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Leah Calvert: Don’t Put Your College Plans On Hold For Too Long

Tue, May 14, 2013 10:02am EDT by Add first Comment
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Leah revealed on the ‘Teen Mom 2’ season four finale that she still wanted to go back to college, but was focusing on being a stay-at-home mom for now since she and Jeremy can financially afford it. But her MTV money won’t last forever — and an education will last a lifetime! Leah is strong and determined enough to make her college dreams a reality.

Leah Calvert is a busy stay-at-home to three young kids — she works part-time at the local tanning salon Tanfastiq — and she said on the Teen Mom 2 reunion that she put her college plans on hold to care for her family. While being a full-time mom is the hardest job in the world, Leah should go back to school in a couple years when baby Addaylynn, 3 months, is a little older so she can focus on a long-term career to provide for her kids.

Leah & Jeremy Make Enough To Provide For Their Family

Leah revealed to Dr. Drew Pinksy on the Teen Mom 2 season four reunion special that she wants to go back to college at some point, but she and her husband Jeremy Calvert decided she should be a stay-at-home mom right now. While they need someone to care for their three young kids — twins Ali and Aleeah, 3, and baby Addalynn, who was just born on Feb. 4 — she said the couple could also financially afford for her to stay at home for now.

Jeremy makes a good living as a pipeline engineer (Leah has said that his yearly income is in the six-figure range), but Leah’s main income is from her Teen Mom 2 salary, which won’t last forever. Luckily, MTV has established trust funds for all the kids on the show, but Leah’s reality TV paychecks will stop coming — and she’ll need an education to fall back on for a long-term career, and also for self-fulfillment. And if she finds herself being a single mom yet again, she’ll need to provide for her family with a better-paying job than just minimum wage.

Leah: Juggling Being A Mom & Going To School Is Tough (But Worth It)

Juggling three young kids at home while her husband is away six days a week doesn’t leave much room for going back to school, and it’s hard enough for Leah to work part-time at the tanning salon. Luckily, she has help from her family and ex-husband Corey Simms to take care of the girls now while she works part-time, and she will still have the help and love from her family if she wants to go back to school.

Leah told Dr. Drew that part of her plan is to go back to college and finish her degree, and she’s a strong enough woman to make her dreams come true. She even enrolled in nursing school at University of Charleston at West Virginia, and revealed her disappointment at dropping out too early on Twitter

“The @UCWV was a great school! I wish I would’ve stayed! Beautiful campus, great professors, and students,” she tweeted on Dec. 3.

If Leah can handle being pregnant at 16, getting married and divorced, getting remarried and having another baby at 20, she can certainly juggle raising a family with her school work. It may take a couple years to get back on track, and she may just have to take a couple classes at a time, but I have faith Leah can make her dreams of going back to college reality. Other Teen Moms have done it — Maci Bookout and Kailyn Lowry — and Leah can, too.

Set a good example as strong, female role model for your girls Leah — and don’t give up on your college dreams!

What do YOU think of Leah going back to college, HollyMoms? Do you think she should finish her degree?

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