20+ Hobbies for stay at home moms

November 11, 2019

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Why hobbies for stay at home moms? Stay at home moms, just like working moms, sacrifice a lot for the sake of their families. Like everything else, there is stress and tiredness involved. Pursuing a hobby may be just the ticket to less stress for the mom.

Why do stay at home moms need hobbies?

Take time out for yourself with these hobbies for stay at home moms. Even one hour a week doing those things that focus on you, will leave your refreshed and ready to tackle your mom duties.
Have some "me time" with these mom hobbies

You’d think it to be a strange question, but I can assure you that people romanticize what it means to be at home with your kids. I home-school my children, a vocation that I treat as an extension of my parenting duties. I also do blogging as a home business.
I spend the majority time of my life with my children, which is very fulfilling. It is easy though to fall into the trap of neglecting oneself and not spending much time on your interests.

  1. Having a hobby relieves stress and tension – spending time on a hobby replaces negative thoughts and replaces them with positive thoughts and feelings. Having a hobby or creative outlet can lift your spirits and help with depression. Unlike passive activities like television viewing, a hobby provides intellectual stimulation while simultaneously relaxing you. Repetitive actions like those used in knitting are especially calming.
  2. Hobbies help you parent better – we are good at signing our children up for lessons and classes and encouraging them to have hobbies. But we forget that we also need to learn new things and grow as people.
  3. Hobbies also connect you with other like-minded people. A hobby can help you maintain your separate identity as a real person. This models healthy habits and boundaries for our kids. 
  4. Hobbies provide a welcome change to your daily routine. The no.1 frustration for stay at home moms is the mistaken feeling of non-achievement. In past generations, women sew, knitted, gardened, etc out of necessity. Completing these tasks did provide one with a sense of achievement. It’s important to choose hobbies that give you this sense of achievement.

20+ Hobbies For Stay At Home Moms

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  1. Exercise classes (these may include dancing, martial arts, etc)
  2. Sewing
  3. Photography
  4. Coloring
  5. Knitting
  6. Take an advanced class on cooking or cake decorating.
  7. Drawing
  8. Painting
  9. Join a book club
  10. Crafts
  11. Gardening (including herbalism)
  12. Learn a new language
  13. Volunteering to a worthy cause
  14. Baking
  15. Learn web or app design
  16. Learn Photoshop
  17. Take an online course on an academic subject that has always intrigued you.
  18. Learn to play a musical instrument.
  19. Join a park run in your community.
  20. Wine tasting
  21. Nature walks
  22. Scrap-booking
  23. Study your families’ genealogy (it is quite exciting to make these connections).
  24. Play sports (tennis and squash are my favorites)

These are just a few ideas of hobbies for stay at home moms. You don’t have to spend hours on end on your hobbies. Even 30 minutes of your own time will go a long way in ensuring that you continue to enjoy motherhood.

If you find these useful, feel free to pin or share – and also comment below on more ideas (or what hobbies you do in your free time).


  1. I'm not a mom yet but I read this for myself. I'm gearing more towards sewing as it is something I find doing most times. Thank you for sharing

    1. My 12 year old has taken to sewing big time. I'll join her in that and teach her what I still remember, while also learning together from as many free resources as we can find. I think sewing is a therapeutic hobby.

  2. Love your discussion of being a whole person, as a mother and partner - you can't forget about being the whole, interesting, hobby seeking person you are! Thanks for the lovely suggestions!

  3. These are great ideas and I am so interested to learn about other things like sewing, Photoshop and knitting.

  4. These are great ideas and I am so interested to learn about other things like sewing, Photoshop and knitting.

  5. I just joined a book club actually and I love it!!

  6. There are so many amazing things we could do! I love sewing and crafting very simple things that relax me and allow me to rest my mind. Awesome suggestions.

  7. I have never been a stay at home mom but I often wonder how and when they have time for themselves when their every minute seems to be focussed on their family's needs. These look like fun ways for moms to get out and practise self care and have fun.

  8. When I was with my daughter on maternity leave I took up arts and crafts. Thanks for the other suggestions.

  9. It is nice to have some hobbies and ways to do something for ourselves. It is so easy to lose yourself as a mom. Self care is so important too!

  10. Sending this to all my mom friends!

  11. Love the list of hobbies you've presented. Gave us an idea on what to do to make our time all the more worthwhile.

  12. I'm doing about 5 on that list and will likely add more real soon.

  13. Hobbies are important so as to relieve all that tension and stressful daily routines at work. ... The main point is to occupy your free time with hobbies, sports, and activities that will improve our well being. Hobbies are things we do for enjoyment and fun. Human beings need the ability to play and have fun in life.

  14. Hobbies are great to take your mind off the day to day tasks. These a great round up of hobbies to consider!

  15. There's no better time to pick up a hobby! :)


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