November 5, 2012

Show & Tell Monday

I'm linking up with Becky today to talk about my job.  Yes, I have a job.

1. Tell us what you studied in college. Is your job now related to what you studied?
I studied Elementary/Middle Education.  It's related in the fact that I am with kids all day.  But I never learned how to manage two kids under two, deal with toddler tantrums, or how to avoid getting peed on in my college courses.

2. Tell us what your everyday job looks like.
I've done a couple "Day in the life" posts.  You can read my last one here.  But let me give you a quick summary in case you don't feel like reading another post...

Wake up. Feed baby. Change baby. Put baby back to sleep. Get toddler up. Change toddler. Feed toddler. Play with toddler. Get dressed. Eat. Baby wakes up. Feed baby. Change baby. Play. Feed toddler lunch. Feed baby. Change baby. Change toddler. Put toddler down for nap. Put baby down for nap. Blog. Email. Facebook. Eat. Baby wakes up. Feed baby. Change baby. Toddler wakes up. Change toddler. Feed toddler snack. Play. Play. Play. Watch the clock. Get dinner ready. Feed baby. Change baby. Change toddler. Husband gets home. Eat dinner. Clean up dinner. Play. Feed baby. Change baby. Change toddler. Play. Give toddler bath. Give baby bath. Brush toddler's teeth. Read to toddler. Put toddler to bed. Feed baby. Change baby. Put baby to bed. Blog. Catch up on tv shows. Take a breath. Go to bed.

And I do that 7 days a week with no vacation days.  But guess what?  I love it!

3. Do you have a picture of you at work? Show us.

4. In 10 years, what do you see yourself doing? Same thing? More? Tell us.
I will still be a mom, but I see myself teaching in a school making those five years of college worth while.  I look forward to teaching again some day, but still being able to spend time with my kids.

5. Tell us what you have learned, and what {if any} recommendations you may have for those looking to go into the field you are in.
I have learned so much.  I actually did a guest post on another blog on Friday where I list 10 things that I've learned as a mom of two.  You can read that here.  My biggest piece of advice for new mom's is to trust yourself.  You will be given a lot of advice (some unwanted), but only YOU know what's best for your kids.  If you don't know something before you have your baby, don't stress.  You figure it all out as you go.  And when it comes down to it, you will be great.  I am a mom of two and am still learning new things every day.  But most of all - enjoy every second!


  1. The life of a mom, I love it :-)

    that picture of you and Kyla is so cute

  2. I like the watch the clock part! It's nice to hear I'm not the only one that can't wait for my husband to get home so I can go to the bathroom with the door closed. Some days go by so fast that I want them to slow down and last forever. Other days, going to the library and getting dirty looks while being super noisy at the train table is 10 times better than sitting at home unjudged but ready to tear my hair out! I love this post!

  3. Your answer to #5 sounds like mine. You can never go wrong when you trust your motherly instinct!

    P.S.- Your daughter is adorable!

  4. Good golly what a day! I only have one son, and one of my biggest worries about having baby #2 is getting their nap schedule the same. How did you do it so that you have a little bit of time to yourself? Did it just work out like that or did you plan it that way? Good job mama! I read your list on your guest post and am now a new follower! I think we have a lot in common. :)