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11/16/11 10:38 P

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I was in college when my daughter was first born. She was born just a few weeks before I started classes and after that semester I took a break. It's been a year and now I am more than ready and excited to finish my degree for my RN. It seems like a lot of you are studying Nursing. :)

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8/2/11 10:37 P

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I am currently enrolled full time at our local college. I will graduate with my BSN in nursing in the fall of 2013. I take both online and onsite classes.

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3/16/11 12:23 P

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I've been doing that Penn Foster its home classes on the internet and I think its just as good...

A little everyday adds up in the end, after all I didnt gain it overnight.


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MISHAMOMMY's Photo MISHAMOMMY Posts: 336
3/13/11 1:50 P

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I'm attending school and working part-time while I have a one year old son and a five year old daughter. It gets pretty hectic with my daughters school schedule and mine...but we make it work

Shana (mishamommy)

Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment. ~Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave



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PATRICIA0827's Photo PATRICIA0827 Posts: 38
2/28/11 11:23 A

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I'm attending school now with two boys under 2 years old. I'm working on my RN degree and its work hard. Matter of fact i just gave birth three weeks ago to my second boy and I'm already back in school.

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SUNNYSIDEUPMOM's Photo SUNNYSIDEUPMOM SparkPoints: (2,641)
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2/24/11 4:13 P

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I do, I'm currently earning my BS in health and nutrition. It's tough especially now that I have added an hour of workout time to my day. But I don't have it as hard as some people, or my husband.

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ALLISONRENEE89's Photo ALLISONRENEE89 Posts: 162
9/3/10 10:08 A

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I am going to the community college where I work.

It is hard bc I rely on financial aid, and if I do not get my aid in time, I can not go to school...
not looking so good for this semester!

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BLACKAT20's Photo BLACKAT20 Posts: 15
8/30/10 8:15 P

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I graduated July 29,2010 and just passed my state board exam and am now an LPN. I was a single mother, paid for college myself, and worked bout 20-35 hrs per week during school. I thought I would die of exhaustion before I could finish, but I made it. I didn't even get child support until the very last semester, but that was when I needed it the most.

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BARBIE3018's Photo BARBIE3018 Posts: 35
4/30/10 3:57 P

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Hi my name is Barbie. I have two girls ages 13 months and 2 months. I also go to school full time for nursing and still work full time! I am busy, busy, busy.

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MAGGIE248 Posts: 3
4/26/10 6:02 P

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hi im maggie and 24. i am a single mum of 2 kids aged 5 and 2. And i am also doing a part-time course in child care 3 days a week. my course is nearly finished it was alot to get used to when i first started but once i got into a new routine its been great and i think i will miss it when its finished

MAUREEN_013 Posts: 2
4/10/10 12:21 A

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I am a first time mom, and going to grad school full time. Thankfully I have a wonderful husband who is able to schedule his job around my class schedule. It's crazy, and we rarely have a moment of down time together, but we make it work. Two more years, then I'll be done!

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3/18/10 4:13 P

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I started school online and working full time nights just before my son turned 1. Babysitters wasn't an option for us, so it was a greatful balance between husband and wife to make it work. You are going to have good days and bad days, but once you have a rhythem it will work!

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MONKISOUNE Posts: 99
2/16/10 8:45 P

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I have a 7 month old girl and hope to be able to go back to school in the fall.

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2/10/10 12:58 P

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I have two boys ages 3 and 1 and I'm a full-time student studying Psychology. It can get a little stressful at times but it'll all be worth it in the end.

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MOMMEE2ONE's Photo MOMMEE2ONE Posts: 117
2/8/10 7:58 P

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I'm working full time and going to school online. I am a single mom, but I still live at home so my parents are a HUGE help. I don't know where I'd be without them. Yes, I'll be 28 this year, but thats the only way I'd be able to afford going to school. emoticon

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PARKERSMAMA1's Photo PARKERSMAMA1 Posts: 9
2/7/10 9:53 P

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I am currently getting my grade 12 or diploma (im 24 (just about). but i am lucky enough its threw a program that has the daycare right next door. i graduate in may and after that im hopeing to start my apprentiship and an electrican. ill be doing my classes online for the most part

