I'm trying to do the right thing.

Becky - posted on 08/15/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




Well I'm trying to go back to school. I have done research and have already been accepted. I got a pell grant and everything. Very exciting. Accept I have 2 daughters in school fulltime. One daughter goes half of the week, and my 2 year old is still at home. My husband is our only income. I feel like I've been selfish because I've left my work on this dream of going back to school. Just isnt gonna work at this time. Any advise?


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Angie - posted on 08/16/2009




A lot of states provide help for daycare for low income families. Look at your state's department of human services website.

Sarah - posted on 08/16/2009




Good for you for wanting to go back to school and better yourself and along with that your family!!! I went back to school the only diff was I was single. More power all of us trying to make better lives for our families. It will be hard and you will stuggle but just remember your reasons why and what the outcome will be. Sometimes, as mothers we forget ourselfs, our dreams, etc. so it's important to sometimes be selfish if that what you call it, cuz that will just make you happier and your family will be happier cuz your happy. Good luck to you!!

Jennifer - posted on 08/15/2009




It may be hard for you guys for a while but think of the pay off in the end. Going back to school is a great thing and from the research you have done it seems like it is something you really want. I did the samething and it was hard! However if you get classes that give you a little free time in between try to get a job at the school. Thats what I did, in the libary. It wasnt alot of money but it really did help. Also try to make family time. Like Sunday's is all about family. Good luck to you! You can do it if you really want to... just remember great things will come in the end.... Also .. think about a trade school, it's not as long as going to college and the jobs you can get out of it are amazeing.

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