Motherhood and parenting have changed since the first Mother’s Day were celebrated. In modern day, more mums are busier with family, work and career advancement. The number of stay-at-home moms that are homemakers is falling due to the financial demands of family life in Australia.
Decades ago more uneducated women had children, while in recent years mothers with children who own professional or PhD degrees has risen to 80%. Women spend more time in the workforce, but more time is also spent on child rearing.
Most parents and mothers struggle to juggle work along with young children and could not fathom the idea of studies too. However, look past the child on the hip and the textbook in hand. The struggle is real, there is no doubt about that! Maintaining a balance between work, child-rearing while adding studies to the mix and you get a new “normal”. It is possible to pursue an online degree without drowning in class notes, office memos and a sea of unwashed dishes, not to mention the snotty noses.
How do you do it?
When you are a new sleep-deprived mother, you always hear; sleep when your baby sleeps. In the case of study, the same applies. When your child sleeps, you can put some time into your studies. This is why online studies are the way to go. Attempting to enrol into a nearby college that also requires commuting will take up more of your valuable time and you are confined to specific hours and zero flexibility.
Enrolling into an online course you are not handed with a complimentary eight hours a day, your day remains the same, but you need to do more to succeed. It is the way you approach it that makes the difference. Keep in mind that while you could achieve great results, not to bite off more than you can chew. It is a noble goal to get your degree or diploma but do it online at your own pace.
Lots of our students have achieved a great study/life balance. Speak to us today if you’d like to do the same.