Students with Children - page 3

Just wondering.... How many students are presently enrolled in school who have children at home? 1 Yes, I have children at home. 2 No, I have no children at home.... Read More

  1. by   pkmom
    Its so encouraging to hear that other moms with kids at home are making it. thanks all! its frustrating sometimes because I have to take just a few classes so I can still stay home with my kid, but I know it will be worth it.
  2. by   NurseAngie
    Hi Mkue,

    Thanks for the personal welcome! Italy is beautiful and now I am REALLY starting to miss it. I guess it's true that you don't know what you have until it's gone. I couldn't wait to return stateside, but now I realize that I was living a real dream. It's a different culture in many ways and the history is amazing. I lived in Bella Napoli. (Beautiful Naples) Where are your grandparents from? The people are gorgeous and the food is awesome. I hope that you can go there someday to see it for yourself. I wouldn't mind to go back either. The only thing that I found difficult was learning the language. My hubby mastered it with the help Italian lessons (Univ. of Maryland has classes there on base), but I NEVER could get it to sound right.

    I look forward to seeing ya "on the boards" and maybe we can chat soon. Take care.
    Buon Giorno ~Ang
  3. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by NurseAngie
    Hi Mkue,

    Thanks for the personal welcome! Italy is beautiful and now I am REALLY starting to miss it. I guess it's true that you don't know what you have until it's gone. I couldn't wait to return stateside, but now I realize that I was living a real dream. It's a different culture in many ways and the history is amazing. I lived in Bella Napoli. (Beautiful Naples) Where are your grandparents from? The people are gorgeous and the food is awesome. I hope that you can go there someday to see it for yourself. I wouldn't mind to go back either. The only thing that I found difficult was learning the language. My hubby mastered it with the help Italian lessons (Univ. of Maryland has classes there on base), but I NEVER could get it to sound right.

    I look forward to seeing ya "on the boards" and maybe we can chat soon. Take care.
    Buon Giorno ~Ang
    Hi Ang,

    My Grandfather was from Naples, had to check with my Mom on that first. He went to college somewhere there and received a degree in Music. Came over to the states and never went back! I would love to visit there someday !!

    So are you living in Tenn/Kentucky now? Quite a difference in culture !!

    Have a good day .. mkue
  4. by   NurseAngie
    Yes, I'm in Southeastern Kentucky now (very close to the TN/VA borders). It's a big change for us! I do like it here a lot and we just got snow on Sunday. It's been such a long time since they don't get snow in Naples. Naples is a busy city and it stands in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvio, which could erupt at any time. There are many different "towns" that make up the city and surrounding areas. I actually lived in Aversa. Ancient little town and rich in history. Lots of Mozzarella Di Buffala shops and Vino venders. Anyway, It's neat that your Grandfather is Neopolitan. Enrique Carrusso was a famous musician from Naples. Do you spend much time with you grandparents? I absolutely LOVE Italian food. This stuff you get here in America tastes NOTHING like authentic. My son (6 yrs.) is BEGGING for pasta. He doesn't know anything different. He's a little tired of "American" food.
    Well, I guess I've rambled on a bit too long....SORRY! Definitely NOT NURSING related. Hope I've not bored y'all too much.

    Ciao for now~Angie
  5. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by NurseAngie
    Yes, I'm in Southeastern Kentucky now (very close to the TN/VA borders). It's a big change for us! I do like it here a lot and we just got snow on Sunday. It's been such a long time since they don't get snow in Naples. Naples is a busy city and it stands in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvio, which could erupt at any time. There are many different "towns" that make up the city and surrounding areas. I actually lived in Aversa. Ancient little town and rich in history. Lots of Mozzarella Di Buffala shops and Vino venders. Anyway, It's neat that your Grandfather is Neopolitan. Enrique Carrusso was a famous musician from Naples. Do you spend much time with you grandparents? I absolutely LOVE Italian food. This stuff you get here in America tastes NOTHING like authentic. My son (6 yrs.) is BEGGING for pasta. He doesn't know anything different. He's a little tired of "American" food.
    Well, I guess I've rambled on a bit too long....SORRY! Definitely NOT NURSING related. Hope I've not bored y'all too much.

    Ciao for now~Angie
    Ang,
    I imagine the "food" is much better in Italy !! I do want to go to Italy someday.. My grandparents are no longer living, they were very old for a long time if that make any sense. Wonderful people tho. My Mother still chats with distant relatives in Italy.

