When is a good time to start school up while working part time and BREASTFEEDING my 5 month old?

Amanda - posted on 09/13/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi I'm 23 years old and I have a 5 month old that I'm still exclusively breastfeeding and also working a part time job. I would like some advice on when would be a good time to start trying to go to college agein so that I can earn a better salary to live on?


Sarah - posted on 09/13/2013




I am not sure when is a good time. I think you just have to decide to do it and do it. Start out slow just taking a class or two. If that goes good and you feel you can add in another class do that the next semester. I know right now is hard because your breastfeeding and your little one is little, but on the flip side right now he/she is probably taking 2 naps a day. That is awesome time to get a few things done. As he/she gets older it will go down to only 1 nap and then down to none. When he/she gets older he will be wanting to move around and run around. Play in the middle of the floor with a bunch of toys will not be much fun anymore. When he/she starts school it gets easier in the sense that they become more independent and they can occupy themselves for awhile while you try to get homework done. But then starts the school activities, so your time is used up by needing to be here or there for this thing and that. At each age of your child there are pros and cons to starting. I don't think there is really an easy time once you become a mom. You just have to make it a priority and a goal and realize that it may take longer to accomplish your goal, but that it can be accomplished if you work hard.

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