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  • I know a lot of sahms who make children's items (cloth diapers, clothes, etc). I personally think it is also cool when moms take up something that they can do with the kids along the way, as opposed to something that requires a sewing machine. that adds another dimension to the hobby; it becomes a teachable thing. I'm not a stay-at-home mom by definition, but I do make a lot of my kids' toys. I've also knitted them some things - sometimes just while vegging in front of a movie after they go to bed, but often while they're playing across the room. they know I'm doing something for them, yet they're content to do their own thing (sometimes, lol) But really, a sahm can take up just about any hobby and have it be useful - if it gives her her own thing, her own satisfaction, that's worth something to the family's growth together, just as it is to her personal growth. the whole family is stronger when each person feels fulfilled.
  • Designing clothing,becoming an answerbag addict or shopping on QVC.
  • Joining a keep-fit club.
  • cross stitching :)its a needle work which she can make some portraits, images etc etc in a specific clothe with a some colorful threads and needle of course with the help of a pattern.. http://www.cross-stitching.com/ i do enjoyed it too though i am just in my middle twenties :p
  • how about cooking, trying one or two new things everyweek? let the kids have a go. as a single stay at home mum, money must be tight, so why not look into learning something that may benefit you, like home interiors, where you can learn to make curtains and cushion covers. what about going to a local community centre and picking up a new skill? they usually have a creche for the kiddies whilst you learn.
  • I would suggest a home based business doing something that is interesting, empowers people, and makes money. See: The Business School for People Who Like Helpng People - Robert Kiyosaki
  • Catering. I know several SAHMs who started a catering business.
  • I love doing cross-stitching, scrap-booking, and anything I can do with my kids. I am really into puzzles and our favorite ones we gloss over with puzzle glue and hang up.
  • Knitting, quilting (Sewing machines are amazing!) , cooking, becoming part of the pta (parent teacher association), classes (yoga, swimming/aquatics like baby and me depending on the age of your children/child Eating bon bons and watching soaps j/k
  • Well, I became a stay at home mom 3 years ago. I took up old hobbies that I dropped b/c I was too busy with work. Not that I have much time now, but occassionally I get to do something for me.. like read a classic novel or any book that catches my eye... one of my old hobbies that is fun with the kids is photography (what parent doesn't take a lot of pics??). My 3 and 2 year olds love to take pics as well. We put together little movies and send them to the grandparents. Just think of all the things you want to learn or used to do and loved and try to find a way to fit them into your life now. Have fun and enjoy!!
  • Flower arranging. That can be fun and also, later expanded into a small, home business.
  • I quilt by hand, slow and easy wins the race. Papermaking is sloppy fun for kids - and you can use the paper in a scrapbook about the kids - plus teaching them to cook is a BLAST!
  • I remember my mom took up quilting. If you're any good, actualy handmad quilts sell anywhere from $300-$800, and it's fun way to get creative. they also make great wedding or baby shower gifts, or home decorations.
  • It may not be called a hobby, but if you enjoy reading or writing, you can read or write books on children behavior. OR start a book club with other moms. Or get into something you always wanted to but you were never home for it like becoming a great cook.
  • Cooking and house cleaning
  • scrapbooking. you can collect your childrens memories as you go and place them in a wonderful book forever. they can keep it when they get older. the kids can get involved too as they get older. you could do cardmaking as well, as you can use the same materials.
  • start a business online, take internet courses, painting, photography, drawing, making/keeping pen pals... i agree with the person that suggested involving your children.
  • "Do something you love, and find a way to make money at it." cannot remember who said it.
  • Do you mean besides AnswerBag? I like canning my own veggies and such. I do cross-stitch an dwish I could do quilts. All of these are hobbies that are both fun and worth while.
  • Sewing is a great hobby and it's always more comfortable and convenient doing it at home. Organizing old photos that one never get time to do.
  • World of warcraft. the greatest time killer in all the world.
  • Answerbag!!!!
  • I have a friend who teaches tatting and lace making. Not many peeps do it any more, but its loverly.Think about hand made lace as a Christmas gift. I'd swap a gameboy for it in a heart beat.
  • masurbation
  • cooking, sewing, knitting, Drawing, Art, photography, reading anything that interests you!
  • cooking, sewing, knitting, Drawing, Art, photography, reading anything that interests you!
  • Crocheting - you can make pretties for your house, gifts for others and it's loads of fun!
  • Retail therapy or 'shopping' Personally I never discovered this until after I was at home with my son. God only knows why it took me so long. Not only clothes shopping either, the range of things is vast!!! May I suggest you start with some shoes and move on from there.
  • -Cake or cookie decorating -Scrapbooking (memory books) -Card making or Holiday gift tag making -Volunteering in your child's classroom once in school -Creating fun crafts that teach school readiness (or finding them on the net for your kids) -Writing bedtime stories for your kids
  • Why does "Stay at home mom" hobbies have to be arty carfty. Not saying they are bad, but maybe web design is more your cup of tea, lets not assume a stereotype till we know
  • practice your cooking skills
  • Contest entry. Seriously. Quite a few stay at home Mom's do this and with what spare time they have between the kids and entering contests online, they can stand a good chance at winning something like education annuities etc. There are many sites on the web that collect the links to all sorts of contests currently on the go. Here's one for example :http://tinyurl.com/2zo69p You can also google other like minded sites by using the term "freebies" etc.
  • My mom crocheted, and ended up teaching me. It's awesome, we always had new scarves, gloves, hats, blankets, pillows, even clothes. Plus it's easy enough that once your kids get old enough, you can teach it to them if they have an interest. It's fun to be wearing something totally cute and get a compliment and a "Oh hey where did you get that," and be able to say, "It's one of a kind, custom made for me" :)
  • try art or breeding pedigree dogs or cats
  • try art or breeding pedigree dogs or cats
  • I think that quilting is wonderful and you could make some very nice things for your home, family and friends, even to sell. Or crocheting is fun. It's something you could teach the children, especially if you use a nice big yarn and hook. You and the children could make scarves in other people's favorite colors and give them as gifts. And of course for somthing outside, gardening is fun and very useful. You can grow veggies for eating and resale, you can grow flowers to beautify your home and children love to play in the dirt, too. If you can get your children to garden with you, they are more eager to eat what they grow, a great way to get them to eat their veggies.
  • Gardening, you can even grow vegetables living in an appartment on the balcony.
  • a musical instrament
  • I got addicted to sewing. If you are smart you can redo your interior for cheap. Plus then when you can go to work you can use it to start your own income. I also love scrap booking but gets expensive.
  • Scrap book and Photo album crafing Seriously, it's pretty nice.
  • How about cooking with your kids, or scrap booking. I know a lot of stay at home moms to this... what about painting... Hope this help you out... Good luck!
  • what about card making?? i watch qvc quite often and some of the greeting cards they make are really lovely, you could sell them amongst friends and family and also save yourself a fortune as you wouldnt have to buy them. Ive always fancied it myself but havent gotten round to it... YET
  • My daughter has started making mosaic items. She started with a coaster kit from Michaels and has graduated up to table tops, planters, and other things that have made great gifts. Her kids work on it with her helping her create designs, choose colors, and on the simpler items, they help put the tiles in place.

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