Introduction: My Purpose

My life has changed a lot in the last couple of months. To simplify it- my husband got a new job, we moved, we just had a baby (he turned 4 months today!), and we are completely renovating the new home we bought.

I don’t want to sound like that person who goes on about all the things they do; those people drive me crazy. But, life has been pretty busy these days. I have also been pretty sleep deprived. I am not complaining- well maybe a little, but at the end of the day, I actually love this high speed, super full life.

The problem is I have been forgetting everything- more than my usual. I also have all of these ideas floating around in my head of projects I want to take on and activities I want to do with my oldest son, Abe. I want to make sure I am not just and idea person, but a doer person. I start getting a little agitated when I do not see idea execution.

I decided to start this blog to remember my days and the baby steps of my kids and also the baby steps of my ideas becoming real projects.

I used to teach, but resigned when we started a family. Lately I have been taking courses to renew my teacher’s license and have a required reading for one. It is supposed to help teachers be happy and to help find that balance in life. I am not too crazy about it, so I will not name it. The author is more like an inspirational speaker, and like with most inspirational speakers, you basically read things you know are already right and are reminded of how you should/could be living.  But still, I read and find myself inspired to kick myself, thinking why am I not living that magic. Then I realize the inspirational speaker still never laid the step-by-step in how to achieve that beautiful image they have woven as so easy to achieve- such as a balanced work and family life. I have to still figure that out.

Anyway, in reading my book, I was reminded of how baby steps and grit are what really get you to where you want to go and live in the moment, also known as mindfulness by some inspirational followers.

This blog serves me as an online journal to remember everything going on in my life. Sometimes, I am overwhelmed and seeing the baby steps could help me; being able to look back at these baby steps will be gratifying.

My ideas for this blog include math activities I am doing with my son. He is 3 1/2 years old, and I am kind of partially home preschooling him right now. I will be using Iowa CORE standards as guides in some of my lesson planning that I will be sharing. I also want to write some children math books. The range of ideas even go to sharing some DIY home renovation projects. See? My mind is just overflowing, and I need to start to show myself I can execute and FINISH some of the ideas. Put deadlines on things, and they will more likely get done.

I want to remember the moments with my babies and also inspire people to see that being a mom is just so much more than meets the eye. Please join and help me be a good, just mom! Keep me accountable and please give me all the advice and ideas to overwhelm me more!

Goals for week 1: Due 12/13/18

Find my camera, so I can take some quality videos of activities Abe is doing

Make a screen printed coordinate grid.

Research on making good, bright youtube videos

Video record our graphing activity idea

3 Comments

  1. It’s nice to meet you Erin! The picture of your sons is so cute! I think it’s amazing that you wee in the teaching profession! Some of the people who made the biggest impact in my life were my amazing teachers. One of them was a math teacher! I always used to struggle with math, but this math teacher made math fun for me!

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    1. It is nice to meet you, Charli! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog! I am sorry I was away for a bit there and did not respond. Thank you also for your appreciation for teachers!! I appreciate the recognition you give for what your teachers did for you and hope I can be that teacher for my students in their future! I look forward to getting to know you and your blog. Thanks!

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