What do you SAHMs do for fun in your spare time?

Hollie - posted on 05/03/2011 ( 47 moms have responded )

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I love watching music videos, cleaning house (actually), cooking, looking up recipes,taking walks, and cross stitching, and reading a good ole plain book!

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Carrie - posted on 05/19/2011

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I go out on my porch and read or catch up on catalogs; find time to check out facebook and chat with friends; talk on the phone or catch up on the newspaper; all of which I can't do when the little man is up. He requires 110% attention! A nice cup of afternoon coffee is always a pleasure...

Sally - posted on 05/17/2011

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Spare time...what's that? Granted many of the things I do would be considered hobbies by most, but when your child simply cannot wear synthetic fabrics, knitting and sewing become neccessities. When she can't use petroleum based anything or corn; I also do a lot of cooking, make lotion, and will learn to make soap as soon as I get lotion figured out.
We also homeschool, so all the kids are no farther than across the street most of the time.
My one "just for me" indulgence is watching NCIS.

Whitney - posted on 05/17/2011

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umm...I've been a SAHM for six years and NEVER had spare time. When does that start?!

Lori - posted on 05/17/2011

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Spare time? What's that? :)
I love to shoot basketball hoops in the backyard with my 3 boys...it's pretty therapeutic! I also enjoy creating jewelry and running a fun business from home. It takes up lots of my "spare time" but I have a blast doing it. I try to catch up on folding laundry during my spare time and get the kiddos involved too. Matching socks is the perfect job for them!

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Christina - posted on 05/16/2011

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I like cross stitching as well, cleaning the house is something I also do, but I don't enjoy it as much. I also read, workout and watch t.v.

Annette - posted on 05/16/2011

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I love cross-stitching! I fill most of my free time with cross-stitch. I also enjoy reading, watching movies, recipes, fitness & walking, as well as volunteering at my daughter's school.

Amy - posted on 05/16/2011

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yep - spare time. lol. No, really I do get SOME. I do love reading. I'm expecting again and my joy of the day is when both kids nap and I get to take one too. Other than that, just enjoying the walks to the post office and things that are a necessity for chores/errands, but can be made fun.

Tina - posted on 05/16/2011

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ah what spare time? the max i get is a 10 min loo break while hubby watches the kid. kiddo's only 16 months old yet. :)

Francene - posted on 05/16/2011

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I like gardening, taking wakls, and watching the kids play, develop and grow. I do enjoy an evening flick w my hubby.

Mary - posted on 05/16/2011

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It's all depends upon what you can do during your freetime. I have freetime during the day now that all my kids are in school, however when they were home with me I would use small sparetimes in between to do something I' enjoyed like reading a magazine, now it's books when I pick up my kids from school I make sure I bring one and if any kids are with me when I have kids in school yet to pick up they too bring something to keep them busy during the short time we wait for pick up. computer checks too plus housework. It's what works for you that you can fit in your sparetime hobby, needs, or fun things to do..

Good Luck.

Mary

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I have time with my toddler where we do learning games. Matching or A B C's. Then I like to sew clothes for him or my granddaughter. I play on Facebook a lot. I love my music and Noah loves to dance. So we dance together.

Theresa - posted on 05/13/2011

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Sleep lol watch my shows clean tan outside (i live in florida) yup that's pretty much it

Bec - posted on 05/12/2011

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free time??? ha. that seems non existant. But I do like to sew whenever I DO find a minute to myself.

Kim - posted on 05/10/2011

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I don't get much, but I like to read and watch tv or movies. If my husband if home, I like hanging out with him.

Kathren - posted on 05/10/2011

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Spare time, what is that?

Nah, I like to read a book, play a game, take a bath (not a shower a bath), cook, clean, or just enjoy the quiet. I don't get very much spare time with two kids that aren't in school yet. So I try to make the most of what little I do get.

Amanda - posted on 05/09/2011

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I go to the gym (with the kids in tow and put them in the creche), bake, or just chill out in front of the tv with a cup of tea. Sometimes I will get a haircut or sometimes for bdays/xmas/mothers day I will gat a voucher for a day spa and treat myself to a massage

Camille - posted on 05/09/2011

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My freetime is during the boys naptime and after bedtime. I clean and do laudry during naptime. My personal time is after bed, I can relate to those here who say they have no free time. It is constant.

Toni - posted on 05/09/2011

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I feel a little left out here. LOL Spare time is not something I have. But my boys and I enjoy fishing and taking walks. We love baseball and playing board games. :)
However, if I had spare time, a looooonnngg hot bath would be Great!!! :D

Lindsay - posted on 05/07/2011

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check my emails, catch up on phone calls with friends and family, and maybe try cooking a new, difficult recipe or watch a girly movie.

