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When you’re a mom, your kids are the most important thing in your life. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go after your goals or dreams and ignore yourself. In fact, having a rewarding career would be beneficial for your family! That all starts by going back to school, which you can totally do if you are a mom. Here’s how:

Have a Conversation with Your Family

When you’re heading back to school, it’s important that you sit your family down and have a discussion about the changes that are about to happen. You may need to share responsibilities, switch schedules around and find new childcare. Your family needs to understand that you’re taking on a new set of responsibilities through school. Their support and understanding will be really important when it comes to your beauty school success. If everyone is on the same page, then the next year of your life will run much smoother.

Look into Scholarships and Grants for Mothers

There’s a lot of money out there for moms who want to return to school. A quick Google search will show you hundreds of scholarships to help moms going back to school. Lots of businesses and funds want to help moms, and if you’re wondering how you’re going to pay for school, you definitely should apply! In addition to scholarships for moms, there are beauty school-specific scholarships, too!

Also, check out grants and loan options, plus some more information on financial aid resources for beauty school if interested. These will help you financially go back to school while raising a family. When you’re 18, eating ramen noodles to save money for every meal seems doable — when you’re a mom, it’s far less appealing!

Remember that School Will Help in the Long Run

There are days when school feels so overwhelming – we totally get it! A full year dedicated to beauty school can feel exhausting at times, but in the long run, it’s worth it. You’ll be providing a better life for you and your children. You’ll have a career you’re passionate about. You’ll help other people feel and look their best. You’ll be a part of an industry with other creative, passionate individuals. Perseverance is key when you’re going back to school. Don’t quit when it gets hard. Look to your family for their love and support, grab your mannequin head, and get back to it! In one year, you’ll graduate and can start your career.

Ready to start? If you have the passion for hair and makeup, you should go for it, whether you’re a mom or not. Want to learn more about what happens after beauty school? Download 10 Amazing Careers in the Beauty Industry. Or take our fun cosmetology definitions quiz to see how much you already know about this industry.

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