I had to do this with 2 small girls...however, I did have parental and sibling support as the other parent was not in the picture. Everyone worked and I had to pay for daycare. I worked evening shifts in ad ED as I already had an ADN.
It is not an easy task. You can do it...set the steps of our timeline and follow them. I enlisted my daughters as they grew and could understand. They had so many physical exams during that time. When I studied, they "studied" with their books and school supplies. I took them with me to the college when I needed the library and they again studied and met my instructors.
I was not the only single mom in the class, and we all worked together to come up with ideas to help each other along.
Good luck....You have got this.
Try your best to study at night when the kids are asleep, record lectures and listen to them in your car/ travels and if you have EarPods it’s headphones while you cook etc. get the Kaplan book and use the question criteria to answer questions for testing. That’ll also prepare you for the NCLEX style questions. Take a brief moment to celebrate your progress with these tests and carve out time for you and your children to spend time together weekly. Something they can look forward to so they can adapt to your tiring schedule demands and lifestyle change. I was a single mom, in nursing school full time, worked full time and with a breast feeding baby who didn’t stop waking until 1.5. You can do it! You got this!
You believe in yourself and remember what an amazing person you are trying to help others in need. There is a large community out there working very hard to support their family with no help, so you are definitely not alone. I was there too. Keep up the phenomenal job.
I know it’s not actually helpful- but hang in there. You can do this. I was working as an ADN full time single mom with no help and did my BSN & MSN. I did it online which allowed me to kind of do it on “my time”. It’s hard but definitely worth it. Keep your head up and be that great example for your child/ren. It will all be worth it in the end.
The will to obtain higher was strong . I also went to school Part time and always go to summer classes