Stephanie, 34, will be entering her second year at
"A lot of people are surprised that a program like this exists, and so was I. For a while I didn't think that it was real until I was here on campus,” said Stephanie.
While juggling kids and classes can be stressful, Stephanie says
When Stephanie and her kids are not busy, they are at college events, making friends with other students.
"I like living at
On top of pursuing a full-time education while balancing the demands of motherhood, Stephanie also home schools her kids.
"She works very hard at teaching us, doing her schoolwork, and just being a mom,” said Stephanie’s mom Brettney Marshall.
"I feel happy for her,” said
It is support from her kids that keeps Stephanie going. Looking back, she says she never could have imagined how far she has come as a single parent.
"I think it's easy to feel like your life is out of control and you're overwhelmed and you're just kind of stuck in a situation that you're in,” said Stephanie. “But once you start looking and do something it's just amazing where you can go."
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