The end of October marks two full months that I have been back to work full time since having my second child one year ago. My baby girl will be one year old in a few weeks and it's hard to remember life without her.
There have been a lot of challenges in going back to work with two kids and I can honestly say it's been stressful at times.
My house is always a mess.
I don't always cook the way I want to.
My pile of marking grows daily…and I rarely make it a priority.
There are days when I am planning my lessons period to period.
Workouts have dropped from 7 days a week to maybe 4 days a week…if I am lucky.
I can't remember the last time I got my hair cut.
Thank god for coffee.
I wouldn't change a thing. I know I am a better mom when I am back to work. I love teaching. I love my class. I love constantly learning about teaching.
I am also a better teacher because I am a mom. I have more patience. I think more about how I would want my child to be treated. I am more fun and less focused on just the curriculum
It'll get easier.
This I know.
But right now?
Wow, finding balance is tricky.