It’s not always about being a mum, there are times when you need a little something for yourself just to keep your sanity and you SHOULD take advantage of any free time you might have (ha! What is free time you say?!?) BUT if you look hard enough, you may be able to find a bit of time to engage in hobbies that bring personal satisfaction and acclaim from family and friends.

The Internet has brought new opportunities to learn skills from experts, with YouTube offering online learning of a number of different activities.

Here are just a few of the hobbies for moms from the YouTube channel that can provide interesting challenges from the comfort of your own home:

1 – Knitting

Knitting is a very ancient craft of using yarn to create a wide range of practical items for everyday use, including scarves, jumpers, afghans, hats and a host of other things. The repetition of moving the needles and the structured pattern of the stitches provides a sense of calm and relaxation. A number of instructional videos on knitting are available for both beginners and those who are more advanced.

2 – Painting

Spending more time at home means you can take up an online hobby you may have always wanted to do, like painting. YouTube offers a number of free courses in the art of painting, using a variety of materials, such as oils, acrylics, watercolour and gouache.

3 – Yoga

Yoga is recognised as a useful practice for increasing muscle strength and flexibility. In addition, the patterned breathing and focus of yoga can help to relieve stress and increase mindfulness in daily life. YouTube offers a number of classes in basic yoga positions, called “asanas” that can help you improve your physical and emotional health.

4 – Playing Guitar

If you have a guitar handy, you can find guitar lessons on YouTube that will help to play basic chords and work on strumming techniques. Almost everyone can learn a few simple chords to play along with their favourite song. This skill can also be used for getting baby to sleep and helping wound-up pre-schoolers calm down for sleeping after a busy day.

5 – Calligraphy

Calligraphy can be used for invitations, greeting cards, graphic design projects and whenever you want to add artistry to a textual message. You can learn the techniques on YouTube in an organised, structured method so you can begin to use it in your everyday life.

6 – Beading

Beading will allow you to produce beautiful beaded jewellery inexpensively for yourself and for gifts. YouTube offers structured learning sessions in basic beadwork that increases in complexity, so you can expand your ability as you become more comfortable with the materials.

7 – Juggling

This ancient skill has been used to delight and amaze youngsters for thousands of years. Before long, children will be asking to learn how to juggle, too. YouTube offers clear instructions in graduated steps so that you can master this ancient tradition.

These are just a few of the many activities to be found on YouTube. If you have a special interest or are just curious about what is available, do a search on the channel, and you will find a wealth of new opportunities for learning new skills.

Have you ever learnt a skill from YouTube? Please share in the comments below.

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  • Juggling is super hard, need to practice lots


  • I used to love doing Calligraphy. I also knit and croquet I find it very relaxing to knit especially on a Winter’s night.


  • I knit, read and do puzzles. I don’t need YouTube tutorials for them.


  • youtube is great! it is really educational and there are fixes for alot of things


  • I’ve often wondered if I could paint. It would be fun finding out I guess.


  • I would love to learn how to knit.


  • Being very creative myself I haven’t learnt a skill from YouTube, but my daughter often browses for ideas and my husband searches for computer repairing options as well.


  • Youtube can be very interesting for all kinds of thing!


  • My husband constantly checks out uTube for servicing his car.
    I know most of these skills – and who has time for embroidery, or sewing a dress completely by hand [like I once used to do because I didn’t have a sewing machine] these days.
    Don’t feel I need yoga as I am still doing the exercises from having my hip replaced.
    But one day, I’m sure I might use it.


  • hahaha, I can just see me knitting and juggling at the same time now :)


  • Oh wow….Ive always wanted to learn crocheting so I guess I will search you tube and see if I can find the amazing guy. id love to be able to make blankets for my kids.

    • I’d love to learn to crochet too… but then I wonder where i’d have the time to do it anyway :)


  • I found this AMAZING guy who goes through the the basics of crocheting… He is so clear in his instructions that you just can’t go wrong! I’ve already made one double sized blanket for the 2yr old and am more than halfway through the second one for the 12yo!!!


  • I love the idea of beading. I’ve watched a few YouTube tutorials. It’s rather handy to pick up a new skill from there. I learned how to make sushi via a YouTube video


  • I was only saying the other day how amazing you tube is as you can pretty much learn anything on it. How lucky our children are to have all this at their fingertips..


  • My husband says you can learn how to do anything on YouTube.


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