In my previous life, I was a special education teacher who worked with adolescent students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. I started teaching in an alternative school, moved to a Day Treatment Facility, and then ran my own “Strategies” program in a large middle school. Working with a difficult population of students and an even more difficult population of teachers sent me to the brink of burn out. Now, I am not sure I want to go back to what I was doing before, and I have no idea what I want to do next.
On May 3rd, 2006, I became, like my mother before me, a stay at home mom. With all of my schooling and life experience, I decided that the only way I would feel comfortable as a parent is if I stayed home with my child.
Six weeks after my daughter was born, my husband and I left our families in Colorado and moved to New Jersey. We are struggling to adapt to a new state as well as a new lifestyle. I write lesson plans for a toddler, obsess about reality TV, and feel the need to share my organization curse gifts with the world bloggisphere.
This site is called “tiny tyrant” because my husband and I decided right after our daughter was born, that she ruled over all. We began by calling her our “princess,” but it quickly became clear that she was more than the offspring of greatness, she was greatness herself. For better or for worse, this is our story.