While being home on maternity leave I have been contemplating becoming a stay-at-home mom. It is hard to spend my days cuddling my baby, doing art projects with my 2-year-old and then remember that I have to go back to work.
At times the idea of leaving my own children to go teach someone else’s children seems almost wrong. A little voice in my head keeps saying, “What you love about teaching is the creative projects, reading books, and introducing new concepts to kids. Can’t you do that with your own children?”
This nagging little voice has been playing over and over again in my head (alongside the Frozen soundtrack) as I make plans to return to my school in the fall. I grudgingly check work emails to try to stay connected and then quickly close them to get another snuggle with my baby. Do I really want to go back to work?