Law school can be tough. Most people have to learn a new way to read, think and act. Throw a family into that mix and, at first, it can be borderline devastating.My family is extremely supportive; they did leave their friends, school and job, behind so that we could take this adventure called law school together. I forced my two amazing boys to move 500 miles away from everything they knew. I moved a lot growing up, so for me it wasn’t a big deal, for them it was a tragedy! During my 1L year we spent a lot of time getting to know the foreign city we moved to. We would ride our bikes all over town, we would participate in the local activities, like the farmer’s market, the art walk, etc. We have come to love Moscow and the people that live here. Something we all struggled with, was my work load. Being a mom in law school is difficult to get accustomed to. I had a job before law school, but this is very different. We were not prepared for the early mornings, and late nights. We were not prepared for the lack of dinner prep. We were not prepared for working on the weekend to get prepared for the next week. But we adjusted. The best decision I made? Buying a dry erase calendar! We are able to write down our important tasks to help each other out. Everyone knows when my deadlines are, everyone knows when my boys have projects due, best of all, everyone knows when, and how we can help each other. I also have my personal organizer, I write everything in it. All the items from the dry erase calendar, plus all of my reading assignments and other tasks. Staying organized has helped my family and I adjust to the law school life. Going into 2L year, I know that we will be adjusted and prepared. Law school is tough, when you have a family with you it can be even tougher. But, you will get through it! You just have to find what works best for you.