Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sometimes changing everything is a good thing...

 Yes, I have changed it all...I have changed the URL, I have changed the name of the blog.  I have changed the look of the blog (I did this myself and while I don't love it yet, I am going to have someone who knows what they are doing really make it POP, but that is a post for another day!)
I have a really good reason for doing these changes.  
My life is different now, then it was when this blog was born 3 years ago.  
I can't believe this blog is 3. 
I have a little boy who is almost 4.  I have two girls ages 7 and 5, but he is mentioned as a frame of reference here really.  
I have been teaching second grade for 2 (which is about how long I have neglected this blog.)  I have grown so much as a professional these past two years...
BUT...the ball game is different for me now.  
The babies are getting older and they are in so much more that it makes it hard for all my content to be educational without having a piece or a part of the rest of my world sneaking into the text of my blog posts.  Will it turn some of my followers away...maybe.  (I hope it doesn't really!)
Will it bring new readers to the teacher mom blog...I hope.  
This blog is for me.  My journey as the teacher-mom.  Also....
I write this blog now for all my teacher friends who are moms.  
I write it for the ones who are still moms and who have been handling la vida loca for a whole heck of a lot longer than I have and...
I write for the teachers who want to be a teacher-mom too one day but might be terrified of how it will all fit together.  We all stick together and help each other along...it will be ok and to tell you the raw, bare bones, honest truth...being a mom makes you a better teacher.  It did me.  A. Much. Better. Teacher. 
I write too for the people who think us teacher moms are nuts and for the people who look at us as saints :)  
I write for all teachers so that our profession might continue to be lifted up, refined and moved into the caliber and importance it so deserves.  We are the shapers of tomorrow and whether we are moms, dads or otherwise, we must stick together and learn from one another!
There is still going to be educational content.  That is why this blog started in the first place.  But, as I have grown in both of these professions, they have influenced one another in extremely profound ways.  
I hope you will continue to follow my journey and I hope you will invite some friends to read along.  I hope you comment, I hope you gain something from this crazy teacher moms life.  I hope if this blog and my experiences and opinions are not for you that you be kind and still be the light in the world that you are.  

Thanks for everything and I will see you soon!


  1. Very well said Tobi!!! We love you and your an AMAZING teacher-mom!!!!!

    1. Awww!!! Thank you for following my blog buddy! I have let this thing kinda go dormant for the last two years. Completely remodeled it today when I am of course supposed to be doing other things and...well...it is going to be a long night!!!


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