Thank you for sharing these ideas Beth! I too have been following your websites and blog for a few years now and love to sponge ideas from you:) I was just recently hired for a 4th grade position for next fall and I'm expecting my first child in June. It seems that as soon as I announced my new job, I have been overwhelmed by family and friends who are telling me how hard it is going to be to balance school and my new family. They are making me question my abilities as a teacher and as a mother. It is scary because I've been a teacher before, but never a mother:) So I don't know what stresses to expect.
I am going to try the "stay late Monday" and the "Family only Saturday" ideas. Thank you for sharing tips for creating a balanced life! You make it sound possible to enjoy both school and home.
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