Little Bit About Me
I am a learner. As we all are …just trying to figure things out; in the world, our lives, and our families. We are all trying to learn how to get through it without going crazy.
My name is Laura Driskell. I am an elementary teacher who has taken a pause to be a stay at home mom. I want to share her learning experiences with you and share with you great resources to keep learning. This blog will be about trying new things, teaching, keeping a manageable household and stay sane through it all. Let’s learn a little bit at a time because life never stops teaching.
I am a young mother (25) of a hilarious little boy named Lincoln. He will be a big part of my journey as a blogger because he is a HUGE part of my life. I breastfed him till he was one. We bedshare and love it ( most nights). We have been inseparable from birth and because of my job, as a nanny, I have never had to leave him to go to work.
I am married to my best friend. We have been married since 2012 and own a house together in Kentucky. He has been with me through all my crazy mom moments and the even crazier moments before I was a mom. He is an anxious worrier and I am more of a do things now think about it later type of person. We work well together, and help each other be better people and better parents.
I have a degree in Elementary Education and an ingrained love for learning new things. I have been a nanny and childcare provider for several families in the last 5 years becoming somewhat of a super nanny.( I have felt like a failure many days… haven’t we all?) Having a degree in elementary education has made not only taking care of these children a priority but helping them learn the key skills they need to succeed in life. Well, at least get through life a little easier!
We spend our days playing, learning, cleaning, exploring our town and enjoying the company of many other children. Oh and don’t forget the hours of breastfeeding( until he was one), feeding, tantrums, and the gigantic amount time spent to get ready to leave the house. My life is not all rainbows and pretty Instagram photos, and I plan not to sugar coat it as so!
I began creating this blog as a way to learn about websites, coding and how these bloggers do it. My goal is to at least learn the skills I need to have more home job opportunities. My writing skills are lacking, something else I am working on improving. The creativity that I have makes up for my writing skills… and using Grammarly. I don’t any type of social following…yet. Truthfully, I have closed myself off from the world. The world is a scary place and I’d rather just look at cute Pinterest posts.
I am a Pinterest fanatics and usually, I fail at any creations I try. As my husband put it ” why do you have to Pinterest everything… I just wanted a simple pizza”.. so my pizza pin rolls were not to par but that will not hinder my Pinteresting!
I want to able to be able to stay home with my children. I would love to be a teacher one day but I do not want to miss anything. Nothing is worth more to me than watching Lincoln, and future brother or sister, grow up. Right now I am able to be a part-time nanny, to two wonderful children. I have become part of their family, and I love that Lincoln is able to have a brother and sister. Especially since I didn’t have to pop them out! He wakes up every morning talking about them and hates when we don’t see them during the weekend. To him, they are Family.
I have thought of every way I could make extra money at home. Being a blogger is one. Will I succeed? Who knows…but I will try anything to spend more moments with my little boy ( and future little). Soon my little munchkin won’t be so little. He is already growing too fast for me to handle. Every day he is learning more and more. Showing me he knows new words and skills is one of my favorite parts of the day. I may be biased but he is a pretty smart fella. Don’t get me wrong, he also has his mean little terrorist moments where he is mean and stubborn and at these moments I wonder where did my sweet baby go. So glad that his meanness can usually be solved with food.
Do I know everything? Of course not! Do I know a lot? Nope, not claiming that either. All I know is how I manage my home, my sanity, and my family but I hope to learn a better way a day at a time.
I want to know… about you! What makes you tick? Tell me something about you!