Every day I feel extremely blessed to be able to stay at home and homeschool and raise my children; they are my life. We are blessed that my husband’s job pays enough that we can afford for me to stay home. But I know things happen in life, and if for some reason my husband is unable to work to support our family for an extended period of time someday, it will be up to me to do it… Me and my high school diploma. Yikes.
Even before the issues with the economy, I don’t think I’d be able to get a job that could support my family financially with just a high school diploma. Now that the economy is so bad, I’m positive there’d be no chance of finding a job to support my family financially without a college degree of some sort. Which leaves me in a predicament. If I want to be properly prepared for what may come, I need to figure out a way to go back to school.
Go back to school… With 4 young kids and a husband who works full time I know that going back to school can’t mean going anywhere, at least not right now. Right now the only possible way I could get a college degree would be to do an online college, like Ivy Bridge College.
Ivy Bridge College is a is a great option for moms seeking a college degree! They focus on helping moms succeed by offering great support services, flexible scheduling, the ability to earn an associate’s degree in as little as 17 months, and the ability to seamlessly transfer to “name brand” 4-year schools to earn a bachelor’s degree. No matter where you live there’s likely a university close to you that you can transfer to; Ivy Bridge College has over 100 partner universities all over the country!
The thought of trying to do it at home is a bit overwhelming to me, but I know I can do it! I remember as a child, my own mother- a single mom who worked full time- worked on getting a certification in Medical Transcription at home after my brother and I went to bed. This was before the internet, so she had books and tapes to listen to to complete her assignments. I’m so thankful technology has advanced and now I can get a degree online with a support staff just a mouse click away. When you enroll in Ivy Bridge College you are assigned a success coach who will be there to walk beside you and guide you as you work to earn your degree. You can get free tutoring if you’re struggling, and there’s also a free online private community dedicated to students who are moms where they can connect with and support other student moms.
As the thought of enrolling full-time is also a concern for me, I’m thrilled to see that I can start with part-time enrollment to see how I can handle the workload, and then move to full-time enrollment at a later time if I want.
Hopefully I’ll never HAVE to work to support our family, but if so, having a college degree would be a great help (and relief). And someday my kids will be grown and gone (sniff sniff) and having a degree will mean an easier time finding a job to turn my time to.
Have you been thinking about and considering going back to get your college degree, or has this post caused you to start considering it? How would you like a chance to win a $1,000 tuition discount on classes at Ivy Bridge College to get you started?! (Who could say no to that?!)
Giveaway will end at 12:01am EST on 1/24/13. **Please note: To be eligible for the $1,000 discount off tuition at Ivy Bridge College (IBC), the qualifying individuals will need to be degree seeking, enrolled in IBC a minimum of part-time, and new to IBC (specifically, not someone who has already applied to, enrolled in, or requested information from IBC). Classes at Ivy Bridge College Extension are not eligible for the discount. Limit one per person.**
To enter, simply comment below telling me why you want to go back to college.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Ivy Bridge College. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating and a discount on classes at Ivy Bridge College.