going back to school
I am a 43-year old single mother who has returned to college. I started in 2016 and am still enrolled! My goal is to receive my Masters in Sociology. My advice about going back to school after so long would be to make sure and prepare a budget because with money only coming in once every term, it can get really tight towards the end of the term. Also, make sure you have a good daycare or someone that will help with your baby while you do homework. I take a few online courses and a class out at the campus and each credit class requires 2-3 hours of study time per credit, so if it's a 4 credit class, you'll need to plan for at least 12 hours of study time a week. I love being in school but it does require a lot of work and time management. I also don't receive child support, so I understand how scary it is to go back to school when you're the only one financially responsible for your children. I think an education helps people understand the world we live in and then we can help make changes to improve it. Good luck to you in whatever you decide!