how many of you are mom's also - page 4

I am a mother of four and start this spring.I am hoping that with the chaos in my house that I will be able to do it all.I have the want and need in my heart and in my head I know that I am capable... Read More

  1. by   Forevermomof5
    Thank you, thank you. As I was reading this I was thinking that I should have my husband read them.

    I am not so abnormal after all.

    I have 5 kids (you could probably tell from my screen name!) and their ages are 12,11, 8, 6 and 2. My baby just turned 2 today and I was so worried that maybe I'm not being the best mom I could be because I am away at school and clinicals and studying.

    It's so reassuring to hear people like Connie and her kids admiring her. Hopefully I am setting a good example, especially to my daughters that college is important and getting their education should be a priority in life.

    I am doing pretty well in school. In Pharmacology I got an A. So far this semester I am getting an A in my fundamentals class but we'll recieve more test scores on Tuesday so we'll see if it continues.

    Good luck everyone!
  2. by   JennyRN2B
    Hi all,

    I am fairly new to the BB. Thanks so much for posting the page on mom's. I too am a mom. I have three children, 2 girls ages 9 and 3 and 1 boy age 6. I am currently waiting to be accepted to nursing school. I will take my pre entrance exam in Jan. I also will be taking A&P I and Chem 101 in the Spring. Hopefully, I will be accepted into the program which will begin Fall of 2003.

    Can any of you answer how the clinicals work? Are these hours extra and in addition to your full time schedule at school? Thanks for the input.

  3. by   cna on her way
    Hey there everyone! I too am fairly new to the allnurses family and I am a Mom of two very rambunctious boys. One is 8 the other 4. My oldest son has a ring chromosome disorder and does require special atteintion and lots of doctor visits. I put off nursing school for a long time because I was so afraid to not be there for him and the baby. So a little over a year ago I decided to challenge the state exam for CNA and start my career off there. After working third shift at the hospital for a year I've finally decided its time. Both boys are in school now and can go to primetime after school when necessary for an hour or so. I'm switching to a weekend night baylor position (12hrs on saturdays and sundays) from 7p-7a because I need my insurance but can't still work 4-5 days a week. And I have an unbelieveable husband who loves our children with all his heart and takes them everywhere they need to be when I can't, helps with thier homework if they have it, cooks every weekend, and makes sure I get in a nap if I work that night!! I know its gonna be hard, but the job security alone is worth it. After all if we don't prepare now it will be too late later.
  4. by   renerian
    CNA what is a baylor position?

  5. by   cna on her way
    Originally posted by renerian
    CNA what is a baylor position?


    renerian: A baylor position is working two 12 hr shifts(usually 7a-7p or 7p-7a) every weekend and getting paid an incentive. The norm for baylors is to work 24 and get paid for 32. Which really does make a difference. The only catch is that you work every weekend. Which is just fine with me. Because at the place I work you get all the full time benefits when you do baylor. So I will still get my insurance card and paid time off.
  6. by   renerian
    Wow wish we had something like that here........

  7. by   cna on her way
    I'd check around and see if anyone offers this in our area. It's sometimes called a weekend incentive or weekend option schedule.