School and Motherhood
Anyone going to school while being a mom? How difficult is balancing homework, the children and their activities, classes and time with your significant other (if that applies)? I am thinking of going back to school, so I would appreciate any tips. And how do you pay for it? Any insider tips on scholarships?
It is not easy balancing but it's possible. I have a husband who is gone long hours everyday so everything falls on me to do. A typical day is, get my husband off to work, mommy baby time for a few hours, then I study and let him play by himself (which doesn't always work) then nap time during which I clean the whole house, after the house is clean I either study or work if I have work available, then after the kid gets up it's kind of a repeat of the morning, then cook dinner, eat and bed for him then it's alone time with my husband. We study together so that helps, I either study or work depending on how the rest of the day has gone. Somehow in there I manage to fit in laundry, a trip to the post office everyday to get the mail, potty training, trips to grandmas to go swimming, outside playtime, running errands...somehow it just works. I try not to stress about too much and try not to stick to a precise routine. It's less stressful for me that way.
It's not awful to take classes while doing the mom thing in my experience. I chose a school with lots of flexibility which really helps.