Hiya. I'm a mum of three kids aged 6 9 and 10. I'm also an nqt. I work three days a week, but actually I probably work closer to 6. I am shattered, stressed and pretty miserable. Although I am good on paper I know that a lot of my lessons are a bit rubbish. I have a notoriously hard class with 4 children with behavioural issues. But my classroom management leaves a lot to be desired and I think my ta actually hares me!!!! Basically I am overwhelmed. I know the school says I'm doing well. But I'm not so sure. What I do know is that I didn't see my kids today. I am short tempered and stressed at the weekends. Always thinking about what I need to do next and what I have forgotten. I was a ta before I was a teacher. And I did supply before I got this job. My question is.... If I was to pack my job in and become a supply teacher again in a few years when my youngest is a bit older would I find it hard to get a job? I'm 34 now and an nqt. I would maybe be 38 then. Not that age has anything to do with it. Would I be looked down upon for not having the latest knowledge. I just want to have a balance back in my life. I want to be stress free and enjoy my family who are growing up very very quickly. But I do want to teach too.... Sorry. A bit of a rant.