How Non-Traditional College Students are Making Ends Meet

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Afford going back to school - non traditional college student

Chances are high that you or someone you know is in a similar situation as I am in: a college student who is earning degrees later in life with a family in tow. As non-traditional students we’re out there seeking educational advancement: degrees, certificates, training, courses, professional development and the like. In the U.S.A, a place where education is viewed as the great equalizer, we’re hungry for bettering ourselves, our families, our vocations, our incomes.  Our group of education-seekers differ from traditional variety in that we started a family prior to finishing our journey for more education. We are the ...

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I was Young and Unsure But Trying for a Baby

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Eight months. My husband and I were married for eight months when he convinced me that we should pull the goalie and try to have a baby. I was so nervous about it and he so excited and sure. I didn't know why we had to rush into it! I had just turned 21 years old. We were still in college. We weren't anywhere near immediate family. And how would I handle being pregnant and still go to school full-time and do marching band? What if I was horribly sick and miserable? Would I still be able to graduate? And where would we fit a baby in our tiny 1 bedroom 450 square foot apartment? How would we afford all the stuff a baby needs on our ...

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6 Ways to Deal with Stress on those Overwhelming Days

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I am so glad I am not the only one who needs help handling those stressful days as a SAHM! Loves the six simple ways to deal with stress on those hard overwhelming days.

I feel like this day had been coming for a while. You know, the day where you just feel completely overwhelmed, when you finally realize the stress and the unhappiness you've been carrying around with you. It's the day you actually burst into tears (which is a very rare occurrence for me). On this day, the kids were especially uncooperative, and was a day where everything I said was completely ignored, repeatedly, and nothing was going anywhere. I don't really blame my children for this day - it was coming - but they were the catalyst for the breakdown. The breakdown that happened when, again, trying to get my children to help ...

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