how to get study time as a momIf you are a mom contemplating returning to school, you may be wondering: “How in the world am I going to find time to study, or even find peace and quiet to study?” This is definitely an excellent question as I remember wondering the exact same thing.  Guess what?  It can be done all the while making good grades. How? Here are five studying tips I came up with while I was a mom in school a few years ago. Keep in mind, if you have made this decision to return to school, you have to be the one to make it work.

5 Studying Tips

  1. If you have little ones that take naps, make this time your study time. At least you can get some peace and quiet for one to two hours.  Be sure to take advantage of this time because once it’s gone, it’s gone for good that day.  Don’t waist it!
  2. Study after the children are in bed. Turn off the TV and/or radio, go to your favorite comfortable spot and study as much as needed.  Keep in mind that studying with the TV on will only hinder your ability to do really well.  Eliminate those distractions.
  3. Condense all of your study notes onto one to two pages, etc. so that you’re not scattered all over and feeling overwhelmed.  This will help you keep your focus on the materials that you have to know prior to a test. Making it easier on yourself is key, especially as a mom.  Consider typing your notes.
  4. Don’t over-study! If you over-study, you may become lethargic which makes it harder to focus.  Study enough that you know the material then move on.  You should do great on the tests using this method.
  5. Get a study buddy. Sometimes studying with a partner makes studying time go by quicker and you may learn faster than if you study alone. This, of course, is up to you since some prefer to study alone.  A study buddy is beneficial if you are studying very complicated material.

Do these study tips seem familiar to you?  Yes, I have published a similar post in the past.  I thought I would bring it back but with some extra info that I think will be beneficial to you.

I discovered that making these study tips a part of my routine made life a lot easier.  I always thought that I had to be “supermom” but realized very quickly that this was not going to happen.  You have to make that time for your studies somehow if you made the decision to return to school.  It’s your choice and you alone are the only one that knows how much you can truly handle.  I plan on using these study tips again when I return to school in the near future.

How about you?  Do you have any study tips or advice that seems to work for you or has worked for you in the past? Please feel free to share in the comments. The more studying tips for moms, the merrier.

If you want more tips on better studying habits go to Study Tips for more information.

If you have a child in need of better study habits as well, check out this printable study tip sheet for students on

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