3 Study Tips For The Student Mom

If you’re a mom, you probably have a lot on your plate. Now if you’re a mom AND a student, your plate is probably overwhelmingly full. Never fear, mama bear. Here’s 3 tips to help you get through your classes while still conquering motherhood:

1. Log out of social media

Yes, log out. Don’t worry, it’s only temporary. Social media can be very distracting when you’re trying to study. Imagine all the time you spend online. Now imagine how much you could get done if that time was put into your studies. Exactly. That juicy drama on Facebook and that bomb makeup tutorial from Instagram is not going to boost your GPA, girl.

2. Schedule

We schedule doctor’s appointments, grocery store visits, and play dates, so why not study time? It’s just as important. Set the days and times you need to hit the books and plan accordingly. If you need to read 3 chapters of microbiology and take a quiz while the kids are at grandma’s, then write it down and make it happen. Setting time aside and planning can reduce your stress level significantly.

3. Be selfish

I know it sounds bad, but just let me explain. When I say be selfish, I mean really make your studies a priority. Don’t feel guilty about not being able to hangout with your friends because you have an assignment due. Don’t feel bad about ordering takeout instead of making a lavish meal if you have a test to finish. Don’t feel like a bad mother because you had to sit your child in front of the TV for an hour while you read for class. It’s not forever. In the long-run you’re ultimately doing this for your yourself and for your family. You got this!

Do you have any favorite study tips? Let me know!

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Quality Over Quantity

Hey y’all. First of all, let’s address the elephant in room; Why didn’t I finish the 21 Day Blog Challenge? Before deciding not to continue the challenge, I first questioned myself on why I even wanted to start it. This is what I came up with:

  1. To get more content on my blog
  2. To provide readers with more information about me
  3. To challenge myself to blog every

These are pretty legit reasons, right? But if you think about it, you’ll notice I’m focusing more on quantity rather than quality. I wanted to get MORE content on my blog, provide readers with MORE information about me, and challenge myself to blog EVERYDAY.

After alot of pondering, I have a new vision for my blog:

  1. Provide useful content that I’m proud of
  2. Connect with readers even if it’s only one person
  3. Be more organized with the planning of my blog posts

See the difference? I’m going to be focusing more on the quality of my blog instead of just publishing random posts that are pretty much useless. I’d rather connect with one reader than have 100 people read a post and not get anything out of it.

What would you like to see more of on my blog?

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Blog Challenge Day 7: Misconceptions About Black Women

The title of this post was originally “Misconceptions About Me,” but I’m tired of writing about myself, so I thought I’d change it up a bit.

For some reason, there are many negative stereotypes associated with being a black woman. I don’t know who came up with them, but here are a few:

  • We all have bad attitudes
  • We wear weave, braids, and wigs because we hate our hair/don’t have hair of our own
  • We’re “man haters”
  • We can’t swim
  • We don’t get along with other women
  • We’re all loud and “ratchet”
  • We love to argue
  • We are uneducated

I hope that one way or another the idea of stereotypes will be squashed one day.

I’m participating in the 21 Day Blog Challenge created by Jade Carson at lovejadecarson.com

Here are the writing prompts I’ll be doing everyday:

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Blog Challenge Day 6: My Fears in Life

So, today’s writing prompt is supposed to be about my fears (plural), but I’m only going to write about one in particular. That fear is the condition of our country. More specifically, the mindset of our president. It’s scary to have someone who doesn’t accept all nationalities in office. It’s scary to have a leader who cares more about being praised then helping the American people. It’s scary to have a president who can’t control his tongue. It’s scary to know that this kind of person can be elected. It’s even scarier to know that many Americans voted for him. I hope our country can head in the right direction. All I can do at this point is pray.

I’m participating in the 21 Day Blog Challenge created by Jade Carson at lovejadecarson.com

Here are the writing prompts I’ll be doing everyday:

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Blog Challenge Day 5: Favorite Story From My Childhood

I’m blessed to say that I had a pretty wonderful childhood. I don’t have a specific story from it to share, but I do have lots of memories. When I was younger we had an inflatable 4 foot pool that we’d put in the backyard every summer. I absolutely loved laying in it while my dad pumped it up. Once it was all full of air and water, my sisters and I would swim around the pool in the same direction to create a whirlpool. Thinking about the smell of chlorine, heat of the sun, and coolness of the water reminds me that sometimes we just need simplicity in our lives. Little moments can mean alot.

If you were to describe your childhood in one word, what would it be?

I’m participating in the 21 Day Blog Challenge created by Jade Carson at lovejadecarson.com

Here are the writing prompts I’ll be doing everyday:

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Blog Challenge Day 4: My Goals For The New Year

I might sound cliché when I say this, but 2017 went by soo fast. I didn’t keep up with my 2017 goals like I should have, but that’s why they call it a NEW year, right? So you can start over. Here are a few of the things I’m going to accomplish this year, God’s willing:

  • SAVE MONEY- I put this in all caps because it’s super important. I need to save as much as I can for my future, especially now that I have a daughter. If I don’t need it I’m not buying it!
  • Get back in shape- I used to be very active everyday, which helped my body stay in the condition that it was. Now that I’m more sedentary, and eat too much junk, my body has changed. I plan on doing workouts a few times a week and changing my eating habits. It’s the little things that can make a big difference.
  • Keep up with my blog- The last time I made a blog, it didn’t even last a year before I lost interest. This time around, I plan on sticking with it and creating content that I’m actually proud of.

What’s a goal you hope to accomplish this year?

I’m participating in the 21 Day Blog Challenge created by Jade Carson at lovejadecarson.com

Here are the writing prompts I’ll be doing everyday:

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Blog Challenge Day 3: 10 Fun Facts About Me

As a new blogger, today’s writing prompt is perfect so that some of my readers can get to know me a little bit more. I hope you find these facts interesting!

  1. I’ve lived in 3 different states- Alabama (where I was born), South Carolina, and North Carolina
  2. If I could eat tacos everyday I definitely would.
  3. I have a deep love for books, but never actually get around to reading.
  4. Both of my parents were born in Panama (Central America, NOT Florida).
  5. I love all things superheroes- DC Comics > Marvel
  6. I wear glasses and don’t plan on ever getting contacts. I feel like I look better with lenses.
  7. I don’t eat pork or beef.
  8. I’ve never been to a concert.
  9. I’ve shaved my head on many occasions, but now I’m attempting to grow my hair out.
  10. In my opinion, hot tea is way better than coffee

Do we have anything in common? Share an interesting fact about yourself in the comments.

I’m participating in the 21 Day Blog Challenge created by Jade Carson at lovejadecarson.com

Here are the writing prompts I’ll be doing everyday:

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