I have to admit it. I hate to. But I must. I am a better teaching since becoming a mother. I hate to admit it because people always used to say, "You will understand when you become a mother." Didn't they know that more than anything in the world, I wanted to be a mother?!? Were they saying I was a bad teacher? How could being a mother possibly change me and my teaching?
Well, on the other side of this...being a mother changes everything. I don't do anything super differently in my teaching on the outside. However, on the inside, everything changed. When I have to correct a student, I think now, "That is someone's baby." I knew a mother's love was something special, but I was not prepared. I did not know. No one could have prepared me.
Now, I still believe that people should not say anything to anyone about being a mother in any circumstance because you do not know the desires of someone's heart and the secret pain they might be carrying.