Moms are busy, it’s obvious. But if the past year has taught parents anything, it’s that you should always make time for yourself, and there are plenty of activities for that. We found a variety of hobbies that can fit into a busy mom’s schedule.
Knitting has a reputation as an activity for older women or grandmothers, but now many young people are getting into this hobby. Especially knitting is at the peak of popularity. This is something new to learn and can bring a useful result, and even income. Knitting can be done anywhere and at any pace. And, to make this activity also easy, we advise you to use these tips.
2. Online fitness classes
The recession has made online exercise incredibly popular – it’s a great way to keep fit, stay connected, and have fun. It can be helpful for moms who are too busy to go to the gym in real life. There are plenty of free programs on YouTube.
3. Playing an instrument
It may seem hard to take the time to learn a new skill like playing the piano, but there are so many YouTube videos and easy ways to learn an instrument today. Learning to play an instrument, or even self-taught, is a great way to relax and take a break from the endless chores and chaos at home.
Many people think that drawing is an activity for children or professional artists, but anyone can draw – and not just in face-to-face classes. At-home easels are affordable and can be installed in any room.
Reading is one of the most obvious and inexpensive hobbies for moms. Besides the obvious pleasure of immersing yourself in a good story, reading books has been found to improve physical and mental health and even help you sleep better!
When it comes to pandemic habits, puzzles have taken the world – by storm – in 2020. They’ve been around for decades, but they’ve really given us something fun to do when we were all bored out of our minds. It’s a great activity for moms, as there’s no time limit to complete the puzzle. The kids can even help.
7. Coloring books for adults
Coloring is a great stress reliever. After all, there’s a reason so many adult coloring books are on the market these days. It can definitely be a fun hobby that is an emotional and mental release for mom.
Baking is always a good idea. Also, it’s okay to cook when the kids are around and they can get directly involved.
9. Studying Astrology
If anyone has checked Instagram lately and seen memes, it’s obvious that astrology is becoming more popular than ever. But why rely on someone else to understand your zodiac? Take up the study of astrology as a fun, easy and unusual hobby.
10. Learning a new language
Learning a new language is easier said than done, but with language learning apps it’s easier and more accessible than ever. For example, Duolingo is one of the most popular apps, and all it takes is a few minutes each day. It’s a great hobby that you can fit into a busy schedule and really benefit from it.
Who are we kidding. It seems that most moms become amateur photographers when they have children. That means there’s nothing wrong with taking up the hobby on a more serious level. And cameras for beginners aren’t too expensive.
If words are more important to you than drawings, then calligraphy can be your hobby. There are plenty of online lessons and tutorials, as well as workbooks for practice.
Embroidery is a fascinating hobby that has so many possibilities, especially with all the ideas out there and the many kits to make them. It is a great way to do a project that has no time limit.
14. Making Cocktails.
This is one of the coolest hobbies, because who doesn’t admire bartenders mixing these amazing and delicious drinks? There are plenty of online tutorials , as well as recipes you can try at home.
15. Bird Watching
Bird watching is such a patient hobby, but very rewarding. Just make a bird feeder and put it on your windowsill (or porch), pick up a book about birds and observe different species from time to time.
Volunteering is one of the best ways to not only give back to your civic duty, but to become a part of your community in your spare time. Whether it’s helping out at the grocery store, donating clothes, or working at an animal shelter, it’s a great way to spend your time.
Investing has always been a thing people do, but it’s time for moms to get in on the game, too. First, accumulate a good emergency fund, and then try to create another purpose for investing that money. There are lots of ideas in the financial community on how to make this process fun.
Collecting is one of the easiest ways to get into a hobby with a super busy (read: mom) lifestyle. Collect gemstones, magnets or Christmas tree ornaments. Anything at all. It gets more exciting when you’re trying to find a rare item that can become part of a collection.
Gardening is one of the best forms of therapy. It’s also great exercise! And you don’t have to have a whole garden to do it. There are now a huge variety of mini-gardens for the home that take up only a few tens of centimeters at most.
Kids are an endless source of inspiration, so why not write about it? There are even websites where moms get paid to share their stories. Or maybe you’ve always wanted to write fiction or poetry. There’s no better time than now! The more and more often you write, the better you’ll hone your craft and be able to decide what other areas to pursue.
Keeping a journal is another form of writing that may just help you “unclog your brain” or collect your thoughts.
There are endless hobbies for moms! Take some time to think about it and determine what you want to do in your spare time. Think about what hobbies you loved before you became a mom and how you can fulfill them now that you have kids. See also 25 tips to help you simplify your life.