Well, let's see. I went back to school with 2 children ages, 2 and 3. My husband traveled 4 days out of the week. He was generally home on FRI, SAT, and SUN. Good childcare was critical. I was fortunate to have my mother help out. Plus, she only charged minimal $$$ for the childcare. God Bless Mothers!! It was a handful to manage children, work, and school all at the same time. But, I knew that going to school was what I REALLY wanted to do. SO, I managed to stay focused on the outcome of what I was doing. It wasn't always easy, but, it is doable. As far as nursing school being stressful, yes, it was for me. But, some other people stated that it wasn't so bad for them. I guess it would depend on how you manage those stressors and wether they will interfere with your schooling and family life. Nursing school is expensive. SO, think about if you are willing to make that commitment at this point in your life.Because it is a big commitment. Think of the time you are going to have to dedicate to school outside of the classroom/clinical area. From my experience, it was a lot. Some schools, in my area, offer part-time program. It was set-up for people who had families and had to work. It would generally take them longer to graduate than students who were attending school full-time. But, you still could earn their degree. Maybe that could be an option for you? Also, look into financial aid programs in your area. It sounds like these could help you. Grants and low interest student loans helped me get through school.And helped take some of the financial burden off of my shoulders. Also, most hospitals will help pay for your schooling if you are employed by them. Some make you sign a contract stating you will work for them once you get your license. Make sure you read the contract agreement before signing though. I think it's never too late for anyone to go back to school as long as they have the desire to learn. Good luck and I hope this helps.