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Yesterday's awesome happenings in my life


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I need to give a little background before I totally start.... I am certified teacher who taught for 5 yrs, but when I went I bedrest with my daughter I decided to stay home and raise a family. I gave birth to my daughter in 2004, son in 2006, son in 2007 and a daughter in 2009. I have tutored for the last 5 years and love doing it for a little extra money. I LOVE my kids and don't think I don't, but I am ready to be part of the working class again! I miss teaching! I mean I REALLY miss it. My heart misses it, but I love being home with my 2 who are not in school full time yet. I made the decsion to start substitute teaching this year. I applied in 2 districts. The one district accepts all subs. The other district has had a locked sub list for 2 years. They opened their list for 10 days only, but once they filled the subs they were closing it again. The listing went up on Friday morning. I spent Friday typing a resume, scanning in letters of recommendation, getting all my references together and typing up 9 essays that I had to respond to for the application. I completed my application and submitted it at 11pm on Friday night. Yesterday I got a phone call asking me to come in for an interview! I could not have been happier! I have that guilty feeling that if I start working my little ones won't get as much time with me, but on the other hand I think it will make me a better mom because I want to fill that hole. I am not going back full time because I would horribly miss them, but I still get to have a little time doing it! After the phone call I was organizing and planning! Here is what was running through my head..... I need to lose this weight, I need to get work clothes, I need to start preparing meals ahead of time and really plan so when I get the call I will still be able to provide a healthy meal for my family! All those things are being worked on currently! :) I am serious about losing weight, I am garage sale shopping for clothes because I don't want to spend a lot of money on clothes I don't plan on fitting in forever. I also started figuring out how to get meals prepared ahead of time... (throwing chicken in bags in marinade before I freeze it, cooking pasta dishes like veggie lasagna, slow cooker meals). I am so excited for all this falling into my lap at this time! My smile stretches from ear to ear!
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KCDOCK 7/19/2012 7:54PM

    Good for you! Hey do you have a crock pot. Those are the best. Put in your meat and veggies and your done. Hot meal for everyone. I own two and they are the bomb. Where we live we love the beach and going on the boat all day long. So in the morning I get all the ingredients together, turn on the crock pot and when we come home the house is smelling so good. I feed the kids, they go to bed and its a win win for all. Hope this helps. But being a stay at home mom you probably already know this stuff. Good luck with your new job!

Ms. Kayla emoticon

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NUOVAELLE 7/18/2012 12:31PM

    You can't imagine how much I can understand your enthusiasm! I also quit my job in 2002 because I was at bedrest while I was pregnant with my first daughter. I also started tutoring part time. My plan was to go back to working when both of my girls would be in school. Unfortunately, the economic crisis hit us, unemployment rates went straight up and job opportunities became a rare species!
I'm so happy for you that you have a chance to do what you like again. I can understand how much you miss work and you shouldn't feel guilty. As you correctly said, filling this gap in your life will just make you happier and this will reflect to your relationship with your children.
I'm wishing you the very best of luck!

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BRENJET 7/18/2012 12:23PM

    Good for you and congrats! As a working mom (I teach second grade), I feel very fulfilled by my job, and I think I model for my daughter that I can do what I need to do to make me happy and whole. I did stay home with her when she was a baby, but financially had to return to work. I feel like I have the best of both worlds now. Sounds like you've worked hard to maintain your success with your goals. Very inspiring!

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GOLDENSENIOR 7/18/2012 12:20PM

    Good for you. I also was a working Mom but I had five children. It can be done. One of the things I found was my children helped me so much and I put a work list on the fridge and they would check of the jobs they had done. The ones who where too young to read got help from the older ones by finding out what they had to do. Oh these where not hard jobs. Cleaning your room, putting dirty cloths in the hamper. Picking up toys and putting them away. As they got older they got jobs of setting the table or taking out the garbage. The kids loved it when they could earn allowance by doing these things to.
The main thing is to remember to have a special time with each one of them individually. I used to call these a Happy Hooky Day and if it was your day you got to go somewhere with Mom. Out for lunch or a special shopping day. I used to build these days into doctor appointments or dentist but it made them each feel special. Now they are grown they still remember those special days and being woken up to "Good morning this is your Happy Hooky Day".
All my best wishes for getting back into the swing of working again.

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