Category Archives: Balancing School and Family

How I Ended Up Taking My 2-Year-Old Daughter to Tutorial

Taking a 2-year-old to a tutorial sounds crazy, I know. But it really felt like I didn’t have a choice. This all began because I’ve been planning a family trip to India for the winter break, and travelling to India … Continue reading

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The Joy of Reading

The winter break is the best time to curl up on the couch with a hot cup of tea and a good book. Whether you’re starting a new book or diving back into an old favourite, reading is a great … Continue reading

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A New Way to Handle Chores Around the House – Divide Them!

As a student parent I know how hard it is to keep everything together; between studying and taking care of your spouse and children – you have no time left to do the things needed to keep your household clean … Continue reading

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Considering Parenthood While Studying?

We admit it, navigating parenthood as a student in academia has its challenges. Perhaps you’re grappling with whether or not it’s even the right decision to have a baby while in school. There are fantastic resources available to you both … Continue reading

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13 Tips to Make Transitioning to Student Family Life A Breeze

Transitioning to student family life can be stressful. Whether you’re a new student parent or are (re-)entering post-secondary studies while caring for a family, you’re undoubtedly juggling multiple hats, duties, and deadlines. The Family Care Office is here to help! … Continue reading

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My First Semester – Weeks 7 to 9 – Part 3

Week 7 You may or may not have received your mid-term grades back yet. The TAs always tell me that they have two weeks and a day to submit your grades. (I don’t know why they don’t just say 15 … Continue reading

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My First Semester – Weeks 4 to 6 – Part 2

Week 4 So you’re sailing along and things seem to be levelling off after your first three weeks OR you feel like you’re drowning in readings and assignments already! Either way, as a parent, you’ll be preparing for your child’s … Continue reading

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My First Semester – The first 3 weeks – Part one

As I’m entering my 4th year as an undergrad student, I’ve been reflecting a lot about the first year I started attending U of T. There was stability when I first entered that I would be in school for the … Continue reading

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To Dog or not to Dog

Last week I got this text from my neighbour saying that a mutual friend was looking for a good home for her German Shepard, Gina, on her Facebook page.  I’ve been confiding my desire for a pet with her for … Continue reading

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Family Transitions

My partner has finally received and accepted a job offer three months after graduation. This is very exciting to our family unit as both parents have been home for the past three years as students. Since the job is in … Continue reading

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