December 14, 2011

The "Mrs." in Mrs. Mommy

A few weeks ago I was in a blogging slump and asked you to let me know what you'd like me to blog about.  I had someone interested in knowing more about my teaching background.  It's funny because I always just assume the only people that read my blog are my family and friends.  And they pretty much know everything about me.  I forget that not all of you know about my life before having Kyla.  Or before creating this blog.  So here is where the "Mrs." comes from in Mrs. Mommy...

I graduated from college in 2006 with a degree in Elementary/Middle Education so I can teach 1st through 8th grade.  I had/have no intentions of teaching in a middle school.  I absolutely love elementary!

As anyone in the teaching industry knows, it's so hard to get a job.  So while looking for full time jobs, I subbed.  I was lucky enough to get a few long term subbing postions in the same school that I did my student teaching.  I really enjoyed those positions because I knew everyone at the school and the positions were actually the same grade I student taught, so I knew the team really well.  And they were great!

After that, I continued to sub.  And started to not enjoy it as much.  I wasn't working every day.  I didn't really like going into a new classroom every day.  It was hard.  Basically, I wanted my own classroom.  I wanted my "own" students.  I wanted to be able to do what I wanted to do, not follow every single day from what someone "told" me to do.  But the main thing was I really wanted a full-time, every day, job.

So that's when the opportunity at Alice.com came about.  I started there in February of 2009.  I worked in Customer Service and was promoted to Manager after about six months.  I really liked it!  I had intended on going back to work after having Kyla.  But things change.  I just couldn't leave her.  We had daycare all set up.  It was a nice place and the people were great.  But a few weeks before she was supposed to go, we had to fill out a questionnaire.  It asked things like "How do you comfort your child when she is upset?" and that's what made Tyler and I realize that we are supposed to comfort her.  I wanted to be there for her.  I wanted to take care of her.  I wanted to be the first one to see her crawl.  And walk.  And talk. 

So, we decided I wouldn't go back to work.  Best. Decision. Ever.

I mean, could you leave this girl every morning?



Didn't think so!  :-)

I do really miss teaching though.  When our kids (I say kids because I hope we will be able to have more) are all in school, I plan on going back to teaching.  I actually don't think I'd mind subbing now.  I wouldn't mind not working every day.  At least for awhile.  I'm sure I will sub while I look for full time jobs.  I also really miss coaching basketball.  I've coached 7th grade girls, Freshmen girls and been a Varsity Assistant.  I absolutely love it!  I definitely want to get back into coaching!

So there you have it!  Thank you, Shawna, for giving me something to write about on yet another day where I have nothing exciting to blog about.

And I apologize for the lack of pictures.  I would make excuses, but some days, I just don't get the camera out. 

The best part of my day today was starting Tiny Tot School with Kyla down in the basement.  She was so excited about the new play area and playing with Mommy.  I will post all about our Tiny Tot School week on Sunday!

2 comments:

  1. I had completely forgotten I asked about that, but I'm glad you shared! It's always fun to "meet" you more lol.

    And oh my, I am loving her baby belly hanging over her pants! haha. Reminds me so much of Raya at that age!

    Shawna www.nopaparazziplease.blogspot.com

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  2. I loved this post! Got to know a bit about you!!! I wa a teacher too. But unlike you, I hated elementary and loved the middle schoolers. I taught chorus. I sometimes think I'd like I go back but most of the time I don't. I know I'll be home for sure until both kids are in school full time. So in about 5 years! Hehe.

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