Hmm... I don't even know where to begin.
Why am I doing this?
It was suggested by one of my wonderful coworkers that I blog this
journey that I have embarked upon. I have debated about it for a while
and here I am. I'm not beginning this to gain a sympathy vote or to
have a place to do my whining, rather I am going to use this as a place
to document what goes on in the life of a teacher, who happens to be a
single mom, too. Some days it may be a rant, others it will be gloating
about my baby, my family, my kiddos in the classroom, my coworkers, the
yummy dinner that I made off of pinterest, or my latest tech savvy
moment. Heck, some days it might be a combination of all of the above.
I guess I should introduce myself for those who don't know me or don't know much about me...
First and foremost, I am a mother to a stunningly beautiful little girl. A little girl that is into everything as she is currently learning to walk. She most definitely has a voice of her own and quite the personality. It is funny how much of myself that I see in her already at only 10 months old.
I am also a second grade teacher. I work with the most amazing team, I think I would have been completely lost without them as I ventured into my first few years of teaching. Lucky me, I have a great set of students, too... well most days they are great.
My parents divorced when I myself was in second grade, I remember being horrified that my worst nightmare had come true. I had a very hard time coping with it, at times I think I still struggle with it. Lucky for me though, my parents divorce resulted in the gain of a wonderful stepfather, a stepfather that has been more of a dad than I could have ever imagined. With the divorce came an additional 6 siblings, making me the oldest of 8 kids total! Whew! I wouldn't trade it for the world and can't imagine having a small family myself.
I have some of the most wonderful and understanding friends in the world. While I haven't made enough time, especially here lately, to keep in good contact with them, the majority of them of very understanding.
The life of a single working mom, it isn't the easiest job in the world, but I wouldn't change a second of it.