I get this question a lot. My honest answer, “I don’t know, I just do.” Most of my teaching friends in the MathTwitterBlogosphere do as
much or more than me. It’s just what we do.
I teach full time and have three boys in competitive sports. My husband works as much, if not more, than I do. We share the workload. He is laundry, I am groceries, etc. It’s not easy, but it works. And anything worth it is usually not easy.
The past month has been the most hectic I can remember in a long time. I’ve been out of town 18 of the last 24 days and I still have one more 3 day trip this week. I have interviewed for jobs, went to NCTM in New Orleans, went out of town for a week at spring break, and went on a three day overnight with the 7th grade. I just got back today from a weekend soccer tournament with my youngest son in VA. This week I go to the Smoky Mountains for three days on the 6th grade overnight. This month has been insane even for me!
I blog and tweet because I love it. It’s my passion. I don’t read books for pleasure unless I’m on vacation. I rarely watch TV. I make time for my family, teaching, and the MTBoS because they are all things that I love. Being busy keeps me happy.
Thank you so much for writing this! I could not have said it better! My husband sounds the same as yours but we work to make it balance out for the kids the best we can. I definitely have to make the choice to make blogging and twitter a priority because honestly they are the best professional development I get.
You are an inspiration! I use so many of your ideas and am thankful you take the time to blog so teachers like me can learn from you!
And very glad we are too!