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SG41187's Photo SG41187 Posts: 26
2/7/10 1:03 P

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I will be starting online college in May to get my diploma as a Medical Office Assistant. I have 3 under the age of 4 and will be moving back to ND soon (we are currently in CA) and will be working full time. Man I hope all this works! :)

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LULLYGIRL Posts: 4
1/25/10 9:12 P

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I am currently trying to schedule my last three classes for my masters. After that, I am debating what I want to continue for as in Special Education Supervisor certificate, reading specialist, or both. All in all, I am lucky enough to say I like my job and will be completing these classes at a slow pace so I am able to spend as much time with my daughter as possible.

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1/23/10 10:54 A

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I have two kids (6 & 2) and I'm in school for my RN... tough stuff but well worth it :)

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SARAJO156's Photo SARAJO156 Posts: 5
12/27/09 7:41 P

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I gave birth to my first baby on 11/17/09...he's just shy of being 6 wks old and I am starting on my Bachelor's for Elem Ed. in a few weeks..not sure how I am going to do it and have time to workout too!!

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12/10/09 10:20 P

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My son is going to be three months when I go back to school I am a little nervous about the lack of time I will have with him. I have been an on going student for over seven years. I work 40 hours with my little one. As it is I feel like I do not see him enough.

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NENIN15 Posts: 3
12/9/09 12:59 P

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Im on my last year to get my bachelors in accounting.. omg this past quarter was like hell and i dont even work.. i cant wait till this school year is over.. im so lucky i have my inlaws and parents who help me with my son..

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12/1/09 6:02 P

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I'm in the first semester of a Ph.D. program and have a 10 month old son. Along with the glory of being a grad student I also teach classes and technically have a 65 hour a week appointment (fortuntaely I have yet to actually work that much in a single week). I have had a really hard time this semester keeping up with my work, and next semester I'm going to attempt keeping business hours as one of my profs suggested, working 9-5 and not doing anything over the weekends. We'll see how that goes. My son LOVES daycare, which really surprised me. I'm able to only have him in about 30 hours a week since it's on campus and I can take him out for walks and lunch during the day really easily.

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AMBURRLEIGH's Photo AMBURRLEIGH Posts: 30
11/6/09 9:25 P

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I'm in school full-time; 18 hours this semester...I think I must be crazy! LoL- I also work 2 part-time jobs & I'm a full-time single mommy whose ex has disappeared...LoL

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KRISSIE014's Photo KRISSIE014 Posts: 35
10/19/09 1:22 P

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I'm taking online classes. Took a long time to find a credited online program but I managed! So when I have classes things get very hectic around here. My guy has band practice 3 nights a week though so that gives me peace and quiet atleast 3 nights a week to study/get work done.

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HOTHEALTHYMAMA Posts: 212
8/9/09 10:00 P

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I'm currently going to school to get my bachelors in psychology. I'm a full time 5th year senior and I also work part time. Its tough balancing everything out and just as soon as i think I got things figured out it gets a little tougher. The best advice I would give someone is not to think about it, just do it. after a while it become a routine.

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7/29/09 9:40 A

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I am starting my Master's at the end of August, two weeks after I deliver my first. Luckily, I found an online program that allows me to do the work at my own pace and work on it whenever I can. We'll see how this goes, I have two classes scheduled for the fall, and then will use that as a guide to how many classes I can take in the spring.

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PARKERSMOM3 Posts: 6
7/28/09 9:35 P

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I will be sarting school in sept. Granted its only to get my grade 12 (yes i learend my lesson for dropping out) I manged to find a good program here that the school includes a daycare for the simple reason its for mom. When i go to get my degree im not sure what were going to do. Ill have to let you know how balancing it goes.

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5/14/09 10:49 A

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I'm pregnant with my first and in school. When I deliver I still have a semester to go. I plan on a good babysitter. However, a lot of classmates of mine who have kids go to school part-time(usually classes two days out the week)and work full time the rest of the week. I guess a babysitter would work best and you still have time to be with your child by the time you get off work.

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5/13/09 10:20 A

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Are any of you guys currently going to school to get a degree or maybe just recently got a degree? How do you balance school life and family life at the same time???

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