How I continued my education with children


Education has always been important in our family.  My dad continued his education well through adulthood, obtaining a Master’s and Doctorate.  My mother also continued her education past college.  There was never a question whether my sister or I would go to college. We knew it would open more doors for us in this world and it definitely did.

Let me share a little about my story.  My husband and I met at a college in Grantham, PA.  It was a private school and the education was superior.  We both went to that school to obtain our bachelor’s degrees.

However, there was a little bump in the road that ended up being a tremendous blessing in our lives.  This blessing is our oldest son Josiah.  At the time, I didn’t think I could finish college while pregnant. I left while my husband continued.  I was 3 years in, so this was a hard choice.  However, I knew I would finish my education.  I had put in too much work to let it all go.

I came home and we pushed up our wedding to a little sooner than planned.  I worked for a little bit, but felt God had called me to be a stay at home mom to this child. I decided to take that path.  My husband finished his degree and started working right away.

Fast forward, a few years later we had our second child.  Blessing number two.  The years seemed to be getting by quickly. I wanted to just go ahead and complete my education because I wasn’t sure when God would call me back to the workforce.

With 2 little ones at home, I decided to finish my education online at another college.  This took discipline, but was totally manageable.  I used nap-time and bedtime to get all of my work done. It felt so fulfilling to do this for myself and I knew it would open up doors for wherever life would take me. I realized no time in life was going to be ideal, so…why not take that jump now!?  With 2 little ones at home I completed my bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing.

The really amazing part of all of this is my husband decided to further his education at the same time.  Some people thought that sounded insane and assumed our lives were super chaotic, but it was the biggest blessing to do this together.  Every night we would sit down together, computers on our laps and work.  No one was bored or waiting for the other one to finish. We felt like we were in it together.

It was such an empowering time, we had papers due at the same time and encouraged each other through this season.  My husband completed his MBA in International Business and I couldn’t be more proud.

A year ago, I decided to start a blog.  The information I learned from gaining a degree in Business Marketing was extremely helpful in starting my own business from home.  It has changed the way I view what I do.  My education helped me turn a hobby I love into a source of income.

If you are contemplating furthering your education but you don’t feel like the timing is right…don’t put your dreams on hold any longer.  No time is perfect.  You can do it now.  You don’t have to wait.

Higher education can open up your life to many possibilities and dreams. Learn more at:  https://ooh.li/8162bd3

 

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22 Comments:
July 22, 2017

I love everything about this! And what a relationship builder, you and your husband studying together. If you’re not growing and learning you’re dying. A great inspiration to anyone (especially moms) that it can be done!

July 23, 2017

Thanks so much! Yes anyone can do it!

July 22, 2017

That is so smart to do it together- like you said you both were doing work together and weren’t bothering one to hurry and finish. I think its amazing when people go back to school while having little ones at home.

July 23, 2017

Yes! It was so great to do it together!

July 22, 2017

I loved your post! As a mother, blogger and grad-student, I completely relate. Your post was motivating and encouraging to me personally. Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment!

July 23, 2017

This is so awesome! Thank you so much!

July 23, 2017

You and your husband are incredible role models for your beautiful family! I can’t imagine how trying it was to continue your education while raising a family- congrats to your success!!

July 23, 2017

Thank you so much!!

July 23, 2017

Good job! That is such an accomplishment I know you feel so proud of. Being a mom alone is hard and then going to school on top of that is so great!

July 23, 2017

Yes it’s so great! Thank you!

July 24, 2017

That’s awesome!! I had to finish after I had my daughter. I finished my bachelors on campus but opted for online school for my masters. You’re right it felt so empowering.

July 24, 2017

That’s incredible!It really did!

July 24, 2017

What an inspiring story! Having the commitment, drive and means to further your education is such a blessing! You are an amazing role model for your little ones as well.

July 24, 2017

Thanks I appreciate it!

July 24, 2017

That is so impressive! I know how much work it is to have small children and take care of your family. You should definitely feel proud of yourself!

July 24, 2017

I definitely am!

July 24, 2017

That is quite an accomplishment. And such an inspirational story. Good team work that both you and your husband did it together after having kidd.

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July 24, 2017

I appreciate that! Thanks!

You’re a rockstar! Continuing education is so important!

July 24, 2017

Thanks so much!

July 25, 2017

Excellent. You’re proof, if you really want something bad enough, you’ll make it happen.

July 25, 2017

Thanks so much!

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