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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hobbies for the Mom

Who has time for hobbies, especially when you are a working mom? Hopefully everyone! Hobbies are that little bit of time each day/week to give ourselves a chance to take a breather from real life. Yeah right! :)

I have a few hobbies that I do when I have spare time. Let me share them with you!

Scrapbooking:

This is my big time consuming hobby, but I love it! It's a chance to sit down look at old pictures and reflect on the past few years. It's something that I don't get to do often enough, but when I do it's a wonderful hobby. Nothing beats going through those old pictures and finding the perfect paper, embellishments and words to explain the picture(s) on the page. The best time is when you can take a few hours and get together with friends and really do some serious scrapbooking.

Reading:

This is probably my second favorite hobby. Nothing is as relaxing as a good book, IMO! I'm very particular about my reading, I love a good mystery novel and I have a few favorite authors. I can never get enough of John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton. My husband is a library director so he is always trying to get me to expand my reading, but I always go back to the above authors. I occasionally find a book outside of the above listed, but it's seldom. I'd rather have one good quirky character in a book than anything else.

Television:

Everyone has their favorite shows that can't miss. I am one of those people, and I'm thankful for TiVo! There are a few shows I can't miss each week and I wait until my kids are in bed so I can enjoy them in peace! :) Right now my favorite is American Idol, yes I'm an Idol freak. I also can't miss Days of Our Lives, Law and Order: SVU, Reba and a couple of others. It's sad that I got TiVo for my husband's birthday last year and I use it more than he does!

So, those are a few of my hobbies, and I hope every working mom has at least one "non-kid" hobby for herself. Every woman needs something for themselves!

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