Friday, January 25, 2013

No longer a stay at home mom!

I haven't wrote a post in a while. I've been all over the place the last few weeks. I submitted my resume to a school with the idea that I wouldn't hear anything back for a while. I guess a while is less than twelve hours. The school called to set up an interview the next morning. Day after that I received a call offering me the position! 40 hours of training and workshops this week and two days next week then I am off on my own.

It is so nice to be working in a school again. Can't beat working 7-3... even though it's almost an hour drive each way. TOTALLY WORTH IT.

Working at a residential school for children will be an exhausting learning experience. I am looking forward to all of the great things I will be learning from my students. ( Already learned a few signs to add to my collection sign language box. If you need to tell someone "I like bread" I'm the lady to ask! I learned how to sign "like" today. So I can officially sign a complete sentence that isn't a command     :-)  Now I want to take classes to learn more)

The downside to working during the day while Joe is working at night is that we NEVER see each other. I really haven't had a conversation with him since Wednesday and I only see Olivia for a few hours before she is fast asleep for the night. As much as I miss my family I know it will be better for all of us in the long run.

How do you moms deal with going back to work?

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Am I Mom Enough?

Am I Mom enough?

That is such a tough question that I am sure many moms battle with.

 We see moms on TV that fit right back into their size 2 skinny jeans just weeks after popping their precious child out. Most women are lucky if they can fit back into size 10 let alone 2~! Real moms that happen to juggle work, family life, and keeping a perfectly tidy home while making brownies for the PTA meeting are not real moms... are they? Please tell me they are just the moms that we see everyday on TV and in tabloids!

I just hope that I can raise a child that understands that:
  1.  Books are made of paper and not  E-Readers
  2. I am not perfect and neither is she
  3. Mom and Dad had lives before baby and will have lives during and after baby
  4. Baby will not ALWAYs be the center of our universe
  5. Old people are pretty cool... listen to them.. they have stories that we could never imagine
  6. Enjoyment is not just from materialistic things... small things count BIG TIME
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

FINALLY! The Holidays Are Over!


It is such a relief that the holidays are over. I love spending time with family but, anything over two days drives me crazy and we were in Connecticut for five days. Talk about family overload! We were planning on leaving on Wednesday but as we were driving we realized that we were heading straight into the snow storm!!!!. Us stubborn New Englanders thought we would be fine until it took us 45 minutes to travel a distance that normally only takes 15!! So we had to turn around. Oh well.. more unpacking the car in the snow and dragging Olivia's pack and play, food, diapers, and clothes back up the stairs. How can one two foot long baby have so much stuff?

Now that we are home I have undecorated the and it is back almost back to normal. I'm still catching up on laundry ( which reminds me I should change over the clothes now) :-(

Since we have been home I triend out a new recipes for dinner. I must admit I love the ease of crockpot meals and when I saw the recipe for Honey Apple Pork Loin I was sold. I found it on pintrist but, it is from a crossfit paleo diet blog. It was a super easy meal and I happened to have everything for it on hand already. Joe and I loved it! So much that I will be taking the lazy route tonight and having it for dinner again.

I highly suggest trying it out!