My 5 year old started school, hubbys on the road, What do I do now???

Jaimie - posted on 08/27/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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my 5 year started kindergarten, and my hubby is a long haul truck driver, so i planned on getting a part time job but my husband and i talke about it and don't think it would work cause i would have to take a week off work when my son is on a break or something!! so now i sit a t home and am very bored we live in a tiny town so there is not much to do here!!

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Jane - posted on 08/30/2009

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see if the schools are hiring that way you would be on your son's schedule. or you could volunteer. i dream of becoming a baby-rocker at a hospital when my kid's get to school age.

Jaimie - posted on 08/30/2009

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i know i wish mine was still in diapers sometimes too!! lol. yeah if i had new friends or even just more friends it would help cause then i would have someone to talk to!

Stephany - posted on 08/30/2009

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Yeah Im looking forward to some quiet time myself. Im also a stay at home mom and I home school too. My kids are great. I have actually set up a reading time for 1 hour a day then send them off to the library. with that time I do crafts, and with the holidays commin I have a great time. I bake alot too!! However some new friends would help also for me. though I do wish they were still in diapers. crazy hu?

Deidre - posted on 08/30/2009

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Another idea is to actually work for the school district somehow. This way your hours shadow your kid's. But I too had a blast volunteering at the school!

LaTrice - posted on 08/30/2009

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I've been a Full-Time SAHM for 4 years and the thing I find most enjoyable is helping out my son's school. The schools are always in need of parent volunteers and it's a great way to meet other SAHMs.

Mary "Jeana" - posted on 08/29/2009

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I've been a stay at home mom for over 13 years and I had the same problem. My husband was in the Navy and now retired, his job now takes him out of town and I am home with our boys. I worried about having to take time off when my kids where sick and take time off in the summer when they are out of school. Have you considered working from home on your computer? Make your own hours, Be your own Boss, you can work with a Company that has been in business for 23 years and in good standing with the better business bureau and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. You do have to be self disciplined. The start up cost is very, very little. Checkout www.greenchildmom.fourpointmoms.com. I'll be happy to talk with you, just leave your number. There is no pressure. I just want to make sure you get all the information you need to decide whether this is a good fit for you. Good Luck! Mary

April - posted on 08/29/2009

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I would start by deciding what you enjoy. Then trying to share that with the world. Volunteering can be extremly satisfying. The internet can get you in contact with different agencies that you may want to help or never knew about. Also, try looking for local support groups for moms. Even if its only once a week, it will allow you to get together with other adults.

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Join a church and get active volunteering. start scrapbooking. take walks with friends. work part time in your home. take an internet course. learn something new everyday and try to apply it to your life. exercise. look up your ancestors (it's a hobby, any hobby will help). get active in your child's school (most schools love to have volunteers). whatever. enjoy the fact that you have free time. it's a gift. hope this helps.

Andrea - posted on 08/28/2009

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Do you have any hobbies? Learn to sew or knit. Sewing clothing would help save the family money. Reading is always a good hobby and many local libraries have online services making it easier to find books or have books shipped to a closer branch. Take up baking. By baking your own bread and other baked goods, you can save money as well as provide your family with healthier foods. Volunteer in the school. I volunteer one day a week in my children's school library and it's a great way to stuff involved with the school without hovering too much.

Jaimie - posted on 08/27/2009

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i dunno i did all of them except the math in wa and they cost 56.00 a test. i dunno about here in Idaho.

Janessa - posted on 08/27/2009

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I know what you mean! You can get the GED tests free right? * I thought you could anyways it may differ by state I have no idea.

Jaimie - posted on 08/27/2009

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not yet but right now we are living paycheck to paycheck, and i would have to do something online and i need to get my last GED test done. so i need to look into all that again

Jaimie - posted on 08/27/2009

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i mean there is lots i want to do like go back to school and all but were broke lol. i have been relaxing but it's getting old i'm bored now lol. I can only clean so much and my house is sooo tiny i can't rearrange anything. but thanks for the ideas

Janessa - posted on 08/27/2009

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I would RELAX! lol Atleast you are getting some serious "me" time. I would probably deap clean and rearrange all the time.

Cheryl - posted on 08/27/2009

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Hi Jaimie! I have 4 kids so having nothing to do hasn't happened to me yet :) In my next life I dream of learning a second language, taking an art class, learning the guitar and holding preemie and/or drug babies at the local hospital. We also have a preschool for homeless kids near by & they are always in need of extra hands and extra love.

Good luck to you!

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