Can I be a Mum and a University student?



Yes, you can do a degree with a small child or two for that matter.

What do you need?

  • First you need to believe in yourself.
    Have confidence. It will only grow as you go on. (you are just as good and just as much of an asset to society as Joe blogs over there. Never forget that).
  • Secondly have a goal in mind, what are you studying for? No one ever got anywhere without a dream, without something to work towards. Decide what your goal is and you’re away.

Everything in life has patterns, so stick to a goal, attach your whole self to a goal; something you believe in, think about it every day, and, feel the passion you have for it. There is no special secret in achieving your life goals. I am busy achieving mine right now, I always knew I was going to get to the point of saying, I’m in my LAST YEAR!! But I was under no illusions I just had to wait, preserver and of course work hard for it.

  • Thirdly (as i said above) work hard for it.

I still can’t believe that I am actually nearly at the finish line. I have actually done it, I am in my last year of my degree, I am extremely proud of myself that I have kept going. After tears, doubt and ‘I can’t do this anymore mum’ (my shoulder to cry on). I can finally say I am nearly there, the finish line is in sight. This is what you need to aim for; you can do it, I promise.

If you have any questions, or are thinking of starting a degree as a mum and you are nervous, just drop me a comment. And if you are already taking the plunge GOOD LUCK and congratulations for taking the first step, it’s the easiest step but the most life changing, don’t look back, just keep moving forward.


I study with The Open University.


Mums' Days


  1. January 9, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    I found the last year the toughest BUT the nicest as I knew I was nearly there. I studied,like you, while my children were young and I now know that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. (I learnt to drive in my final year as well as attending an evening adult maths course!) Good luck and I hope it helps you achieve your dreams.

    • Tanita
      January 9, 2015 / 9:10 pm

      Yes the last year really is a tough one, but, also the end is in sight, which makes me so happy! Thank you so much, that means a lot. It is lovely to here of someone who is also achieving their dreams. x

  2. January 12, 2015 / 1:05 pm

    I did the same- studied with the Open University with small children – I had 3 under 5 at the time. best thing that I ever did. Hard work for 5 years but I am now an English Teacher. It will be so worth it 🙂

    • Tanita
      January 13, 2015 / 11:56 am

      Oh my goodness, I just manage to fit it in with 2, so I could not imagine with three. That is impressive, and so inspiring to me, thank you for sharing with me and giving me that extra boost!(I really needed it) x

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