It was hard, but doable. I was in a 2 year ADN program. When I started, my kids were 2, 4, and 6. My husband is a nurse who was working 4-5 twelve-hour shifts each week. Honestly, sometimes I don't know how we made it through. I was just super determined. Everything else in my life suffered. I didn't cook much, and my kids watched a lot of TV so I could study for exams and work on care plans. I grew apart from my old friends, but made new friends in my program. Luckily we had family close by to help with the kids. It was all worth it - I graduated and am working 3 days a week now. My husband was able to cut back to 3 days a week too, so we have more family time than ever before. But honestly, we barely survived my non-accelerated program. Doing an accelerated one would have killed us all. Take your time and try to enjoy the journey.