Tuesday, March 27, 2012


My husband has stolen my Nook because of this...

The Hunger Games (Movie Edition)

...which means I can't keep reading the series!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

On my board...

...from yesterday.  A nice treat at a time of year when, as my department chair said, it feels like "the beatings will continue until morale improves." :) Soli Deo Gloria, y'all.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A smile, patches and a new toy

 I will not disclose exactly how long it took me to get him to smile, but here he is - almost-3-month-old Jonah with his lion.
 He's lost most of his beautiful, thick baby hair, and now just has old man hair. We've thought of calling him Patches...
And my tax return toy...I'm actually super excited about it, even though I'm an English teacher. :)
Potential snow day tomorrow.  Hurray!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Some conclusions

After two weeks of being back at work, I have come to some conclusions.

  • Being a mom is hard.  If you work, it's hard.  If you stay at home, it's hard.  It's a different kind of hard, but honestly, the grass can always be greener on the other side, no matter what side you're on.
  • Staying at home or working is not a black-or-white issue.  The evangelical community can make it seem like a black-or-white issue sometimes, but there is no right answer about the "right" thing to do.  I am not wrong if I work outside the home - this is something I must remind myself of.
  • I can be a career teacher (if that's the plan) and be a good mom who raises good kids.  There are worse professions to have while being a mom (even though, don't even get me started on the point of education in our country right now...)
  • I am at my school for a reason.  There have been times when all I wanted to do was transfer, quit or call in sick, but I am there, in that school, in my room with my kids and colleagues for a reason. Whether I like it or not, I am a light there, for students and teachers alike.
  • Priorities are important. I referenced the state of education a couple points up, and the truth is, I can't get all riled up about educational legislature, budget cuts or wage freezes.  I have to change diapers, give baths, nurse and fix dinner.  I don't have time or mental energy to get dragged down in negative.  It's not that I don't care; it's that, at the the end of the day, it's a job for me, not my life.
Any questions? :) As always, Soli Deo Gloria, friends.

This post is linked up here:
Raising Homemakers