Family life and school - page 2

Are any of you a parent that's in nursing school and trying to manage your family as well as school? I was wondering how you manage it all? I am a scared that my schooling (starting next fall) will... Read More

  1. by   JudithL_in_NH
    Quote from kario
    I think if my husband wants to eat on a regular basis that he will chip in.
    By the end of first semester, my husband had, indeed, begun to cook in self defense.
  2. by   Truly_Blessed
    As a single parent I have no husband to help me out...I have almost been in school for a month now, and I am still lost. Hopefully I'll figure it out really, really, soon
  3. by   Paleobug
    My SO is very supportive. I have one best friend that I've known for 30 years. She knows how busy I've been and going to be. Sometimes we don't get together for months.
  4. by   Altra
    Quote from JudithL_in_NH
    By the end of first semester, my husband had, indeed, begun to cook in self defense.
    Same here, Judith ... it was a matter of survival.

    One thing that has helped me is that cleaning/straightening up is done in 15 min. bursts - when my eyes are crossing from reading, it's time to get up and attack the mail pile, or vacuum 2 rooms. The days of taking an afternoon to clean the whole house are gone, and they're not coming back :chuckle (Good riddance, actually ... )
  5. by   nursecompassion
    My husband and our are expecting our third son. I am due September 29th and my nursing program (my prereqs are complete) starts September 20th. I am actually being induced after clinicals on September 24th so I can be back to school on Monday or Tuesday 27th or 28th! I know I feel crazy, but like I told others I'd rather be tired than get behind!
    My oldest son just started kindergarten last week and our youngest will be 2 in October. I pray to God that He gives us the strength to get through my first quarter. I tried to switch over to the LPN evening program because it doesn't start untill January, however it's full. So, I am "sucking it up" and keeping on track with my ADN program.
    It would help if my husband had his license and I didn't have to drag our kids out of bed three times a week to pick him up early! I can't wait untill maternity leave is over so I can go back to work and He can stay home! I'd rather go to school fulltime and work almost fulltime, than have to drag three kids in and out of the house early in the mornings. This way he is home during the week and I can study. I just will be working on the weekends, 12 hour shifts. Okay enough of my blabbering, just me getting nervous and excited!

    Good luck everyone!!!!