I am a full time working mom and a wife. My son is only 3 years old and I try to cherish every single moment I have with him. Lately I have been struggling with juggling school, work, and spending time with my family. I have weeks where I spend every extra second I have getting my school work done and don't have any time for my son or husband and then I have weeks where I just want to spend time with my family so I will put off school and risk a bad grade. I just need some support on how to juggle everything. I feel like I always have to sacrifice something. I wish I could just go down to part time so I could have more time to myself for school work while my son is at daycare but we struggle financially and that wouldn't be realistic for us. I don't want to miss out on my son's childhood, but I HAVE to get my degree if I want to make it anywhere in life these days. UGH! I am sooooo stressed out!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Sep. 11, 2013 in General Parenting
Answer by nnh_mama at 10:07 PM on Sep. 11, 2013
I know exactly how you feel. I worked full time, went to school full time, and did an internship when my son was that age. I hated it and I honestly feel like I don't remember much about that time in my son's life. I didn't juggle it well and I eventually had to quit. I am back in school and while I am still trying to juggle work, school, family, I am finding it much easier to do know that my son is older. I am not suggesting that you put it off. What is your major? Are you going to school online or in class? Is it possible to go to school part time?
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:08 PM on Sep. 11, 2013
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Answer by Dardenella at 1:40 AM on Sep. 12, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 1:44 AM on Sep. 12, 2013
I would take fewer classes. Yes, it will take longer to graduate. That's OK. The job market is still working on a comeback. Better to graduate into a good market instead of a so-so market. Check out this story from today's Marketplace: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/after-lehman/graduating-lost-generation
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