Full time parenting working and schooling

Majella - posted on 08/01/2016 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I'm 20 years old I live alone with my 5 year old son. I'm trying to go to school for my LVN its full and I also work full. I have no idea how I'll be able to balance it. Any advice?!

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B - posted on 08/03/2016

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How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. I understand the busyness and it helps me to focus on one to 2 days at a time!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/03/2016

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Just know that you can do this! I am currently in school also, in a very rigorous program with a 6 year old, 10 year old, I work, and school is FULL TIME! It is hard. But it can be done. I went back to school after 10+ years being out. I am a straight A student. I have to commit to being a student full time, sometimes even when I am home. The only difference between us (money is wicked tight, and really I should be working more but cannot due to my school schedule) is that I have my husband to help. Which he does. When school is in session, I literally don't even have time to food shop. These are my last 2 semester starting in September, and we can have our lives back. It is hard as hell, but if I can do it, you certainly can!

If you need to take 1-2 courses at a time to lighten your load, do it. I am not sure how the LVN program runs, but if it is available like that, it may be the easiest way to success for you. Is your family around to help at all?

Majella - posted on 08/01/2016

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Yes he starts full time school in a week thank goodness so I can school then, but it's trying to work full time also that is making it hard. His father is involved he has him Thursday Friday and Saturday every week but no I do not get child support😔 I have an $650 apartment rent and an almost at high car and insurance payment to make on top of all the little bills so quitting one of my jobs is such a big financial pain I'll be experiencing

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/01/2016

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When your child is in school (hopefully full time kindergarten) you are in school yourself, working, or studying. When he is home, put on your mommy hat until bed time, and straight to studying. You can do this. I am hoping that you have family support and help.

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