Full-time Student-Mother Worries about Lack of Time

The end of the semester is quickly approaching and I am pressed for time. Between Sevin and school I don’t know if I am coming or going. I am asking myself the same question every day, “How am I going to cook, give Sevin all the attention he needs and study for my final exams?” 

Having good time management skills is critical to the success of a college student. Those skills are even more crucial to a student who is also a parent. Unfortunately, I have not yet mastered those skills and am ready to scream.

Thoughts of homework and group projects dance through the back of my brain when I try to hang out with my son. On the other hand, if I have my face buried in a book I can only think about my son not having a good time with me.

One of my colleagues suggested I let him live with his father until I graduate. Needless to say, my response was extremely unladylike. I can’t imagine not tucking my little booger in bed every night.

It bothers me when I have classmates that also have children, and they don’t live with them. I am not a believer in parenting from a distance. Allowing someone else to raise my child seems extremely dysfunctional, lazy and unstable to me.

I am certainly not trying to be judgmental, it’s just my opinion.

“ChaKiara, your situation is only temporary. You are working toward a better life for you

and Sevin.”

Whenever I think about quitting, which is more often that I would like to admit, I think about those words my father spoke to me earlier this semester. After repeating that statement and a couple of positive self-affirmations, I usually get it together.

Through constant prayer and hard work, I know that I will do just fine on my final exams. I will also try my hardest to be the best mother I can be.

I don’t need to give someone else custody of son. What I need is an awesome babysitter or nanny.

Do I have any takers?