First I was me, a rambling, slightly clumsy, chatty and upbeat girl.
Then I became a teacher, a firm but fair, work-my-bum off for the kids, overworked and underpaid History teacher.
In 2012, I became a wife, a reasonably competent at cooking, very organised, non-hoovering wife.
And then came the big one, in August 2013 I became a Mama. I’d say a trying-hard-to-do-my-best Mama.
And now, two of these worlds have collided – I have to be a Mama and a teacher! Sprog hits a different and interesting stage every day where something a little bit new happens, where his personality is developing and shining through and where I really don’t want to leave him.
My maternity leave was a rollercoaster of emotion. I tried to form my own way of doing things from taking everyone’s advice on board and choosing what I thought was best for Sprog. We broke a few rules (in his own room well before 6 months) to make the most of having some couple time, I was swayed by Attachment Parenting but haven’t found it easy to go the whole way (and didn’t want to with some elements), I struggled to be ‘me’ and I laughed/cried uncontrollably at the wonderful moments I shared with Sprog.
And from Easter 2014, I had to balance all this with working full-time and doing the best job I can for my students too…..eeeeeeek!
My hope is that this blog will help me to focus on the positive achievements and ways that I have managed to create balance (or perhaps, redress the balance when it goes off!).
I am a full-time working mama and part-time blogger, with a 1 year old little boy Sprog, a fabulous husband and a very fluffy and lazy cat …and this how we are dealing with life!