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Making Time to Blog . . . January 18, 2009

Filed under: Blogging,Education,Reflections — everydaywomanusa @ 5:26 pm
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I wasn’t too successful at Making Time to Blog this week, a pretty typical week for me, which included:

  • my responsibilities as a full-time Math Specialist at the elementary schools in our school district, helping teachers and students prepare for the requirements of our standardized tests, without making them (and our students’ parents) overly anxious
  • running intervention and enrichment groups for students in a multitude of grades
  • planning and presenting workshops for teachers in Math differentiation
  • attending evening meetings of our Math consortium
  • writing another article for a professional publication
  • meeting with parents of new students before school
  • researching—and ultimately deciding to apply to— an educational doctorate program (which I know will eat up a lot more of my “free time”)
  • shoveling snow
  • schlepping groceries home and attempting to perform my “motherly” duties by preparing somewhat healthy meals
  • planning activities for my students to coincide with the upcoming historic presidential inaugural
  • attempting to keep a New Year’s resolution to get a bit more exercise
  • attending a friend’s surprise 50th birthday party and a fancy-schmancy “Ice Ball” to raise funds for our high school’s girls’ ice hockey program
  • updating my professional, educational blog (check it out at:    http://blogs.madisonct.org/roser/  )
  • keeping up with school and personal e-mail
  • trying hard to be the wife and mother that my family deserves
  • finishing up the thank you notes to my students and their families who were way too generous over the holidays
  • sending out the last holiday cards (which have now become “Happy New Year’s cards,” which may soon turn into Valentine Day cards!”)
  • touching base with family members by phone
  • trying to keep up with world events by catching the news at 11 pm before passing out to wake up at 3 am to start the next day
  • did I say shoveling snow?  (We’ve had a few decent snow storms this week, but NO snow days from school!)

OK, all in all, it’s been quite a week, but actually pretty typical.  What do YOU do to fit blogging into your everyday responsibilities that can overshadow some of the things we may want to do?   Any suggestions for me?  I’d love to hear what works for you!

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2 Responses to “Making Time to Blog . . .”

  1. Jena Says:

    I usually do my blogging in the morning after hubby leaves for work and before I head off myself. I do most of my housework then to so that in the evenings I can do other things. It sounds like every minute of your day is already spoken for! Remember to take care of yourself. My cousin is a HS teacher and it seems to me like that profession is very prone to overwork, coaching this and that and so on. Hope this helps a little!

  2. Ruth Says:

    Jena,
    Thanks so much for your comments! I love to get an early start, too, and usually get up by 3 or 4 am to get a jump on things before the rest of the house is up! The trouble is I’m finding it harder to continue to burn the candle at both ends. I used to be able to pull all-nighters with ease, but now if I sit down to watch the 11 pm news, I’m OUT! Sounds like your days are very busy between farm, family, and work, but can you every imagine it any other way? We’d probably be bored!


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