Being a mom is hard work, but being a mom and a student is the hardest thing I ever did. If I were to give my two cents to any one who is deciding to further thier education, plus balance life. I would tell them they should get a plan started before they enrole. By doing this it creats a foundation. If you start off organized it makes the trasition into school a lot easier. Remember, this is a long term goal, so use the support your school offers. This was the biggest help for me. They are there to help and answer any questions you ask, so don't be afraid to go to them when times get hard.