If anything, going to school while having kids has motivated me. It made me decide to do something more for my family, and i never wanted to fail at that, and set a bad example for my children. My children were 18 mos, 2 and 4 when i started. They are now 3, 5, and 7. I will graduate in December. I have had to miss alot, although i managed to be there for the super important things..first day of school, class parties, etc. I also have a home to maintain, housework and cooking to do, and keep my 18 month old neice on a regular basis. I would be wrong to have people believe that i have managed this alone. My mother has been a God send. She is here at the crack of dawn to get my kids and get them ready for school while i go to clinicals and class, She gets them home from school and does homework on the days i am not here, helps get dinner started, and occasionally suprises me with a vacuumed floor or a load of laundry done. She also works a full time job as a nurse herself, and her employer is very understanding and works the schedule so she will be off the days i need her. I will forever be grateful to her, because she is the sole reason i have been able to realize my dream. Just remember, when you want something bad enough, you will get it. School is just temporary, and your family will appreciate your sacrifices forever. COngrats to all, and Good luck!!