I am a mom.
I am a teacher.
I have wanted both since I was a very
little girl. Even now as I watch my children play or my students work I
can't believe I made it.
It was my naive belief that being
trained as a teacher would be the best way to become a great mother. Makes perfect sense!
Isn't a mother a child's first teacher?
worked for 6 years as an educator before I gave birth to my first
child. I thought I knew it all and, as you are probably expecting, I was
very wrong. I knew nothing about raising a child of my own. My mom made it look so easy and it's not at all like teaching 30 students every day.
When my daughter started kindergarten I was
once again sideswiped by how much I didn't know sitting on the other side
of the desk - the miniature chair mocking my uncomfortable state! I felt confused and I
had so many questions but I couldn't seem to think of a single one
while I sat there listening to my daughter's teacher explain her test
scores and progress report.
This blog is the brainchild of that moment - when teacher turned into parent and I didn't know what to do.
travel together down this bumpy road of public education and parenthood! Hopefully, I can give you some helpful advice from both sides of the