Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Adjusting to Life as a SAHM

My son is almost 1! I can't even believe it. Just saying that out loud gives me ✨all kinds of feels✨

This year has been quite the roller coaster (and not just adjusting to having a new baby). Between hospital stays, family drama and my husbands business struggling, it has been hard to know which way is up.

Personally I have been having a hard time finding myself in this new mom role. I haven't quite found the balance between my mom self, teacher self, wife self and my self self. It's a work in progress and I get a little closer every day!

One thing that has really emphasized this new identity crisis is the fact that I am a SAHM (at least for this school year). It has been a great experience to be here for my sons first year, but it has also been a struggle not contributing financially to the family. 

I don't know what the future holds as far as work goes. Ideally I would love to teach part time but those jobs are rare. So we will see! 

In the meantime....

Guess what!?

While I'm still figuring this all out I have found a way to contribute financially AND tap in to my teacher/creative side! I've launched an Etsy store for teacher clothing products! My husband already has the shirts, the vinyl and the press! It just made sense. 

And within 2 days I made my first sale!! 

You should check out my store: Teacher Confessions 

So far I have these 4 designs up but more designs to come! Stay tuned 😁👏👍

How do you mamas balance work life/mom life?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Five for Friday! (And a New Blog Design!)

Before we get started I have to give 2 major shout outs! 

First of all, thank you so so so much to Kassie over at Designs by Kassie for giving my blog a much needed makeover.  I am absolutely in love with it. :) Seriously, if you need any design work done, check her out! She is so easy to talk to and gets work done quickly! 

Secondly, many of you may know that I am being moved for the next school year. While my future placement is still unknown, I have to give a shout out to my principal for working her butt off for me! She has contacted other schools on my behalf and has texted me anytime new postings go up. She is going way above and beyond what she needs to do! I am going to do something extra special for her once the moving dust settles! 

Welp, another week down. Only 3 more to go! I am so jealous of those of you who are already on break. But it is a Friday and we get a long weekend, so I can't complain! And it's time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the weekly linky party!

The biggest thing that happened this week is my lovely new blog. I can't get over how adorable it is.  Pardon me while I swoon some more. :)

The downfall is, I lost all of my previous posts/comments/followers and have to start over. But it's totally worth it! 

Looking back at my pictures from this week I realized that we spent a lot of time on the carpet this week in my classroom!
Here we are playing a a homophone matching game! They could not get enough of this game. They're obsessed. I think I broke them… 

For the cute little homophone song that we listened to way more times than I care to admit (and that is now permanently engrained into my brain) click {here}!

Here we were working on retelling circle stories! They had so much fun with these. We are now in the process of writing our very own circle stories. 

I started running outside again! Side note: A few years back I was training for a half marathon and dislocated my knee the weekend before the run (and then once again about a year and a half later.. a student threw a block at it. It was an accident). I spent the last few years going through physical therapy on my knee in order to strengthen it, but running hasn't really happened. I started on the treadmill and now I'm running on trails! 

I registered for the Color Run in September! It's been just the motivation I needed to stop being afraid and just nike that! The beautiful weather we've been having hasn't hurt either! 

It probably wasn't the best idea to start Game of Thrones so close to the end of the school year. As if my teacher-itis wasn't already bad enough...but the damage is done. 

Do any of you watch this show?

And last but not least, the lovely warning I woke up to this morning. In the wise (although now not so funny) words of Woody, "Somebody's poisoned the watering hole". 

I hope you all have a fabulous (and long) Memorial Day weekend. Anyone have any fun plans? We have back-back BBQs all weekend. Hello hamburgers, goodbye will power. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

10 Things About Me

So I did a little more blog snooping today and I noticed that many of you started out by posting some fun facts about yourself! Seemed like a great way to share a little bit about myself and hopefully connect with some of you! I’m not sure if I can come up with 10, but here it goes!

1. I am excited/terrified/nervous about starting this blog and feel way in over my head! Any pointers would be greatly appreciated :)

2. I am super short (hence the name tiny teacher). I often get confused as a student, which took some getting used to! Sometimes I shop in the children’s section because the clothes fit me better. Actually, one time I had a student show up wearing the same dress as me. That was embarrassing!

3. I don’t like sweets of any kind. No cake, no ice cream, no pie. I know, I know, I’m crazy. I’m more a salty kind of gal! 

4. I am a fitness junkie! If I wasn’t a teacher I would probably be a personal trainer.

 5. I paid for my first 2 years of college with a vocal scholarship. I used to sing in choirs and musicals. Now I only sing while sitting in traffic. But you best believe I put on a real show.

6. I have been with my husband for 8 years. He has been so supportive of my career (which has been a roller coaster these past years due to budget cuts in our state). I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in crime.

7. WOW this is hard…I’m terrified of lawn gnomes. They really creep me out. Travelocity commercials are the worst!

8. My favorite season is fall! I love everything about it! FOOTBALL season, pumpkin everything, the beautiful colors… AHHH is it fall yet!?

9. I am obsessed with bad TV…like really bad TV. Pretty Little Liars anyone? Sorry, I'm not sorry.

10. I do a lot of freezer cooking! It is such a great way to keep healthy eating habits when both partners work full time! If you haven’t tried it, you should! It totally saved my life!

Well, that wasn’t so bad! Now if I could just figure out how to connect with other teachers… oh and get my blog to not look so crazy! Have a wonderful weekend!


I am so, so, so excited to be starting my own teacher blog! I am constantly creating my own supplemental materials for use in the classroom and have gotten such amazing responses from fellow teachers that I thought I would give this teaching blog/TPT thing a go!

I love finding fun and exciting ways to bring content to my kiddos and I have been seriously stalking teacher blogs for about a year now and have been so impressed by what is out there. I can't wait to become a part of it all! I hope to make many connections with all of you amazing teachers out there! Please follow, comment, share, etc!

P.S. I use exclamation points a lot if you haven’t noticed! You were warned :)