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post #161 of 358
I went to college for only one year -- I couldn't afford it, and now my bill is in collections. It's really ruined my appetite for any sort of higher education. I might go back, someday.
post #162 of 358
I graduated with my BA in accounting a couple months before I got pregnant with DS... I have so much respect for those mamas that are in school!! I don't think I could have done it.
post #163 of 358
i feel old for a reason today, but i ask dh how old he is and he makes me feel better :nana:

i want to go back to school, but DS is too young and I want to have another baby. we're TTC'ing at the moment and so far...
post #164 of 358
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Originally Posted by YayJennie View Post
Are any other young mommas in school?
I did school for 4 years (was going to get a BFA). But it was taking too much time (I'm ADD and was going slow) and money for a degree that I didn't think would be very valuable. Plus I stopped loving it. I now self-educate.

DH is going back to school (just started classes this week). He got a BA in film. Now he's in pre-med. So (if all goes well and he gets accepted to med school) we'll have a crazy life in 2 years. I'm nervous, but kind of excited too. I'm also really excited to know that the medical world will have one more doctor supporting of NFL.
post #165 of 358
I'm considering going into school for midwifery, but I dunno. I just had my daughter (she's 6 weeks) an I want another kid, and midwifery is 4 years. I don't know if I can take off for a year in the middle of the program to have another kid, either, hence my difficulty.

I need to decide SOON though, application deadline is Feb 1st.
post #166 of 358
I finish the Ontario Midwifery Education Programme (MEP) in 11 weeks! I will be a registered midwife, and I am so excited! I have worked so hard for the last 4 years, I started when dd1 was just 1. I will be about 24 weeks into pregnancy #3 when I graduate. We are considering moving out west (British Columbia) for me to get a job. It is going to change our financial picture so much, we will be able to choose an alternative school for our daughters, eat all organic food, travel, and save money for building our straw bale house. We have been struggling with bills for 4 years while I trucked through the program, and it has been very stressful for our family. I know it will be worth it, and dh and I have been committed to this future for so long... it's almost here!
post #167 of 358
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Originally Posted by blissful_maia View Post
I will be about 24 weeks into pregnancy #3 when I graduate.


im happy for you though, baby #3!! sigh...

i want to go to law school, but im not sure. i dont want to worry about it right know though.
post #168 of 358
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Originally Posted by blissful_maia View Post
We are considering moving out west (British Columbia) for me to get a job.
No! Come to Alberta! Midwives will be covered come April, but we don't have nearly enough of them!!! Please?! :
post #169 of 358
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Originally Posted by YayJennie View Post
Are any other young mommas in school? I'm working on my graduate degree in early education, so I can teach when baby is a little older. My husband is getting certified to be an EMT, and will start working on his paramedic training next year, so we'll both be in school. I'm not too worried being a student and a mom, but wanted to see how others deal.
I will be soon! I hope to start school this year, my goal is to be a midwife by the time I'm 30:. I'm interested to see how that's going to work with the kiddos too. I'm sure we'll both do great even though it might be a little :

I'm technically a WAHM but I don't feel like it's work. I watch my friend's boys, not much of a job because it's so much fun. I also plan to get a part time job hopefully by march so I can pay off all of our bad debt this year.

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Originally Posted by boigrrrlwonder View Post
I tried school. I ended up giving up. I was working on my BSN. I couldn't afford adequate childcare, so I had a flaky nanny that I paid next to nothing. As a result, I missed a lot of class and I took DD to class a lot. Not good for my grades at all. That, and I missed her SO MUCH. School will be there for me later, when LO is older, though sometimes I wish I had a degree to fall back on.
Baby needs you more and FWIW I got a medical assistant certification (graduated with honors and perfect attendance when I was 17) but couldn't find a job anywhere. I did start geting calls when I was 8 months pregnant At this point I feel so rusty on the knowledge part (I'm good on skills, I can still do veinipuncture, injections, vitals easy!) I wouldn't feel comfortable taking a job in the feild I trained and paid to be in.
post #170 of 358
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Originally Posted by serenekitten View Post
I went to college for only one year -- I couldn't afford it, and now my bill is in collections. It's really ruined my appetite for any sort of higher education. I might go back, someday.
I know how you feel I'm very annoyed with how much effort I put into going to school only to find employers wouldn't touch me with a ten foot pole.

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Originally Posted by Aleo View Post
i feel old for a reason today, but i ask dh how old he is and he makes me feel better :nana:

i want to go back to school, but DS is too young and I want to have another baby. we're TTC'ing at the moment and so far...
and baby !!! And why do you feel old today? I hope when you're ready you can pursue school if you're still interested!

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Originally Posted by hollyvangogh View Post
DH is going back to school (just started classes this week). He got a BA in film. Now he's in pre-med. So (if all goes well and he gets accepted to med school) we'll have a crazy life in 2 years. I'm nervous, but kind of excited too. I'm also really excited to know that the medical world will have one more doctor supporting of NFL.
: My fingers are crossed that everything will work out!

