About me


Thank you for taking the time to stop by my humble little page.

My name is Stacey and I have been blessed with two beautiful children; my daughter is three and my son is almost five months old.  However, as well as being lucky enough to be a mum to two children, I am also an English Teacher, which is a job that I thoroughly enjoy.  Throughout my eight years of teaching, I have taught hundreds of teenagers who have made me laugh, made me cry, made me proud and inspired me to strive to be the best person and teacher I can possibly be.  I don't quite think I am there yet though but, that's the good thing about teaching; you are always learning.

I have wanted to write a blog for a number of years now but have always found excuses not to.  The main excuse being that I do not think I am good enough to do this kind of thing.  I am very self depreciating and don't have much confidence but, I am always willing to take on a challenge.  Then there is this worry that my life is actually not that interesting to write about.  However, while being on maternity leave, I have noticed mummy blogs filling up the space on my Facebook time line and the internet appears to be littered with them.  So, I guess I thought 'why not give it a go?'

I thought the name 'Teaching Mum' sounded a bit like 'Keeping Mum' which is when you are asked to keep a secret.  I think it is an appropriate name as that's the opposite to what I want to do.  I want to be honest and open with you about balancing teaching with being a mum.  At the moment I am on maternity leave so we will have to wait and see how I feel once I return to work.  My idea is to write a blog that is light hearted and, I hope, humorous.  I want to share with you the fact that sometimes (most times) I can be a bit slack and not have much common sense or the fact that on the days where I should be taking my son out for a walk I am actually glued to Netflix with a cuppa and some chocolate.  Maybe when I am back at work, I can share some hysterical student anecdotes but, ultimately this is a blog about striking the balance between parenthood and teaching; it is not a platform for myself and others to complain about the changing climate of education.  Yes, teaching can be difficult and tough but, it a career that I love and I am incredibly proud to be able to call myself a teacher.

Sometimes life can be a beautiful thing and sometimes it can be down right difficult and painful. Sometimes it can be funny and sometimes there are days where I could just sit and cry.  I have to admit though - I do love a good cry.  I would like to paint you a picture of how difficult, easy, funny and emotionally draining it is being a full time teacher and mum.  I am sure that there will be days where I look at a pile of books that need marking and all I will want to do is watch a Disney film with my girl.  However, I am sure that there will be days when I am at my wits end and sitting down with a pile of books to mark might be my idea of heaven.  Who knows; only time will tell.  That's the thing that is scaring me most about returning to work full time; time, or the lack of it.  Let's just see how it goes.

To quote my Twitter page: Mummy then English Teacher or is is English Teacher then mummy? Priorities change and then the guilt kicks in.  I love both my jobs.  Probably not equally.

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Thank you.


  1. I just love your blog! Reading your 'about me', if I didn't know you it would instantly make me like you, that fact that I do know you, it just makes me like you even more, if that is possible
    Kath x

  2. Thank you! That's a lovely thing to say, Kath. x