how do moms work and go to school without missing out on kids life

Tonia - posted on 09/21/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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i want to do both but i have a life at home. i could imagine getting home and having no energy to deal with the kids. i have a two year old and a six year old. shoot!

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Tammy - posted on 09/22/2009

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I work night shift a couple times a week for a few hours each of those nights. My husband looks after him until I get home so that way one parent is always with him. That way the money is still coming in and i still get to spend all day with my son.

Tonia - posted on 09/21/2009

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thank you everyone for your life stories and advice. This is motivation. I know I can do it, i want to do it, no im going to do it. when i do... i will keep you all in mind. thnk u...

Tasha - posted on 09/21/2009

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First off I want to say good for you for going back to school or wanting to do so. My children are now 10 & 11 and for me it was really hard to make that decision many years ago all the while I was a single parent. The decisions are never easy however I reminded myself often that by continuing my education I was not only providing a better life for me and my children but I was also setting an example for them.



Honestly, I missed out on alot. I worked full time and went to school full time. I took a lot of online classes which helped, tons of sleepless nights. However I made it work by setting aside special time for me and the kids that wasn't interupted with school or work. I also took them to the park or playlands a lot because they had the chance to do something they wanted while I studied. Sometimes we have to make choices... just remember that by going to school you will be setting an amazing example for your children.

Amber - posted on 09/21/2009

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I also recieved my Master's degree as a mother too, but still was able to be apart of almost all my baby's specials with a little help from family and daddy.

Amber - posted on 09/21/2009

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I've always been a working mom and have managed to catch many of those great child first and special moments. Try not to focus on what you're missing but what you are able to be a part of.

Jen - posted on 09/21/2009

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I had my daughter during my junior year of college. Right after she was born I took 2 evening classes and one online class. She went to her grandparent's while I was in class and my husband picked her up after work. Then I went back full time in the summer and she went to day care. I also went back to my job which was on campus 10 hours a week. I would usually pick my daughter up around 4:30 and we'd have our time together until my husband got home. The next semester I went back to marching band. I was on campus daily from 9-6. Then I'd get my daughter from her grandmother's and we'd have our time together until she went to bed at 9. Then the semester after that was my last semester so I was off by 5 everyday. It is completely do-able. My daughter and I also spend a lot of time together on the weekends. You just have to have some type of schedule and stick to it.

Erika - posted on 09/21/2009

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