Cherish - posted on 05/07/2011

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Making hair bows and tutus! I tried knitting but I just can't get past pearl stitch LOL!! I like taking the kids out to swim, and shopping by myself, which never happens...and cooking =)

Maria - posted on 05/06/2011

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I like to get out of the house as much as I can and I am eager for the weather to cooperate so that I can get the boys outside more. Since I have been cooped up inside I have been blogging for fun. I would love for you to stop by and say hi! www.lifelossandotherthings.com

Nada - posted on 05/06/2011

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I love to make a photography of everything,my flowers,cookies,lunches,peoples ...I like rollerskate,walking,watch TV,drink coffie with neighborous

Jessica - posted on 05/06/2011

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I go to MOPS. I set up time for nights out with girl friends at least once a month or at least I try. I join committees through out the community that I believe in some of which are also for the kids but I enjoy it. I was working out at a gym 4-6 days a week be have some health problems to take care before I can go back.

Shastin - posted on 05/05/2011

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Yoga, exersize, baking, scrapbooking, gardening, MOPS, volunteering, playdates, shopping & reading mostly.

Laura - posted on 05/05/2011

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Free time! Is wen my babys having her afternoon nap and still it anit free time cleaning up after her. But i love talking on the phone, Hangn washn ot haha hate folding washn Listening to music and having a sing makes me feel happy..

Maggie - posted on 05/05/2011

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Free time! I didn't know that we were supposed to have that still! GD it all, that page must have been ripped out of my manual. (lol) Actually I like to cross-stitch, read, bake/cook, organize and clean. I am also trying to teach myself to use a sewing machine (will come in handy when my twins arrive!) and I like to plan outings for my daughter and I (and my husband if he can come). In a couple of month I know that I will not have any free time for quite a while.

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I paint, read, play videogames, watch a tv show on netflix, chat with friends online, crochet, cooking, baking, and sewing. Although right now being pregnant... I sleep, try to eat and sleep.

Dawn - posted on 05/05/2011

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Keimana and I get outside. We are part of a mom's group in san jose ca, so we are always doing something. We hike 2-3 times a week, a playdate at other moms houses, we take fieldtrips to children museums... summer parties. Park playdates, when we are home, mom catches up on news and school and keimana well she entertains me and her very well. Getting out is the best option. Stay at home mom is just a title.xoxo

Lady Heather - posted on 05/05/2011

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I play the piano, bake, and read a ton. I'm currently attempting to become a knitter. In the summer time I keep a veggie garden. We'll see how that goes when I'm massively pregnant.

Victoria - posted on 05/04/2011

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Drink! Hahaha.

I am looking forward to getting back into knitting once my 4 month old lets me.

Erin - posted on 05/04/2011

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You're looking at it. lol ;) Actually, when the weather's nice, I like to wake up early before everyone has woke up and have a nice cup of coffee on my patio. This is ofcourse during the summer. I like spending time in my garden, which most of the time I have company. In the winter I like to knit, crochet and sew. I would love to get into quilting, but it seems expensive. I also love baking bread and cooking. Cleaning's a little lower on the list, but it's something I do while the kids are busy.

Alicia - posted on 05/04/2011

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i love knitting and crocheting! :) blankets mostly, because in my opinion you cant have too many blankets. when i have little amounts of yarn left i make newborn hats for the hospitals because it doesnt take much yarn. also it helps keep my wrist from cramping. :)

Alicia - posted on 05/04/2011

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i get zero time to myself. as i'm sitting here typing this, i'm waiting on my three year old to go to sleep so i can. before i had three kids and before my three year old decided he didnt eed a nap during the day, i watched tv mostly. documentaries, history, history international, discovery health. anythign learning...

Stifler's - posted on 05/04/2011

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Shopping by myself when my husband's home to watch Logan, meeting people for lunch even with the kid, going to the hairdresser, scrapbooking, looking up new recipes and trying them.

Erika - posted on 05/03/2011

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Like a hobby? I knit, scrapbook, bake... I am anxious to get out with the kids and do activities this summer, especially swimming!

Erika - posted on 05/03/2011

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Like a hobby? I knit, scrapbook, bake... I am anxious to get out with the kids and do activities this summer, especially swimming!

Erika - posted on 05/03/2011

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Like a hobby? I knit, scrapbook, bake... I am anxious to get out with the kids and do activities this summer, especially swimming!

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