Do Any of You Have Kids? - page 3

If so, how many children do you have and what are there ages. How are you managing going to school and taking care of the kids? I just started back to school to get my pre reqs out of the way... Read More

  1. by   lisamc1RN
    I have 4 children. I'm homeschooling (for now) the oldest (11), and the 2 girls (9 and 7) are in school. I have a 2 1/2 year old son. My husband watches the boys when I am in school. I go part time.
  2. by   rebelmama7
    Hi,
    I have 5-12, 10, 8, 8, and my baby just turned 5. I just started my 2nd semester and am only doing school (quit my job when I started nursing classes). It is very hard. They are in school while I am, but I feel like all the time I used to spend with them is now study time. Thankfully my wonderful husband takes care of me when he's not working, although I get tired of constantly trying to remember when the last time I ate was! You have to remember why you are doing this. For me, I have always wanted to be a nurse and I can't support my family on a cooks salary. Just remember that this for a limited time only and hopefully your kids kinda understand. My twins are constantly telling everyone to be quiet because mommy is studying and we cannot go anywhere without them informing everyone they see that mommy is a nurse. Gotta love them.
  3. by   rkrs6673
    I have two children. A five year old and a two year old. i understand what you mean about your husband working long hours. My husband works from 7 am until 7 pm monday- thursday. My little one is at home with me and I am taking weekend courses to finish off my pre reqs. I start the nursing classes in the fall. My son will be in first grade so he will be in school all day while I am at school. My baby will be in the day care at my school where they have special prices for nursing students. I understand trust me....
  4. by   DDRN4me
    I have been taking classes in one way or another for most of my dd's lives(they are 22 and 20 now). I always explained to them that i needed my study time, and usually had them do homework at the same time. I also always have a backpack with schoolwork when i go to a ball game, cheer leading or whatever..they got used to it, and i still spent quality time with them. Right now all 3 of us are in school, so we spend a lot of nites with our laptops together!They have turned out to be very well balanced and appreciative of the hard work i have put into my career. We used to have "girls nites" and give ourselves a night off and just hang out once every couple of weeks when my husband traveled. Hope this helps..its just being creative with your time and utilizing it well!
  5. by   RNToobee
    Ha!! Sounds like me!! I have a 5, 3, and 7 month old- and I just started Nursing school. My hubby works 2 jobs- fire rescue and teachng- so he is gone alot. I do have a background as a Paramedic which helps a little- things are very familiar to me and I am very comfortable with pt care- but i still have to study. Thank God for Seasame Street, DVDS for kids, Disney movies LOL or I would never get any studying done!! I study when my little one is napping- and when I am studying I wear a ball cap- when my kids see the ball cap- thye know not to talk to me for that hour- (sometimes they still do- but they try not to!! LOL) You find the time- and you just do it!! I am only in first semester so I am taking this day by day. Go for it- you can do it!! The only ones who fail are the ones who stop!!
  6. by   UTRN2005
    I'll be the lone dissenter. No kids, no husband. I do have a boyfriend but I told him that if he wanted a yes answer he'd have to wait until I finished school. I'm 21 btw. One more year left in my BSN then out into the work force. I'm planning on getting my Master's and waiting until after that to have kids. But again that's the PLAN who knows what will actually happen in the future. Both my sister and myself were unplanned so I know that "happy accidents" do happen, even with the best of birth control.
  7. by   Mandarella
    [font=Comic Sans MS]hehehehhe, I had BOTH my boys 1 & 2 year olds on Ortho-Tricyclen...:flowersfo How about THAT for a "what's meant to be is what's meant to be". Honestly if they wouldn't have came here as "surprises" I probably still wouldn't have kids. Was too scared. [font=Comic Sans MS]Thank God for those Suprises I don't know what I would do without 'em!!



    Quote from UTRN2005
    I'll be the lone dissenter. No kids, no husband. I do have a boyfriend but I told him that if he wanted a yes answer he'd have to wait until I finished school. I'm 21 btw. One more year left in my BSN then out into the work force. I'm planning on getting my Master's and waiting until after that to have kids. But again that's the PLAN who knows what will actually happen in the future. Both my sister and myself were unplanned so I know that "happy accidents" do happen, even with the best of birth control.
  8. by   tjhemtrn2b
    I have five kids ranging from 6 years old to 19 years old!

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