4 STUDY HACKS FOR STAY AT HOME MUM’S


4 Study Hacks For Stay At Home Mum's, did I just wrote that in the caption? Oh yes, I did indeed, as it's the time of the year again. The time, I'm trying to look in a really positive way but the inner voice of mine tells me that 4th time won't be the charm again. I'm currently on the process on applying to the school I've been trying to apply the past "few" (read: 3) years and I'm starting to feel like I should give up already. Even though I know when I feel that way, it's really the moment when I should start fighting for my dreams a bit harder. Which is, exactly what I've managed to do.
I've spent past few weeks (I'm actually now having a week off from studying because I'm dedicating myself and this week fully for D's birthday party preparations) writing an essay. An essay that should give me a ticket to school. I'm doing everything in the opposite way than I've done the past years and now I have a bit harder journey ahead - I'm studying with a toddler. So here I am, telling you how to actually study when you live with someone under 100cm tall.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR NAP TIMES
This is what I'm guilty of. I've been tossing out all the things I used to do (like cleaning the apartment, taking a nap, watching TV...) out of the window and studied instead. This though is something that changes a lot on different days. There's a possibility that your child won't sleep at all during the day or the nap time varies from 15 minutes to 1,5 hours. It all depends on your child and well, how much he sleeps through the days. These are my so-called information intake moments. This is when I read and read as much as I possibly can and take notes in the process. This is actually the best way to work for me - I love working under pressure. I know I have a time limit, but I don't know what the time limit actually is, so I'm making the most of it.

TALK WITH THEM ABOUT THE STUFF YOU'VE LEARNT
I don't know who in this household knows more about Bitcoin and blockchain technology, me or my son. Each time I've learnt something new, I try to explain it to D as long as I can understand what I've learned. It's actually pretty effective, to be honest. And, if you don't happen to have children around this works for cats & dogs or any other pet you might have in the household. Talk it out, no matter to who. For me, it works the best if no one isn't replying to me so I can keep my thoughts together. Weird? I know. I am.

STUDY ON THE EVENINGS
This is bad for me, I mean - if I'm caught up enough to the topic I can spend all night studying about it. I've been using my evenings to write the actual essay, so that's been pretty productive for me.

SEND THE KIDS OUT WITH YOUR OTHER HALF WHEN THEY COME HOME FROM WORK
I've asked D & J to leave the house so I can study. He's with her another parent so I can get some valued me-time & time to study. I'm one of those persons who can't leave home to study - some might go to the library to study but I find it too quiet. I need some chaos in my life while I'm studying.

How do you study when the kids are around?






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14 comments

  1. Well done Jasmin! That trick about talking it out sounds perfect - Annie might have the start learning a lot about the history of design :)

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  2. Sounds interesting and fantastic tip babe. Yes, I'm with you. I still remember when I'm still study, I always need time at home and need concentrate and quiet place for study. Good luck and all the best for your study.

    Kintan xo,
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  3. Great tips! I always admire women who study and take care of their family (kids). Now that I think of it, I remember my mum studying while we were little (three of us), because she went back to uni. She did graduate but at that time I don't think I understood very well how hard it must have been.

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  4. I've been thinking a lot lately about studying again and these are some great tips! I feel like I use these tips for blogging and working in general haha! Especially telling Tyler all about what I'm doing! The poor kid is probably sick of me droning on and on by now haha! x

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  5. I couldn't imagine being able to be productive with kids around. It sounds like you've really got some solid pointers there, though. I'm hoping to get my master's degree one day and I may need these as I'll probably have kids at that point.

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  6. That's really amazing! Don't ever feel guilty for the time you take for your studies, you will be very proud of yourself later and everyone around you will appreciate your work and progress.

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  7. You are a super mum jasmine! Your little one has a superb example set for him!

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  8. Great tips! That trick about talking it out sounds amazing!

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  9. I admire all you are able to do and hold it all together!! These are great ideas!

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  10. Great tips. I found that background noise is my friend when studying lately if I need to study with baby as it keeps them entertained and I talk to little one about what I've learnt too

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  11. I love the third approach, if I had a child I'd totally try to share my "freshly generated" knowledge! great idea and so beneficial for both of you!

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  12. These are great tips! I admire anyone who has the strength and will to study while working and/or having children.

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  13. Is it weird that I saw this post coming. Well someone how you manage time and all the best in your essay

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  14. I always talk to Caelen about all the different laws and statutes in New Zealand and how certain people got completely fucked over haha. I think he'll grow up to be a lawyer ;)

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