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I work part time right now only about 12-15 hours a week, but we had agreed once all of our kids were school age I would go back to school and finish my RN and work......of course this was before I ever thought of homeschooling. Do you think it would be possible to even maybe work two 12's a week and homeschool?? I am not sure what we would do when I am finishing school full-time.....I really want this to work out and my ds is only 19 months so we of course have plenty of time to decide.....just wondering if anyone had any advice??<br><br>
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I logged on to ask the same question! I plan on homeschooling but would also like to fit in some part time school and then part time work. I'm pretty sure working a couple of days won't hinder dd's learning process, I'm just not sure sure how to juggle the childcare.<br><br>
Very interested to see how others have done this.
 

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I'm working 10-20 hrs/week with a K age child and almost 2yo and still HSing. Obviously it isn't very intense at this point. Basically we just don't keep school hours. We do school on Sat. if we want, we do math over dinner, stuff like that. An unschooling family (which we are not) would probably find it even easier.
 

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I'm a single mom and have worked all along while hsing ds. It's totally possible with creative childcare arrangements and a flexible attitude towards schedules and timetables.<br><br>
I just posted a long response to a question about hsing and single moms a few days ago, and don't feel like going into the same territory so early on a monday morning, so if you're interested in how I've worked it out, you can check out that thread.<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=608530" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=608530</a>
 

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I'm always surprised when this question comes up... I've always known more homeschooling moms who worked (at least part-time) than didn't work.<br><br>
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i work 3 overnights a week at wal-mart. i really felt like a i was selling my soul to devil working there, but i just couldn't stand to give up any of my time with the kids, and we really needed the money. i go to work at 10pm, so we get to eat together and i get to put them to bed, then i'm home at 7am. it works well for us.
 

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I don't know many nursing schools that offer part time once you get into clinicals. Though there was a woman in my class who was homeschooling 5 kids, working parttime and going to nursing school fulltime. She always looked like she was so stressed out. I really do not know how she did it all.<br><br>
My boys were in public school while I went through nursing school. I didn't even have time to help them with their homework during the last semester. It was very very rough.<br><br>
Now that I am an RN, I only work weekends. Homeschooling and family life is working. As hard as it was while doing it, I am glad we did things the way we did. We have the kids back at home. We do not have to worry as much about money. We still watch our money, but we are doing so much better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I am happy because I am contributing more to the family and have an 'adult' life. Daddy is really learning how to be daddy and he is LOVING it.
 

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Right now I work full-time as an assistant manager in a retail store which of course, turns into more-than-full-time a lot of the time. My oldest is three and we're just beginning some kindergarten work. It is very hard working all the time then trying to get all the household/caring for the kids things done AND find the time to "do school". I barely have the time to research "school" much less put it into action. But as with any parenting decision, the hardest part is committing to it, once you've decided that this is what you're going to do with no exceptions, it gets a little easier. Since I work shifts, there is no set plan to our day. I just try to get certain things done sometimes. Sounds kind of vague but that's what we do, just fit it in when we can.<br><br>
That said, I'm in the process of looking for a part-time job so that I can have more time with the boys. There are many things I want to do with my kids that I just don't have the time for right now. If I had a desk job it might be easier but the stress of the selling season (which seems to last forever, all these holidays never seem to end) is just too much to deal with while trying to figure out if we should move on to the Cherokee or stay with what we're on for a little longer.
 

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Right now, I sah full-time, but the time is approaching where that may change. As of now, we don't HS either, but that may change next yr. also. My mom doesn't think I'll be able to work f/t nights AND hs. I think it's doable, especially during the early elem. yrs. b/c from what I've read, in those yrs. you only do "school" type stuff for 1.5-3 hrs. per day.<br><br>
So, I think it can be done. Give it a shot. If you try and fail at least you said that you tried, right?
 

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I work 20 hrs/week, from home. My kids go to daycare two days a week, and then usually with grandma for a few hours one other morning. If Grandma can't do it I fit my remaining hours in at night after bedtime. Dd will be ok Kindy age next year, so she will just stay a full day in her current pre-K/K class at daycare instead of going to kindergarten for part of the day. After that, I'm anticipating that she can spend part of the day with me at home doing her own stuff, and I can arrange playdates or coordinate some kind of class with other homeschooling friends for the rest of the time. The younger two will, meanwhile, continue to go to the same daycare.<br><br>
That's my plan!
 
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