I have struggled titling this and writing this post, but I feel like it needs to written. That being said, I am NOT a ‘supermom’. There I said it, I feel like 100lbs lighter!
I have a huge group of amazing women that I am friends with, many are mothers, and others that will be in the future. All of us have have amazing skills in so many different areas! I have friends in tons of professions; fitness instructors, veterinarians, doctors, teachers, day care providers, speech language pathologists, hair stylists, photographers, nurses, physicphysicans assistants, Physicians assistants, I could go on and on. The point is what we all bring to the ‘Mommy Table’ is makes us amazing parents. Some of my friends work out side the home, others do not. I am really lucky to be able to stay home but some days it doesn’t seem that way. I am going to come clean and say it… ready… here it comes… I miss being a teacher.
I loved working as an educator. I mean that. Yes, it had tough days but working in Special Education was so rewarding for me. I couldn’t get enough of seeing kids succeed. I never set a ceiling because there was NO need to limit kids.
People have asked me, what are you plans for when your kids go to school? This is such a hard question to answer. Part of me wants to go back to teaching, maybe even teach at the school where the girls go (but not be their teacher 🙂 ).
Then there is the part that wants to help mothers. I wanted to be a lactation consultant but you really need to be an RN to get hired at hospitals. I don’t want to be an RN so there went that plan.
Right now I am toying with becoming a doula. I think I am going to see if I can meet with one locally and shadow her to really decide if it is right for me. However, for the next 4ish years I have one main job… be a mother to Munchkin and Peanut.
I have chosen to see this as a reduction in class size (ever teachers dream!). I went from about 30 kids on my caseload to 2! I will add this job is the hardest I have EVER had. I would kill some days for a 45 minute planning period :). I do my best to keep us all busy and learning new things!
Anyway, I wanted my fellow Moms to know that despite how it appears that I have it together 24/7, I don’t. I make mistakes, skip the gym some nights, grab a pizza just because, turn on PBS for a 25 minute break, and even the greenest of greenies throws out a plastic bottle at times!
I am learning as I go, that is the Art and Adventures part of this blog! I stumble regularly and often you will even get to read about that too. So while reading my blog and know sometimes I Facebook instead of meal planning, or play on Pinterest instead of making dinner (don’t worry this is when I go get a pizza- no starving kids or husband I swear!!) and much more.
One more Anne Traitor image…