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Originally Posted by Astraia View Post
I'm considering going into school for midwifery, but I dunno. I just had my daughter (she's 6 weeks) an I want another kid, and midwifery is 4 years. I don't know if I can take off for a year in the middle of the program to have another kid, either, hence my difficulty.

I need to decide SOON though, application deadline is Feb 1st.
What about doing some birth work? Like childbirth education, post partum doula, or help with breastfeeding. One of the biggest things I midwifes needs to do is get her face/name out there. I think Doulas/CBEs that transition to midwifery have a little bit ahead of those who go straight to midwifery. I'm jumping straight for midwifery! And I hope to have 2 more kids before I have my own practice.

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Originally Posted by blissful_maia View Post
I finish the Ontario Midwifery Education Programme (MEP) in 11 weeks! I will be a registered midwife, and I am so excited!
:: That's so exciting I hope the next 11 weeks fly by!
post #171 of 358
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Originally Posted by hollyvangogh View Post
No! Come to Alberta! Midwives will be covered come April, but we don't have nearly enough of them!!! Please?! :
My friend who's training at the same practice as me is starting in Alberta in April! She'll be in the Canmore/Banff area. We may end up moving sometime.... but I love BC!
post #172 of 358
Hello all! I'm new in this tribe. I just turned 23 and am due with my first at the end of next month. Just a quick intro... I've been married to my husband for 3 1/2 years, and I've done everything young so I don't think this pregnancy was a big shock to anyone. I was 19 when I got married and most assume I must have been pregnant to get married so young. But nope, just in love with my husband.

As for school... we were hoping to time this first baby to be due after I graduate, but she is coming a little earlier than planned. I will 'graduate' this May. Technically I won't be done yet, I'll walk with my class then I have two online classes to take over the summer before I get my diploma. I'm a little anxious about having the baby mid-semester and going right back to school. I'm taking a full load, 15 credit hours and will be at school most of the day 3 days a week. I have a very family-friendly program though, my degree is in Child and Family Development. So, most of my professors have been great about the pregnancy and are very excited about the birth. Once I graduate in May, I'll be starting my in-home daycare which I could not be more excited about! All of it can be a little overwhelming... I'm still feel (and look) much younger than I am. I'm bringing this babe into the world while my life is still pretty hectic trying to finish up school. And I'm going straight from full-time student to business owner (while still finishing up my online classes to get my diploma). I've never been one to do things the easy way though, so I can't see doing this any other way!

The only frustrating thing for me being a young mama-to-be is not necessarily my age. I am the youngest of 6 children myself, and I am pretty far behind my siblings in age. So, I get a lot of negativity from family members in that I don't really know what I'm doing. They all think I'm going to have this baby and change my mind on all the decisions I've made so far... one being her name (Owyn), another being our choice to use cloth diapers (it'll just be too hard for me), and pretty much everything AP that I've discussed (I'm going to spoil my child and make it too hard for myself). I try not to let it get to me, I know myself and what I'm capable of and they'll just have to see it for themselves before they believe me.
post #173 of 358
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Originally Posted by blissful_maia View Post
I finish the Ontario Midwifery Education Programme (MEP) in 11 weeks! I will be a registered midwife, and I am so excited! I have worked so hard for the last 4 years, I started when dd1 was just 1. I will be about 24 weeks into pregnancy #3 when I graduate. We are considering moving out west (British Columbia) for me to get a job. It is going to change our financial picture so much, we will be able to choose an alternative school for our daughters, eat all organic food, travel, and save money for building our straw bale house. We have been struggling with bills for 4 years while I trucked through the program, and it has been very stressful for our family. I know it will be worth it, and dh and I have been committed to this future for so long... it's almost here!
Congrats! That's amazing.
post #174 of 358
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Originally Posted by blissful_maia View Post
I finish the Ontario Midwifery Education Programme (MEP) in 11 weeks! I will be a registered midwife, and I am so excited! I have worked so hard for the last 4 years, I started when dd1 was just 1. I will be about 24 weeks into pregnancy #3 when I graduate. We are considering moving out west (British Columbia) for me to get a job. It is going to change our financial picture so much, we will be able to choose an alternative school for our daughters, eat all organic food, travel, and save money for building our straw bale house. We have been struggling with bills for 4 years while I trucked through the program, and it has been very stressful for our family. I know it will be worth it, and dh and I have been committed to this future for so long... it's almost here!
I have questions for you, then!
Can you take time out of the program when you have kids? Do you pay tuition fees while you're doing your clinic hours? If so, how much does it cost for the out-of-school stuff?

This is what's keeping me from applying- I want more kids, but don't know how to have kids while I'm in school because I know I'll need some time off at least for breastfeeding and all that. If I can't take a few months out at LEAST then I can't have kids for 4 years which seems totally wrong.

