Wow. Feel like I have to post so that not all us nurses in anesthesia get painted with the same brush.
No question, being a full time employee, student, and mom is exceedingly tough, but it can be done. There is a requirement for commitment on your part, but equally on your husband's part. In short, you gotta wanna. I was in my master's program when my five year old was born. Since this was a full time CRNA program, my wife had to work to support the family. The baby had to go to daycare while I was at school, and she at work.
Still, it worked. My five year old, now in kindergarten, is a happy, well adjusted kid. When we were home with her, we devoted a lot of attention to her. She has never had a moment's doubt that no matter what else, mommy and daddy love her unconditionally. Same with our other daughter, now two. My wife an I still both work. Yet when we pick up the kids at school and daycare, they still "light up" to see us. And as an added bonus, by working out butts off when they were younger, we now have to work less, yet still make more. We make sure they get lots of attention, and lots of opportunities for education, expansion of interests, and just plain fun. All because we made the decision that going to school was in their best interest.
Kevin McHugh, CRNA