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Old Dec 13th, 2013, 18:34 PM   1
emilee1
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To any moms in school....just wondering if you could give some input.

I'm not due until June. I'm really thankful that hopefully the baby should come after the school year is over, but I will be a senior next year and am trying to figure out what I will do. Quitting school is not an option and not something I would plan to do. Do you take your kids to daycare? If so, how can you afford it? Does anyone do online school?

I know I have many months to figure this out, but I'm the type who likes to try to plan things out as far in advance as possible (ha, too bad I didn't do that as far as getting pregnant went...). I don't know why, but I can't help but worry over every aspect of the future now and what I'm going to do and how I'll do it. I don't know anyone else my age that is pregnant or has a baby, so I have nobody in real life to ask these things to.



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Old Dec 15th, 2013, 02:20 AM   2
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its nice to plan things but once you have kids planning is sort of out the window and its a day to day thing...



 
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Old Dec 17th, 2013, 19:51 PM   3
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I realize that, but my future and school are not really things I can plan on a day by day basis....



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Old Dec 17th, 2013, 21:43 PM   4
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I can relate totally i was on my third baby and in college and working...

It is hard no doubt but if its something you really want and put your mind too it you can accomplish anything...Do you have any kind of support to help while you go to school and study? You may want to see if the college you want to go to has a daycare..

I dont know where you are but if work and school is something you really want, they can help you do all ....and make sure you are able to do them...like help with money and food and even daycare...
also wic works as well..helps tons..
lots of people say going on government is bad but when your using it to help make it so you never need to go on it, its the right way to use it

You can go to online school but im not sure its free....and when i seen young moms on it, they find it hard to focus unless there is someone watching the baby...

i would really look into gov help...its not a bad thing and it will help you go where you want to go in life....there really proud of people who want to do that and usually help with it like 100 percent...
good luck hun...

and to directly answer...yes you need help as u need someone to watch the baby while at school or work and study and i know that they do pay for daycare and other stuff to help u get on ur way

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Old Dec 18th, 2013, 19:27 PM   5
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I went to school til 38 weeks pregnant and had her a week later and returned 11 weeks after. Managed to pass my exams and get into uni I'd look into government help. I got 160 for childcare which covered 4 days of 9-5 an my mum like after her the other day. However I became a part time student (unofficially) my attendance for the year was 33%! So I mostly taught myself from home. And when I was in school I spent my lunch times with teachers going over things I had missed that I didn't understand

It's really really hard to keep up with it and all the no sleep but doable and worth it if you really want to do it



 
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Old Dec 19th, 2013, 03:44 AM   6
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Could you talk to your school about taking a year off?



 
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Old Dec 19th, 2013, 07:27 AM   7
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eems she is in america and they will cover the daycare close totally if she stays in school fulltime...

also will help her out with college if needed and books ...worth checking into



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2013, 22:19 PM   8
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Could you talk to your school about taking a year off?
I'd never be allowed to. I will look into whatever will cover it for full time students. I didn't even even know something like that existed.



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Old Dec 22nd, 2013, 06:35 AM   9
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Could you talk to your school about taking a year off?
I'd never be allowed to. I will look into whatever will cover it for full time students. I didn't even even know something like that existed.
I don't know if it exists or not as I'm in the UK but there'd surely be no harm in asking in the early days you'll be wanting to spend as much time with the baby as possible, so take whatever time off you can get!



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2013, 20:14 PM   10
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i would loved to spendmore time with baby thought I seen many take time off school and never return...

maybe not take time off but cut day in half if possible?
definitly look into state help for daycare and what not (hug)



 
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