Going to school in the fall

Trisha - posted on 12/29/2008 ( 3 moms have responded )




I'm the SAHM mom of 4 kids, and my youngest starts school in the fall. So off to school I go too! Any advice from those of you who have been doing it for a while? I'm going to a community college and taking their transfer program. I will graduate with an AS, and then transfer to a regular university to obtain my BSN.

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Tamsin - posted on 01/05/2009




Good on you Trisha. There's a lot of nerves when you think about going back to school or work when you have kids, but once you get there you will Love it! It is so good to have something of your own and to feel like you're still functioning mentally!!! I just finished 2 yrs full time Diploma studies in Community Welfare and have applied for Uni this year. The one thing I found that was important, is keeping a schedule. Be as organized as you can and write down everything you have to do throughout the day in a diary, including school, kids and home stuff. It seemed like such a long time to think about studying at the beginning of the first year, but it flew by and now I'm done. Yippee! Enjoy it and remember that you have the right to take time out to do something you want to do and ask for help when you need it. I know you'll love going back to school. Good luck and all the very best to you.

Kelly - posted on 01/04/2009




I also started school for the first time, I have 2 children (8,6). I decided to go to school to be a nurse and waited 10 years to do so. I had no choice but to wait until my youngest was in full day kindergarten. I just finished my first semister at Northshore Community College and thankfully passed my 2 classes with a A and a B-. My best adivce to you is to start small, 2 maybe 3 classes max. The two classes I took was enough work that it took up all my time at night for homework, in other words no ME time. So, its best to start slow so you get the feel of getting into a new schedule. You dont want to overload yourself and then flunk a class. Hope this helps and GOOD LUCK. Kelly

Teri - posted on 01/02/2009




Start slow and build up your load. Schedule dedicated time for studying. Regular (everyday if at all possible) exercise, excellent nutrition and SLEEP are all essential to doing well in school. If you don't get enough sleep you will forget what you learn & not be able to integrate information as well. Treat yourself like an elite athlete--being a student mom can be a major advantage b/c you know how to take care of yourself and take life seriously. Also, set a goal, like a achieving a 3.0 or better GPA. I know all this from 6 years back, going from Community College online classes all the way transferring to a major university. I only have two kids, but they are little, 6 and 4. Also, everyone needs to be on Team Mom when exams and deadlines roll around. Good luck!!!

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