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Well it’s here, the day I’ve been worried and nervous about for weeks! The official first day of school! Although we teachers have been back for two weeks, the student’s start back tomorrow! And this has been affecting me in a big way. See, all summer I have been debating whether or not to continue working or to fully become a stay-at-home-mom. After a lot of thought I did decide I wanted to keep working, with some compromises.
If you don’t know, I am a teacher and I work at an online school. I don’t talk about work a lot specifically on my blog, because let’s face it, a lot of people who talk about their jobs on their blogs end up without jobs soon after! (especially teachers and news reporters) So, I work from home, but it’s not all sitting around doing nothing. It’s real teaching (live classes) and real papers to grade, deadlines to meet etc. I was trying to think of a way I could continue working and keep Carter at home with me so he didn’t have to go to daycare ever day.
Daycare is fine, and we really do like ours, but I wanted to spend more time with him and be there for him more than just a few hours in the evenings and on the weekends! So, we are trying out something new- we are going to do daycare only part time, instead of 5 days a week! Since my class schedule is such that I don’t have to teach live class sessions as many times per day as I did last year, hopefully this will work out!
So, basically, I am going to be a stay-at-home-work-at-home-mom. Or, as I like to shorten it to, WAHM!
And this week is the big week, the first week of school. We will find out the impact of this decision and how it’s really all going to work out. Needless to say, I am a little nervous! Hopefully I can handle everything like a champ and it will all work out, although I think it might take a few weeks to settle into a good schedule and routine. This is a new adventure in my life… wish me luck!
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