Since becoming a teacher and especially after becoming a mother, I have had a hard time with meals. Time to shop, cook, eat, and clean up just seems to get harder and harder to find. Many days of the week ended with me eating something like macaroni and cheese, frozen nuggets, a bowl of cereal, or nothing at all. As this school year began the problem became increasingly worse and I found myself in a serious food rut. My husband voiced his concern on a night that I did not eat and after some thought I realized that I needed something to help me take care of myself.
So after some research I decided to sign up for one of those services that ships you all the ingredients for three meals already portioned out for two people with little easy to follow recipe cards. It has taken a load off of my mind because at least 3 nights a week I know what I'm having for dinner before 5:00 and no one has to go shopping for it.
Now, I am not saying every teacher should sign up for one of these services. What I am saying is that teachers spend all day giving and then come home to a family that also has needs. Every teacher should have something, anything, that will ensure they are getting what they need. For me it was food, others might need a monthly spa treatment, some silent reading time, or just some small treat to keep them going. Whatever it is, every teacher should have a way to make sure they are having their needs met before they can meet the needs of others.