new to being a sahm need ideas

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Registered: 01-07-2011
new to being a sahm need ideas
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Thu, 02-10-2011 - 7:35pm

Ok so I am new to this staying home thing this was our first week and as much as I am enjoying being with my daughter I am actually a little bored. My DH works 24 hours shifts so its not like he comes home at a certain time to giv me someone to talk to. This week so far

Monday- went to the neighborhood playgroup only lasted an hour.

Tuesday- spent the morning at the mall with a friend letting our kids play and had lunch time then to go home and get nap

wednsday- went to the park in the afternoon

thursday- went to help decorate the church for an event

now I feel like I need activities for her she is 3 and use to be in daycare all day and having something

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Fri, 02-11-2011 - 12:48pm
Have you looked into the children's programs at the library? Ours does story time twice a week (actually four times a week between the two local branches). Tuesdays and Thursdays are the days for the 2-3 year old group. DD is 3, so that's our group.

Because it's super cold right now, we're pretty much confined to indoor activities. My 3YO loves blanket "forts." You just push a couple of chairs together and throw a blanket on top of it. She usually brings a few stuffed animals, books, and puzzles in there with her. If I give her a flashlight, she'll play for a while there.

We have a fold-up table-top easel that I have on her small table. She loves to use the chalk board side. We'll do painting a couple of times a week, too.

I got involved in a local moms' group, and they're just starting to set up their playgroups, so that will be a once a week thing. DD will be starting preschool in the fall for 2.5 hours twice a week.

She could help you with meal preparation, too. My little one loves to help assemble sandwiches, wash veggies, and just "cook" in general.

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Registered: 10-05-2003
Fri, 02-11-2011 - 3:27pm

Jen had some great ideas! Mine's only 8.5m so there's not much variation in our days yet! lol I can tell you what I hope to do in the future though :)


We have a local science center, museums, aquariums, water park (in the summer), library. Our library does things like "music & movement", story time. Arts & crafts, I'm sure there are a lot of ideas out on the web! Also, indoor playgrounds like they have at McDonalds, Chick-fil-A, etc.

I mentioned in another thread to someone else, but try to find some local mom groups in your area. they are a great reesource, playdates throughout the week and you'll make a ton of new friends who have children around the same age as wel!

http://www.themommiesnetwork.org/locations.php

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 02-11-2011 - 3:31pm
Oh, I forgot to mention that I found my moms' group on meetup.com. I was looking just out of curiosity because a few months prior there wasn't anything listed for my area. I'm glad I checked because it's a nice group.

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Registered: 10-05-2003
Fri, 02-11-2011 - 3:35pm

That's another good idea, I was a part of a different moms group on meetup.com but they weren't very nice! lol That's why i'm partial to the mommies network ;)

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Registered: 01-07-2011
Sat, 02-12-2011 - 2:07pm
I found a group on meet up and found her a gymnastics class through the parks and rec department for only $25 and found a story time at the local library. thank you for all your great ideas!
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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 4:32am

I use to play blanket forts when I was a kid.

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Mon, 02-14-2011 - 1:49pm
That's great! When is your first meeting with the group you found?