Alison - posted on 03/15/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have a 2 year old and I'm taking online classes to finish my bachelor's degree in accounting. I am taking 12 hours. It is too hard. I need about 30-35 hours a week dedicated to homework and studying. The only time I have is at night when my daughter is sleeping or during nap time, most of the time she doesn't nap. She just learned how to climb out of her crib to play during nap time. She goes to daycare on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is not enough time! My husband works nights and isn't much help. Even when I ask him to do the dishes or laundry he "forgets" or he only folds the clothes and lets me put them up, because he "doesn't know where everything goes." So, I still have chores even though he helps sometimes. I have to do the dishes by hand because we don't have a dishwasher, which takes forever. Since my husband works nights, I bathe our daughter and get her ready for bed, then I clean the house. Cleaning takes an hour to 2 hours a night. I cannot do it anymore. Then after I clean I have to study and do homework. I am always sick, tired, and miserable. I don't know how to make time for school and get a decent amount of sleep. My daughter will not let me do homework. She writes on my flashcards, tries to play on my computer, or turns the pages in my book when I try to do homework. My family is starting to notice that I'm not myself. They keep asking me if something is wrong. How do other people go to school full time and be a stay at home mom?