Same here...situation is a bit different. I have a 3 year old boy, and a 13 year old "the world revolves around me, forget about you, it's what I want that matters, I know everything and my mom knows absolutely nothing" young lady. I'm going into my second semester of nursing school. Even though my teenager is a bit selfish at times she is a big help with distracting the tazmanian devil while I get caught up with sleep, studying, homework, lab etc. I reward her with her own weekend get aways with her friends. slumber party, skating. I have to be honest. I gave up a lot to get even this far, I worked my rear end raw to make it where I am now, and I still have a uphill battle to go. Reflecting on ALL of the semesters that I cried, studied, cried, pulled my hair out and wondered just how in the world I was going to make it another semester helps me to make it through my CURRENT semester. Think about it ladies...just how many semesters have you gone through when you thought "I cant make it"? but you still end up pulling through??? Just look back at all of the semesters that you have endured and that will give you the strenght to keep it moving. No matter what it may be Kids, husband, boyfriend bills, etc. etc. etc. I see this as something that I MUST do...no options.