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Moms Try to Make it Work at Edgewood

Posted: November 17, 2010 in Students

Chava Cohen

Sarah Strahler, a Wisconsin native, is an Edgewood transfer student, a hoops aerobics instructor, and an English Teaching major.

She also has a four year old daughter.

“She was born when I wasn’t in school.  I started back wen [Cloe Alyse] was two,” Strahler said.  “Balancing a child with class is nearly impossible.  I have two jobs, and I was taking 17 credits.  I dropped one class and am now taking 14 credits.  I definitely turn in things late consistently and skip class to do work for another class.  So far everyone has been pretty understanding about it.  I feel that my teachers have been very responsive to my needs.”

Strahler started attending Cardinal Stritch in Milwaukee but transferred to Edgewood this semester.  “My parents live in Dane County.  I moved back because it is easier living with my parents,” she said.  Her daughter’s father lives in Columbus, Wisconsin and watches her two days a week because Edgewood does not currently offer daycare.

“If Edgewood had a daycare that cost money, I wold not be able to use it.  I don’t even have books this semester.” -Hope Edgren

“It would be amazing if there was free childcare,” Strahler said.  “I feel that would be amazing for the early childhood program where students would get experience  with children.  However, Strahler noted that the cost would be a major issue: “If Edgewood had a daycare that cost money, I wold not be able to use it.  I don’t even have books this semester.  If they had a state assistance program fro single mothers, that would be great.” (more…)

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