How do you guys keep from being bored all day?

Andrea - posted on 05/31/2013 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I'm 25 with a 2 1/2 year old daughter. I'm so bored during the day when my husband goes to work and he works like 6 days a week. We don't live close enough to anything where we could walk and we only have one car which my husband takes during the day. We have a few neighbors but they are all much older than us. I take the car about once a week just to do some errands and get us out of the house but I'm still really bored all day. I have a few friends but they all work during the day and only one of them has kids. Any suggestions?

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Luludi - posted on 06/03/2013

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I see a lot of good advice for you already, but if you are really stuck at home, with nothing you can reach walking, consider that your child herself is getting more and more "interesting" at 2 1/2. I have a girl of the same age, and there are so many more activities we can do than one year ago! Look up in Pinterest for thousands of ideas! Of course it is always you and her...but should get less boring.

Cortni Hogan - posted on 06/03/2013

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I agree with Luludi as well! Pintrest has SOOO much to do and learn from for diy things at home that can defiantly make the time pass as well as spend time with your lil one :-) Great idea btw Lulu!

Tara - posted on 06/03/2013

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I'm in the same boat except in a new city with no friends! I joined the synagogue and the zoo. Exercise and parks help, plus museums and chores fill the day between nap times.hang in there. Your friends will depend on you for advice some day !

Mona - posted on 06/02/2013

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Mom of 3 of my own and step mom to two, I go throw periods of lonely then busy times. I think that depending on what's around you. I go to the park, play grounds you can interact with different moms, the kids interact, we have local pools and amusement parks open in summer we hand out at. I struggle with good friends in the area for support, wish more women would network in our community.

Cortni Hogan - posted on 06/01/2013

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Iv got 3 kids and i totally know how u feel bc before my 2nd child i was in the same situation...anyway...the only way to keep myself entertaines with no DL at the time and living out in the country was to exercise or take walks with my son in the stroller or even get online and stay social with ppl id never met yet they were ppl i could relate to and talk to..this may not intrest you but its something...also im not sure of ur wieght but either way u wouldnt believe how tone and energetic i got just from taking a lil walj everyday with my son! iv always been a petite girl but walking really put me in GREAT shape! and with it now being summer your lil one will enjoy getting out as welk :-) Hope this helps and if ya need a friend thats a mommie im here for ya girl!!!

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Alina - posted on 06/05/2013

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Do you have neighbors who would enjoy being "adopted" grandparents to your daugther? I was in the same boat as you, surrounded by older ladies. They ended up being great to talk to and visit with - full of wisdom and being grammies to my son. They treated me like a daughter, checking on me and helping me settle into a very new place. They shared recipes, invited me to their home for Bible study, etc. My husband started getting a ride with a friend to his job and leaving the car for me, and I took our son to story time at the library or to the park, even the mall play area so he could play and I could have a change of scenery. I did a lot of reading for myself and to my son. I would put music on and dance with him. I didn't want the atmosphere of my home to be dark and gloomy, so I made myself get up and talked to myself (yep - I talked to myself) to change my way of thinking about my situation. Two very active kids and a few years later, I wish I had time to be bored lol! Hang in there!

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Can you drop your husband off at work so that you can keep the car more than once a week? I'm sure I would be insanely bored if I had to stay at home all day....I know, that's ironic, we're STAY AT HOME Moms, but in reality I very rarely stay at home.

When J was 2 1/2, we delivered meals for Meals-on-Wheels once a week (volunteering is VERY important to me). We did story time at our local book store & library every week, had a weekly "social playdate" where we met up with another mom or two so that we could socialize and get the kids socialized (I've got an only child, so this is important for me). I split the shopping--groceries one day, "other" on another day ("Other" is like clothing, cleaning supplies, etc.) We did trips to educational places like galleries, museums, parks, zoos, farms, etc. We also had a mommy&me class of some sort at least once a week most of the time...though there were months when we skipped those.

I also organized fundraisers for local charities in my spare time. This gave me something to do from home, outside of "mothering" all the time. It was my adult stimulation. I planned lots of charity galas and dinners which also served to keep my professional skills honed, and who doesn't love to get all dressed up in an evening gown for a grown-up evening out with hubby! Those make great date nights ;)

Britany - posted on 06/01/2013

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I know the feeling i have a 2 year old and a 6 month old. I stay bored especially around nap time. we dont have much money for us to go anywhere except dr app and errands. i have neighbors but they are also older people and i cant take my girls outside to play bc my 2 year old doesnt listen well enough i try to find stuff to do with my girls but wit the age difference its kinda hard.

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