    If I can talk my husband into going that would be great! He's a German, so we would have to stop off there too I'm sure..lol..

    Anyway back to Nursing lol.. Keep us posted on how you are doing ! We can all learn something from each other. I have learned so many things aready and just joined in October.

    ta ta mkue
  6. by   fnimat1
    Hi, my name is Fatima, I'm a wife and mother to 3 children. I have to dd's (who ar 7 1/2 and 5 1/2) and 1 son who is breastfed and 13 months. I am a Pre-nursing major who attends classes at night. That is for this semester...lol....should I get accepted into the nursing program for September. All of my classes will be in the daytime. Being the planner that I am....lol....I have already secured my son 2 spots in 2 centers. I liked them both so much...I haven't made a choice yet. By June or July I will have made my choice. I am very excited about becoming a nurse. I know it's going to be hard work and I have to try and balance my family and my education. I am taking Anatomy & Physiology 1 and Chemistry 101 this semester. It's going well so far and I'm very excited. I'm especially excited about A & P....the Professor seems pretty cool and she knows her stuff. Our first lab is the dissection of a rat.....I hope I don't faint....lol.....well that's enough about me. I'm just rambling....lol....Hope to post to you all soon.


    Fatima
    P.S. Oh....I live in New Jersey....lol
  7. by   jlindeau
    Hello. Just happened to stop by and thought this topic looked interesting. I am a 4th year nursing student scheduled to graduate on May 11th. When I started 3 1/2 years ago, I had a 1 year old. Now, she is 4 and I just gave birth to a baby boy on Jan 3rd, 2002. My husband is a truck driver, so I am a single parent during the week. He is usually home only on weekends. This semester is going to be a challenge, but I'll get through it. I have always been a full time student and am currently on the Dean's List. I wouldn't change having children and attending college. I feel I am a better student because of it.
  8. by   kats
    Hi all. I am 35 years old and have a 13 year old son. He has Tourette's syndrome so I have had to take classes on and off until now. I have a few more classes to take before I can apply to nursing school. I hope to finish everything by the end of the next fall semester. As for which nursing school I will apply to, I am not sure. We are transferring at the beginning of next year and I am not sure where my hubby's orders will be for. He looked up what is available right now and the options are San Diego, Maryland, and Washington state. My hubby is in the navy too. Angie, I know how you feel about sea duty. My hubby is out right now. His deployment actually was moved to an earlier date due to the 9/11 incident and it looks like he will be gone for 7 months now instead of six. This semester I am taking Anatomy, Nutrition, and Statistics. I have worked volunteer in ICU and CICU and was once a CNA back when I was a teenager. I am getting ready to work in Surgery at the Navy hospital here on base too. I am really looking forward to being a nurse too.
    Kimberly
  9. by   Patty Oxen SN
    Hi all,

    I have 2 kids. Girl 12 and a boy 6. I am starting my second semester of my first year. I love School!!!!! My daughter has to do most of the housework, I told here when I finish school i will make it up to her.
  10. by   cheri2
    HI:

    I have three kids under 6 years of age. The two younger ones are twins. I also just began my clinical phase of my schooling. I am fortunate that i have someone helping me with getting my kids on buses for school and preschool. It is not impossible to do but a lot of work and added stress. All those single moms our there...those are my inspiration.
  11. by   Jacaut
    Hi all!

    I have two daughters who are 15 and 13 (she turns 14 in April) so I am lucky. My husband is gone 7 months at a time so I would have to find a babysitter if they were younger. Actually, I've taken classes of one sort or another most of their lives, so we already did that! We all are clutter bugs, so we aim to keep the house nontoxic and I yearn for the day I can hire a good cleaning lady to come in. Anyone else have that fantasy? Otherwise I just spend my time in class, preparing for clinicals, sleeping off the 1 1/2 hours sleep I got the night before clinicals... looking for part time work at a place I like, studying... and whatever. How do I make my family feel special? Lots of notes, lots of hugs, the occasional outing. We are already very close despite my habit of working and getting educated, so that helps.

    cheers to all!

    Jackie
  12. by   MiRN2b
    Hi. I also have kids at home. I'm a 31-year-old single mom of 4 girls (ages 10, 7, 3 and 2). It's tough trying to balance 15 credit hours, work and kids! Just keep plugging on though....we'll make it.
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Yes, I am 41 with three children. They are a son 21, a daughter 15, and a son 13.

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