How many mothers decided to go to college after having baby?

Shannon - posted on 09/01/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Hi there! I am a new mother of a baby girl, born June 30th, 2009. I just recently applied at a local university to (finally) continue on my education. I am in Associate Degree of Nursing RN (LPN now, so I can test-out of some classes). I know it's not going to be easy with being full-time single mother, and fitting work into the schedule too, but I HAVE to do it for her. I just wondered how many other mothers did this, and how you were able to keep your sanity!? Haha. Also, any points of advice would greatly be appreciated.

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Esmeralda - posted on 09/05/2009

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i was in the preADN program before i had my daughter.after my daughter was born i decided to take some time off and my husband was in the navy so we moved twice. i didnt really feel stable enough to go back till last year when he got out of the Navy. my daughter was 2. and now im still in school. i am so happy i was able to go back and i am going to finish no questions asked.



its possible,just know your limits ;)



good luck!

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Im not single, but my DH is frequently away as hes in the military.
I have been going to school full time since before I got pregnant with my first. I havent stopped, but do take less classes now.
Just make sure to have time away (away from kids, work, AND school). Just time to relax.

Casey - posted on 09/05/2009

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Hi i've just started studying for my diploma by correspondence. Loving it. Just do a paper at a time. it will be worth it. I know in america they don't have the free healthcare and study benefits we have in new zealand which makes it heaps harder. Congratulations for wanting to further yourself and good luck!

Leah - posted on 09/04/2009

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I went back to school about 6 months after my son was born. At first I was taking classes all online, but it came time that I really needed to be in the classroom. My son turns two in a week, and he goes to "school" or daycare while mommy goes to school. He loves it. He grabs his backpack and waits by the door for me to be ready to go. The homework situation is hard, but naptime and after they go to bed is the best time for me.

Lindsay - posted on 09/04/2009

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It took me 3 years to finally make the leap and return to school after my first child was born. I'm actually not working though. I'm home with the kids through the day and go to school full time at night after daddy gets home from work. I have found that I enjoy school much more now than I did right out of high school. Good luck to you!

Kim - posted on 09/04/2009

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Hi Shannon. My name is Kim. I am a mother of twin boys that are now 8. I am actually in the ADN program myself right now with one year left. It took me a while to do my prereqs because I was only taking one class at a time but now that I am in the program full time it is flying by. You can do it. It does get kinda stressful sometimes but as long as you keep remembering why you are doing it it makes it OK. Good luck to you!!!

Diane - posted on 09/04/2009

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I am a single mother of three very rambunctious boys. I am also going 2 college full-time. My children participate in sports programs, and all three are also in school. So my pot is more than overflowing. My schedule is planned to a T everyday and there's not much wiggle room, but it is great :) and I love it. I am doing soooo much better this time around. So far I have gotten 3 A's and 2 B's. So it will work out for u. Good luck!!

Amanda - posted on 09/03/2009

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Since the baby is still young she will still sleep most of the time. I started University of Phoenix online 8 weeks ago when my daughter was 18 months i do it when she takes her nap and after she goes to bed

Jennifer - posted on 09/01/2009

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Before I had my daughter, I already had alot of college behind me but with no degree. So once I had her 4 years ago, I needed something that would work with my schedule. I went to University of Phoenix online, just graduated with my bachelors in business adminstration. It was extremely hard over the last few years but well worth it. I worked nights, my husband worked during the day, I would do school work real late at night and on the weekends. If you are strong and dedicated to doing what is right for the future of your child, you will make it through.

Ashley - posted on 09/01/2009

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I am also a single mom i had my son on June 26th 2009 I just started college at Phoenix University it is all online so it makes it easier because i can log in whenever i have free time (when my son is sleeping) Good luck to you I wish you the best!

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