Sweet Pea Chef

A foodie mommy shares tips, tricks and stories from her kitchen as she seeks out more healthful and interesting meals.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I've been taking stock this week too. B starts school Monday and I'm excited to get into that routine and for her to make some new friends. I will tell you that as you wrote about being in meetings, I was jealous. There, I said it. I miss putting on my teacher hat at the moment, even though this one year off will fly by, I am sure. I have always wanted TIME with my kids, TIME off and am trying to be in the moment while I do. It's the transition that's been just a little rough around the edges.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know you already know this, Omaha, but cherish every moment home with your kids. I stayed home for one year when L. was a year old--right after we moved down here. I enjoyed it, but I was also frustrated and restless at times. I"m not sure I realized what a gift I'd been given. But at the time, I worried the time home would go on forever. Of course it didn't, and now I look back and desperately miss that one year I had to be home with L.

mouse's picture mouse

I just got home from a whirlwind of information at my new job. But walking into the school as a teacher was a wonderful feeling. Now to get some actual planning done...

(And to get over the fact that the baby I left in Trillian's care is 6-months-old now!)

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

6 months! SO hard to believe...While I often resent all the meetings, they do work to get the thoughts flowing again before the new semester.