100+ Hobby Ideas for Mums

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100+ Hobby Ideas for Mums

Being a mother means you have to spend all your time with your husband and children, plus a gazillion tons of household work… NOT!

More than anything else, you need a hobby for your sanity!

Here are a hundred hobby ideas perfect for Mum’s “me time”.

Arts & Craft Type Hobbies

For the crafty mum, you can still hone your amazing skills through these hobby ideas:

  • Scrapbooking
  • Resin Art
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Pottery Classes
  • Painting Classes
  • Origami
  • Decoupage
  • Adult Colouring In Books
  • Paper Twirling
  • Knitting
  • Needlepoint
  • Calligraphy
  • Ceramics
  • Embroidery
  • Soap-making
  • Candle-making
  • Weaving
  • Jewellery-making

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Computer & Technology Based Hobbies

Millennial mums may not have a problem with these type of hobbies, but if you want to try your hand at being a techie, here are some hobbies we recommend:

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  • Start a basic blog.
  • Start researching your family tree – I used
  • Start a Pinterest Board, pin like a crazy woman and try and grow your following.
  • Buy a decent camera and start learning about photography.
  • Use Youtube to learn how to edit photographs or videos.
  • Start listening to regular Podcasts, or start your own!
  • Become a Wikipedia Editor.
  • Become an online gamer!
  • Get paid to do online surveys.
  • Geocaching is fun for the whole family!


Foodie-Based Hobbies

If you want to improve your skills in cooking or baking, you can enrol in classes of these type or join a competition or just learn something new. You can even start growing your own produce that you need for cooking.100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

  • Set a task of cooking two difficult recipes per month.
  • Enter a cake in a local show.
  • Go to a cooking class.
  • Start a food blog
  • Preserve Your Own Fruit
  • Learn cheese-making skills.
  • Cake Decorating
  • Handmake gourmet chocolates
  • Learn about Food Fermentation
  • Kombucha brewing
  • Go to a Wine Appreciation Course.
  • Make your own unique biscuits and sweets.
  • Make your own jams and relishes, sell them at the local markets.
  • Start a vegetable garden and grow your own produce.

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Hobbies to Improve Self-Esteem

  • Roller Derby
  • Online Poker (not for money that is)
  • Online Gaming
  • Pottery
  • Ice Skating
  • Drama and Acting Classes
  • Metal Detecting
  • Slacklining
  • Martial Arts
  • Horseback Riding
  • Learn How to do magic tricks
  • Juggling
  • Amateur theatre

Hobbies for the Super Organised

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  • Start and keep a regular diary.
  • Write a weekly gratitude list.
  • Calligraphy
  • Send real letters to friends and family – handwritten that is!
  • Start writing a novel or ‘how to’ book.
  • Make a Youtube video on how organised you are – you could become a Youtube sensation!


Personal Improvement

Mums need to get themselves back and improve their self-confidence. Choosing some of these hobby ideas may just be what you need.100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

  • Public Speaking (Toastmasters)
  • Learn to play the piano.
  • Start going to the gym regularly.
  • Learn meditation.  There are some great free Apps to try.
  • Enrol in an online course.
  • Self Defence Course


Hobbies that Could Make you Money

Turn your incredible skills into a money-making one with these amazing ideas.100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

  • Learn Nail Art and advertise your skills on Facebook.
  • Learn how to do amazing hair upstyles for formals or balls.
  • Good at photography?  Advertise your skills and start taking clients.
  • Learn how to do face-painting and advertise your services on Facebook.
  • Antiquing – buy and sell old furniture at a profit.
  • Learn how to do affiliate marketing and get a commission on the products you recommend.
  • Learn how to give a massage.
  • Write articles for websites (can get you as much as $200/article if you are good at it!).
  • Flip Used Furniture (or houses if you can afford to do that!).
  • Addicted to Facebook? Become a ‘Social Media Guru’ and advertise your trade for small businesses.
  • Good at English?  Become a proofreader or editor.
  • Put together an amazing resume and sell the template online (or just do it for friends and family!).
  • Start an online store and buy and sell your way to profit.
  • Baking.  Not only for yourself and your family, but look at baking for others too!
  • Become a Mystery Shopper


Musical Hobbies

You’re never too old to learn or improve your musical skills.100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

  • Learn how to play an instrument.
  • Learn to DJ.
  • Take singing lessons.
  • Join the cast of the local acting group.
  • Join a choir.


Garden and Outdoor Based Hobbies

  • Create bonsai
  • Make and sell your own terrariums
  • Flower Arranging
  • Hydroponics
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Grow your own produce

Meeting with Friend Type Hobbies

Cheer up with your peers through these hobby ideas.100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

  • Start a regular book club.
  • Go to a yoga class.
  • Or a Zumba Class.
  • Join a Ten Pin Bowling League
  • Organise a progressive dinner or a dinner party club.
  • Go to a dance class. Most places have ballroom, bootscooting, tap dancing just to name a few.


Competitive & Sporty Hobbies

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  • Coach a kids team (soccer, netball etc).
  • Start a trivia team and dominate at trivia nights for prizes.
  • Try a sport! Netball, Touch Football, Hockey, Softball, Tennis, Squash – so many to choose from!
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding – or take it one step further – Yoga Stand Up Paddle Boarding!
  • Archery
  • Be hardcore! Go to Crossfit!
  • Join a fitness class like Pump or Step.
  • Train for a marathon or triathlon.


Nerdy Loving Hobbies

If you’re nerd and proud, these are for you!100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

  • As mentioned above – become a gamer!
  • Historical Re-enactment
  • Paintball
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Read the latest novels and then look at starting your own bookclub.
  • Learn another language – there are loads of apps and Youtube videos so you can learn for free!
  • Metal Detecting – you could find a fortune!
  • Start a board game group.
  • Study and invest in the stock market.
  • Tudor kids in maths, science or any other subject you are proficient in.


Pet-Loving Hobbies100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

You can never go wrong with these ideas, all you pet-loving mums!

  • Cat and Dog Showing
  • Dog Training Courses
  • Enlist your pet with a ‘talent’ agency and take them to ‘shoots’.
  • Got a unique cat or dog?  Start their own Facebook Page and build a following for them!
  • Dog Walking
  • Pet Sitting


Community Minded Hobbies100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

Bring out the kindness in you as you help and become a volunteer for your community.

  • Join Meals on Wheels to help cook meals for the elderly.
  • Volunteer at a local charity.
  • Be a mentor.
  • Volunteer at your child’s tuckshop or uniform shop.
  • If your local Op-Shop is looking for volunteer staff, give a few hours a week.


Collecting Type Hobbies100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

The idea of collecting is not a new one – and there is just so much ‘stuff’ out there to collect.  Find something you love and start hunting for it – here are some ideas:

  • Stamp Collecting
  • Coin Collection
  • Tea Pots or Teaspoons
  • Shells
  • Thimbles or Scissors
  • Clocks
  • Dolls


Which of these hobby ideas would you want to try or have already tried?100 Hobby Ideas for Mums

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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