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Category: Mom Life

Role Playing

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Hidden in the bathroom, you try to steal five minutes to take a moment to breathe and scroll through mindless social media when that teacher tired meme pops up mocking you. Teacher tired? Sure, but teacher-mom tired is more like it. The loss of…

Balanced Life: An Oxymoron

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Warning: Rough school year ahead. This is what I told myself all summer long while I was working to avoid this reality. Not because I thought the students would be hard to handle, they have actually been amazing. In fact, I think this has…

The Final Saturday

Monday morning we will finally welcome students into our classrooms. For me it will be a new classroom, in a new grade with a new schedule, but only a few new faces. The excitement has been bubbling over for weeks now. I’ve managed to add all the finishing…

Parents: How to help your middle schooler (and you) navigate this season

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It never fails, when I tell people I teach middle school they respond with some version of Why? Their twisted up face recalls their own experience and for most it’s not a good one. Middle school is a difficult season for many people…

Back to School, Off Maternity Leave

Summer has looked incredibly different this year because I’m not home with a newborn. Last summer we welcomed our daughter at the start of June, and the year before that our son surprised us 3 weeks early with his arrival on St. Patrick’s Day. Ending the…

Ohio Day Trips Series: The Columbus Zoo

Summer is the perfect season, as teachers, to explore and travel. Last summer we traveled to Colorado and California, with a newborn and a toddler, so that was crazy. This summer, my husband and I thought it best to stay closer to home. Ohio has some great opportunities for family…

Traveling with Toddlers (and babies)

(Note: This post contains affiliate links and I may be compensated for your click and purchase. See disclosure policy.)  From September of 2012 to July 2013 I was traveling the world on a mission trip that took me to 11 countries in 11 months. With all of that traveling experience…

Meal Planning for the Working Mom

Before my husband and I were married he was very clear that his cooking skills were non-existent. As he put it, “I heat, I don’t cook.” This was fine with me, I was perfectly happy to take the lead on all things food. Since this…

The Stay at Home Mom Season

Most people consider a calendar year January to December. However, for the teacher a year starts in late August and runs to the first week of June (or end of May if you’re lucky.) That makes the summer months our “off-season,” or what I now…

Why Teach.Mom.Repeat?

Sixteen years of my life have been spent teaching, two have been spent learning to be a mom. Does being a mom impact who you are as a teacher? Absolutely! Teaching is my profession, it’s how I defined my adult life. As a teacher you often refer to…