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Parenting a Toddler and a PhD - Can it go together?

Discussion in 'Toddlers' started by preethiitech, May 29, 2014.

Parenting a toddler and PhD

  1. Yes can be done

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  2. No, Impossible

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  1. CrayoNess

    CrayoNess Platinum IL'ite

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    I got my MSc and three kids during the studying period. Here some tricks that can be useful:
    - Outsource the household chores you can - get weekly cleaner (if possible), no cooking on weekdays (cook in bulk on weekends and keep in freezer, buy partly ready made food), put DH grocery shopping with a long list
    - Enough of attention to the little - when you pick him/her up from daycare it is tempting to start doing dinner etc. I learned from a friend that better first to spend half an hour with the little, reading books, lap time, relaxing on the bed. When the kid has been showered with the attention she will leave you alone so you can heat up the dinner or do other things
    - Use early mornings, I used to get up 4-5 and study while everyone was sleeping
    - when baby napping hit the books, no household chores allowed when little one sleeping, leave the dishes and everything (you can do those when she is awake)
     
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  2. Saisakthi

    Saisakthi IL Hall of Fame

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    @preethiitech Sister,

    Congrats on the Decision, Wish you all Success and get going.. Will keep you in prayers, I have been in your boat and swam through by the guidance of Guru Sayee.

    Keep us updated, will like to hear about your course as I belong to the Education Industry and may be of little help to you at times too

    May Baba bless you with a great comfortable journey ahead with family, job, DD and Phd. Take Care, SAIRAM
     
  3. sravanitenali

    sravanitenali IL Hall of Fame

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    All the very best Preethi
     
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    heron Platinum IL'ite

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    All the best Preeti friendssmiley . And Nuss :hatsoff
     
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    Hearty congratulations and all the best on your new journey, may it be successfull and all the way through packed with interesting things :) be proud of yourself as you can be :) :) :2thumbsup: :party:cheers
     
  6. preethiitech

    preethiitech Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi to all,

    I am back here to IL to find this very post and say..... guess what!!

    I have completed my PhD and had my convocation last week!!:cheer:..

    I was kind of searching this post and mentally thanking you all for pushing me through the initial phase! Now I understand what @nuss and @Gauri03 said,

    is it possible to do a PhD with kids - yes!
    is it easy - no!

    I did go through a lot of ups and a lot of downs, sometimes being idle for weeks together not knowing what to do. learning new stuff, juggling things as it comes, and I still can't believe that its over..

    Once again, a million heartfelt thanks to you for boosting my spirit that we can achieve.

    P/S: And the colleagues who were full time students and single - only 2 of them graduated with me. I cannot believe how I found more time than them.. I just consider myself lucky.. on cloud nine:number_one:
     
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    SunPa Platinum IL'ite

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    Congratulations!!
    Just read your your original post. Happy to know you have accomplished what you set out to do. I dont think you had more time than others but you sure had more grit and determination. You go Girl!!
     
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    Rakhii Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Congratulations!!!
     
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