How You Can Be a Stay-at-Home Mom and Earn Your Degree

If you are a mom then you’ve already signed up for the most challenging “job” in life. While it is extremely rewarding to be a mom, it doesn’t mean you need to push aside your career goals and aspirations. In fact, you can work on achieving those goals while you are also a stay-at-home mom.

Nowadays, online learning has become more and more common as people realize just how many benefits it offers. Think about it, you can be working on getting your online master of science in finance, all while being at home with the kids. Once you’ve obtained that online finance masters degree, you’ve gone ahead and opened all kinds of exciting doors. With your degree there is no need to start at the bottom of the ladder, as you’ll be able to go ahead and look for those executive positions you deserve.

Making it Work

So how can you make it work? How can you be a stay-at-home mom while obtaining your degree? Well the big bonus in these online learning programs is the fact the schedules tend to be quite flexible. This means you can learn on your own schedule. You aren’t a slave to the schedule of the classroom, having to commute back and forth, show up on time, and be there all day, every day.

Your ideal schedule may end up being that you can work on your schooling in the evenings when the kids are in bed and study and read during the day while the kids nap. You may find it’s beneficial to have the kids attend day care or nursery school on a part-time basis, or have a babysitter come in a few times a week, giving you even more time to study.

A Money Saving Option

If you do happen to be a stay-at-home mom and your family is trying to make it on one income, money can be tight to say the least. This is another reason online learning makes sense. It tends to be much cheaper than a traditional degree program you attend on-campus.

Get the Whole Family on Board

Of course, in order to make things work and allow you the time and focus you need to earn your degree, the whole family needs to be on board. They need to support you in all ways necessary, which means giving you the time and space you need to do your work.

There is no doubt that it will get hard at times, such as when the family is all under the weather and you need to be “super mom” and look after everyone, including yourself, and still get your work done. The key is to keep your end goal in mind. Think about what a degree will mean. It means you will qualify for those higher paying positions that are more challenging and put to use the many skills you have learned through schooling.

Create the Future You Want

Getting your degree essentially allows you to create the future you want to have when it comes to your career. It’s giving you all the power and control, which will set you up for success.


I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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