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Is pursuing a Masters with a baby realistic?

Is pursuing a Masters with a baby realistic?

The short answer to this is, yes. You have created a person. It has exited your body. You can do anything! The long answer is still yes, but it’s going to take a lot of hard work, organization, and a great support network. Here’s some great ways to make getting your masters as a mum a realistic goal.VIEW the POST

Taking a bachelor’s degree whilst raising children: is it possible?

Taking a bachelor’s degree whilst raising children: is it possible?

Many women find it hard to return to work after they’ve had children. Some realise that they have a completely different mindset and don’t want to return to the career that they previously trained for. I found it really different going back to work after having Noah, my thoughts completely changed. Especially when dealing with people, from a managerial point of view. Going back to work can be a real headache, so instead of settling for a job they’re unhappy with, some women decide to start studying again. You might be thinking that this will be impossible as studying takes up lots of time and effort, as does looking after children. Actually studying towards a bachelor’s degree while raising children is possible and here’s why.VIEW the POST

So what have I been doing all week? 

I spent the majority of last weekend, studying: reading and reading a big book called “Managing successful projects with PRINCE2”. After my 10 hours of pre-course reading I then had a crash course to complete on the book and that also included two exams. It has been tough! 9am to 5pm, then 3 hours of homework each night. I have missed my family immensely this week, but this was something that I had to do for the learner in me. Just because I am a Mum and I have 2 beautiful children, doesn’t mean I have given up on any career dreams and pushing myself intellectually.