Teaching full time and momming full time. It ain’t for the faint of heart.
Together, let’s explore ways we can care for ourselves so we can give to the kids.
In 2014, I had my first child, and also went into postpartum depression. How to cope with the overwhelming anxiety of my job? Well! To switch districts and jobs entirely, right?! So yes, that’s what I did. I spun in first-kid, new job anxiety for another year after that. My daughter came along in 2016, and by then I was settled in a new building and a second new role but was far from content. My drama at work was interfering with my enjoyment and effectiveness as a teacher and was standing in the way of happiness at home. There was never enough time. Balance was completely elusive. I spun my wheels at work as I scurried to meet all the demands placed on me. I didn’t have anything left to give my own family by the time I was done with the day.
Then I stumbled upon The Life Coach School podcast and my life changed. I started applying the concepts I was learning and my thoughts and feelings were changing. I was developing some peace around work and home.
Later, I joined the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek by Angela Watson and got some concrete tools to better cope with life. Worth every penny!
I dared to revisit some of my dreams to connect other teacher mamas in a space where we could support each other and learn together, and perhaps apply some of these teachings in our unique situation. Sound like something you’d like, too? Join our free Facebook group today.