I am sure you have heard this: “There are two sides to every coin?
Most of us have been on both sides at one time or another.
Child/Parent….my favorite! Sometimes around your parents, you feel like a twelve-year-old again. Or when you get around your own children and they like to tease and make you feel like a very old woman!
I have been a student, a public school teacher, a new mom, a homeschooling mom, a mom of public/private school teenagers, and a public school teacher, partially retired…in that order. I have been on both sides of the coin, maybe several coins. Often those coins were shiny…but sometimes very dull and scratched! Continue reading Which side of the Coin? →
Moms can be teachers, Teachers can be moms….
What on earth do I know about it? Why did I start a blog for teacher moms?
I am one. I am a teacher and a mom and I was a homeschooling mom. I was a teacher for 5 years before becoming a mom. I was a mom who chose to homeschool her sons for 10 years. After the boys graduated high school, the need for cash became evident. College was on the horizon, so I went back to teaching. I was a special education teacher for almost 9 years.
I understand. I remember those early days of teaching. I remember those early days of motherhood. I remember those days of homeschooling. Of course the most recent memory is that of being an elementary special education teacher. And I needed encouragement. I needed someone to tell me that it was okay. I needed someone to tell me about their experiences. I needed someone to encourage me when I homeschooled. I was so afraid I was going to “ruin” my kiddos. Guess what? I don’t think I ruined anyone….my kids or my previous students! Of course, I have chosen not to take a poll concerning this issue!
So, may you come here to hear stories and laugh. May you chuckle as you are encouraged. Maybe I can even answer some questions. My prayer and desire is to help you on your journey….whatever journey or role you have now.
I do not claim to have all the answers, nor all the experiences…but I can promise you that at 53 years old I have learned from my mistakes and will continue to do so. Maybe you can learn from my mistakes too.
Be blessed dear ones!