work,school,and baby

Danielle - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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hello, i am 19 and engaged. I have a 9 month old daughter. i work full time and go to school at nights and attened church regularly. Does anyone have any tips on how to manage time between work homework and a social life and a busy gowing baby. and maybe some tips on how to hande stress?

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Janelle - posted on 01/23/2010

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Hi guys,



I have a similar problem, I'm going back 2 work next month and starting back school this month. My baby will be with family while I will be at work. Already I feel guilty of going back 2 university because that is additional time spent away from my son. Any advice on how to get over this guilt?

CYNTHIA - posted on 01/23/2010

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Wow I know that feeling. I work all night 11 until 7 at the local gas station, Im enrolled in the RN program and most importantly Im a full time single mom. I like walks but there is almost no time, but when i do I carry my baby along too. I often tell myself that i have to do better bc sometimes im too tired to take her outside. Im thankful for my mother bc she helps and my younger sister helps, but I want to do some of those things as well. I stay prayed up for the stressful times and the times I jus feel like crying. We all have to remember that we are doing this school for a better life for us and our families. Its a conditioning process. Stay strong

Lovelle - posted on 01/22/2010

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you are a young mother Is your fiance' helping you out. You need some me time also. You need to start planning your days and stick to them. What ever needs to be worn you need to take it out for the week one less thing to worry about especially for the baby. Raising a baby is hard try doing it a 17. I've been there but I didn't have a fiance' be sure that your getting married because you love him even if there was no baby at all and vice versa. This isn't a 40/60 relationship or a 25/75 relationship it's 50/50 on both parts. If you live with your parents then get your fiance' to take the baby. You have a lot to juggle and I wish you luck. Remember people who fail is because they fail to plan.

Liliane - posted on 01/21/2010

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I had two children while getting my BA, and working full time. It will be very hectic, but it is doable. I used to read for my school assignments in the subway, on my way to and back from work. I planned dinner in advance, and sometimes cooked enough for two days. Most importantly, do not expect to be able to do everything perfectly - laundry will pile up, and there will be time you won't get A's - but you can do it! A day at a time.

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I would suggest a daily walk for the stress and also the health benefits of exercising. I know it's hard working full time and then having to go to school. I found that when I worked full time and went to school I often times found myself feeling lonely for my family and also a little jealous of them getting to spend time playing and messing around on the computer and watching tv. I was so tired from work and then had to come home and do homework and write essays for english 101, oh it sucked!!!! I feel your pain! I hope at least you aren't standing on your feet all day long and getting breaks! It helps if you have a mom or a sister maybe a little older to help with the little one and keep them busy and happy.

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