Who Am I ?Here is a recent photo of me and Fran. This was our meet-up at Cheesecake Factory.
Am I a teacher or a homeschooler?
Hmmm....good question. I am a certificated teacher and just renewed my teaching credential a few months ago. I am planning to pursue my Master's Degree in the near future because I LOVE teaching! My heart and passion is to teach...for sure! I used to have a classroom of 36 4th graders, but now I have a classroom of 2 sweethearts...my little girls!
A few years ago I was told that I would never have kids, but after being married for nearly 10 years, I gave birth to Audrey! At that time I decided to job-share and I worked part-time with an awesome teacher! Together we taught 4th grade and I LOVED it!! However, I always rushed home the minute my contract allowed me to so that I could be home with my Audrey.
The next year I had my little Sophia! My heart hurt at the thought of leaving both of my girls, even if it was only part-time. So I decided to stay at home with my girls. I LOVED my job and it was certainly going to be a financial challenge if I quit. However, I knew that I would never get these years back again and I wanted to cherish every minute of their little lives!! I LOVE being a stay-at-home mom and I LOVE the fact that I am their teacher:)
Who do I create my Curriculum for?
When I fist began creating my Ready2Read program, I created it with Audrey in mind. I wanted her to enjoy learning and have fun with this exciting new adventure...so I created the Ready2Read Curriculum. As a teacher, I wanted to make sure that my program was aligned to the standards so there were no gaps in her learning. Honestly, I never imagined that this curriculum would be used in classrooms! That totally humbles me!
When do I blog and how do I find the time?
I am only answering this question because people have asked. I don't blog during the day because those little Moffatt Girls keep me WAY too busy!! That wouldn't be fair to them.
Here is the truth: I go to sleep when the girls go to sleep, because I am exhausted!! I usually wake up 1-2 hours later and then I blog or work on my curriculum. I have been know to go to bed at 2:30am and then get back up at 6:30am. I try NOT to do that as much...but it happens. The fact of the matter is...I don't get enough sleep, but then again, most moms don't get enough sleep:)
What do I do in my spare time?
Spare time?? Well, my husband and I love to do things with the girls. One of our favorite places to go to is Disneyland! The place is magical and we love being there with the girls! I HATE the Teacup ride, but I go on it because the girls love it.
What about the Moffatt Man?
He probably prefers to stay off of the blog, but here he is:) He loves our girls, he loves me and we LOVE him!!
-I like eating Trader Joe's Wasabi Almonds...totally random!
-I drink 2 cups of coffee with hazelnut creamer.
-I am a Mac girl...totally in love with Apple products...to a fault!
-I lived in Russia for 2 years and Hungary for a year.
-I struggle to keep my paperwork organized...but I keep trying!
-I only own one pair of shorts because my legs are so white!
-It makes me super happy to read comments on my blog...unless the are bad...then I delete them. J/K
Well...that's all for now.