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Hi, so what do you all do while your children are at school? (With still one at home for me) I do my housework food shopping etc but other then that not much. Would be great to know what the rest of you do. I get so bored sometimes and just sit there and stare into space, I think about going and working but I feel bad that I stayed home with my older kids and would need to put younger ones in daycare full time. And not sure many places would hire for only 1-2 days a week.


Posted anonymously, 16th November 2014


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  • If you are staring into space and feeling depressed please see a doctor. Sometimes boredom is a sign of another issue and if you are at home just doing housework , it is normal to get into a rut. Could you learn new recipes, contact other mothers , learn a new home hobby eg sewing etc. I was working parttime as lucky my mother in law could help out , and even then I felt I was stuck in a rut. Do something now that you think will enjoy and you will be amazed how motivation can increase .

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  • I only work 2 days a wk best thing I did it does get very boring at home and make you feel human again to have adult company

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  • its a nice story to read

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  • I actually don’t go out too much.. I spend a lot of time at home.. If we get bored my son and I walk to the local shops and just look around.

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  • I find if I get out and get busy in the morning it’s better. I try and space out things I need to do over the week – shopping, appointments etc. If I plan the week (to a certain degree) I’m less likely to get bored. There are so many places you can volunteer and if you choose one that is connected to a career you would like in the future it can be a useful step in getting back into the work force.

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  • Maybe do some volunteer work?

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  • I usually go for a run/walk, volunteer at school, bake, read a book, garden, catch up with friends and look at MOMs of course!

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  • Discover a new interest or hobby.

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  • you could do heaps of stuff, take the kids to the beach or park, bake, go to cinema, go for a walk, start a project, read, play video games, put on some music and dance, workout, play with the kids, build a fort, go window shopping, pamper yourself, paint your nails, get your hair done

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  • im not really a social person, I have my friends but they live interstate, other then that I don\’t go out or really enjoy socialising in general.

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  • I just make sure housework is all done and everything is sorted with bills and things.

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  • It sounds like you are a bit lonely, do you have some friends with young children you can visit so you can chat whilst the little one plays. I find I have a ‘play date’ organised almost everyday. It keep us busy and gets us out of the house.

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  • See what’s going on at your local community centre or public library; the library also have school holiday activities, for children of all ages.

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  • I am in same place, 2 at school 1 at home, feel like I’m looking at 4 walls all day I clean I cook I run my whole household as hibby works hard for is to have it so I don’t have to work so I can bring our kids up which I love but yes I get bored, I’m studying from home which i love but hard aound a full on 2yf old but I do my best, just wish the 4 walls didn’t feel like I was a prisoner not that I am we attend sporting things after school, kindy gym for 2yr old, little footy for 2yr old so we are a very active family but I think you always have that lonely gut feign, sorry haven’t for any advice but will follow as would love suggestions as this invreases my depression and anxiety.

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