March 16, 2022

5 Tips for Pregnant Mothers & Parents Who Want to Go Back to School

Alyssa Aceves


5 Tips for Pregnant Mothers & Parents Who Want to Go Back to School

Attention: calling all parents & soon-to-be parents! Have you ever thought about going back to school? Just because a child is in the picture, doesn’t mean you have to stop chasing your dreams. Below are 5 tips to help you if you've been thinking about returning to school. Remember, it’s never too late!

1. Look for a trust worthy babysitter.

A good babysitter will be crucial to achieve your back-to-school plan. Not only will you feel at peace knowing your child is in good hands, but you’ll also be able to focus more in school. Let’s face it, children require a lot of time and attention, as they constantly need assistance. By getting a babysitter, you won’t need to help your child out as much during school hours, which will be beneficial to your learning.

2. Budget smartly.

School can get expensive fairly quickly. By creating a budget/financial plan, you won’t be drowning in bills to pay. Budgeting consists of limiting how much you spend on daily necessities. It helps reduce bills and increase overall happiness because you won’t be as stressed.


3. Stick to a regular schedule.

A sporadic plan will only cause more distress & pressure. By creating a weekly plan you can stick with, you will be able to see what needs to be done in a week. This can also be helpful when organizing what homework assignments are due and when exams must be taken. It will also allow you to become accustomed, creating a routine.

4. Have a trusted person help you out.

Whether it be a romantic partner, friend, or family member, help is always appreciated. There’s no need to be extra stressed when trying to achieve your goals. Remember, it’s always okay to ask for help!


5. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

Going back to school after taking time off can be difficult. It requires tons of adjustment and time. Don’t become frustrated with yourself if you can’t get back into it right away. Remember, you have already taken the first step by even deciding to go back. You should be proud of yourself!


Peacefully Yours,

Alyssa Aceves



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Alyssa Aceves is a Psychology student at the University of California, Riverside. While going to school, she also takes on the role of a psychology intern at Thaddeus Resource Center. After graduating college, she aspires to be a clinical therapist to help others achieve a more peaceful life. Her hobbies include reading, exercising, and meditating.