Lisa- it sounds to me you have allready spent a number of years nurturing and developing your family. I think it is wonderful that you have such a strong bond between your children, your husband and yourself. Homeschool?
Couln't even imagine the time and energy involved in that process. I have a 7 month old daughter and i took 9 cr. last semister- taking another 9 this summer and 6 in the fall. After this fall i will be left with only 2 science courses. (A&P2 and Micro) So you see, cram it in there if you can- everyone is different, but i have found the more i pound away at these pre-reqs the better i feel- i am not the type to drag it out. I imagine if i had spent a # of years at home w/ my children i would be feeling what you feel..........so my situation is different, and maybe you don't relate. Maybe you don't know it but i think that women like you are rare and it seems only natural that you persure a career in nursing. I hope that you and your husband can communicate clearly and figure out a way to divide the housework. Thats a biggie for me- i feel so guilty when i see dishes in the sink- or the kitchen floor has visible dirt from the dog- alls i can say is that the house work will always be there....as will an unlimited amount of things you "should" do. (I was raised in a home w/ a clean freak mom- and its been passed down to me)
I think its wonderful you are going back to school, just breath, take it a day at a time and continue to use this site for the support if you need to vent or are not recieving the support you need at home. It'll take time, but eventually everyone will adjust!
Good luck to you lisa! :wink2: