How long did you study?



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    Hope Telford

    I'm in a similar boat. Demanding job. Young child. My husband "goes on adventures" or does fun stuff with our 3yo, most Saturdays and Sundays. I am able to study, without responsibilities from +/-9:am - 5: or 6:. I feel very lucky to have this situation. I can empathize with you. If not for him, I don't know how I'd do it. I also took some vacation time (a week and a half) to study for PPD, PDD, and PA. That helped me a ton. I know not everyone is able to do this because of work obligations and $$, but I am fast-tracking, and really needed to dedicate the time, to get mentally into the material.

    I am finished with all of them, except two. I'm studying for Practice Management and Project Management now, because I hear there is so much overlap. This is what I'm doing:

    During the weekend, I do much of the hardcore reading - stuff I am too exhausted to do after work and dinner and bedtime... 

    During the week, after bed-time, that's when I try to squeeze in videos (like Black Spectacles), read blog posts, listen to lectures (only if they are really engaging) or anything that is a little active, to keep my brain engaged. I do anything test-related that won't put me to sleep. I also use this tact when I am getting bored with reading, etc. on the weekend. I try to slog my way through, and if it isn't working, I find a lecture, etc. about that same topic, and then I am covering it from a few different angles. Then when I go back to reading the materials, my brain already has some of those pathways started, and not just roadblocks. :)

    Best of luck! I'm not sure that I helped at all, but I mostly wanted you to know that I can empathize. 



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    Nasheet Rumy

    Thank you. That is helpful indeed. Good to know there are mothers out there on the same boat.

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