It’s time to think of yourself beyond mom roles, but maybe you don’t know what to do. Get some inspiration from this big list of hobbies for stay at home moms.
Get a job!
Wait, no that’s not what I want to write about. Today, I want to encourage you to get a hobby.
Do you find yourself bogged down in the day-to-day activities and needs of everyone else? From the moment you wake up, you’re busy filling cups, making food and wiping butts.
You probably catch yourself looking off into the distance, longingly, as your coffee mug sits almost full, turning ice cold. If you’re not an iced coffee kind of mom, you’re probably learning to be.
If you get to finish your own breakfast without sharing even the tiniest bite, you’re lucky.
Did you get to drink an entire cup of coffee while it was fresh and hot? You’ve hit the jackpot!
Nothing about SAHM life is remotely selfish. But, every now and again we deserve (even need) some “selfish” time. BADLY!
Once a month, I get out with my husband to Autocross. It’s NOT enough time away from the kids, but I love sharing this hobby with my spouse. Plus, I’ve been learning how to use my Cricut Maker, because I needed something else to enjoy at least once a week.
And, I totally recommend all stay at home moms have a hobby. You should spend some time solely devoted to yourself building a new skill or doing something you love.
Most importantly, choose something you’ll actually love, regardless of what you believe others will think of it!
Hobbies for moms isn’t a one size fit all situation because we’re so unique! It took me a long time to settle into a hobby that I really loved because I didn’t think it was “appropriate for a stay at home mom”. What would others think of me? You know what? I’m on fire when I do what I love. If someone doesn’t agree with my hobby, we’re obviously not suited for each other. And that’s totally okay! Finding a hobby you’re truly passionate about will bring the people into your life that should be there.
Remember, I wrote about Accepting That This Is The Mom I Became? Part of that acceptance was recognizing my love for something specific and letting go of the notions that doing what others view as acceptable moms practices just wasn’t working for me.
Do what you love! Need some ideas? Check out this big list of hobbies for stay at home moms!
Hobbies for Stay at Home Moms
Play an Instrument
Restore an Old Vehicle
Take up amateur brewing
Now, as much as I like to promote taking time for yourself, I know many of us seek ways to earn an income from home. If you’re interested in that route, check out these hobbies for stay at home moms to make money.
But remember, if your new income earning “hobby” adds stress and isn’t as “fun” as a hobby, you’ll still need to build in time to take up a hobby solely for your enjoyment!
The key is to find a more enjoyable balance between your to-do list and your “I like to do” list.
What hobbies do you enjoy, as a mom?
Note: Originally published Jan 29, 2018 and updated Mar 12, 2019.