one of my friends took a knitting class and now she knits and donates hats to the hospital here for the maternity ward and one of my moms friends that quilts donates all the quilts she makes to the needy families in the area if you learn some kind of crafty skill you could always donate whatever you make? Facebook can be a good resource for stuff like that we have a community page that has all the goings on in town on it including volunteer opportunites we also have a page locally called helping hands that people who are in need of certain things can go on and post what they need we actually had 3 families in the last month who's homes burned down post on there and we ended up getting them set up with clothes and supplies and even a place to stay through the fb page. You can also always call your local senior center or nursing home and ask what volunteer opportunites they have even if they don't have a specific job for you they still always appreciate people to come and spend time (especially if you have kids) with some of the older people who don't have family.
Im more looking for something like you found a photography class and a quilting class .. I have enough going on with the kids and we do playdates and outings .. but I need time to be me, nothing to do with my husband or kids ... I just also want it to be fulfilling like helping people with life, fitness .. I mean really anything! Something that when Im done I feel complete. Im glad you stopped by and replied, it was good to read and it was good to know Im not alone
I'm not a stay at home mom (although I'd love to be!) but I still get that feeling that your talking about. My job isn't one I love it's not a career its just a job to keep a roof over our heads so there's not really a whole lot of fullfilment there I love my kids but sometimes when I get up I just feel like sheesh is this it I get up drop kids off go to work pick them up do our evening routine and go to bed then do the whole thing again the next day not exactly the exciting life I seen for myself when I was younger :) At the begining of this year I decided to do something for myself and signed up for an online photography class I'm also looking into taking a quilting class when my photography class is over I guess I'm just trying to find my niche the thing I'm good at and enjoy doing so that I can have something that is just strictly for me. Maybe you just need to learn a new skill or find a hobby? If the problem is too much time on your hands sitting home check into local play groups or story times usually there is something going on around here a few times a week at the library or we have a ymca about a half hour away that has an open gym time for toddlers thats pretty great and the school has an indoor pool that has open swim time every morning for an hour or 2 hrs on weekends. Check online for local mom groups even my small town has one on facebook and they are always updating it with stuff that's going on locally for little kids. Good luck
Im feeling down. Its not kid related. I love my kids .. I feel like theres something more in life then just being a mom and a wife. I want to do something that matters to me, that also helps others! Ive tried to volunteer but there isnt much I can do in this area. I dont work and dont want to get a job but I need something more then just being at home with the kids. Is there anyone else who is a stay at home mom? Someone who volunteers or ..? Im new at being a stay home mom and at first I had a hard time adjusting, its easier now. I have "school time" with my 5 year old to get him ready for Kindergarten and after my other kids get home from school we have a whole routine but Mon-Fri 9-4 I have some time. My husband goes to school on Tues and Thurs but other than that hes home so I could have some freetime to do something that matters! Any ideas?
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