A little over a month ago I was just beginning a job search for a very part time job. Since I am a stay at home Mom, it had to be something pretty specific to still being able to “stay at home” with my little girl Mariclaire.
So began my job search… which was literally just a quick glance at Craig’s List one night. Within a few minutes I was able to find a job posting that I thought would be a good fit for myself and for MC.
The ad was for a two day a week teaching position at a mother’s day out program. The ad was pretty ambiguous… no area of town listed, no name listed… only a couple of details including the class age and the days of the week that someone would be needed.
With Mariclaire already enrolled in a mother’s day out program, I was a little reluctant to apply but I decided to give it a shot and apply at the risk of having to move her to another program.
Some people would call it just good luck or maybe even coincidence, but it was an answer to prayer for me and my family that, in fact, the teaching position was at the same mother’s day out that Mariclaire was already enrolled in. And, to make matters even better, she would attend for free if I was able to secure the job.
I interviewed for probably one of the hardest interviews of my life (coming from a human resources career background and not a teaching background). I wasn’t used to being on the other side of the interview table! But by the next afternoon I received the phone call that I had secured the job!
Let’s just say that I’m definitely not rolling in the dough, but I feel so thankful for a job that I enjoy, with kids that I love, and even though it’s in a very small way, I am able to contribute financially while still being able to fill my favorite role as a stay at home mom.
Although my “career path” looks nothing like it did pre-Mariclaire, I haven’t taken a day for granted (even though it is HARD sometimes) that I have been able to stay at home with Mariclaire. To experience her every move, new word and cute smile… I have the best job(s) in the world!
Below is picture of me and Mariclaire on her first day of school, September 2011.