• O
  • Egelston Township, United States
  • 5 months ago

College

Anyone go to college online or in class while having LO's? Advice?? I'm looking to go, im just scared cause I know it's going to be hard... I'm 19, I have two little boys 2 and under. I'm married, but my husband works 5 days a week from 6-5. Going to college would change our whole lives in the long run.
  • M
  • Springdale, United States
  • a month ago

I went to college online starting when my son was a baby and graduating with a bachelors degree when he was 5. It’s hard but you can do it if you want to. That said, make sure that it makes sense to do it. I now have $80,000 in student debt and despite moving to a better area with more opportunities and applying to literally hundreds of jobs that I am now qualified for (requiring a degree) I have not ever received a job offer that required a degree. After years of staying up late and studying after working a full time job all day (and being a single mom) I still work for about the same wage I did before I went to college, only now I have student loans. For me, it was a mistake to spend my time, effort and money to go to college. For you, depending on your field of study, it might make sense. Just weigh and the pros and cons and decide if it’s worth it in your situation.

  • J
  • Hacienda Heights, United States
  • a month ago

How about those that have multiple children? I would like to hear success stories or how they made it work without going completely insane. I have 4 children, ranging from 10mo to 6yr. I have the drive and feel the need to go back but I’m just dreading how things will be without any family support. I want to stay positive in hoping to attain this goal.....

  • H
  • Williamsville, United States
  • a month ago

I do online college. I generally wait until my husband is home and nap time. I get the most accomplished in the middle of the night though. It's tough but worth it in the long run. You can do it. When things get hard just remember it's temporary

  • C
  • San Antonio, United States
  • 2 months ago

You can do it 😊😊😊

  • N
  • Tipton, United States
  • 2 months ago

I'm a stay at home mom with a two year old. I also just took on two teenagers. I know how hard it may seem to get school done while talking care of your children, your home and everything else but it is so worth it. I have been doing online classes throughout my pregnancy and raising my little one. I will be graduating next year. The most important part of that process is to set a schedule of when you are going to do homework. For example, getting your LO's at a bedtime that is somewhat consistent is key. After you our the to bed take ten minutes out for yourself then go do homework. I do about three or four hours a night after my kids fall asleep. Also if your husband is supportive of your schooling ask him if he is okay with watching them for a couple hours on a weekend or some night through the week in oder to catch up on things you are behind on. It's not always a walk in the park but it's so worth it. I take five classes right now and just a few hours a night I make really good grades. You got this!

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