What do you do during the day?

@CRSunrise (2964)
United States
September 26, 2012 7:18pm CST
I just recently became a homemaker back in March. I needed to be able to stay home with my kids, mainly because of my 5-year-old son. Right now, I just have to take care of my 1-year-old because my 5-year-old and 7-year-old are in school. Sometimes, I have to figure out what to do with my day. I try and do any cleaning or errand running in the morning. Then, once my son is down for his nap, I can use that time to do any computer time. What do you do during the day? Maybe It'll give me ideas of things I could do.
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@peavey (15807)
• United States
27 Sep 12
I'm retired and live alone so people think that I have all sorts of time. I seem to be busy all the time, though! I usually make lists of things as they occur to me so I don't forget them. On my list right now are: Call the doctor to make an appointment Finish knitting socks for a Christmas gift Can the rest of the tomato sauce (one more canner load to go) Cut down the sunflowers that have finished for the year Catch up on mending Clean out the car Dig strawberries to give to my daughter Shop the salvage grocery store and the discount store to see if I can find some bargains Move furniture and clean the wood floor in the living room I won't get it all done in one day, of course. Do you have any hobbies? Any topics that especially interest you?
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
27 Sep 12
I like to read (I have several books I borrowed from the library that are sitting on my tablet I need to read before they're due back), play my games on Facebook, and I wouldn't mind getting back into building websites. I just need a website building program. Hey, since you mentioned something about canning, can you pressure cook on a glass top stove? I've been told you can't, but I have some chicken in my freezes that I want to can up, but I don't have a regular stove. I can go as far as boiling the chicken and shredding it. However, at this time, if I'm going to pressure cook anything, I have to go over to my mom's or down to my aunt's and use their stove.
@peavey (15807)
• United States
27 Sep 12
I have heard that you're not supposed to use a heavy pot on a glass top stove, so I wouldn't try it. You don't want to scratch it or damage it otherwise. I enjoy canning and I like to see how much food I can get for nothing or very little and can it up for winter. I like to read, too, and I've been putting off a trip to the library because I know that if I come home with books in my arms I won't get anything else done!
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
27 Sep 12
I just put up a few jars of tomato juice and sliced pickles. I'm definitely going to do more. I'm trying to get my family on food stamps. If that happens, I'm definitely going to stock up on foods. Then, I'm also going to buy foods that I can can up, making them last a lot longer.
27 Sep 12
I work from Home, I write reviews online and update my Blog with articles on a number of different subjects like stuff that is in the News and also about Music and other things.
27 Sep 12
It depends on what you write about. Some of my posts are easy but when I do something more extensive I have to research a news story or something before giving my opinion on it. There are many ways of getting exposure for your Blog but you need to keep it relevant and interesting so as many people as possible see your Blog whenever you upload a post or article.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
27 Sep 12
Could you send me your blog address? Maybe if I have something to reference from, I could start something up.
• United States
27 Sep 12
I work in a beauty salon doing hair. That is what my days are filled with.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
27 Sep 12
I've never done hair. I can barely do my own. My idea of a hair style is either shoving it into a ponytail, or doing a quick braid. I'm not really able to do anything anymore complicated than that. My daughter is going to learn how to do her own hair when she gets older.
@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
29 Sep 12
Well, I have been at home with at least one child for the last six years. However, my little one started school this year so I am at home by myself for the first time. What I have been doing to pass time is to clean up at the house early in the day. Then I take some computer time. Next I will start with my dinner planning. That pretty much passes the day until the kids are home.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
27 Sep 12
It sounds like me, I have a two year old and a almost 3 months old. I like to do the housework and run the errands in the morning, when my children go down to nap, I have my own time. Actually, that's pretty much all I do everyday - housework, playing with my son and housework, really not much, because I don't have my other families or friends here so I don't hang out with anybody. I find fun in playing with my babies, maybe taking them out to the park or going out again afternoon for a little shopping, little things like that.
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
27 Sep 12
I have three kids like you do and that can certainly keep you busy all on its own between their activities, and doctor's appointments, and going to the grocery store, and getting things they all need. Two of my kids are teenagers though and one is 8. I volunteer at the school a lot. But mostly the housework, cooking dinner every night, and doing laundry for 5 people keep me fairly busy. Then I also started my own business 10 years ago when the kids were young. I sell used books online, it is not something I recommend getting in to these days because with the economy the competition and the Kindles it is a hard business now, but there are also a lot of sites you can get involved in to keep you busy. I am on so many online sites now I struggle to keep up with them now. If you want to learn about some you are welcome to private message me.