mom, school full-time, and work full-time

Christa - posted on 04/28/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Im due in 4 days and i go to school full time and when I am able to i will have to also go to work full time too. My fiance is away for several months so i will be on my own until then. I was just wondering if there were any mothers out there doing the same thing and maybe any advice you might have on being a mom while working and going to school both full time. Anything would be helpful!



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Christa

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Sarah - posted on 05/18/2009

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I work fulltime, study fulltime and only have my step daughter weekends, but I still find it really hard. I think my best bit of advice would be dont be too hard on yourself, dont expect everything to be perfect or go perfectly. dont be afraid to ask for help from the people around you, remember you are not superman, you cant do it all. Sorry that sounds really harsh but its a lesson i've had to learn.

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Quoting Melissa:

I also work full time, school full time, and have two wonderful children. I found a job that allows me that "home at night" time with my children. Most of my classes are online, 2 are at school. (I am taking five in all). So, when my children are asleep for the night, I get majority of my school work done.

I have a schedule that I go by and I stick to that schedule as closely as I can. You cannot account for everything that will happen in a day, but you can try to work around a lot of things. My best advice is to don't forget to schedule "me" time so that you don't "burn out".



 



 






Hello ladies:  I'm new to the circle and just returned to school this spring.  I chose online classes for the same reason .... the convenience of being able to get work done at night and also to avoid spending too much time away during the evening hours.  Melissa, I think that's great advice.  Without a schedule it's virtually impossible to balance work, parenting, and your goals.  I think kids do great when they have a framework and know what to expect.  And yes, that "me time" is critical also.  Goals are great but what's it worth if you wind up feeling burned out, or worse, burning out the children in the process.   Wishing you all the best,  ANGEL

Rabaab - posted on 05/08/2009

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make a schedule, this will be vital for you. If you stay focused and positive you will be fine .. good luck with the baby too..

Kristen - posted on 04/29/2009

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Schedule,schedule, schedule... I know it sounds so structured but it will help you keep your sanity. I am a mother of 3, work full time, and go to school full time. I stick to schedules and its the only way. If I dont my whole day crumbles. Good luck and stay focused. Dont give up.

Melissa - posted on 04/29/2009

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I also work full time, school full time, and have two wonderful children. I found a job that allows me that "home at night" time with my children. Most of my classes are online, 2 are at school. (I am taking five in all). So, when my children are asleep for the night, I get majority of my school work done.

I have a schedule that I go by and I stick to that schedule as closely as I can. You cannot account for everything that will happen in a day, but you can try to work around a lot of things. My best advice is to don't forget to schedule "me" time so that you don't "burn out".

User - posted on 04/28/2009

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My advice would be to get organized. Make a schedule and stick to it. It will be hard but the payoff will be sweet! Good luck!

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