100+ Hobby Ideas for Mums

Being a mother means you have to spend all your time with your husband and children, plus a gazillion tons of household work… NOT!

More than anything else, you need a hobby for your sanity!

Here are a hundred hobby ideas perfect for Mum’s “me time”.

Arts & Craft Type Hobbies

For the crafty mum, you can still hone your amazing skills through these hobby ideas:

  • Scrapbooking
  • Resin Art
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Pottery Classes
  • Painting Classes
  • Origami
  • Decoupage
  • Adult Colouring In Books
  • Paper Twirling
  • Knitting
  • Needlepoint
  • Calligraphy
  • Ceramics
  • Embroidery
  • Soap-making
  • Candle-making
  • Weaving
  • Jewellery-making

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Computer & Technology Based Hobbies

Millennial mums may not have a problem with these type of hobbies, but if you want to try your hand at being a techie, here are some hobbies we recommend:

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  • Start a basic blog.
  • Start researching your family tree – I used Ancestry.com.
  • Start a Pinterest Board, pin like a crazy woman and try and grow your following.
  • Buy a decent camera and start learning about photography.
  • Use Youtube to learn how to edit photographs or videos.
  • Start listening to regular Podcasts, or start your own!
  • Become a Wikipedia Editor.
  • Become an online gamer!
  • Get paid to do online surveys.
  • Geocaching is fun for the whole family!


Foodie-Based Hobbies

If you want to improve your skills in cooking or baking, you can enrol in classes of these type or join a competition or just learn something new. You can even start growing your own produce that you need for cooking.100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

  • Set a task of cooking two difficult recipes per month.
  • Enter a cake in a local show.
  • Go to a cooking class.
  • Start a food blog
  • Preserve Your Own Fruit
  • Learn cheese-making skills.
  • Cake Decorating
  • Handmake gourmet chocolates
  • Learn about Food Fermentation
  • Kombucha brewing
  • Go to a Wine Appreciation Course.
  • Make your own unique biscuits and sweets.
  • Make your own jams and relishes, sell them at the local markets.
  • Start a vegetable garden and grow your own produce.

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Hobbies to Improve Self-Esteem

  • Roller Derby
  • Online Poker (not for money that is)
  • Online Gaming
  • Pottery
  • Ice Skating
  • Drama and Acting Classes
  • Metal Detecting
  • Slacklining
  • Martial Arts
  • Horseback Riding
  • Learn How to do magic tricks
  • Juggling
  • Amateur theatre

Hobbies for the Super Organised

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  • Start and keep a regular diary.
  • Write a weekly gratitude list.
  • Calligraphy
  • Send real letters to friends and family – handwritten that is!
  • Start writing a novel or ‘how to’ book.
  • Make a Youtube video on how organised you are – you could become a Youtube sensation!


Personal Improvement

Mums need to get themselves back and improve their self-confidence. Choosing some of these hobby ideas may just be what you need.100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

  • Public Speaking (Toastmasters)
  • Learn to play the piano.
  • Start going to the gym regularly.
  • Learn meditation.  There are some great free Apps to try.
  • Enrol in an online course.
  • Self Defence Course


Hobbies that Could Make you Money

Turn your incredible skills into a money-making one with these amazing ideas.100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

  • Learn Nail Art and advertise your skills on Facebook.
  • Learn how to do amazing hair upstyles for formals or balls.
  • Good at photography?  Advertise your skills and start taking clients.
  • Learn how to do face-painting and advertise your services on Facebook.
  • Antiquing – buy and sell old furniture at a profit.
  • Learn how to do affiliate marketing and get a commission on the products you recommend.
  • Learn how to give a massage.
  • Write articles for websites (can get you as much as $200/article if you are good at it!).
  • Flip Used Furniture (or houses if you can afford to do that!).
  • Addicted to Facebook? Become a ‘Social Media Guru’ and advertise your trade for small businesses.
  • Good at English?  Become a proofreader or editor.
  • Put together an amazing resume and sell the template online (or just do it for friends and family!).
  • Start an online store and buy and sell your way to profit.
  • Baking.  Not only for yourself and your family, but look at baking for others too!
  • Become a Mystery Shopper


Musical Hobbies

You’re never too old to learn or improve your musical skills.100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

  • Learn how to play an instrument.
  • Learn to DJ.
  • Take singing lessons.
  • Join the cast of the local acting group.
  • Join a choir.


Garden and Outdoor Based Hobbies

  • Create bonsai
  • Make and sell your own terrariums
  • Flower Arranging
  • Hydroponics
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Grow your own produce

Meeting with Friend Type Hobbies

Cheer up with your peers through these hobby ideas.100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

  • Start a regular book club.
  • Go to a yoga class.
  • Or a Zumba Class.
  • Join a Ten Pin Bowling League
  • Organise a progressive dinner or a dinner party club.
  • Go to a dance class. Most places have ballroom, bootscooting, tap dancing just to name a few.


Competitive & Sporty Hobbies

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  • Coach a kids team (soccer, netball etc).
  • Start a trivia team and dominate at trivia nights for prizes.
  • Try a sport! Netball, Touch Football, Hockey, Softball, Tennis, Squash – so many to choose from!
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding – or take it one step further – Yoga Stand Up Paddle Boarding!
  • Archery
  • Be hardcore! Go to Crossfit!
  • Join a fitness class like Pump or Step.
  • Train for a marathon or triathlon.


Nerdy Loving Hobbies

If you’re nerd and proud, these are for you!100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

  • As mentioned above – become a gamer!
  • Historical Re-enactment
  • Paintball
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Read the latest novels and then look at starting your own bookclub.
  • Learn another language – there are loads of apps and Youtube videos so you can learn for free!
  • Metal Detecting – you could find a fortune!
  • Start a board game group.
  • Study and invest in the stock market.
  • Tudor kids in maths, science or any other subject you are proficient in.


Pet-Loving Hobbies100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

You can never go wrong with these ideas, all you pet-loving mums!

  • Cat and Dog Showing
  • Dog Training Courses
  • Enlist your pet with a ‘talent’ agency and take them to ‘shoots’.
  • Got a unique cat or dog?  Start their own Facebook Page and build a following for them!
  • Dog Walking
  • Pet Sitting


Community Minded Hobbies100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

Bring out the kindness in you as you help and become a volunteer for your community.

  • Join Meals on Wheels to help cook meals for the elderly.
  • Volunteer at a local charity.
  • Be a mentor.
  • Volunteer at your child’s tuckshop or uniform shop.
  • If your local Op-Shop is looking for volunteer staff, give a few hours a week.


Collecting Type Hobbies100 Hobby Ideas for Mums | Stay at Home Mum

The idea of collecting is not a new one – and there is just so much ‘stuff’ out there to collect.  Find something you love and start hunting for it – here are some ideas:

  • Stamp Collecting
  • Coin Collection
  • Tea Pots or Teaspoons
  • Shells
  • Thimbles or Scissors
  • Clocks
  • Dolls


Which of these hobby ideas would you want to try or have already tried?100 Hobby Ideas for Mums

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