The Struggle is Real…but we’re in it together.
Balancing teaching and parenthood is tough. From the joys of battling morning sickness in the classroom to trying to feed your family dinner and get the kids to bed while you juggle the 25 parent-teacher conferences you’ve got booked, the challenges and triumphs that come along with being a parent and upper elementary teacher are many. If we are lucky, we have wonderful partners and nearby family and friends who make both jobs easier…if not, we work even harder because we know it’s worth it.
Much like you, I also face the daily balancing act that is teaching and parenting. I head to my classroom each day to love, nurture, and teach my students important skills that will take them through life. Then I head home each night to do the same exact thing with my own children. There is constantly too much to do and too little time, but I do the best I can to give everyone exactly what they need. Some days I feel amazing about it…other days not so much. It’s a work in progress, right?
So who am I?
Quite honestly, I didn’t plan to be here.
While The Third Wheel began as my way to connect (okay, vent and commiserate) with other teachers going through the same struggles I was facing as a beginning teacher, these days it is my way of sharing the tidbits and tools that I have found to make balancing my work and home life a little easier.
I am so excited you are here!