I am from the Tidewater area in VA and moved to DC to teach in public schools with children in need. In DC is where I met my amazing husband. When I married him, I became a bonus mom to my stepson Amaris and shortly after a fur mom to our rescue Brodie. One year later, our daughter Alina was born, and our crazy chaotic life has yet to calm down ever since. However, I wouldn’t trade one minute for anything else in this world.
To add to the chaos, I became a small business owner and started an afterschool dance enrichment program. Working with kids has always been my passion since I was young. After my little family came into the picture, I had to learn how to balance my passion for my career and my passion for my family.
It has never, and probably never will be, easy. But with the support of my husband, family, and best friends, I somehow have made it through and know that I will continue. One thing I have learned over the years is that your relationships (in all forms) and your relationship with yourself are keys to you your happiness and success.
I'm Angela Hannah.
Crystal clear blue water and a white sand beach
Target and Amazon (dangerous)
A cozy night in with my husband
A cute dress with a comfy pair of sneakers
CBD oil massage
I DON'T LIKE:
Veggies (childish.. I know)
Putting folded laundry away
Driving (especially in the DMV)
Doing my own hair
I met my husband on a semi-blind date (we were Instagram friends before we got hooked up by my sister). I married my best friend and teammate. He is truly amazing and makes me feel like a queen (as all husbands should). Although we are total opposites, I am not sure where I would be today without my husband. He is the ying to my yang; Im impulsive and he overthinks, I am extroverted and he is introverted, he is a morning person and I am a night person, etc. I take my role and title as wife very seriously and argue that it is my priority over all other roles. I believe that if my husband and I are not good, the family is not good.
I am a mom to my daughter Alina, my bonus son Amaris, and my fur baby Brodie. Although they are the reason I can never enjoy one of my listed “likes” (SLEEPING IN), I would never trade one moment with these crazy critters. My husband and I made a vow to each other when we got married that we would do everything in our power to make sure we raise our children to love each other, even though they have different moms. Balancing my role as a mom and a bonus mom has had difficult moments, but completely worth every second.
Even though the beating of the pandemic has put on educators, I truly enjoy teaching young children. I call them all “little learners” because I feel that people of all ages are always learning, but there is something very special about teaching little learners. I teach PK4 at a public school in Washington, DC. I also own a dance small business that provides dance classes to elementary-age students after school. I truly believe if you work hard at giving a little learner the right foundation, they have a much greater propensity for success and will do nothing but great things.