I want to go back to school. Is it even possible with a two year old?
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Amy - posted on 03/25/2010
I went back to school when my oldest was 18 months. I found a great adult ed program through a local private college. I went to class for 4 hours every tuesday, and for 8 hours every third week. It was a full time program, and I worked full time. My husband was a huge help, but I found that it was very doable to work and go to school. I got my homework done after my son went to bed, and he was only deprived of his mother one day per week.
It was a lot of work, of course, but it was so worth it! I hope you can find somethign that suits your family, too!
Emily - posted on 03/20/2010
I went back to college last year when my daughter was 3 and its hard work but it is managable if you have the determanation and like others have said time management, to be honest with you, i think it is really about whether you are ready yourself to go back, do you think it is what you want just now? if so good luck to you and all the best :)
Jen - posted on 06/12/2012
Yes it is possible. You are a WOMAN. That means you have the talent of being able to juggle multiple balls without missing a beat. Yes it will take time to get used to. But you will.
Speaking from experience: Been in school since my kids were 5 & 6; have a BS, MBA, and working on a second master's in psychology. My kids are 15 & 16 (almost). IMpossible is a word that should be striken from your dictionary. Where there is a will there is a way.
Jerica - posted on 06/06/2012
yes it is very much possible to go back to school. I have a 71/2 month old and have been takeing online classes since he was 51/2 months old. at first i wasnt sure as to how i was going to be able to juggle baby and school but i figured out that the best time to really be able to get anything done is after he goes to bed at night. but sometimes i do have to call someone to baby sit him for me if i have a paper or something that i havent yet finished and dont thing i have enought time to get it done before its late. so yes.....
Rebecca - posted on 06/06/2011
hi Juliet. I am a single parent of 4 children 14, 10, 7 and 1yr. I go to school full time and Im not going to lie to you it is hard to not just find the time to study but do homework too, but I do it. I haven’t been in school since Feb. and havent been in school for over 16 years and believe it or not i have a 3.92 gpa. So as long as you put your mind to it you 2 can do it.good luck. Think of the day you graduate and keep that as ur goal. That’s what keeps me going along with how it will be all worth it for me and my kids.
Kaddie - posted on 05/20/2011
Yes it is possible to go to school. I have a 2 month and i am going to online college. My best friend has 2 kids one 2 and the other is 1 she does it just fine. If we can do it so can you. Just cause you have kids dont mean that you cant go to school. If you want to do it I say do it.
ALYSSA - posted on 05/19/2011
I had my daughter during my first semester of college. It is really hard but its worth it I only have a few months left for my associates. I found that finding her something to do the same time I do homework helps. She colors, watches her baby can read or Mickey, or something that occupies her time. Anything is possible if you really put your mind to it :))
Alisha - posted on 04/23/2011
YES IT IS POSSIBLE! I have a 5 year old and a 2 year old. I've been in college since before I was pregnant with my 2 year old. Do not let anyone discourage you and tell you that you can't handle it. YES YOU CAN! I encourage all moms to go to school. Its' the best thing you can do for you and your child(ren).
Carmen - posted on 03/30/2010
Yes it is possible. I have an active 2 year old and go to graduate school online and have maintained a 3.5 gpa. You have to have a strong support system and routine. When they sleep you work or study. Sometimes it's challenge if they are sick or just don't want to go to bed at the right time. But if you have a computer you can get a degree.
Zulie - posted on 03/29/2010
I have to say YES it is possible :) I have a 6 yo, a 3 yo and a 15 mo and am going to school full time... I am attending a community college and makes it easyer on me I chose mini mesters (8 week classes) and have only 2 classes a day and one online... it is a breeze and i still have lots of time to spend with my kiddos... deff... go to school.. it is worth the sacrifice... :) Best of luck!!
Dayna - posted on 03/25/2010
Yes, it is definately possible. My Troy was born on feb 24, 2010 and I was in the middle of my spring classes. I told my teachers at the beginning of the semester (even though im sure they knoticed on their own) that I was prego and would be leaving for a couple of weeks for maternity leave. I missed two weeks after I had my son and went back to classes. If you have really good time management skills and alot of support from family and friends then you can go back to school at any time.
