Is it hard to cope being a single mum and working or studying?

Chloe - posted on 05/24/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son is now one and i think its time to get a job or start studying. Is it hard to cope?

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Vanessa - posted on 02/16/2013

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i am a single mom,working and studying, it is challeging, you will need to switch off your phone at home,deactivate facebook ect.Eat healthy, make time for prays and have patient,

My 1 yrs old son is competing for attention when I am stydying so if he is up most times i give him a pen and a page to write.

Kerren - posted on 05/24/2009

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I went back to work when my son was around 4 months old, it can be really hard, but there's always something to be said for having time with other adults to converse with. He's now 8 & 1/2, and finally starting to understand why we have to work...

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Kerren - posted on 05/24/2009

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I'm very lucky that I had my mum who was and still is able to help all the time. She used to bring my son to work so I could breastfeed him

Chloe - posted on 05/24/2009

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wow yeh that sounds great im thinking about doing my certificate III and IIII in fitness by correspondence all you have to do for that away from home is 20 hrs experience in a gym which isn't much at all.

Stacey - posted on 05/24/2009

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if you have someone that is willing to look after your son while you are working or studying i think you should definately try to work or study, otherwise if you dont have anyone to look after your son while you study i am currently doing my bachelor of accounting through open universities it is like normal university (fee wise and everything) but they send you out all your work and you basically earn your degree bachelor from home apart from having to attend exams which is basically the only time you have to attend a uni etc.

Chloe - posted on 05/24/2009

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I feel that if i go and study i will provide a better life for us :D so it will all be worth it in the end. Wow four kids working and studying you really are super woman.

Rosie - posted on 05/24/2009

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It is a juggle, I have four kids, work part-time and am attempting to study part-time aswell. There never seems to be enough hours in the day, but I think one or the other should be fine first then consider adding a second activity when you gain in confidence. I always felt bad going back to work when the kids were so young, but they don't suffer for it and you can look forward to a big smiling welcome when you come home! :P

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