Why, you might ask? Well, there are many reasons.
At my very core, I am two things: a teacher and a writer.
I must write. That's all there is to it. It's like an itch I have to scratch - there is no ignoring it. I believe this will be my outlet, and I will write as often as I can about as much as I choose, letting the writer in me run free.
I am also a teacher. It is not just an occupation to me... it is part of who I am. I taught full-time in an elementary classroom before my children were born, and now I my classroom is my home. I spend my days teaching my two little boys, which is how I came to name the blog: Teaching Tuck and Ty. There is so much happening in my life everyday that is, at the very least, worth reflecting upon, to see what I can learn about myself, my boys, or my life. I know the value of journaling to immortalize moments, document events, and to sort through emotions, but I am not so committed to my writing unless I have an audience.
That's where you come in, my friends and family all over the country. This blog will allow me to do many things at once:
- It will serve as my outlet to write - this will be my journal to reflect on the many somethings that make up my day as a stay-at-home Mom.
- It will enable me to keep you updated on the curious and (sometimes hilarious) developments of Tucker and Tyler.
- It will encourage me to write down the things that I otherwise might have forgotten, and believe me: these days are with my little men are priceless. I don't want to let them go, and this will help me keep them forever.
- It will... well, who knows what else? The possibilities are endless, and I am so excited to get started.
Feel free to drop in now and then, and I will hope to engage you in something new that's on my mind. Join me, will you?