Here are some great hobbies for stay at home moms that’ll help you get out of a rut! Post contains affiliate links.
“Make sure you marry a man with a hobby, otherwise he’ll be under your feet all the time.” – my grandmother
That’s how long it took me to make an ugly slipcover for my even more ugly couch.
After the kids were in bed I’d be back at it. Nights of laying out the fabric. Measuring, cutting, sewing.
I refused to move on to a new project until this one was done, yet I hemmed and hawed because it was so detail oriented and I’m a Big Picture person.
And then… finally… it was finished. It was not perfect, it was not sturdy, but it was done. And I had done it.
I was exhausted, proud, and accomplished. If you’ve sewn a slipcover you’re basically a seamstress, right?
Okay fine maybe not.
Why Hobbies Are Good for Moms
Moms should have habits to bring balance, perspective, and fulfillment into their every day. Here are some reasons why.
1. Gives perspective
Hobbies help take our mind off the day to day routine. So much of being a mother is fun yet so much of it is exhausting. Staying at home most days can feel isolating and having a hobby you can fall back on during the evenings or weekends will help give you perspective. When your children are going through a difficult phase or the weather is keeping you inside, hobbies will help you take your mind off your troubles.
2. Helps rejuvenate
When I spend a few hours on one of my hobbies I feel encouraged, refreshed and more patient. Whether it’s sewing, photography or decorating projects, I come away energized.
3. Prevents you from losing your sense of identity
Stay at home moms often lose their identity. The fact is it’s hard to transition from worrying about yourself all day to worrying about others. From your daily schedule to your clothes and body, there’s hardly any area that remains the same after motherhood. Finding a hobby or something you’re good at to pass your free time helps you feel more in control of your life and fulfilled.
4. Allows you to express your creativity
I believe that God has given us all gifts, talents, and creativity. In creativity, success is not determined by the perfection of the final product. You’ll feel like a more complete version of yourself if you make a habit of tapping into your creativity.
Easy Hobbies for Moms
Digital, Graphic, and Online
Listening to podcasts
Design and Art
Playing an instrument
Outdoor and Active
Board games (my 30 tip board game picks)
Dinner party clubs
Quiz and trivia nights
Miscellaneous and Brainy
Learn a language
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