How to Become a Nurse while Being a Mom

How to Become a Nurse while Being a Mom

A lot of people do not believe that a woman can have a career as a nurse and be a mother, but that is not the case.
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Being a Nurse and a Mom at the same time

I am writing this article because I want to demonstrate that it is possible to be a nurse and a mom at the same time. I will write about some different resources that are available to make this possible.

A lot of people do not believe that a woman can have a career as a nurse and be a mother, but that is not the case. Add that to going to school, and most people would think it is nearly impossible. However, it is possible since there are a lot of graduate nursing degrees that are now online, not to mention online rn to msn programs, that allow to learn part time, so, you still able to manage the difficult schedule of being a mom. Thus, would be able to get the degree without compromising the other areas of life. Find them by doing a simple online search from home page on Bing, or on Google, or whichever browser.

It is important to find a balance between work and life. Doing so helps us to feel fulfilled and happy. Thus, managing time well, properly communicating with family, and the ability to use technology to my benefit are very integral in my life. I feel that without those things it would be very hard to be a good mother and have a career.

We are in an age where women are seeking to correct the social injustices that they have been victimized by for many years. We are seeking empowerment and equality, however that does not mean that we cease to be women. Many believe that the only way to achieve those ends is by becoming like men, but that is not true. We can achieve those ends by keeping our own identities, but excelling within the new found opportunities that are available due to the social climate of today. That is exactly why it is important to be successful in whatever field we choose, without compromising any other areas of life.

The obstacles will only make success taste sweeter when it is reached, because you will know how much you worked and how hard it was to achieve it. However, if it were a losing proposition, it would not be worth it. That is why it is imperative that we find an intricate balance between taking care of kids and being a good mom, being a good wife.

It starts with going to my msn home page and searching for online rn to msn programs, finding the right one for me, and then tackling the daunting, but very achievable task. Then it will get harder. will have to complete the online courses, get the degree, and then find a way to coordinate a schedule to fit the life as a mother, and as a nurse. This is something that having help from husbands will be made much easier, because getting kids to and from school and activities, which is a small part of parenting, could be quite difficult some days. That is why it is important that the culture of the world changes to be more conducive to female growth. We are powerful, and have a lot we can do, but just like "behind every great man is a great woman", the reverse is true.

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To The Soon-To-Be College Freshman Who Think They'll Keep Their High School Friends, Know This

You will maybe talk to 10 people back from your high school while your in college.

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I know what you are thinking "Of course I am going to still talk to all my high school friends once we graduate." "You just didn't keep up with your friends." "I am going to talk to them every day."

Of course, you may be the lucky ones that go on to the same college and university, but if you follow your best friend to college then have you ever thought to yourself. "Did I choose my school based on if my friend(s) would go to college together." Obviously, it could be coincidental that you end up in the same place, but my argument is more on the idea of having friends that go to the same college on your list of important things once you move away.

Now if you are still reading and still in denial with what I am saying then continue.

Since moving away from home I have broadened my horizons and met more people then I could ever have imagined. I have met people that if I have not kept an open mind to them I would not be friends with them now. You will most likely choose the same type of friends that you had in high school if you do not keep an open mind when finding friends in college.

You also do not want to be that person who refuses to make other friends besides their high school friends. I hate to break it to you, but your high school friends will find other friends beside you when they leave for college/university. This time in your life is supposed to be "a new chapter" if you do not branch out of your comfort zone then you will be stuck in a little bubble for the rest of your life.

Not only will your friends in your high school class be making friends, but you need to make friends that are in the same stage of life that you are also in. Still talking to high school aged friends will limit you from conversations due to distance, lack of relevance, and just not going through the same stuff as you.

Sounds daunting? I know.

I am not saying that you can not be friends still with your high school friends. From time to time I catch up with mine to see how the school is going for them, and how they are doing, but I am building and forming relationships with my friends at college because you have had to start up from ground zero, and will be forming a foundation until we graduate.

Even when you have broken it is nice to hang out with your high school friends and talk about the good old days. My point to you is to keep an open mind and to not get upset when high school friends have moved on and found their new friends from school just like you.

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How To Appreciate Your Man

Top 5 Secrets for Making Your Man Feel Loved
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I got one of those questions the other day that made me think, "well that's a blog post if I've ever seen one." The long and short of it was that the original poster wanted to know ways that she could show her man that she appreciated him. I said to myself, "self, exactly how could a woman show her man that she appreciated him?"

The more I started to think about this the more difficult it became. And do you know why?

Glad you asked.

Well, its because I think in general, women constantly show their men how much they appreciate us. If there's a gender dropping the ball in the appreciation arena, its men, not women. Women tend to compromise more, always consider us in their decisions, and want us to be happy at all times. Not that men don't want their women to be happy, we just would rather her happiness didn't come at our expense. Are we selfish? Probably. We're also raised to be selfish about life. It's a vicious cycle.

Anyway, so I got to thinking about specifics. Assuming that regular life is taking place and both people show one another that they care and appreciate them via regular life activities like spending time and saying things that need to be said, etc, how else might this occur?

Here's my stab at this list.







1. Telling him to go out and have a night with his boys on occasion

I don't mean the scheduled 2-hour break many of us get on a Saturday to go hang with our friends and play basketball or something. I mean, just one day, out of the blue, just tell your man that he should go and take a personal day and have fun. Go do whatever you want and come home when you want. No pressure and no worries. We'll probably think this is a set up (face it, 7 times out of 10 it IS a setup), but he'll appreciate that you realized he needed a "break" at times.

2. Buy him something that he actually wants instead of something you want him to have

Not saying that this is always the case, or the case the majority of the time, but I know I've been the recipient of more than one gift that I either couldn't use or couldn't understand why I was receiving it. Of course I took it and said thank you, but it went in the pile with the Snuggies and Extra Medium Banana Republic sweaters. If I say I'd like something like a new toolbox and you get me a toolbox, I'll be ecstatic. Just like women love when men listen, men do too. We appreciate that and will feel appreciated. Because you heard me.

3. Help him with something that he really needs help with

You know how we know that you love or appreciate us? By being there for us when we truly need somebody to be there. Now, this seems like its in women's nature to do this anyway so perhaps this goes in the "just do what you'd normally do" pile, but its true. Men need respect and loyalty. We're like dogs in that regard. You give us that and we'll likely stick around for the long haul anyway. But we do appreciate that and trust me, it doesn't go unnoticed.

4. Tell him

Sounds easy enough but it really isn't. A lot of people have trouble articulating to somebody why they appreciate them. It's easy to say "I love you" (well, kind of), but its harder to say why you love somebody or why you appreciate what they bring to your life because it requires self-awareness. So telling him will allow him the space to understand why you appreciate him and he'll probably cook you a meal. We work really well with words of affirmation.

5. Just do something nice to make him feel special

Another one of those things that truly just goes both ways, male or female. In fact, showing appreciation really is the same across the board. It doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman, the best way to show appreciation is to just do it. Let them know, or do something nice for them to show that you care and are listening to their needs. Everybody wins that way.

And an angel probably gets its wings.

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