Rebecca - posted on 08/23/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hello fellow teachers! When I joined circle of moms, I was a little disappointed that they did not have a community entitled "working moms." There are groups for SAHMs, military moms, and every other type of mom all over the place, but I can never find a group of working moms to talk to! It was wonderful to find this community, with other moms that work as teachers. I received my teaching degree 4 months before my first son was born and always knew I wanted to work. Unfortunately I could not find a teaching job until my oldest was 18 months and my youngest was 5 months. The whole time I was home with them, I knew I still wanted to be teaching. Last year was my first year teaching and I loved it! This summer, my boys are 2 and 3 and I had so much fun with them when I wasn't working. For the first time, I could imagine not working and staying home with them. But I'm not. I still love teaching and will be going back tomorrow, although I'm not totally ready to leave my boys. What I'm wondering is how you manage the time between teaching and your kids and family at home, and how you beat the stress of it all. None of my good friends are working moms, so I can never talk to others about this. Thanks for any responses!