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Perhaps you’re thinking of jumping back into academia and pursuing that Master’s, undergraduate degree, or certification. Except, you realize that you have three kids, a mortgage, car payments, insurance, and two cats and a dog to feed. I am here to say that you can do it all. Although it’s not going to be easy. But here are some tips for success I’ve found helpful while finishing up my undergrad at University with three kids, a mortgage.

Man studying at the library.
It's never too late to further your education.


It sounds simple, but if you decide to take the plunge and go back to school, or already have and are stressing about your choice, the first thing to remember is to breathe. You are not always going to be the top of the class and that’s okay. Your house may occasionally get messy when you have a 25-page paper due that week. It will be Okay. You’ll get the house clean in a mad frenzy of cleaning the week after its due. The reality is you will be balancing a lot of things and there will be a natural give and take when you’re going to school with kids. Just make sure to take the time to step back and take a breath.

Take The Time

Be sure to carve out time in your week to have quality one on one with your kids. Book it in your calendar for X time to spend