my new life :-(

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my new life :-(
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Wed, 10-07-2009 - 9:54pm

Is killing me!

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In reply to: kca10904
Thu, 10-08-2009 - 10:18am

Momma said there would be days like this - days like this momma said

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Registered: 10-01-2005
In reply to: kca10904
Thu, 10-08-2009 - 3:19pm

Oh, I have been there! Three times! I am not ashamed to say I did not work as hard when my kids were babies. I am a mom first, and sometimes I did the bare minimum at work. My classes still passed the required tests and we still squeaked with AYP, but there weren't any frills and extra lessons those years.

This year my youngest is two and I felt like I could put in lots of time at work and really get into it again, giving 110%. Then my district decided to adopt a new reading curriculum, a new reading series, report cards, grading scale and district-wide online grading system. Yuck!

Just enjoy the time with your baby : )

Kathy

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Registered: 03-24-2003
In reply to: kca10904
Fri, 10-09-2009 - 7:02pm

I agree with everything the others have said. Do a little less and get the top priorities done as best you can. Everything else can wait. Don't think you have to do it all. Change the morning routine, divide responsibilities and take turns with your husband. When mine were little my husband always seemed to have more energy. He took over a lot of nights when I came home exhausted. He also was able to get up in the middle of the night and not be affected at all so he did a lot of the night care, feedings, getting drinks, and changing diapers.


Your students will survive if you don't grade every paper, don't develop that new plan this year, or don't change the room decor every month. You're experienced enough to wing it if necessary once in a while. Sad to say, but probably no one but you will notice.


Your family is your highest priority. Do what they need and don't try to be a perfectionist at home or at school. You will feel better once your horomones get back in order and your daughter gets a little older. Until then, do what's needed to get by and nothing more unless it's really a special occasion.


Hugs!


Sherry