Great Hobbies For A Stay At Home Mom
When do you get your ‘Me’ time as a stay-at-home mom?
As a stay at home mom myself, I feel like I am constantly running. How about you?
Are you chasing kids, feeding kids, playing with kids, teaching kids, and putting kids in bed? Me Too!
So making sure I have something I love to help me unwind in the evening is essential. For me, it is reading, but there are loads of hobbies for stay at home moms to choose from.
Check out my list of 35 hobbies for stay at home moms below.
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Stay At Home Mom Hobbies Tips
The very first thing you have to do in order to have a hobby as a stay at home mom, is to make sure you are making the time in your day for you. And that can be tough.
So here are some great ways to make time for yourself each day or at least each week:
- Have a routine you stick to so you know what your day will look like pretty much so everyday.
- Put your much needed ‘Me’ time on the routine during a time you know your kids will not bother you.
- Make sure you have your hobby supplies on hand.
- Choose a hobby that you can pick up and put down easily in case your kids need you.
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35 Hobbies For Stay At Home Moms To Start
There are so many hobbies that moms can pick up for fun and get you out of ‘mom-mode’. Here are just a few things that mom can do alone:
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- Acting in Community Plays
- Home decorating
- Making your own home decor
- Making signs
- Making jewelry
- Learning anything
- Scrap booking
- Musical instrument
- Bird watching
- Rock Climbing
- Wine making
Why stay at home moms who need more ‘Me’ time need their own hobbies and passions
I think I outlined the exhaustion pretty well above, but just in case you missed it, moms are crazy busy WORKING…yes I said WORKING…all day! We are not eating bon bons, we are not watching Netflix. We are trying to keep up with our kids and our daily tasks.
So because we are literally doing a job all day, it is important that we fit in some ‘Me’ time with some hobbies or passions of our own for 3 main reasons:
- They give you a creative outlet
- They give your mind a break
- They give you something you are passionate about besides your family (and as selfish as that sounds, your NEED this!)
Can you see now why hobbies and passions of your own are important?
If you are a mom that needs more ‘Me’ time, I promise it is not just going to show up in your life. You must make the self care time happen!
How do stay at home moms not get bored?
Besides the fact that we are running around the house chasing our kids all day, cleaning up, and cooking meals, stay at home moms don’t get bored. This seems to be a common misconception among people who do not stay home.
But even when we get some down time, you are not just wasting that time. Stay at home moms have been given a rare opportunity to grow into who they want to be by expanding our own minds and abilities.
We don’t usually get bored because there isn’t much time to get bored. But even when we do have some downtime, we learn new hobbies, we find things we are passionate about to take part in, and we volunteer.
By doing these things, we are also finding our ‘Me’ time.
How can a stay at home mom be happy?
Taking time for yourself is important because it is how we as moms stay happy. Finding ‘Me’ time is one of the single most important things you can do for yourself to be a better mom.
Hobbies are a good way to cultivate some time to yourself doing something you love other than cooking and cleaning.
At times, staying home with your kids can cause you to lose your identity and feel alone. But having a hobby allows you to find something to be excited about that is YOURS and not your kids’.
Hobbies also help you connect with other people who have the same hobby as you.
How do you not lose interest in a hobby?
It is hard to not lose interest in a hobby. Many times we lose interest because we just don’t have the time, or sometimes it is because we realize it wasn’t the right hobby or the right time for that hobby.
For example, if you have little kids at home, it may not be the greatest idea to start acting in plays when you have to be gone all the time at play practices. But for moms who need more ‘me’ time, maybe doing it once your kids are a little older or in school would be better timing and you can put more of yourself into your hobby without feeling guilty.
What do stay at home moms do all day?
Since your time is limited to small spans of relaxation in between crying spells, cleaning up messes, and trying to get nap time in, hobbies that are easy to pick up and put down at a moments notice are the best until your kids are at school all day.
Some of my favorite hobbies
Some of my personal favorite hobbies that I do are gardening, decorating, organizing, and blogging.
The gardening started when my kids were young and they got to know a lot about different vegetables and how they tasted. They also learned how to get dirty and plant their own plants to watch them grow.
But while they were napping, I could chose a hobby and grab some much needed ‘Me’ time to indulge in.
Connect with other moms through hobbies
Many moms have hobbies, so if you have a similar hobby as another mom, you will have some things to talk about besides your husband and your kids. It will help your brain relax by talking with someone else who enjoys the same things you do, and it will help you connect with other moms.
Find your passion or hobby today to add more ‘Me’ time to your life and become a better mom in the process!
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As a stay at home mom myself, I have found ways to keep myself sane and organized while loving what I do …be home with my kids! After 14 years of being home, I realized other moms may benefit from some of the tips and tricks I have learned over the years. Join me to learn ways to manage your home and life as a stay at home mom so you can make time to enjoy the best part…family. Things I love…feeling motivated, Harry Potter, being outside, and digging deeper into my life and my family’s life in order to make it better. I have a Degree in Biology and am also a freelance writer.