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  1. Hello, a week or so ago I introduced myself. I am still new and don't get to post or reply often, but my situation has become desperate and any advice would be helpful. I started my Spring quarter on April 3, a week after my husband went out of town for work. Since then my time is spent between taking 15 credit hours, working part-time, and taking care of a 7 year-old and 2 year-old. I am in recovery of a major depressive and anxiety disorder (last year I was hospitalized twice) and have managed best without medication. Up until this week, everything was going well. My youngest was in day care M, W, F for 4 hours a day and my oldest attends school until 3 pm. I have a B average in NUTR101 and Math146 and an A in ENG101. I had been going to therapy twice a week, but last month my therapist went on a sudden leave and last week her office (after several rescheduled appointments) informed me she will not be back for 3 months minimum. I have since found another therapist and will see her once a week. However, something tragic happened with day care and yesterday, it was decided the little one will be home with me again. At home I do all of the normal things like cook, clean, do laundry, help with homework, take the kids out, etc. I have no time to myself and most times I am okay with that, but I find that lately I am really testy and sad. I know that my anxiety is coming back—I had a panic attack over the weekend—and I am doing everything I can to keep it at bay, including looking to start meds again. This morning I decided to drop all classes, after my toddler ruined an assignment I had been working on for 5.5 hours. I am sure it sounds petty, but Statistics has been quite the struggle (mostly because of time management), but I am able to stay afloat. After today, it feels like I should just hang it up. My mother suggested it last week and I shut the idea down. Now, it seems like age has definitely taught her better. Should I hold off another eternity? Is anyone able to offer encouragement? I am drowning here.
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    Words of motivation…or realistic advice?

    I'm sure my struggle with letting go (once again) is that it seems it never works out and I want it to work out. I don't quit at much of anything but it seems that school always has to be put on the back burner. You're right--it will always be there.
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    85 on First Quiz (Nutrition 101)

    Hello Everyone! It is the second Monday of the Spring Quarter and I already feel like I am being pulled throw a shredder. I am new here, so I will give a quick background: I am a 26 year-old wife and mama to two. I am taking my first quarters of pre-reqs at Shoreline Community college in Washington, which consists of Math 146, English 101, and Nutrition 101. I work part-time as a research assistant to a PhD candidate and stay home with my toddler 95% of the time. So far I have been very careful with studying and doing coursework, as well as time management. However, yesterday I took my first quiz in Nutrition 101 and scored an 85. I have been kicking myself since I submitted it. To be fair, I did have a bouncing toddler on my head during the majority of the quiz, but since it was due by 11:59pm yesterday, I had to take it when I took it. I also had worked on a 3-part assignment for this class during the week and was able to wrap it up right before taking the quiz. I am not making excuses, just bummed, and hoping to make better arrangements for quiz taking next time. Anyway, thank you for reading this if you did! Are there any parents here who have a really good system for studying and coursework? I know that the journey to nursing school will be tough and I am prepared to push through…gracefully, haha.
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    Spring 2017 Chat

    Hi, I'm new here! M name is Chrisma and this quarter I will be taking (all online): Math 146 English 101 Nutrition 101. This is my first quarter of pre-reqs and I am equally excited and nervous. I am a mom to two little ones and I work part-time as a research assistant. I was a straight-A student in high school and feel a lot of internal pressure to continue that academic standard. Hoping to go easy, but do well!