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One thing that was my saving grace what a daycare that is open till 11:30pm every night! That allowed me to go to work and fit in a few hours to study or finish up an assignment. See if there is an after hours child care center in your area. Initially it sucks to leave your little on in the care for another one for so long, but you're doing the right thing in sacrificing this time now to better provide time AND more later on. I know it's hard but Good Luck to you and keep going!! you got this!! Oh and I agree with Jennifer Hall below..ask for help! I had to learn that also
For this particular situation I have to insist upon prioritizing your needs! I understand being a parental figure AND school a both important to you but which is more important today? If you are finding this situation a bit overwhelming you may want to look into other options you might have as a mother or student. Like are you willing to delay your child's day using daycare? Are you willing to delay your efforts as a student and extend your study period ( this is what i did!) So instead of getting your degree in 3 years are you willing to do the same amount of required work in 4 years?
I was in your shoes not too long ago. Believe it or not there is a balance between school and home life. I kept a date book and wrote down everything treat life events as appointments that can not be missed. I am not sure if you have a spouse or live in significant other, never be afraid to ask for help when it is needed. You will be fine if you remember to put your ego aside and ask for help when it is needed. The best students are ones that have an extended support system. Good luck, and remember you will soon look back on this day, and say to yourself, I did it, YAY!!!!!!!!!!
Susie Sayles Camel
Make a chart of your weekly scheduled activities. Then try to make foods that you will be able to use more than 3 days during the week. It would be great to plan your meals a week in advance plus chores. Repetition with kids bed schedules etc. are very important and get thier cloths etc. ready in advance is very important, it used to be two weeks in advance for me. Limit time spent on the telephone and watching TV. Catch up with the news online if you can. There is more I can say but organize yourself and children, this will give you more free time to study. Hope this helps.