My husband and I are expecting our first baby in March, and I'm very concerned about working full-time while being a mommy. I've never thought of myself as someone who could be a SAHM. However, I just don't know if I could teach with a little one at home. School hasn't even started yet, and I feel like I could cry (pregnancy hormones? ). Some of you may have seen my other post, but I've had so many parents email me this week that I'm going crazy. I'm meeting with five parents this Friday (I'm still on vacation until next Tuesday). I don't know how on earth I could do this with a baby. I don't have any family in the area, so finding a sitter so that I could meet with parents would be really tough. I'm worried about taking a break from teaching, though. I have a great job in a very competitive district. The field of education changes so quickly that I would worry about keeping up with the competition during my time off. And, honestly, teaching is pretty much my only hobby. That probably sounds pretty pathetic, but I love looking at blogs, looking on Pinterest, attending any PD opportunity I can, and reading professional texts. I pretty much think like a teacher 24/7. That may not seem healthy to some, but I love it. Plus, who would I be friends with? Right now my only friends in town are my school friends, and we mostly just talk about school. I don't know if we would stay friends if we didn't have school in common. My other friends are all out of town. Work is my social life. I know that there are thousands of teachers who are mommies, but I really don't know how they do it. I look at my ultrasound pictures and I just tear up thinking about letting someone else take care of my baby. I have a while before I have to make this decision (contracts are due each June), but I've been thinking a lot about it lately. Any insight from SAHMs would be greatly appreciated!