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Hello [Sep. 19th, 2006|09:23 pm]
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[agentelle]
My name is Lina and a proud parent of a healthy 3 month old baby girl. Looking for advice on how to juggle motherhood and school. Currently I work part-time and well my job sucks! LOL. Well if anyone had any advice or want to chat, feel free to message me.
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[User Picture]From: lilyfae
2006-09-20 01:14 pm (UTC)
Congrats on your beautiful girl! I am a married mother of two (boy-age 7 and girl- age 3). I'm a junior Biochem major. My schedule is great this semester (well, as great as it can be), I have class each day from 11 to 3. I drop my daughter off at daycare when my son goes to school each morning and that gives me almost three hours of study time each morning before class. This cuts WAY down on the amount of schoolwork I need to do in the evenings. My hubby is a big help, too. He puts the kiddo's to bed while I clean up the kitchen and work on other stuff.

Good luck, it's worth it!
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[User Picture]From: ireane
2006-09-20 09:32 pm (UTC)
Hi Lina. Congratulations on your daughter, she's beautiful!
I have a 13 month old son, I'm a Community Health major (for now), I don't even want to think about how crazy it must be to go to school, work part-time, and be mom!
I find the best time for me to study is in the mornings. I wake up 2 hours before munchkin does, and I manage to make a nice dent in my homework.
Whenever it's bedtime, instead of a traditional bedtime story, I'll read aloud from my textbooks.
Last semester I took my son to class with me. I was a breastfeeding mom, and the state law here permits breastfeeding babies to stsy with their moms.

It takes a while to find a pattern that works, and chances are when you find a nice one it will be time for summer/winter break.

Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: lilyfae
2006-09-21 01:12 pm (UTC)
What state are you in? That is wonderful that you were able to take him with you! I didn't know that there were laws like that.
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[User Picture]From: ireane
2006-09-21 02:56 pm (UTC)
I'm in NM. But 36 other states have breastfeeding friendly laws. http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/breast50.htm on the bottom of the page you can find out exactly what the state laws are.
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