Amy - posted on 03/24/2010
It is definitely possible! I am a single mom and I not only finished 3 of my 5 years in undergraduate school with a new baby/toddler, but I was crazy enough to go back for law school! It is definitely do-able but you have to be willing to give up some of your spare time to buckle down and study. There are lots of community colleges that offer online classes if daycare is not an option for you, although I found that it was hard for me to buckle down when I took classes online (granted, i only took 2 to be able to graduate on time). For me, the physically going to class was a necessity. However, everyone manages their time differently. Going back to school is a tremendous undertaking but it is SO worth it when your baby is so proud of mommy on your graduation day and aspiring to graduate from college just like mommy did. Good luck! You can do it! :)
Heaven - posted on 03/24/2010
Going to college with little ones is hard but if you manage your time and have support then you can do it. I just had my 3rd son in October and started back to school in January. I have scheduled classes at times when I know there wont be a conflict for sitters. If you have famiy and friends that can watch the kids while you go and they are willing to do that a couple days out of the week then schedule your classes accordingly. The one good thing about going to college is you are free to go at night too. my 2 oldest are in school so 2 days of the week my mom keeps the baby for my morning class. Then when my husband is home in the evening, I take my night classes.
Danielle - posted on 03/24/2010
I am doing it with a 5 month old and it is possible!!! I started going to school when she was 3 months old. I also have a part time job and have time for my daughter all the time too. I have friends that think it is impossible as well and are just working all the time. I am also a single mom and the dad is around only when he feels like so I have to deal with that too, and court issues. Lots of stuff but I think it will all be worth it in the future.
Anna - posted on 03/23/2010
YES, YES, YES... it is most definetly possible! i have a 2 yr. old also. I wanted to go back to school to pursue nursing. So i decided to cut back in my hours and work part time. Also some colleges provide online classes, and i found these to be extremely helpful ! Place yourself around supportive people, and set your mind to it ! Of course you can do it !
Dina - posted on 03/23/2010
It is very possible and well worth it!! Personal success and self worth is a very important part of how you raise your child. I have two children 13 and 7 and I have been in college full and part time for a long time to conquer my personal goals. It has been hard and I quit twice but I will finally graduate w/ a bach in psychology next year. You can do anything you put your mind too. Good luck
Kat - posted on 03/23/2010
I go to school online. It's very easy to manage your time with it. I go to University of Phoenix online. You have a graduation commitee that consist of a enrollment, finiacial, and academic counselors and they put your schudule together for you and you have 2 classes every 9 weeks
Crystal - posted on 03/22/2010
YES, I go to school 3/4 time and I have two kids, a 6 year old and a 7 month old. You just need to figure out what kind of schedule would work well for you. I go to school in the mornings and early afternoons so that way when I am done picking up my infant from daycare I am home in time for my 6 year old to get off the bus from school.
Katie - posted on 03/22/2010
I have a two and a half year old and a one year old. My husband and I both physically go to community college full-time. We register for classes together and set it up so that one of us goes in the morning and one of us goes in the evening. Going to class isn't bad, it's trying to study and do homework that's tough. I have to be really strict about bedtime routines, and I do homework when my kids are asleep. If I don't get all of my homework done after bedtime, I'll leave the kids with my husband and go to the library... It's amazing how fast I can get things done without all of the distractions!
Melissa - posted on 03/21/2010
It is possible to go back to school with a two year old. I am getting ready to graduate in May I had my daughter in the summer after my first semester of college and I had my second child a year ago right in the middle of the semester. It is hard work and frustrating at times but the pay off in the end takes the frustration away.
Alexis - posted on 03/21/2010
yes, my lil one is 6 months and I have been in college thru out my pregnancy, birth and now. Its not easy but it is possible. Make sure you have childcare in place and a support system will help a lot. Check out online schools to! You can do it!, Good Luck!
Stephanie - posted on 03/20/2010
My fiance and I physically go to school. We went back to classes when our son was less than 2 weeks old. He's 2 1/2 now and we're finishing college in May. It is definitely possible with some good time management skills. You can do it!
Jess - posted on 03/20/2010
I go to school online and I have a toddler and an 8 month old. It's a lot of work and I have to work hard when I really just want to sleep but I get by with decent grades. You just have to find the right school, major, and the time. Good luck!
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