I love my job, but it’s hard.
We sacrifice every bit of our heart for the twenty-something students in our class, because we love them as our own. And then at some point, we have to focus on our own family. If we aren’t careful, it’s easy to become emotionally drained and overwhelmed.
When the days start to run together, remember these four things:
The days are long, but the years are short.
Simplify, simplify, simplify!
Remind yourself daily of how much you love your job.
Give yourself some grace.
You’re not a Level 5 teacher? It’s okay, because you’re a level 5 mom. Stop comparing yourself to the teacher across the hall. Someday you will be seasoned and find a great balance. The at-home responsibilities will become lighter. The kids will grow up. The struggles of being a teacher-mom will ebb and flow.