The pace of life with a baby has prompted me to make some changes at work and go part-time. I know I've been pretty lucky to have had so much at-home time with him this year, a luxury that not all new moms get. But, it still isn't enough. Working full-time and taking care of a little one at home is completely exhausting and I'm hoping to find a happy medium between my career as an art teacher and being a mom. A happy mom. My fingers are crossed that by the end of the year we will have found a replacement for me at work and I will work half-days and get to spend the other half at-home with Edwin. I have tons of faith in this decision and have thought long and hard about it for the past 10 months! I can already tell that becoming a mom has strengthened my skills as a teacher and given me a new perspective on working with kids. In a few years when I'm sending Edwin off to school, I'll likely be excited to be in the classroom again full-time.
Stay tuned for more milestones - they are coming quickly!