How I Handled College and Family

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How I Handled College and Family
There are more nontraditional students than ever before who are desperately trying to balance family, college, and... many times… work, as well.
I'd like to share with you what I learned about home time management and how I handled college and family. And what I'm about to share enabled me to not only succeed at college, but to excel.
I Learned to Prioritize
Prioritizing is what will ensure your success in college. Sometimes what we think is important really isn't.
Kids Didn't Always Have Top Priority
Kids are in adult-training and, as such, should never feel like they are #1. I know, some people are just bristling but I want you to really think about it... if you always put them in the top dawg spot they are being set up for a lifetime of disappointment because no one else is ever going to put them first.
If I Couldn't Study at Home I Went Where I Could
I had several places I studied at over the years including:
*Restaurants
*Bookstores
*All night waffle joints
*Parking lots (be judicious about this... I went to a very safe part of town)
*University commons
*My screened-in porch
*My room with the door shut
I Planned Everything Well in Advance
Everything... and I do mean everything... was planned well in advance. On the weekend I would look ahead into the week to see what everyone had going on and plan around it.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mary_Segers
Modified from my original article published at: http://EzineArticles.com/7590350
If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find.
Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends.
Finally, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @
marysegers@marysegers.com
My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do… such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and housework so that you can reinvest that time into your marriage, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.
As a matter of fact, this video has been created from an excerpt of my free 77 page eBook on Time Management and Nontraditional Students which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/nontraditionalstudents
If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join and I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on cooking, cleaning, laundry, housework and then spending that time on your spouse, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.

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How I Handled College and Family

  1. 1.  How I Handled College and Family (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  2. 2. There are more nontraditional students than ever before who are desperately trying to balance family, college, and... many times… work, as well. Maybe you do so much juggling you feel like you belong in a circus. I've been there, done that, and earned those degrees. While no one... especially myself... would argue that it's not a struggle, there are things you can do… just like I did… to make life as a nontraditional student easier. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  3. 3. To help you be the most successful nontraditional student you can be, I'd like to share with you what I learned about home time management and how I handled college and family. And what I'm about to share enabled me to not only succeed at college, but to excel. Put these into practice and you can too. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  4. 4. I Learned to Prioritize is what will ensure your Prioritizing... really prioritizing... success in college. Sometimes what we think is important really isn't. Likewise, sometimes we get our priorities mixed up. When you're a nontraditional student you may think that spending time with your kids should be priority #1 but that simply isn't always the case... as described below. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  5. 5. I Learned to Prioritize  have severe pressures on As a matter of fact, because you you from the requirements of college, you may be snappy and agitated and so the time you're spending with them is crappy… not quality. It would be way better to prioritize and get your classwork done and then spend guilt-free time with them. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  6. 6. Kids Didn't Always Have Top Priority  should never feel like they are Kids are in adult-training and, as such, #1. I know, some people are just bristling but I want you to really think about it... if you always put them in the top dawg spot they are being set up for a lifetime of disappointment because no one else is ever going to put them first. Ever! No one! (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  7. 7. Kids Didn't Always Have Top Priority  only went half-way through Seriously... even though my youngest first grade before we began unschooling, even she understood that Mommy had to study for a test so she could get a good grade in the class. She understood that importance secondhand from TV and her friends so surely a child who faces those pressures themselves firsthand would be able to understand even better than Harm did. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  8. 8. Kids Didn't Always Have Top Priority  understand and if they aren't Believe me, kids are mature enough to then you definitely are going to have to be very diligent in letting them know that they need to take a backseat while you devote some time to studying. While I'm not suggesting neglect here, I am encouraging you to prioritize and part of prioritizing is realizing that studying for a midterm trumps a kid getting attention just because he's throwing a fit or because you feel guilty. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  9. 9. If I Couldn't Study at Home I Went Where I Could  Because of the 2 above mentalities, sometimes I had to leave the house to study. I did not have a problem doing that. I had several places I studied at over the years including: *Restaurants *Bookstores *All night waffle joints *Parking lots (be judicious about this... I went to a very safe part of town) *University commons *My screened-in porch *My room with the door shut (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  10. 10. Here's the thing… I knew it was my responsibility to study and do the best I could and, in order to do that, sometimes I had to get away from the kids. (If you have little-bitty ones we'll talk about that later.) (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  11. 11. I Planned Everything Well in Advance  Everything... and I do mean everything... was planned well in advance. On the weekend I would look ahead into the week to see what everyone had going on and plan around it. Such as: Harm's Monday night soccer practice = Pick her up early from the club, a quick meal, I had packed my books because I was going to study while she was practicing or I may walk around the park or just do some pleasure reading. The point is that I utilized time which would have been otherwise wasted. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  12. 12. Recap  What helped me succeed and excel in college and graduate school was: *****I Learned to Prioritize *****Kids Didn't Always Have Top Priority *****If I Couldn't Study at Home I Went Where I Could *****I Planned Everything Well in Advance Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mary_Segers Modified from my original article published at: http://EzineArticles.com/7590350 (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  13. 13. If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find. Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends. And, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @ marysegers@marysegers.com (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  14. 14. Home Time Management Expert, Coach, and Speaker   My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do such as: • Cooking • Cleaning • Laundry • Housework  So that you can reinvest that time into: • Your marriage • Your kids • Your family and friends • Yourself (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  15. 15. As a matter of fact, this video has been created from an excerpt of my free 77 page eBook aimed at… Time Management and Nontraditional Students which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/nontraditionalstudents (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  16. 16. If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join And I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on: • Cooking • Cleaning • Laundry • Housework And then spending that time on: • Your spouse • Your kids • Your family and friends • Yourself (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  17. 17. Remember… You only have ONE LIFE. It's up to you how you live it. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com

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