Yvette - posted on 07/07/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
Being a single mom, we want what's best for our family. We have to make decisions sometimes alone without anyone to help make them for us? Do you want to go back to school or maybe perhaps you never finished school and would like to go to school to make life better for you and your children? I would like to begin by saying I am a single mom of two lovely children. My daughter Teyiah is 11y/o and Xavier 9 y/o. They are my pride and joy. They keep me on my toes all of the time! I made the decision to go back to school to better my future for myself and family. I had to crawl before I could walk. I have a daughter who is hearing impaired and a son who is ADD and I am proud to say they are. It is what it is!!! Being a single mom can be a challenge. No one ask to be a single mom, in life we have unforseen circumstances that does not allow for both parents to be together. Do we blame one another or do you move on with your lives and strive for the very best! Well, I did! I moved on and in the process I returned back to school. I started from a community college receiving a two degree to a four year university. I went on to getting my Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Now, I'm back in school persuing my P.h.D. in Pscyhology! I've gotten this far through hard work and dedication. There was nothing easy about getting an education going to school full time and working full time as well!!! I had my struggles and break downs! At times, I felt like giving up, but again---my children motivates me every single day!!! My daughter constantly, asks me...."Mom did you do your homework?" My son...."Mom you look stressed out, why don't you take a short break?" You see... they keep me on my toes!! You---As a single mom, you've got to believe in your dreams, goals, and aspiration. You can do it!!! I would like to hear from some of your experiences going back to school and balance work and family at the same time!!!!!