I was a stay at home mom for 6 years...it drove me nuts. We're told that to be a good mom, we have to conform to this ideal image of Suzy Homemaker. It destroyed me.
Some things I tried to do to help the boredom/depression (that were helpful) are:
* Signed up for a gym that had child-minding. It was the best two hours of my day.
* Signed up for a course at a college. Again, it was time for me that involved using my brain.
* Went to every single mommy and me group in the city. There's usually 10-12 other moms with kids there who need to vent too.
* Went to a counselor. It really helped me to vent to someone who could listen without judgement.
My kids are in their teens now...and it goes by quickly in hindsight. But, that would never negate the feeling of sadness that I felt at the time. It's amazing how we can be surrounded by people (albeit little) all day, and be so lonely.
Please feel free to message me if you ever need an ear.