spring break), and I’ve been enjoying every moment since!

My maternity leave lasted until summer began, so I am lucky enough to have 4 months with my boy before I go back to work. I have to admit that I’m worried about being a full time mom and a full time teacher. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE teaching–in fact, like many teachers I know, I tend to be an overachiever when it comes to teaching. I put in a lot of time, effort, blood, sweat, and tears because I enjoy it. The payoff I get from the students in my class who are excited to learn is the reason I chose this profession. And now I want to be an over achiever for my son as well. But how do I do both without letting one suffer? I know it can be done because I’ve seen amazing teacher mamas do it. But as I look at the precious face of the little bundle in my arms right now I wonder . . . how?

So . . . any advice for the new teacher mama?