When your children start kindergarten and school, it’s easy for a mom to feel a little lost. Your babies that once were with you each and every day are now gaining their independence in school. It’s a scary prospect. But, you have to see this as an opportunity for yourself. Now is the time for you to think about all the exciting things you can now do with that spare time. So I thought I would share with you five things you could consider doing when your children start kindergarten.
See you may have a hidden talent that has remained unused for years. Maybe you have a way with the sewing machine or create the most beautifully baked goodies. Now is the time to work on your talent and set up a business from home. This is a great flexible working option. You are around to drop your kids off and collect them again. You are on hand for homework and after-school activities. But you are also doing something for yourself that may begin to bring in a few extra dollars to spend.
5 Things Moms Can Do When Their Children Start Kindergarten
1. Write a blog.
Maybe you have read blogs like mine for sometime, but never had the time or the confidence to do it yourself. Well, now you have no excuse. Go out and set up a blog that’s for you. You could use it as an online scrapbook or diary. Writing down all the fun days out you have. Maybe your families don’t live close so it could be an excellent way for them to keep track on their grandkids and the family.
Writing a blog can be therapeutic. You could write about whatever interests you and find like-minded individuals online through it and social media. There are many guides out there that will help you start.
2. Become a working mom.
Now that you have some spare time during the day you may want to consider going back to work. Why shouldn’t you? Women have just as much right to be in the professional world as men do. You could get more info on the job application process and search online for potential vacancies locally.
The extra income could go towards all sorts of things like new clothes or a family holiday.
3. Start attending a gym.
Maybe working, in general, doesn’t appeal to you and you want to do something for yourself. Then why not join a gym and attend a few classes while the kids are at school? This could be a great opportunity to make some new friends. It could also do you the world of good physically and mentally. Taking regular exercise is proven to increase energy levels.
4. Get involved in local charities.
Finally, why not get involved in the local community or charities. These organisations are always looking for organised individuals to plan and set up fundraisers. As a mom, we know first hand the importance or organisation, so this could be the perfect thing for you to fill your time.
Or just enjoy the time before the chaos of family life resumes.
What did you do when your children started kindergarten?
Now tell us in the comments…