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A little excited to be uploading my first every blog post! I am brand new to the world of blogging and boy is it a big world! Carley and I began this journey together a little while ago - in fact we were on a girl's weekend away last year and what began as a seed of an idea has slowly turned into an exciting reality for the both of us.
We've both faced different challenges along the way, but I can honestly say that the one that has taken over my life (only a slight exaggeration!) is the one that I'm sure most working mums talk about - a lack of time. The fact that there are never enough hours in the day!!! I'm sure I won't be the first (or the last) to struggle with my time management. Sometimes I feel like I belong in a circus - I'd be one of those weird looking clowns that juggles with the crazy eyes having a bad hair day!
What am I juggling you ask? Well, just to name a few...a husband (almost like having another child occasionally!), a 3 year old, 7 month old, emergency teaching, tutoring three evenings a week, kinder runs, swimming lessons and all the never ending jobs that come part and parcel with having a home (the washing machine and I have a very close relationship). Somewhere in there I attempt to carve out some time to create new products / resources, help to manage our TPT store, check emails, learn how to use Pinterest, update our Facebook status and now I can add blogging to the To-Do list!
The last few months have taught me two very valuable lessons (especially if I want to keep my sanity):
1. I really need to brush up on my juggling skills!
2. Accept that often it is near impossible to keep all those balls in the air successfully and if you want to not just do something but give it your absolute best, something else usually has to give (the house cleaning in my case).
I've learnt that I need to let the little things go in favour of the more important things. So if you come to visit me then yes - my house will most likely look like a bomb has hit it BUT I did get to play with my children, make them laugh and read them a story or two. Deciding not to vaccuum today also means that I got to feed my love of creating..oh and email Carley of course! So if you do nothing else - take the time today to do something you love - I'm betting you'll feel better for it :)
Another lesson...? If you ever want to get work done - stay away from social media..now that's a whole different blog post on its own!!!'
'TIll next time - Annette :)
Today was certainly one of those days. A day when the weather was dreadful and the wind made the kids crazy. We have all had them. Days when you find yourself counting to ten, breathing just that little bit deeper and finding the nearest cupboard to silently scream. As I left work today, all that was racing through my head was negativity. I had to tell myself STOP- that thinking is not helping. Sure it was a challenging day. But tomorrow may not be. I am still going home to a warm house where I can find time to chill. I hope today that all of you out there take the time to stop, adjust your thinking and be grateful for what you have.
Annette and I are very excited to announce the opening of our Teachers Pay Teachers store. Affordable and quality resources for students and educators are important. We think that we will bring something new to the market. Our store address is:
Parents are essential in any learning journey so join us as our market for parents grows and develops.
Annette Palma and Carley Rogozik/ Dawson