Hi Again! I am excited to - for a second week – be linking up with Miss Monica from I Heart Grade 3! This week the topic is “Why I Started Blogging”. And for me there is no easy answer to this one…
So WAY WAY back in the spring of 2012 I got VERY into TPT! Not as a seller at all, but as a buyer. I LOVED everything that I saw and to be honest it lit a fire under my tush as a teacher. I saw what I could be doing and I NEEDED to be doing those things too! It was a great motivator and a teacher for me!
The following fall I continued to learn, make, and grow and I was encourage to share some of what I was doing with others. I started my blog using blogger and used a basic template and blogged here and there about things I was doing in the classroom and some things I was making and creating at home – hence the Teacher Mom title.
I dabbled in this throughout the year without ever really committing myself to the endeavor. Until, I needed an outlet…
When I got pregnant with my first, it was as though we thought about being pregnant and boom we were. I expected it to work the same way the second time. But plans are made to be reworked and the second baby just wasn’t happening. It was a very LONG process and to be honest my blog readers and my TPT customers made me stay sane through the whole thing. I was not open about my struggles on the blog because I tend to keep it profesh – but once we had success – BABY #2 will be here in 12 weeks!! I feel like I have to thank TPT and blogging – because it was an outlet for me – a place I could be successful or make mistakes and it got me out of my own head. Thinking about my own problems.
I have not been the best blogger since getting preggo. The first bit was a lot tougher than the first time and school has been more challenging that expected this spring, but as I mosey into the summer and my upcoming maternity leave I am getting back on track with the blogging and creating.
I am so happy to have you along with me on my journey as a teacher and as a mom. Here’s to a great summer filled with everything and everyone you need to refresh yourself for the next school year!