My kids are in school and I don’t know what to do!

The school year has begun and you find yourself home all alone! For the first couple of days it’s great, a well-deserved break from a busy summer. However, in time you find yourself wondering “now what”? For some moms, this may be the first time you have been alone in years. Don’t know what to do with yourself, here are some ideas to keep you busy while your little one is off learning. 

Hit the Gym

Let’s face it: taking care of ourselves tends to get pushed to the bottom of the priority list. It is hard to find time to work out while you’re caring for babies, but with the kids in school you can make time. Put on your workout gear, drop the children at school and head to the gym, find a local park for a walk, or maybe take a spin class. The YMCA has wonderful facilities all over the country and they offer discounts to military families. They also offer many different classes in the mornings and midafternoons. Try something new, you never know you might learn to love it. Working out will not only make you feel better, it will give you a chance to meet moms with school aged kids too.

Find a hobby 

When you have toddlers running around the idea of a hobby seems impossible. Now with your kids busy for at least six hours a day finding a hobby does not seem so impossible! Scrapbooking all of your favorite memories can be fun and you will end up with a memory book for you and your family to enjoy. Here are some tips for starting a scrapbook.  Explore hobbies you have always wanted to try like photography, ballet dancing, kick boxing, sewing or playing a musical instrument. You may discover a hidden talent or passion you never knew you had.

Volunteer

Every school needs volunteers whether to help organize the annual fundraiser or simply to make copies for teachers. Usually at the beginning of school year letters are sent home begging for volunteers so sign up and get involved. Join the PTA or PTO. These groups do everything from hosting Muffins with Mom to running the box tops for education program and they always need help. In my twelve years of parenting school aged children, I have discovered the link between parental involvement and school success. By helping your child’s school succeed you are helping your child succeed.

Go Back to School

Going back to school is not limited to children. Moms and dads can join in the fun too! Have you ever thought, “I’d like to go back to school, but I don’t have the time?" Guess what, now you do! Even better, you can choose to attend an online school. One benefit to an online school is you can make your classes fit your schedule. Have you ever wanted to work in the medical field, maybe become an IT Specialist or even an Interior Decorator and Designer? Now you can and Ed4Career would love to help you achieve your education and career goals. If you would like more information contact complete our contact form here.

Whatever you decide to do with your newfound free time, do something fun, do something exciting and do something just for you!