October 6, 2010 | Lindsey Clair, Moms in School | 5 Comments So its official, you have decided to further your college education, congratulations!Â But, maybe you are just a little apprehensive and find yourself having the back-to-school jitters.Â As a mom who has gone back to school in the past, I can honestly say that I did get the jitters.Â I got the pre-jitters, post jitters, you name it, I got the jitters.Â Why?Â Well, being a mom as you know definitely requires a lot more responsibility.Â More than I ever thought.Â So I guess my jitters were not only associated with worrying about getting outstanding grades; it was also how to prioritize and manage crazy schedules with my husband, kids etc. How did I overcome those back-to-school jitters? It definitely took a couple of weeks for me to get into smooth and steady routines, but after organizing and prioritizing everything around my schooling, it just became a part of everyday life.Â Whether you are taking one, two, or three classes, you will eventually find your mommy groove. How many classes should you take? Only you as a mom knows the answer to that question — along with how much you can handle.Â I was advised to take only two at the most in one semester so that falling behind would not be an option.Â I can honestly say that taking two classes worked out for me, though it was still a challenge. I am not going to lie — going back to school while being a mom is a lot of hard work, but it can be done. I chose to take my courses online. With online classes comes time flexibility which is perfect for moms in my opinion.Â When my little ones would take their naps, I would do my schooling — online sessions, studying, etc.Â Two hours a day was the magic number for me to be successful in school.Â Every mom is different.Â What may work for one mom may not work for the next.Â I think this is also dependent on how many children you have and if you are a working mom or a stay at home mom.Â I currently know a mom of four boys who works full-time and is taking online college courses.Â This may sound like a huge load, but it works for her. Take a deep breath and let it out slowlyâ€¦.. Alleviate your back-to-school jitters by doing what worksÂ for you. So do you have any tips for moms going back to school? By all means, share them below!