Raising a family while attending a school may seem difficult but is it not impossible. With efforts and hard work you can succeed in raising a good family as well as attaining your degree. In order to raise a family while in school you will need to learn certain life hacks that will make your life easier and will allow you to complete your tasks in a timely manner.
Follow a planned routine
When you have a family to raise and attend school at the same time you will have a lot of chores to do in a day. This means that your day must be well-planned and for this to happen you must schedule your routine. Have a routine set for you to follow each day so that you could do your tasks without having to think what to do next. This will ultimately save a lot of your time.
Stay expectant of sudden changes
Sudden plans and changes are a part of everyone’s life but when you are raising family they are meant to happen. In order to save yourself from disappointments it is better to expect sudden roll of events. You will be mentally prepared to tackle issues arising spontaneously and since you will be already prepared you won’t find yourself whining.
Make cooking preparations in advance
Cut vegetables in advance for cooking. Store them in zipper bags and refrigerate them. There are certain recipes that can be cooked and stored for next day. Make use of those recipes. Cook food in large quantity so that you can eat it twice a week. When cooking on the same day use recipes that have less preparation time. In addition, utilize your weekends to decide what you will cook every day in the coming week so you won’t waste time trying to decide what to cook.
Utilize short breaks from parenting
Take some time out for yourself whenever you can as that will rejuvenate you. Drink coffee when the kids take a nap during the afternoon. Read a magazine when the children are busy doing homework. Take a little time out from parenting and reflect on your days to get a better perspective of your major goals.
Clean on the go
Don’t leave cleaning for every weekend. Instead clean as soon as something needs to be cleaned. If your toddler has dropped biscuit crumbs on the floor, pick them during that time. If the room has become cluttered then de-clutter it as soon as you can. In short, don’t compile cleaning chores just do them as they are needed.
Involve your family in house chores
Raising a family is not always about supporting them financial and assisting the children. It is also about spending quality time with your family. Apart from dinner times, you can involve your family in doing house chores with you and thus spend a quality time together. Make your husband switch off that television, ask your children to leave their rooms and get them working together with you. This will help you get done with house chores quickly and will strengthen your family bonding.
Your decision to attend school while raising a family only showed how strong you are. Don’t lose hope at any time and just carry on. Do your best and things will work out for you as time passes.