I have a B.A in Philosophy already so I'm hoping some of my credits will transfer so I can spend some less time on the book-learning stuff, but we'll see.
post #175 of 358
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Originally Posted by Nursingmama05 View Post
What about doing some birth work? Like childbirth education, post partum doula, or help with breastfeeding. One of the biggest things I midwifes needs to do is get her face/name out there. I think Doulas/CBEs that transition to midwifery have a little bit ahead of those who go straight to midwifery. I'm jumping straight for midwifery! And I hope to have 2 more kids before I have my own practice.
I've thought about it, but it seems like mroe time and money in something I don't REALLY want to do. Plus where we live now is not where I want to stay, so once we move in a few years (6+ hrs away, closer to my family) any face/name promotion I'd've done would be lost. No one would know me, unless I'm either FABULOUSLY good or really terrible, lol
post #176 of 358
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Originally Posted by Astraia View Post
I have questions for you, then!
Can you take time out of the program when you have kids? Do you pay tuition fees while you're doing your clinic hours? If so, how much does it cost for the out-of-school stuff?

This is what's keeping me from applying- I want more kids, but don't know how to have kids while I'm in school because I know I'll need some time off at least for breastfeeding and all that. If I can't take a few months out at LEAST then I can't have kids for 4 years which seems totally wrong.

I have a B.A in Philosophy already so I'm hoping some of my credits will transfer so I can spend some less time on the book-learning stuff, but we'll see.
Some of your credits would very likely transfer, so your first 1.5-2 years of school (classes) would be a little lighter because you wouldn't have to take "electives". I didn't have a previous degree and had more than full-time classes (6 classes and 3 labs in first year).

You can take up to a year "leave of absence" from the programme, without penalty, or special exams when you come back etc. The thing is, once you are in the clinical placements that they only run once a year so you sort of have to take the full year off and wait for the next round of that particular placement, even if you may have been ready to come back earlier.

I chose to have my dd2 while I was still in the academic part of the programme. I went back to school about a week after she was born, but brought her with me in the sling to every single class. I did 2 summer classes right before she was born so I had only 3 classes that term. I went "on-call" and started my 2.5 years of placements when she was 5 months old. Difficult, but not impossible. However, it would have been impossible if my dh wasn't 100% supportive and willing to be a very loving and attached papa to dd2 during that time. I pumped during clinic, but not at births (unless they were SUPER long, pretty rare).

And yes, you have to pay tuition all the way through. : It's terrible, and the programme is currently looking at ways to help students out a little more. It's challenging because you can't work, even part-time, when you're on-call. And if your dh/dp becomes the SAHP, they can't work either! We made it work though, with only student loans, scholarships and a credit line from the bank.

If you have any more questions, let me know! I remember being in your shoes and asking anyone I could for any info they might have!!
post #177 of 358
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Originally Posted by Mal85 View Post
Hello all! ... I was 19 when I got married ...a very family-friendly program though, my degree is in Child and Family Development. ... I am the youngest of 6 children myself,
You're at BYU, aren't you!?
post #178 of 358
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Originally Posted by Nursingmama05 View Post
and baby !!! And why do you feel old today? I hope when you're ready you can pursue school if you're still interested!
Send all the baby dust you can my way:
i don't know why i feel old, it may be the fact that DH is 37(about to turn 38) and all of ours friends are his age or older??? I dont have a lot of contact with other people my age. Except for my childhood friends that visit me often, but they're stufying and they all live in Boulder(Co). But it's nice becuase i don't feel that i have a lot on common with other 20 year olds.
When I moved to Phoenix all my classmates thought i was weird, it was hard for me to get used to a new city...
post #179 of 358
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Originally Posted by Aleo View Post
Send all the baby dust you can my way:
It's all yours mama:! I don't need any right now, as much as we want more I've got to wait at least a year. I'll : when you get a BFP!

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Originally Posted by Aleo View Post
i don't know why i feel old, it may be the fact that DH is 37(about to turn 38) and all of ours friends are his age or older??? I dont have a lot of contact with other people my age. Except for my childhood friends that visit me often, but they're stufying and they all live in Boulder(Co). But it's nice becuase i don't feel that i have a lot on common with other 20 year olds.
When I moved to Phoenix all my classmates thought i was weird, it was hard for me to get used to a new city...
even more And Happy early birthday to your DH. I can relate to how you feel. It's nice to have this tribe where we can feel more normal. I think this is quite a lovely group I feel old too I hear people say "I'm 22" and I think "holy geez you're a youngin'!"
post #180 of 358
Hi ladies! Is it too late to join this thread? I am 24, married for 4 years and DS1 is 3 1/2, DS2 is 21 months.

It is so hard in my area to make friends as a young mom, I didn't realize society had so many negative views on us. =/
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