Friday, February 2, 2018

Being true to the person I am.// You can take the teacher out of the classroom, but...

What if we could all stop feeling bad about the things we aren’t and instead just embrace more of who we are and what we love? This is a thought that I keep coming back to as I navigate this season of life as a stay at home mom. 

I have learned that to be the best mom I can be, I need to incorporate things that bring me joy into our daily lives. I need to embrace who I am as a stay at home mom, and not focus on what I think I should be. 

I love being a teacher. To me, being a teacher was more than a job or a career, it was a calling, and I do miss the days of teaching before I had kids. However, I am surprised at how much I am enjoying taking time off of my career to be present with my children. 

But, you can take the teacher out of the classroom, yet it's still who I am.

Growing up, I played school, not house. I have no memories of ever pretending I was cooking in a toy kitchen, but I have endless memories of playing teacher in a make believe classroom. I would line up my dolls and stuffed animals and be their teacher. At my Grammy’s house, I would play school and give her gold stars. 

I am not a stay at home mom who finds joy in meal planning, but I do find a lot of joy in lesson planning. 

Being a stay at home mom who cooks and cleans all day is not me. 

Being a stay at home mom who plans activities and field trips for “school,” that is me. 

Since we decided to keep Everett out of school this year, we do school at home, and I am having so much fun being a preschool teacher.


On this particular day, Everett wanted to make this box into a pirate ship and learn about pirates, so we had fun playing pirates.

Books we checked out of the library and enjoyed to help us through the process of becoming pirates and creating our ship:

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