Monday, August 8, 2016

Back to Bloggin'

Another six months have come and gone and I find myself with TIME to finally update my teaching blog!

Now, when I say the last six months have been CRAZY BUSY - I mean it! Since my last post in February (earlier this year), I went on maternity leave, got two new kittens, had a beautiful (healthy) baby girl, went back to work for the last two weeks of the school year, packed up my classroom for the summer, and have been busy tutoring and packing up my apartment for our big move at the end of this month - all while watching my TEETHING baby girl. Whew.

I had very grand plans for the summer. I wanted to get my two blogs back up and functioning. I wanted to work on some products for my TPT store. I wanted to redesign my teaching blog. 

Well, folks…none of those plans met fruition.

Being a mom is hard work. Being a mom who is still working part-time during the summer AND planning for the upcoming school year is even harder.

My husband's been great about helping with the baby on the days that I tutor. 

But I got to tell you, it can be rough being a first time mommy and not having idea what the heck you're doing half the time. I'm worried about breaking her half the time, and when I'm not worrying about that, I'm worrying if she's had enough to eat, if I'm providing enough tummy time, if she's meeting her monthly milestones appropriately. 

And then in between the worrying and the crying (on both our ends) and the dirty bottles/diapers, I have moments when I look down at her smiling face and it's all worth it. Every late night. Every diaper blow out. Every bottle. 

Anyway, I'm hoping to get back to regular blogging (I really miss it!) Wish me luck!