This weeks Heart of the Matter Meme is about Balancing your role as Mom and Teacher.
Although I may separate Mommy and Teacher on my blog—-I don’t separate it in my home life with my children.
I think a mother’s natural role is to teach or instruct her child. I have been teaching them knowingly and unknowingly since the moment they were placed into my arms.
Now that I’m also teaching: language arts, history, geography, mathematics, science, art, Spanish, Critical Thinking and Life Skills, only means that I am busier and have a messier desk—not that I have two roles to balance.
All I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
I’m glad I don’t feel a need to balance being Mommy and Teacher because I am already struggling with balancing:
Mommy and Wife
My Families interests/needs and my own personal interests/needs
Family and Friendships
I think we need to embrace our role as mothers and look (briefly) beyond the cooking, cleaning, nurturing, and disciplining and consider our opportunity to serve, not only as a teacher, but as a mentor to our children.
This is something all mothers have an opportunity (and a responsibility) to do, regardless of whether they choose to educate their children at home.
So, my challenge to you is to not balance being Mom and Teacher, but to embrace it.
Chocolate on my Cranium says
I totally agree. Our job as mothers is to teach and nurture our children, not just care for them physically but supply them with spiritual, emotional, and mental guidance as well.