Courtney - posted on 07/16/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am twenty one years old and as of right now, I am a stay at home mother on maternity leave. My partner is working twelve hour shifts and has a great job but cannot afford everything by himself because our rent is so high.. My maternity leave runs out in a couple of months and I am trying to find out if I can get some funding to go back to school and get myself a career. I am worried though because I do not have a high school diploma to show for because I dropped out back when I was in school due to family troubles when I lived with my parents at the time..
I was told I could apply as a Mature Student because I am twenty one years old but I do not know if they fund for Mature Students or if its just high school they fund for.. If I can't get funded to go back I can't go back to school and I will need to search for a job because I do not have a job to go back to. Another big problem is I am worried about trying to find a sitter if I do get a job and leaving my one year old son... I want to be home with him, I have even tried thinking of stay at home jobs to do but I cannot think of any but babysitting... I do not know what to do and I am overwhelmed with stress.. Does anyone have any suggestions for me or have you been in this situation?