Texas High School English teacher, cat-owner, and wife.
@Alissa Nasti@facebook The-Toast.net
@celeec4@twitter I don't know that my approach will be useful for you, but I used to be horrified of any kind of public speaking, and I planned to be a teacher, so that's pretty much required every day. My strategy was to force myself to do something even MORE horrifying (I took a singing class where I had to perform publicly in an auditorium), and after that, speaking in front of a class felt like a minor horror in comparison.
I'm not due until April, but I am already so ready for maternity leave that I feel barely connected to this semester at all. I'm working as hard as I ever do, but I am much more ambivalent about it.
I'm also applying for a teaching job in a new district, and I'm a little concerned because I am due April 9th and the job fair is March 22nd, so I am going to be HUGE, but hopefully that won't affect my chances for getting the job. I hope that teaching is at least a field, full of woman as it is, where being a mother won't negatively affect my job prospects.
@City_Dater Yes, 20 weeks is the new cut off in Texas, which is another reason this situation makes NO SENSE. Come on Texas.
@MrsTeacherFace I should mention that everyone in my family thinks that chiropractors are charletons and quacks, and while I have no reason to believe that, surely that comes from somewhere? I have no idea and no experience with them.
I fell and busted my sacrum, which sucks because I already have tailbone issues. I've been in a lot of pain, so my OB recommended a chiropractor who works with a lot of her pregnant patients (like me). I've seen a physical therapist about back issues in the past, but she's no longer available, so I went to the chiropractor.
He wants me to come in 3 days a week for the next 8 weeks, which will cost me about $800 out of pocket (insurance covers half). That seems terrible and ridiculous to me. Like, I want to not be in pain, but that is 1) a lot of money, and 2) a big time commitment (especially when his office is a 40 minute drive from my workplace). Is that normal? Am I being ripped off/scammed?
Great song, great video. Excuse me while I cry all over myself.
@MrsTeacherFace That is somehow a much less scary way to think of her.
@Gulf of Finland When he lived alone my husband did not own a hamper, a laundry basket, or brushes with which to clean his dishes, shower, or toilet. I bought him a laundry basket before we moved in together, bought him a tub brush and dish brush, and now he uses all of those things and never puts his clothes on the floor. SUCCESS.