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Thank you all so very much for the encouragement! I'm only 21 with a 17 month old daughter and my husband is finishing his last year at Texas A&M University and I'm taking my pre-req's and I always think am I going to be able to do this!! But you all have me encouraged and making my dream become a reality. Thank you so much!

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Did you moms read your textbook? I'm not a mom, but this one mom in my class said, "I don't have time to read the big book, I just look over the notes and that's it." She said it in such a tiring, exhausting, fed up type of voice. This mom also gets really good grades. I was just curious.

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I am a married mom of almost 4 year old twin boys. I am just about to finish my 1st of 4 terms... (YAY! 1/4 done!!!) and I work 48 hours a week. My school is full time days, but I have clinicals on Sat evenings right now. I just manage. I am tired, I am worn out, I don't want to read, I don't want to do care plans, I don't want to study for my tests. BUT I HAVE TO!!! becoming a nurse isn't just for myself, but for my family and especially my 2 boys!

My husband works fulltime days. We both work at the same hospital. I work 4 12s a week and fit it in around my school schedule, which consists of 3 days a week now.

You can totally do this, just stay motivated and look at the GREAT outcome. If you ever need someone to talk to, please don't hesistate to email me. I would love a fellow RN student email buddy!

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I am in a similar situation. My husband's job relocated us to Indiana back in September. We have NO family here and no support system - our nearest relative is in New York. I have a 2 year old daughter and a 1 year old son (12 months; 2 weeks apart). I'm still breastfeeding my son. We make too much to be considered for any state aid for daycare but not enough to pay for daycare out of our pocket. I'm not concerned about the workload. I'm not even too concerned about paying for nursing school - I figure scholarships, grants, and loans. My concern is my children. I've checked every accelerated BSN program in commuting distance and found one where the classes are online BUT the clinicals are an issue. I was told that you can't pick your times, they may be during the week or the weekend, morning or overnight, 2 days a week to 5 days a week, 6-10 hours a day. And this schedule is subject to change semester to semester. I'm not sure how to swing that! I can't afford an all-day daycare for 2 kids. My daughter is starting a 2's program in September but that's only 2 hours on a Wednesday. My husband is 100% on board with this and is LOOKING to change jobs - he's hoping to find one with a condensed workweek so he can be around more to help. But that's a long shot in this economy.

I still have some pre-reqs (2 classes) to get out of the way. That's going to be a year. When that's done, I hope to apply to nursing school. Hopefully, I can find a way to provide daycare during that time. And of course, this is all in addition to the awful "mommy guilt" I'm already feeling.

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Did you moms read your textbook? I'm not a mom, but this one mom in my class said, "I don't have time to read the big book, I just look over the notes and that's it." She said it in such a tiring, exhausting, fed up type of voice. This mom also gets really good grades. I was just curious.

Well I am not in nursing school yet but being a student mom is very exhausting. I do read the book, but you never know how completely exhausting emotionally and physically being a mother is. You may also not know if she has any support at home from either her husband, family, and friends. If she is getting good grades then I would just say good for her for making it work.

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Hopefully, I can find a way to provide daycare during that time. And of course, this is all in addition to the awful "mommy guilt" I'm already feeling.

I hear ya on the daycare. Right now my husband watches them in the morning during my early classes ( he works nights) then either my mom or step mom will watch them for other labs and classes I have later. Everyone is working full time but still willing to help out and I am soooo grateful otherwise I would NEVER be able to afford daycare and college.

The guilt is hard on me too. I breastfeed my nine month old and he was crying so hard when I left this morning because he still is not too fond of the bottle. I felt so horrible knowing that he was hungry and wouldn't accept the bottle and just wanted to breastfeed, but I had to go or be late to class. But I just try to remove the guilt by telling myself that it would be worse for me to just sit at home and never accomplish anything in my life that they could be proud of and also gain a career that will provide for them in the way that they deserve. I would feel guiltier by NOT doing this.

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