Who Am I?

cropped-100_0070.jpgMy name is Tina and I am so happy you popped in to share in my busy, overworked, crazy, and yet wonderful life.  Who am I?  I am a mom to two active boys who love baseball, mud, and running me ragged.  There is a large age gap between my boys.  AJ is currently 14 while Casey is 7.  On one hand it is nice that AJ can help out, but on the other the boys don’t always have many things in common since Casey is in second grade and AJ is in Middle School.

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I am married to a great husband who I love very much.  He is a real hands on dad taking the boys fishing, to archery, coaching their baseball teams, and just spending time with them.  He also isn’t afraid to take over on days where I am at my wits end.

TESTBeing a mom isn’t my only job. I am also a fourth grade teacher to thirty 9-10 year olds who also love to run me ragged.  Working with and taking care of children 24/7 is exhausting but rewarding, draining and yet joyful.  To watch them progress and grow is amazing even if the journey to get there adds a few lines to my forehead and a few more gray hairs to my roots.

I have many interests and hobbies; reading, writing, decorating, and looking for new ideas to use in my classroom being at the top of the list.  I started blogging a couple of years ago to help clear my head by getting all these thoughts onto the computer screen, but also as a way of creating a memory book of sorts for my family, the good and the bad.

I am not a parenting expert, but I do have almost 15 years of experience under my belt and have learned a few things along the way. Hopefully I can share some of the ups and downs of my days with a bit of humor, a lot of reflection, and an occasional glass of wine.

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