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April 24th, 2013, 02:58 PM
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If you are like me you rarely get any free time. When you do what do you do?

I've been trying to make a point of meeting up with by bff or one of my Sil.
We usually go get a bite to eat or catch a movie. Sometimes it might just be to window shop or get a coffee.
For the longest time I felt like I always had to be home with my girls. It has been so refreshing just sneaking out for a few hours without them.
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April 25th, 2013, 06:24 AM
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I don't get out much either. Shawn doesn't get home from work until 6:30-7 most nights so its hard to plan things during the week. My friends are busy too with their families. I only have one friend that lives locally so it makes it difficult. I'm lucky if I get out once every 3 months with friends. I've been trying to get out and get a pedicure for a month now. It's just so hard to break away. I try to have a date night with Shawn once a month.
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April 25th, 2013, 12:37 PM
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I spend my free time at home, generally. I have a few hobbies I keep up with randomly when the boys are all playing outside, or whenever I have nothing to do. I play piano, crochet and recently I've been compiling all my recipes into a blog so that someday all my family's favourite meals will be accessible online for my kids when they leave home. It's a good pastime waiting for baby.
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April 25th, 2013, 12:57 PM
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I am part of a book club and get together with the ladies in it monthly. Besides that I try to see one of my very good local friends once a month or so.

DH does support me in watching Cooper so that I can run a few nights a week. Although it's work so it doesn't feel "free"
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April 25th, 2013, 04:32 PM
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I've been compiling all my recipes into a blog so that someday all my family's favourite meals will be accessible online for my kids when they leave home.
I do something similar, well not really, but with a similar goal in mind. I have a nice, custom-made recipe binder where I compile all my recipes - I print them in a similar format to each other with a picture. And one day hopefully pass it to my girls when they leave home (a photocopy of the binder, that is, since I have more than one girl.)
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April 26th, 2013, 05:07 AM
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Erin & Julia, that's a great idea. I never thought of putting something together for when Leah leaves home, but I think that would be a really valuable item for her to have! Thanks for the inspiration.

As for free time, I also just have some hobbies I do at home when there's down time - scrapbooking, reading, yoga. Every once in awhile, DH will suggest I go out shopping on my own if he senses I really need a break. We regularly get together with other homeschoolers, so even though the kids are there, they're off playing and us moms just get to chat.
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April 29th, 2013, 12:58 PM
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Free time - what is that??

I try to get out with friends, but most live in the city, and that is a 30 minute drive, so it doens't happen very often.

I do try and go to yoga at least 2x week. It is just a nice mental break, and I go at least with my MIL once a week, so a good time to catch up with her.
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April 30th, 2013, 02:25 PM
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I go to the gym. I take the opportunity to go whenever I can, even at 5am while everyone is sleeping! I love running and taking time to myself to do that. That is pretty much my use of free time!

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