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05-12-2010, 01:27 PM
Is there any young moms here that are between 20 and 22? And you stay at home what do you guys do to keep busy?
05-12-2010, 03:54 PM
Yes I am 20 and I stay at home with my 14 month old son, Brayden, sometimes I get so lonely and bored I think I'll go crazy but lately since my son is running around and playing I'll take him outside and play. I also found some hobbies like photography, which I love, and baking, that helps me on boring days lol.
05-14-2010, 03:11 PM
Yeah my son is 5 months old and he still kinda sleeps a lot and when he is up he's so much fun but gets mad cuz he's still trying to figure out how to crawl!! But I get bored real easy. My fiance works 6 days a week and I'm home all the time and there's just not much to do and it drives me crazy!! And the whole cooking and baking I do whatever I can cuz I have this lil problem called ( BURNING things)!!!! LOL!!! Other whys I do that all the time!
05-31-2010, 06:07 AM
I feel that young moms should be respected and not seen as scroungers as they still bring a life into the world and that they are just as good as older moms , do you feel that they deserve more respect than they do now or less ???
06-03-2010, 11:37 AM
I am 20 years old. a new mom and all i do all day is read. someone give me ideas of what i can do at home, because im running out of books real quick.
06-03-2010, 12:24 PM
I'm 25, have more than 1 and you'll get busy quick ;) on a more serious note; to help keep myself busy when my first was a baby, I scrapbooked. It gives you a good excuse to take all those fun pictures and a way to show them off. For my first 2 I took a picture a day for the whole first year and am in the process of doing the same for my 3rd.
I also did a lot of sewing, made a quilt for her, Halloween costume, pajamas, anything I could think of.
Exercising is also a great thing to do during that time. If you have a hard time motivating yourself to exercise (it took me getting to my 3rd to motivate myself) get a wii and play the wii fit plus, sports center or another exercise game because they are fun and you don't really think about the fact you are.
If you are a religious person this is a good time to study the scriptures too! Or if you are a more intellectual type take an online class at the local college and learn (there are even classes you can take "independently" which means there isn't a time frame to finish in)!
06-03-2010, 04:36 PM
I like the idea of scrapbooking. I've been taking so many pictures of my son. where is the best place to get supplies and everything for cheap prices. I also thought about starting to write again. Zach_Jenn after reading your post I have a few ideas on things I can do.
And I'm waiting for my days to be filled with countless things to do with my son. Everyone keeps telling me to enjoy him when he's this small, but I am a very athletic person, so I'm dying to chase after him.
06-04-2010, 12:16 PM
I tend to find my cheapest scrapbooking supplies at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store, Walmart, or Sam's Club. JoAnn's is my favorite though. All you do is sign-up to be on their emailing list and they will notify you about sales and/or you get a coupon each month that you can use on regularly priced items (usually 40-50%). just go to joann.com, they also have the best selection.
I like Sam's for sheet protectors because when they have them you can buy them in large quantitiy for cheap. I only buy paper from Walmart when it is clearanced price and I buy sheet protectors there when I need more and Sam's doesn't have them.
Seagull Book is a great place to get 12x12 binders, the binders work MUCH better than the little screw in place expandable books (which tend to rip if overused). They don't have them all the time, but when they bring them in they are less than $5.
These days when they are little do fly by so quickly! My oldest is already 3 1/2 and a HUGE HANDFULL! But it is also a lot of fun to watch them learn and grow, my advice would be to try to love every stage. Even the terrible two fit throwing stage is something you can look back and laugh at.
06-05-2010, 10:14 PM
wow, some of these moms are saying they arent busy during the day and i am surprised. i would think being a young mom means running around getting everything done. that's how it is for me. I am 19 and my daughter, Caroline is 10 months. I feel like I never get a chance to just sit with her father and talk or read a book or call my sister. I am so busy working and going to school and taking care of my daughter. I love Caroline ...she makes up for any hurt i've ever had. but sometimes im jealous of my high school friends who are in college.
06-06-2010, 06:45 PM
well thank you zack_jenn. I've never heard of the joann place but the others i have. Im looking forward to make him a scrapbook, but i want it to be very unique but look very good.
06-07-2010, 04:06 PM
I am a 20 year old mother of a 6 month old baby girl named Grace. I love being a stay at home mom I feel verry blessed to have a fiance who works hard so I can be home with our daughter.I worked for a couple months when she was about two months old and I felt like I was missing out! I do get some mommy time so it makes it easier being home all the time!
06-07-2010, 08:30 PM
I forgot to mention the option of digital scrapbooking. There are websites like shutterfly.com and artscow.com where you can make books or if you want to set up your own templates you can use a program like photoshop. shabbyprincess.com has tons of free downloads and some you can buy to make your own pages. Then you can print them fairly cheap at Sams or Costco
06-08-2010, 12:56 AM
I tried the online scrapbooking sites or at least some of them. And I do like their templates, but I really want to make my son a home made one. Like with cutting and glueing and all that creative stuff. I don't know why but I got this urge. And I have this poem or at least some words for a poem spiraling through my head.
Hello gracies mommy. I'm 20 years old too, I have a son named Joseph who is 7 weeks old. What is your personal opinion on scrapbooking? And ideas or suggestions?
06-21-2010, 12:00 PM
I'm 20, I'm a mother to a five month old and a stay at home wife. I find plenty to stay busy! I'm constantly washing and folding laundry, doing dishes, scrubbing the floors and when I'm not doing any of that I'm playing with the baby!
06-24-2010, 05:47 PM
I am 21 going to be 22 and i have a 3 year old, and I take online courses and house work, you find ways to keep your self busy! I had my daughter at 18 and i have been on the move ever sense, theres stuff i want to get done and accomplished as well as watching my daughter grow and learn!
06-29-2010, 01:21 PM
I'm 20 and my daughter is 41/2 mo, she sleeps a lot. I spend the morning while she's sleeping cleaning, and after her nap she loves to go out with me in her stroller. I take care of her all day, and when she's napping in the afternoon I spend time with her father. I read a lot too. :)
06-30-2010, 12:49 PM
im 21 and preg with my 3rd, i have two boys, ages 3 and 15 months. ill admitt it does get hard to pass time on long days when we dont have any errands to run. So we make tents, forts, and play games. my oldest son loves to practice his abc's and number's while little brother is takin a nap. coloring is a big hit too. And some days we go to the park, or grab icecream. we make games out of cleaning up toys and so on. some times they are in bad moods and its hard to do much other than movies or cartoons.
07-04-2010, 04:09 PM
I'm 20 years old, and more than willing for another young mother to talk to. If you're interested, I've got a blog here (http://truebabymomma.blogspot.com/) that could use some new readers, as well. Don't be shy! I love meeting new people. :)
07-07-2010, 05:25 PM
ILL BE 20 in jan
i dont stay home
im a stay at home MOM but i dont stay home,i keep busy,make playdates.find activities in my community.go to kid friendly places. keep busy and it wont be so depressing!!
08-30-2010, 03:36 PM
Mamacita, I have been wanting to set up playdates with moms but I have not been able to find any in my area. How do you find moms to have a playdate with? People you know or did you use a website and, if so, which one(s)?
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