I am a fairly new teacher (my fourth year). I really need to find out how to leave some of my work at school. I have been bringing home SO much work and I am beginning to miss my own children. They are in high school and will be gone before I know it. I feel so pressured with state and district testing. I feel the need to plan, replan, and create new lessons to make my teaching better. I don't waste my planning time as I try very hard to use it wisely. I know I am wwwaayyyyy too hard on myself. I think my biggest worry is that I started this career late in my life. Most of my veteran coworkers are my age. I feel since I am the same age as they are, I need to be as good as they are even though they have done this a lot longer than I have. I understand that I will always need to bring some work home to be efficient, but I need to find a balance between work and home. I am hoping this feeling will pass since it is about a week before report cards are due and parent teacher conferences are scheduled. Any suggestions? Thanks!