Being A College Going Mom Essay

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Amanda Bowman Being a College Going Mother Struggles of mothers attending college Mother obtaining degrees To inspire/discuss mothers to further their education Personal experience of being a mother/student My voice The joys of motherhood, from the time you find out your pregnant to the first cry of a newborn baby and everything on, are memories forever kept. Being a mother of two, I know that the key to being a good parent is to know your priorities, learn to sacrifice things, and have a positive outlook on life. I knew the choice to go to college and build a career was important to my children and to me. Soon coming to the realization I had to grow up fast because of the responsibility I was given. Motivation and confidence have been…show more content…
You only have so much time in a day and when you are a mother attending college and working there are sacrifices you are going to have to make to be more efficient; such as your friends, money, and your youth. I love hanging out with my friends and including them in my life but I realize, given my circumstances that I just can’t be with them all the time like in high school. I tell my friends that it’s part of growing up, they fully understand and support me and planning a study night together is a great way to make your time with one another more valuable. Saving money is an essential part of being able to balance out my bills, pay for all my books for college, and taking care of my children’s needs. Just like many other people in the world I live paycheck to paycheck but I have learned that putting back as little as five dollars out of check and keeping all your change will help you out more than you think. I have to deal with the stresses of everyday life and so much more and I have given up my youth to do so. There have been and still will be days that I don’t want to go to class or work but just taking a few minutes to look back on all that I have been through and accomplished helps tremendously and gives me the strength to keep

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