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Getting Back Into Education After Having Children


For a while now I have been thinking about the future, I'm not sure if it's because I'm getting closer to thirty and thinking what the heck have I done with my life or if it's because I'm finally thinking ahead to when the kids are both in school full time and wondering what I'll be doing in 5 years time. A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I was wanting to go back to work full time once Harry is also in school full time, so I can start saving properly for deposit on a house, which I still do hope to do so but it got me thinking about what I actually want to do.

There's so much stigma on the whole stay at home mum thing but what's wrong with wanting to go back to work and do better for yourself and your family? I have worked in the hospitality industry since I was 13 and as much as I love it, I also love the social media side of things too which I have enjoyed doing along side my blog for the past four years.  

I'm debating whether to start an online course over the next couple of years and carry on working part time in the mean time until the kids are both at school. So I have been looking into courses which I could do from home in the evenings such as social media management or hospitality and business management which I would both like to do. I've always had an interest in hospitality management and did my NVQ Level 3 at college back in 2008 but was surprised to see how many different courses there are available today compared to back when I finished school. From Diploma of Community Services to counselling there's so many courses to choose from to suit everyone. Many of these courses can be completed over a 12 month period and can be done in the evening or when ever you have spare time so I'd defintiely recommend looking into one of them if you're thinking about studying.

I have a few friends who have all gone back into further education, some who have children and others who don't. I think with having young children and being a single parent it would be easier to do the course online from home as I would be restricted with childcare and wouldn't be able to go to any evening classes like many people do.

Have you ever thought of going back to further education? 

3 comments

  1. Hi Kerry - I'm currently retraining in social media management through Digital Mums. I started working for a small local business last month running their social media platforms - and absolutely love it! Happy to chat about the course etc if you want to know any more. Good luck with whatever you decide :-)

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  2. Hi Kerry. I started taking classes when our first child was just a baby. I'd take one class at a time, once a week in the evening. It got me out of the house, gave me some reading to do while she was napping and gave me a chance to do some writing. It helped me figure out my end goal and I loved the process. When my youngest was 14, I went back to university and graduated 4 years later, while working and taking care of my family and my house. My husband was very involved and that was my saving grace. Worth all the time and the stress. Bravo for you for looking at what is out there for you!

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