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I think that's quite normal, being ambivalent about going back to school. Maybe you feel like this because you feel like you don't NEED to go back to school, but yet CHOOSING to.<br>
I don't know what to tell you, other than, I think it's fine. You can have perfectly good relationship with your children and spend a lot of time with them while going to school, especially if you start out part time. If going back to school is what you want and it makes you happy, do this by all means. Maybe start out with one class and see how you and your LO feel about it.<br><br>
good luck.
 

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Thank you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I just applied today and I am in the same boat as you. No degree and feeling like the time is right. I really should have gone back years ago. I haven't decided what I want to do since being a doula doesn't really fit with my family situation ATM. Maybe I'll come back to it, or maybe I will become president and turn the world inside out LOL, rip it apart and start from scratch <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">. I have three kids and my youngest is only a few months but I just feel like doing something. Being a SAHM is great, but I am scared and excited to try again at university.
 

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SO NORMAL! In my experience, these feelings totally pass (although by all means in your case if they don't, reevaluate from there!)<br><br>
I felt SOOOO nervous and guilty when I first went back to school and even know sometimes after a summer break or whatever I'll start feeling bad and really missing dd in the fall.<br><br>
BUT, it's gotten WAAAAY easier. And I have found that, in fact, I actually feel really proud of what I'm doing AS A MOTHER, that I'm setting a really good example for dd and it feels really good to know that I am doing something for myself like this, too--it's given me great passion and a lot of confidence that I didn't have before.<br><br>
Sit with your feelings, mama, and see how it goes. I think it's all really normal, though, and you're going to to great--and so is your sweet boy!<br><br>
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I'm in your same situation as of about an hour ago! Just finished registering for 3 summer classes which are all done online through our local college. I'm hoping this will make for more flexibility but honestly I don't know what to expect. I'm just bummed I quit school before I even had kids or this would've been finished a long time ago. But here I am. We'll see how it goes. I don't like not have a degree and I don't like that I depend so heavily on DH for financial support. Gotta start somewhere. :Good luck to both of us! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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