You adore your kids but the same routine day in and day out can get a little old. Learn how to beat stay-at-home mommy boredom today so you can take care of yourself and better care of your family too.
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Date Your Spouse
Remember when you and your significant other would get dressed up and go out on the town? You didn't need a babysitter because you didn't have children. You could grab anything out of your closet without having to check for spit-up stains. Your hair looked like something out of a beauty commercial.
Recapture the glory days with your spouse. Balance your children and married life to refocus that energy you once put into the relationship you and your spouse share. Schedule a date night at... least once a month and make sure you connect with each other every day. The special time together will help you work better as a team at home while keeping your marriage happy and healthy.
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Surround Yourself with Friends
Great mom friends are an invaluable support network, especially on those days when you're feeling like a bored mom. Form meaningful friendships with people who "get it" and can relate to those rough patches we all go through.
Set aside time to gather with your friends without your children in tow. Host a girls' night for all of you to take a mini-break from the day-to-day monotony that can creep into your routine. Or, go big and plan a girls' weekend getaway that will... rejuvenate all of your mom friends.
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Enjoy Your Alone Time
Sometimes the best medicine for a bored mom is time to reinvest back into herself. Indulge in some me-time at home or treat yourself out of the house for a while.
Take time for yourself several times a week if you can't steal a few moments for yourself every day. You'll wake up more refreshed, ready to take on a new day with the kids and you'll kick those feelings that you're a bored mom.
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Find a New Hobby
Try the best exercises for moms. Learn how to make jewelry. Get creative with painting instruction.
There are plenty of hobbies for stay-at-home moms to enjoy and there's got to be one you've been itching to try. Having something fun to do for yourself will help you regain your enthusiasm and your passion while engaging in something new.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Take a ClassA common complaint among bored moms is that the repetitive days dull your brain. Classes for moms will sharpen your mind.
Focus on classes that relate to your life as a mom or enroll in classes you can use to enhance your career if you ever want to return to work. From public speaking to child psychology classes, there's a whole range of classes you can take to enrich your life as a mom and prepare you for the workforce if you ever decide to go back.
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Get a Part-Time Job
A part-time job has many advantages. You can still stay home with your children. You can find a job that revolves around your busy schedule. You get some kid-free time out of the house. A new opportunity stops you from being a bored mom. You can bring home some extra cash for your family. You'll be able to fill the employment gap on your resume from your time off of work to stay home and take care of your family.
Part-time jobs are perfect for a bored mom. Think of your interests and go for... job positions you never would've applied for before you had kids.