Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm a working mom

I'm on week 3 of being a "working mom". As a former "stay-at-home" mom, I use the word "working" loosely and have confirmation that I worked harder being home than I do at school.
Things are going really well at my job. I have great students, small class sizes, and minimal discipline issues. It really is a welcomed break from the constant discipline issues and the emotional drain that came with being home. I've enjoyed planning lessons, leading the class, and even staff meetings. So far this is the complete opposite from my previous and first teaching experience. I do admit that I miss those random trips to Target, swinging at the park, spontaneous naps and snack time.

My new challenges in life seem to be the transition out the door in the morning or in the door in the afternoon. Also, managing the different work/home schedules and finding the time to clean the house, grocery shop, run errands, blog, and if I do have the time to get them done, it's the energy that I am lacking.

The kids are still transitioning and doing well considering, but they have their breaking down moments of asking for me to stay home with them, or giving the nanny a hard time. I try to tell myself that this is the best thing for all of us right now, but sometimes I still wonder if I will regret this choice down the road.


  1. makes me feel better to hear that staying home is harder than working. i think the same thing but i think people have a hard time believing me. the emotional exhaustion is what kills me at home. so much to deal with, no freedom to use the bathroom alone, sitting down to finally eat a quick meal and having your kid ask as soon as you sit that he needs something else, feeling like you really should be doing a better job than you are doing. sometimes i envy jay getting to leave every day!

  2. You are doing an amazing job!
    You hide your low energy well and you are doing an incredible job of balancing work and family!
    Just know that we are behind you supporting you 100% : )

  3. I can only imagine how hard it must be to juggle everything. I'm sure all you can do is just take it one day at a time. I'll be praying for you!


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