Tasha Norman 1 child; Minnesota 2278 posts3rd Oct '12
can you get daycare assistance through the county? Or a grant or scholarship through your school for daycare? I get a grant to cover all of my daycare costs for twice a week care which is very helpful and the income limitations are much, much higher than county assistance daycare. Also there are always student loans available. It's not ideal, but it's worth it to take out a few thousand extra total to pay for daycare. Or I have heard of people doing daycare swaps where you would watch another mother's children a couple days a week and then she would watch yours a couple days a week in return. I wouldnt drop out because it's hard to go back and if the major changes the required courses, you may have to start all over from scratch. I have a 2 year old and I am 125 credits into obtaining my bachelors. 2 more semesters after this left. You can do it!
Br!ttany Milwaukee, WI, United States 1001 posts4th Oct '12
Quoting Tasha Norman:" can you get daycare assistance through the county? Or a grant or scholarship through your school for ... [snip!] ... I have a 2 year old and I am 125 credits into obtaining my bachelors. 2 more semesters after this left. You can do it! "
I already tried but I would have to work 5+ hours per week to be eligable.
Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5635 posts4th Oct '12
I have a 3.5 year old and a 3 week old baby. I have 1.5 years left of college. My hubby works 50-60 hours a week also, and we are behind on pretty much every bill we have. But im not giving up on school because i got this far and i know i might have to struggle now with money but in the future it will be soooo much better. I can barely afford a babysitter either but i do it and just deal with it.
Tasha Norman 1 child; Minnesota 2278 posts4th Oct '12
Quoting B r i t t a n y !:" I already tried but I would have to work 5+ hours per week to be eligable. "I know how busy it can be being a momma and a student, but 5 hours a week is hardly anything. I put in more volunteer work a week than that sometimes. If you can get grants or assistance because of that, I'd definitely go for it. lots of jobs look for someone to work like one or two weekend nights a week so you wouldn't be stuck with a lot of hours.