how do you cope with being a mom and a student at the same time


~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/30/2015




It is VERY hard, but doable. I am currently in college as an older student. I have 2 kids, one just turned 5 last month and my son is turning 9 next month. I was just accepted into the Dental Hygiene program, and am going to be at school for 14 credit hours 5 days per week. I am nervous. I have had very difficult courses already (microbiology, chemistry, human communications, and psychology...the last two courses not so bad, but the sciences are a challenge).

Also, adding to the stress, my husband just started a job 1 1/2 hours away to be able to pay for school JUST to advance my career. So, I will be living like a single mom while in school. Family support is so important and I am hoping you have that available to you. Otherwise, having the children in school or a trusted day care that is flexible will help.

My household suffered as far as cleanliness goes. Come the fall when myself and my children start school, I am going to make meals in advance and freeze everything. I am going to get the kids on a regular schedule this summer to help clean and earn allowance. I know you really cannot do that with your 11 month old, but certainly your 4 year old can learn to pick up his toys.

DEFINITELY get yourself on a reasonable schedule. This will be difficult until you actually get into school, and see what your schedule and what your school workload is. Stay VERY organized.

Good luck, you can do this!

Belinda - posted on 04/29/2015




It is VERY hard but totally worth it. I usually try to make sure that my son is taken care of before handling any school work. I have a set schedule for myself to make sure that everything is taken care of at home, work, and at school.


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Bouhsoua - posted on 04/30/2015




Hi Thanks for your reply .i am à Mother of two boys 4 Years older and 11 month i am going to start my nursing deploma in next august . I Am realy worry because i was a staying home mom taking care of every thing in and out home my husband has a very hard work schedule so i cant expect so much help .i will have classes 5 days à week From 8.30 to 15 .30 pm i hope that you gave me hulpful ideas Thanks

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