I am also a mother for four. 18, 16, 13, 12. It makes for a very lively household. I am 43 and am in my fourth year at community college. As you can see, it can take a while to get through. I am determined to make it. I am planning to transfer to a Bachelor degree nursing program in fall of 2004. I took a lot of remedial math and english classes and I also had to have a year of general biology before I could take my upper level A&P. I still need chemistry and microbiology, and a few other classes. I cannot take two sciences together. I need time to let it all sink in.
If you are patient with yourself, you can make it. Your kids will be so proud of you. My kids are always asking me how I did on my tests. I can now help Julie with her Algebra and I sit with my kids in the evenings and we do homework together. It's great.