Me: I am the wife of a wonderful man named Cody, and the mother of three amazing kids – a girl born in June 2012, a boy born in May 2014, and a girl born in February 2018. I am a pre-k teacher at a private preschool in San Antonio. I also love to craft, and Hobby Lobby is my guilty pleasure shopping trip of choice! HA! I enjoy scrapbooking, and have since I was in third grade. I love to cook and bake and my favorite room in the house is my kitchen. Another favorite hobby, and one that I share with my husband, is photography. Working, being mom, and having all these hobbies, it’s a challenge to fit everything in every day, and some (MOST) days it just doesn’t happen. My motto is “If the kids are clean, fed, and
happy breathing, it was a successful day.” (I’m learning that “happy” doesn’t always happen with an elementary kid, a preschooler, and a baby, depending on what swing of the moods we are on at the moment… ha!) Sometimes I feel like that’s all that gets accomplished! HA! Then there are other days that I don my “Supermom” cape and conquer the world, but that seems to be less and less often…
For seven years before going back to work as a pre-k teacher, I worked from home as a travel agent. But before that, I was a public school teacher. I taught for 5 1/2 years (3rd and 2nd as a long-term substitute for several months, K, 2nd, K, K, 1st) in three different public school districts in Oklahoma. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision, with a specialty in curriculum development and testing data analysis. Before my certifications expired, I was certified to teach Elementary Ed through 8th grade and Early Childhood birth thru 3rd grade. I have also worked in a day care setting two different times – once as an arts and crafts coordinator, and then also as a 18month-24 month teacher. I try to use all of those experiences to help me be a better mom, and try to share what I have learned with others.
So, that’s a bit about me! The best gift God could have ever given me was my husband, and the best gifts He could have ever given us together is our beautiful children.
I am forgiven, not perfect; complete, not finished.