I worked, attended online college full-time, kept up with the house, took care of the kids, ran them to various doctor and specialist appointments, maintained the budget and bills, and I was EXHAUSTED!!!!!
When I lost my job in December, it was the best thing, even though we are financially stressed. I was able to put more time and concentration into my college courses and complete my degree with a 3.87 GPA. I would not have been able to do my required internship if I was still working, so that was also a blessing in disguise.
Working parents who attend college just make it work. They have to desire it and make time for it. I waited until my children were teens and able to help care for the house and themselves, so I know it is doubly difficult for parents with smaller children.
It CAN be done - perseverence, motivation, and careful scheduling is key.
at 11:18 AM on Apr. 15, 2009