I'm a mom to 2 girls, work full time & considering going back to school. Is it doable?

Tima - posted on 07/27/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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'm a mom to 2 girls, work full time & considering going back to school. Is it doable? How would I manage??

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Chaya - posted on 07/27/2012

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It will work just fine if your kids are teenagers or close to it and you teach them to make dinner and keep the house clean, be patient if the house is a mess occasionally or you have dinner at 9. I'm not sure I could do it if my daughter were under teenage, but you may be able to

Les - posted on 07/27/2012

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Yes totally, I went to college when my daughter was 2, at the same time my mom was terminal with breast cancer and my husband was having an affair with the women he ended up leaving me for. I worked ft too but somehow managed to pull it off. I enrolled in a college (Azusa Pacific University) during the first week of school my mom died and my ex moved out adding a new financial burden. I pushed through because I had to and I was motivated for my child. She is now 13 and I have been a teacher for 9 years, I graduated with my BA and went on to get my Masters with GPA of 4 in both programs. My advise is to take as many online classes as you can that way you can still be home with family, get a load of laundry done and use the crockpot for easy quick meals...this saved me! I also found an amazing child are provider who would watch my child whenever I needed help...I let her know I appreciated her by giving her little token gifts and notes, it went along way as she was always there for me. Talk with your employer and explain that you are trying to better yourself and education and that you will be more valuable in the end as an employee, they may even help pay for certain classes... Mine did. Good luck I know you will do this. Take lots of pictures of those kids as they grow up so fast especially when life is busy!

Les - posted on 07/27/2012

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Yes totally, I went to college when my daughter was 2, at the same time my mom was terminal with breast cancer and my husband was having an affair with the women he ended up leaving me for. I worked ft too but somehow managed to pull it off. I enrolled in a college (Azusa Pacific University) during the first week of school my mom died and my ex moved out adding a new financial burden. I pushed through because I had to and I was motivated for my child. She is now 13 and I have been a teacher for 9 years, I graduated with my BA and went on to get my Masters with GPA of 4 in both programs. My advise is to take as many online classes as you can that way you can still be home with family, get a load of laundry done and use the crockpot for easy quick meals...this saved me! I also found an amazing child are provider who would watch my child whenever I needed help...I let her know I appreciated her by giving her little token gifts and notes, it went along way as she was always there for me. Talk with your employer and explain that you are trying to better yourself and education and that you will be more valuable in the end as an employee, they may even help pay for certain classes... Mine did. Good luck I know you will do this. Take lots of pictures of those kids as they grow up so fast especially when life is busy!

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