Teacher Mama

This is my DIY (Do It Yourself) summer . . . And I plan on spending as much time making/doing things with/for my son as I do for my class, so check out some of my Teacher Mama DIY projects (Click the picture to get details):

Color “Wheel”

Sensory Boxes

Letters to our Son . . .

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?

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Sticky Sand

Sticky Sand

2 thoughts on “Teacher Mama

  1. Congrats! It’s awesome that you get such a long time with your little one before returning to work! This past year was my first as a Teacher Mama, and I survived! My best piece of advice would be to give yourself a deadline to leave school everyday. For instance, tell yourself (and your husband to hold yourself accountable) that you will leave school by 4:30 (or whatever time) at the LATEST and try your darndest to stick to it. It is so hard to leave your room when there are piles of unfinished tasks, but I tell myself that a teacher’s work will NEVER be done, and it will still be there for me tomorrow. 🙂 Also, I made myself not go up to work on the weekends anymore. I literally went up there ONCE on the weekend the entire school year, and it was just to rearrange things for my student teacher coming that Monday. Good luck. You will do great!

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