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SAHM/Homemakers - What do you do all day?
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Fruem · 16/01/2018 20:31

Those who choose to be a SAHM/homemaker, who don’t ‘have’ to work, what do you do all day?!

I’m talking the SAHM’s who don’t work from home. Who don’t have to look after the kids all day etc.

If you’ve done cleaning/washing/shopping etc. How do you fill your day?

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halfwitpicker · 16/01/2018 20:31

You're brave.

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Rufustherenegadereindeer1 · 16/01/2018 20:33

I go for coffee with friends...a lot

Watch films, read

Bit of crafting

Bit of house work

I do work 6 hours a week so i may not be your target audience here

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Pengggwn · 16/01/2018 20:33

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Fruem · 16/01/2018 20:33

I know Grin I fully expect to be jumped on by the working mums or those who feel this isn’t goady.

It’s a genuine question.

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SherlocksTripleLock · 16/01/2018 20:33

I pick my nose and scratch my arse.

HTH

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Rufustherenegadereindeer1 · 16/01/2018 20:33

A lot of mumsnetting...too much

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10thingsIKnowAboutYou · 16/01/2018 20:33

When I was FT SAHM, I spent my extra time mostly reading, I so miss those days.

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ZigZagIntoTheBlue · 16/01/2018 20:34

I wonder the same, I'm a sahm at the moment in the daytime, but work evenings. Many of my friends have both kids at school and don't work... they go to the gym, do shopping washing ironing cooking etc in the daytime nothing particularly amazing but I guess the tasks you have fill the time you have.

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Smeaton · 16/01/2018 20:34

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wifeyhun · 16/01/2018 20:34

I watch a lot of TV.
I match bet.
Go out with DP a lot as he works odd shifts.
House work.

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Pagwatch · 16/01/2018 20:34

Whatever the fuck I want to.

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MarmaladeIsMyJam · 16/01/2018 20:34

Read, exercise, go out for lunch, listen to podcasts whilst I’m pottering doing stuff, cook, bake,meet friends, go into town, watch box sets. Plus all the normal house/admin stuff.

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10thingsIKnowAboutYou · 16/01/2018 20:35

Oh and coffee with friends... gosh I really want those days back

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formerbabe · 16/01/2018 20:35

I'm a sahm with school age dc. I honestly thought I'd have heaps of time but I don't. I can easily fill my entire day with housework and it's still never all done. The other day all I did was washing and ironing. I think I'm doing something wrong!

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Pagwatch · 16/01/2018 20:36

Actually I work a bit now but it's messing with my cinema visits, lunches and cocking about

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MarmaladeIsMyJam · 16/01/2018 20:36

Oh and nap and have sex!

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MarmaladeIsMyJam · 16/01/2018 20:36

And cinema!

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Easilyflattered · 16/01/2018 20:37

DIY.

Voluntary work at local primary school.

Look after my mum, which means a two hour travel time on top of whatever she needs help with.

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Pagwatch · 16/01/2018 20:37

God above - you fill your entire week with housework?
Why?
Why would anyone do that.

I have a cleaner. I fricking hate housework

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HappyLollipop · 16/01/2018 20:37

I do the cooking, cleaning, laundry and go to lots of coffee mornings and playgroups.

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Wakeuptortoise · 16/01/2018 20:37

Once the children start school I plan to redecorate the house, sort the garden, join a gym and do spinning, plates and swimming classes, go for many mtb rides. Restart climbing, join a crafting class, maybe art or knitting. Go window shopping or antiquing. All sorts. Also slum about at home catching up on some sleep after 6years of non sleepers.
I may volunteer at the national trust or some such too.
Are you stuck for ideas op?

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Chienrouge · 16/01/2018 20:37

Ooh I could think of so many things I’d do (currently a SAHM to 2 pre schoolers!). I’d read, exercise, go to gym classes/yoga, walk the dog, read some more, craft, decorate my house, draw, visit friends, wander round the shops, go for coffee, go to galleries...

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madmomma · 16/01/2018 20:38

Read a lot, visit friends and have people over, do bits of voluntary work and try and help people who are struggling a bit. Sometimes catch up on sleep if I've been burning the midnight oil.

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MamaLupine · 16/01/2018 20:38

Well this morning I lay 9n the couch watching TV as both kids had me up through the night. This is unusual though! Usually I shop for that nights tea, walk dog, clean/tidy, do ironing, visit mum etc. I find there's very little time between school drop-off and pick-up. I do live with a bunch of untidy bastards though. Plus our house needs loads doing to it.

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AthenaAshton · 16/01/2018 20:38

Blimey. I have several. When they were little, I went for lots of very long (actually, 10 mins in RL, but accounting for examining drains etc) walks. We walked to the library. That took a while. We walked to playgroup. Ditto. They had lunch. I read to them, with my eyes shut because I knew the stories off by heart, but had been up since 5.30. We then played endless imaginary games, because it wasn't effing tea time yet. God, those days felt like years. But the years seem like minutes. Work that one out...

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