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5 Great Things to Do as a Stay at Home Mom

Giving up a career to take care of your family is definitely praise worthy decision and I am sure that you enjoy your role as a stay at home mother very much. So, how come you sometimes find yourself questioning your decision? Between changing diapers, cooking, running from one playgroup to another, no wonder you started asking yourself: "Is this really all I‘ll ever do?" Well, it doesn’t have to be. Check out 5 great things you can do as a staying at home mom.

1. Renew Old Friendships

Remember that friend from a summer camp you’ve been planning to call? Now is the time. In the era of Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, it is easy to find old friends and re-establish old friendships. Exchanging news with someone you haven’t heard from for years will help you remind yourself of everything you’ve achieved by now and how far you’ve gone from a shy high school girl.

2. Join One of the Mother’s Groups

Just like a renewal of an old friendship can be a nice change, making new friends can also bring a breeze of fresh air into your life. Especially if it is with someone who is also a staying at home mom; you have things in common and will understand each other from the start. Perhaps you don’t have any mother’s group nearby, but every stroll in a park or a visit to a playground is a chance to exchange a few words with a lady who lives a block away and brings her children to the same playground.

3. Try Out Mother & Baby Toddler Classes

Baby friendly gyms, dance or swimming classes etc. have become very popular in the last few years. Incorporating a mother & baby activity into your schedule can do wonders for you; you will actually do something for yourself and still spend time with your kid. The only problem is that you can’t really do it if you have kids of different ages. But you should still try to find a little time for yourself; if you can’t find the time to work out, take a 15 minute walk (once you’ve put the kids to bed) and make it your daily exercise.

4. Start Your Own Blog

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As a staying at home mom, your day is full of excitement. Why don’t you share your experience with others via your blog? Start your own blog; think about it as an online dairy. You don’t have to limit yourself to one theme; focus on something you love and write about it. Creating your blog or a website can also become a source of some pocket money, so it is definitely worth thinking about.

5. Consider a Side Job

No matter how important your job as a mother is, maybe you don’t like the fact that you don’t bring money to the house? Why don’t you use your skills and make some extra money? “How?” you wonder “I have no special skills.” But is this really true? Maybe you speak French or play a piano and you can give classes to kids? Or, for example, everybody tells you that you can make a fortune if you start selling your cakes? Possibilities are endless; surely there is something you can do.

Being a stay at home mom is a rewarding, and probably the most important career you will ever have. This doesn’t mean that you have to do it 24 hours a day; a few minutes for yourself will lift you up and fill you with new energy.

About the author

Barbara

I am a devoted hedonist who enjoys nice things – food, wine, fine arts, spending time with friends and family. Teaching mandarin Chinese is my life vocation, but my dream is to open a small restaurant and a patisserie. My life's motto: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

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