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baby, school, work.. HOW?!?!?!

Im a single mom at 23 years old.  Anthony's father doesn't help nor see himm  How do you moms do it? school work and the baby?? I need advice and some self confidence because im terrified of the coming months! In feb, I start my CNA2 class whcih is only 2 weeks.  However when im licenced i will be working 3 12's a week at different hospitals.  Plus i signe up for school this coming summer.  I know the only way to better Anthoy's life is through schooling for me. however, im not sure how to juggle it all!? advice?!

by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 3:29 AM
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la_bella_vita
by Gold Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:59 AM

 Bump!

crystaljem04
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:03 AM

 Help from your family is always best, I work full time go to school full time and Im also a single mom with 2 kids...If extremely hard but my mom recently started helping me so I can get my school work done. You have to be willing to make the sacrifices.

Queen_Sheila
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:03 AM

It's impossible for one person to do it all, you need a support group such as friends and family who can take car of the baby while you work or are in school.

illinoismommy83
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:07 AM

What is your degree going to be in?

I think being a CNA is great childcare-wise. You work 3 days, get paid like its 4.5 days, but only pay 3 days of childcare. 

I think there are some degrees that women can easily get with small kids at home (ones you can do online like business, IT, etc) and there are some degrees that are insanely hard with small kids at home (like nursing, sciences, anything hands-on with minimal online classes and lots of lab work).

I could totally handle being away from my baby 3 days a week and doing online classes with my baby next to me. You just gotta make it work.

Lindsayhoy0612
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:09 AM
It's not easy but it feels great!! I do have a DH but I work part time and go to college full time!! Your doing what's best for your son!! Just use that as motivation!!
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kary1124
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:21 AM

ive tried working and going to school while being a single mom but i didnt have much of a support group to help me out so it didnt work.. but im bout to start school again this coming up fall, but i now have my bf who make enough that i dont have to work, just take care of the kids. and my son will be starting school this year also so the 2 that live with us will be in school so if we have to do any daycare itd just be 1 kid for an hr or so and ill be able to do homework when my bf gets home and kids are eating dinner and what not..

maria1613
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Support from those you trust. We have trusted family members take care of our DD, because SO works full time on 1st shift, and I work 2nd shift full time, go to school part time. Seriously if I sat and looked at my life right now and looked into my brain, I would quit school or work, because it is scary and tiring but we make it work so we can offer DD a better life.

Also I literally dink a pot and a half of coffee every day, that makes all the difference
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blazenangel5
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:25 AM
What are going to school for? Can u do online classes??
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iluvsn85
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Good luck!
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TS9509
by Bronze Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:34 AM
I was in school, working and my son was barley a year old when my DH passed away. I had an awesome support group of family and my best friend who helped my tons!! I balanced my schedule and got my son into a set in stone routine. I wasn't afraid to ask for help when needed. Because of my support system I was able to finish college on time, get an awesome job to provide or my son and keep him out of daycare until he was 6 years old. Good luck on your journey.
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