From the article: 4 Ways to Balance Family and School
Online college is a big undertaking for busy moms. But, a growing number of moms have found ways to balance their online college classes with work and family responsibilities. How did you make online college work? Share Your Tips
Talk, Talk, Talk
- I've noticed that my pre-teens sometimes have hurt feelings when I ask not to be disturbed. Everything goes much more smoothly around my house when I spend time talking to them and explaining what I'm doing and why I need their help to be successful. I actually think that I'm a good example to them of how they should study and take their education seriously.
- —Guest Sarah K.
Hire a Babysitter
- Although I'm a stay-at-home mom, I have a ton of responsibilities including feeding a house of 5, shuffling the kiddos to and from practice, and doing the lion's share of the housework. I struggled to complete my first semester of online classes while dealing with supervising the kids at the same time. Finally, I made the best decision: I hired a babysitter. For a few hours each week I get the peace and quiet I need to get my online class homework done. Definitely worth it!
- —Guest A Fellow Mother