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How to Successfully Combine Family Life and Studying for a Degree

Once kids come along, your life is no longer your own. Kids are demanding and the older they get, the more they ask of you. If it isn’t lifts to the mall they want, it’s cash to spend on treats and new clothes. If you work full-time as well as juggling family responsibilities, you are probably wondering how on earth you can fit in study time. But don’t worry because it is possible – and the benefits more than make up for the hassle.
Further education is always a good investment. Studying for an MSN in nursing administration from Bradley University or similar will give your career a major boost. If your kids are younger, you may not be quite ready to move up the career ladder, but once they are older, an extra qualification is all you need to take that crucial next step to a better-paid job with extra responsibilities. It isn’t going to be easy, but with the right domestic support, your hard work will pay dividends.

Online or Offline Study

Twenty years ago, online study wasn’t an option. If you wanted to go back to school, you literally had to attend classes at a college, which for busy moms was a difficult proposition. These days, online study makes life a lot easier. Instead of spending time away from home, you can complete your studies from home. This mode of study is perfect for parents with kids, or indeed anyone who doesn’t have time to commit to a regular college. You can sign up for an online RN to MSN and complete all of your studies via the internet. Online study is also cheaper, which is another bonus.

Create a Study Area

Let’s assume you are going to be working from home quite a lot. If this is the case, you will need a study area where you won’t be disturbed. A home office is perfect, but not everyone has the space to turn a room into a study. What you can do is utilize a guest bedroom or put a desk in a quiet corner. Invest in a comfortable chair and make sure you have sufficient lighting, or you will end up with eyestrain.

Make a Study Schedule

You need to be organized when studying at home. Unless you make time to study, you won’t meet your deadlines. Obviously, it is difficult when you have kids to deal with and household chores to take care of, so look at your average week and see where there are gaps you can fill with studying. It might be worth getting up an hour earlier so you can have some quiet study time before the kids wake up. Alternatively, study at night when the rest of the family has gone to bed.
You are not superwoman, so ask for help if you are juggling studying with family life. Make sure your partner and the kids step up to the plate and do their share. And don’t forget to take some time out here and there.


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