Earning A’s: College-Student-Mama Update

So, as many of you may know, I am not only a mommy, blogger, diaper-sewer, business owner, and volunteer. . . I also take full time online classes.

Yeah, I know. I’m a crazy person. I hear it all the time.

But check it out. . . I’ve made two As this semester. What up!? *patting self on back*

Enough of the bragging (but I had to get it out!) . . . but really, I was so happy to see that I had earned As for my Public Health classes this semester.

I’ve still got a Biology class going on through the end of January, and a new Social Problems 8 week Sociology class that just started today.

So, I’m hoping for some more As. . . I think I’d scream and jump for joy if I made all As this semester.

How do I Do it?

The main question I get when I mention that I am taking online classes full time, while mothering (and everything else) is

“How in the world do you do that!?”

Here are the tips that I have to remember on a daily basis that allow me to be a student-mama and everything else too:

  • Remember WHY you’re in school. Having a positive goal to look forward to makes things so much more fun
  • Plan ahead, and prioritize assignments and daily tasks
  • Know when your best reading/writing times are
  • Utilize a tablet (or buy your book in print form) so you’re not always at the computer
  • watch deadlines like a hawk
  • work ahead if you can
  • Give yourself a break. You’re not perfect, and you’re not gonna be.

With these thoughts in mind, a good routine for Joe, and Abbey loving life at preschool, I am able to be a full-time-mommy and a full-time-student.

Now, off to do some work on my Biology research paper before Joe wakes up from his nap!

What are your thoughts on working through college courses as a parent? Have you had any experience with online learning? 

Share in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!


  1. I’m right there with you. As long as you set time aside for your school work your good. I am actually on the Dean’s List at my college. Look at us kicking butt!

  2. That’s awesome! I am a full time mama and student as well! Just started my blog :)


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