I started college for the first time in 2000. I was 29, married, and a stay at home mome with a 2 year old and a 5 month old. I took 2-3 classes a semester and usually 1 each summer. It took me 4 years to get my prereqs finished. In 2002, my hubby and I had another baby, and I continued to take classes. Now it is 2006, and I have just finished my junior year of nursing school. In January I will be a senior, 35 years old, still married, with kids who are now 8, 6, and 4! School has been very challenging, yet extremely rewarding. I am glad that I made the decision to go part time, because it allowed me time with my family, plus 1/2 the workload at school. I think I would have folded had I gone full time. Although the journey has been long, you can't finish if you never start. I will graduate just about the same time our youngest is ready for kindergarten, which is perfect for us. Good luck with everything. You can do it. I was terrified when I started. I had no clue about college and felt very intimidated with the whole process. You can do it, and do well at that. I have been an honor student all the way through. In the long run, you will be a blessing to your family with good pay, and a variety of shifts you can work. Let me know if you have any questions. By the way, I am in OK, and our little girl is named Bethany!