Great Hobbies to Try at Home if You’re a Parent


Having your own hobby as a parent is important to enable yourself to explore your own passions and interests and also serve as something which gives you a break from parental duties. However, as a busy parent, it might seem that having a dedicated hobby is something you’ll never have time for. 

That’s why it’s always helpful to find a relaxing and easy hobby to do at home. This means you can fit it in any time when you get a spare 5 minutes around the house, you don’t have to worry about leaving the house to do it, and you may also be able to have your children join in with it, too. You can even try a few of these hobbies from the comfort of your couch while you’re watching your children play. 

Here are some great hobbies you might want to give a go. 

Crocheting or Knitting 

This can be one of the easiest hobbies to pick up because you only need some yarn and needles and a comfortable place to sit. It’s very easy to pick up basic patterns and learn some new techniques, and you’ll find that it’s an extremely relaxing hobby, too which is great to take a break from parental duties and stress. It’s also an easy one to do while sat next to your kids or in the same room as your kids. 

Bonus: As you get more skilled with crocheting or knitting, you can begin to make accessories or even clothing garments for your family!


If you’re not a passionate cook, this may be the last thing you think of when it comes to a relaxing hobby. You may have had enough of the kitchen as it is during a busy day. However, if you have a keen interest in food, trying to get into cooking as a hobby is a great way to learn delicious new recipes, build your skills, and have a rewarding hobby where you can see (and taste) the results.

Bonus: This is a great one for children to get involved, too. You can teach your children about cooking as you go (and also keep an eye on them while you’re in the kitchen), or you can even switch to baking for delicious family treats.


Just like crocheting or knitting, this is an ideal hobby if you’re looking for one you can sit, practice, and enjoy. If you’re looking to develop your sewing skills and get all the right tools, you’ll need a machine and accessories to start; but with suppliers like Gold Star Tool, you can always find the sewing notions and supplies you need easily. 

Bonus: You can easily fix and adjust your family’s clothing and even make some new items or clothes for them when you’ve developed your skills. 

Writing or Journaling 

Journaling or gratitude journaling can be very rewarding if you’re under a lot of pressure, have a lot of running thoughts, or want to write down some key parental or family memories. If you’re more creative, you may want to try writing stories to pass the time, which you can easily do from home at a computer or just with a notepad. 

Bonus: You can write some exciting bedtime stories for your children and enjoy sharing your ideas with the family. 

These great hobbies are easily done at home, any time, and aren’t expensive to try, so give them a go today and start making time for yourself.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Mia Gray
Mia Gray
2 years ago

After the birth of a child I couldn’t understand, what parent’s free time are people talking about? There is absolutely NO time for anything!
But in fact, it appeared to be quite possible to find at least half an hour in my usual schedule (for example, while the baby is sleeping or when he is playing).
When my daughter became 6 months old, I realized that I needed to add something to my life and started cfafting. I found an article about rockpainting and desided to try (very unexpectied). When I began to devote just 20-40 minutes a day to creativity, I began to feel completely different, I kind of became happier and started enjoying my life. I would say a hobby gives us back confidence that we are people too, with our own wishes.
And it’s actually very cool thing to paint on rocks, so if you’re intrested I started here:

Alice Dawson
Alice Dawson
2 years ago

Hobbies are great because they help us distract ourselves and find time for ourselves. It is really very difficult to find time for a hobby with a baby, but I found a great way out and began to introduce the child to my hobbies. My daughter and I cook and paint together and recently started reading personalized children’s books that I create here