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How many of you moms are or were full time college students with kids at home?

I am. I took 16 hrs last semester and am taking 17 hours next semester. I am just curious to see how many others are going to school and raising a family. Do you think it is more or less difficult to do with children? And what is your major? I am a Math Major. I want to teach high school math.

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Asked by Jazak at 4:21 PM on Jan. 8, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • I'm full-time. I attempted 17 units (hours) last semester and wound up dropping a class so I went down to 12. I just couldn't take the workload. In a way its harder because of scheduling issues, but at the same time I'm more motivated so it makes it seem easier. I only have so many hours in a day to get everything done, and it normally helps me focus so I get my work done. I start the spring semester in a few days, and will be taking 12 units again. If I were working, too, I'd think it was impossible for me to attempt that many.

    I'm majoring in registered nursing and still have about 3.5 years left.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 4:25 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I was and I am working on getting back into school. I took just the 12 hours to be a full time student and then went to work. It was hard!! I missed my son a lot to. He is 2 now and my hubby and I just got married so I have to redo all of the financial aid and all of that good stuff and find a college that I can do it all online so I can still stay home with my son. I am an early childhood education major with special ed.

    Answer by Aidansmom2728 at 4:26 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I am a full time college student. I am in Liberal Arts because I am not sure what I want to do... I think its harder than it was before I had her, BUT I got my best grades the semester after having her. Maybe I am just more motivated to do well because it is for her now ? I miss her alot when I go, but I work with children in the day, so having my night classes is kind of my time to spend with adults and I enjoy it.

    Answer by Samantha19 at 4:39 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I am a full time college student, wife, mom of two, and childcare provider. I babysit kids during the day and go to class at night. I love it. I can be with my boys all day but still get adult interaction at night. It is a lot harder because I have to find time to do homework and most of the time it's early in the morning or late at night. I am doing it to give my kids and family a better life though. It's worth it in the end. I miss my boys a lot when i'm in class though.

    Answer by frapanda at 5:49 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I am a full time student. Working on my fourth semester now. My major is social work=D I did 12 credit hours the first two semesters and 16 this last one and 12 again this time. I think it'z easier, b/c i know what i want to do now and I am motivated to be a good role model for my three daughters (we do homework together and they can be mommy and whateva else they wanna be!) GOOD LUCK WITH UR SCHOOLING!!!!

    Answer by Sexy_Mama82 at 8:19 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I could never handle more than 12 credits but I had 4 children, ages infant to 5 when I graduated. It was difficult at times but I did it! At that time In was just going for my AA degree. No major. Now I'm working on an education degree. I have almost 6 kids and while it's not difficult I'm finding it hard during this pregnancy for some reason.

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 4:18 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • I got my degree in Psycology after attending full time classes as a single was hard (time management) but I wanted it so much more than before she was born...that the work seemed easier. I am now a mother of 3 and back in school working towards a masters in Photography...this time it's super is VERY time consuming and so are my girls...especially my 9 month old twins! At least this time my hubby is supporting the family, so I am not working full time ontop of kids and school

    Answer by megmckn at 5:17 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • As an adult student, I went to back to school on an accelerated program - a full semester's worth of work condensed into a 5-week timeframe per class. Sounds tough but it was a breeze (I went back to college when my oldest turned 5); don't think I could have handled that intense of a workload when I first went off to college at 18, nor could I have handled the traditional courses as an adult (would have been way too slow and boring). Had my degree in no time, about 20 months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:20 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • i am a full time student at cecil college i am takeing 13 credit hours

    Answer by noey31308 at 12:25 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

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