In life, we take on so many roles, most of which become our biggest identities. Our Wife Teacher Mommy community identifies with two major roles: teacher and mom. We take on these roles with a passion and desire to be the most perfect version of each role. However, no matter how hard you try, perfectionism will never be attained, and that’s okay! On today’s podcast, we’re discussing being the okayest teacher and mom with Heather from The Okayest Moms.
Heather is the co-host of Okayest Moms: The Podcast. Every week, she and co-host, Brittany, discuss topics relevant to modern motherhood. They strive to normalize imperfect motherhood, and help other moms recognize the importance of being more than "just mom.”
One of the things I love about our Wife Teacher Mommy community is everyone’s ability to be vulnerable and share their real moments and emotions, which is what Heather and her Okayest Moms podcast is all about.
Being a former teacher herself, Heather relates to the stress teachers are constantly under and their need to be the perfect teacher with the perfect classroom teaching the perfect lessons. But again, does that describe anyone? Instead, Heather shares tips and advice on how to let go of your perfectionist tendencies.
Along with her advice, we talked a lot about how to simplify a teacher’s life, ways to avoid burnout, and how to prioritize self-care. With both of us being teachers and moms, we had a lot to share since supporting both roles is a major passion for us. In the end, we believe and emphasize there’s a way to be successful at being a teacher and mom, but not perfect, and learning to be okay with that.
I applaud Heather’s vulnerability and her mission to stay real when it comes to the biggest role in her life: motherhood. There’s pride in the roles we take on, but my hope is after this episode, you learn that being the okayest teacher and mom is sometimes the most perfect identity to have.