12 Online Classes That Are Perfect for Busy Parents

Let's face it, parents are the busiest people on the planet. When people say having a kid is like another full time job, they're greatly under-exaggerating the time commitment! At least your boss won't call you at 4 in the morning needing to be rescued from a bad dream (if they do you should probably get in touch with your HR department). Between preparing meals, helping your kids with homework, watching the latest cartoon, making clothes look presentable, and all the other million things parents juggle at any given moment, you don't have much time for self-improvement.

Luckily Skillshare offers thousands of online classes that are perfect for the busy Mom or Dad. Most classes are less than an hour long, and range from the fun (brewing beer) to the professionally enriching (Intro to User Experience) to practically everything in between. Whether you're looking for a class that'll help you land your dream job, or you just want to find a new hobby, Skillshare makes it easy for parents everywhere to learn something new. 

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This class from Mariya Popandopulo will bring you from 0 to iphone photojournalist hero in an hour. Perfect class for parents looking to capture those spontaneous moments without having to lug around a huge DSLR. 

2) The Perfect Grilled Cheese: A Mini Class to Master the Sandwich

The quick and tasty meal that all kids (and most parents) can't get enough of! Knowing how to make the perfect grilled cheese will continue to pay dividends. Taught by Plated head chef Elena Karp! 

3) Email Productivity: Work Smarter with Your Inbox

Where does the time go? Whether at our jobs or at home, we all can have trouble finding the most productive way to spend our days. This insightful class on taming your inbox from Alexandra Samuel is just one of many productivity class featured by Skillshare

4) Creativity and Beer: A Brewmaster's Guide to Flavor Emulation

Always wanted to brew your own beer but never knew where to start? Take your beer game to the next level with this class from the Brooklyn Brewery's award winning brewmaster Garrett Oliver.

5) Storytelling for Leaders: How to Craft Stories That Matter

Knowing how to craft a solid, compelling narrative is a skill that every successful professional should be able to master. Whether you're giving a marketing presentation, an investor pitch, or simply want to be a more engaging speaker at parties — this class is a must watch. 

6) From Plant to Cup: Brew an Amazing Cup of Coffee

We can all use a little caffeine boost from time to time, and this especially holds true for multi-tasking parents. Check out this fun class on how to brew the perfect cup of coffee right from a Blue Bottle roastmaster himself. 

Whether you're looking for a fun new hobby, or want to brush up on a professional skill, Skillshare has over 15,000 online classes to Discover.

Whether you're editing an image for a presentation or designing a new flyer for your kid's birthday party, everyone could stand to get some Photoshop under their belt. Dive into this intro class and then take one of Skillshare's many other Photoshop tutorials.

8) Italian Chef Secrets: How to Make Perfect Thin Crust Pizza

Cheesy, gooey, perfect for kids, and a treat for adults — pizza is an incredibly versatile food. Learn how to make the perfect thin crust pizza in this class from restauranteur Nick Anderer.

9) Flower Arranging: Learn How to Arrange Like a Pro!

Whether you want to spruce up the house or are just trying to make a romantic gesture for your significant other, flowers add a sense of charm to any space. Learn to assemble the perfect floral centerpiece in one of our many flower arranging classes. 

10) Marketing Workshop with Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a living business legend and this incredibly thorough marketing class is the perfect booster shot for your career. Want to delve deeper into marketing? Check out our classes on SEO and email marketing as well. 

11) Intro to UX: Fundamentals of Usability

Looking to spruce up your resume with a more cutting edge tech skill? Aside from this great introduction to User Experience, Skillshare has top of the line classes on data visualization, front-end web design, game development and more. 

12) Going Freelance: Building and Branding Your Own Success

They say 40% of America's workers will be freelancers by 2020. And why not? Who wouldn't want to be your own boss and set your own hours? Take this class for a crash course on building and branding your own success and make your freelance dreams a reality. 
 

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