There’s nothing like stay-at-home motherhood to drive you to start new hobbies to keep your self-care and Mom time on point.

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If This Lost Mama misses her weekly self-care time, the whole house knows… And it’s not pretty. Hormones are rolling, schedules and routines get thrown, it’s just a mess, really.

I hope I’m not the only one! But, sometimes, it feels like it. I see other mothers on Instagram and social media, looking positively radiant in their every day mamahood. And I look at their lives through my little phone screen and think, “Are they really getting by without self-care?”

I would be lying to myself if I thought these seemingly perfect women were getting by without alone mom time. We all need it, whether we are moms or dads or kids, everyone needs to do a little something for themselves on a weekly or, better yet, daily basis.

The thing is, every time I get the opportunity to do something for me, when the hubby takes our baby and says I should go out and get out, I come up blank… Nothing comes to mind, and I feel lost. 

So, I’ve created my go-to list of affordable crafts and projects that I can order on Amazon and have at the ready when my routine self-care and much needed alone time presents itself.

Learn to Weave Macrame, start by making these Statement Necklaces with this Kit, $12

 Then further your technique with these DIY Necklace Designs, $23

Paint this exact painting by using a guided DIY Oil Painting Canvas kit $12.99 or click here for more than just flowers to paint!

Make your baby’s toys on your own with these Wooden Cubes $16

And if you’re baby is older, assemble and paint this 3D Wooden Plane, $13 

Start your green thumb with this Succulent and Cactus growing kit $25 (this kit goes on sale often, 15% off! Save it to an Amazon list to track it!)

 This is kind of like a Bullet Journal… For people who need to let off steam and NOT be organized for once in their life.

Wreck this Journal, $9

I’ve always wanted to learn how to whittle, there is something so therapeutic about it… Whittling Projects Book, $10 

These make a small statement piece, as well as a place to drop your keys, your bobby pins, or your rings at the end of the day. Thread Bowl Kit, $13 

Or play with paper mache with the Paper Bowl Kit, $17

The neat thing about a lot of these projects is you could create a lot of these without getting the kits! They may even work as an idealist every time you’re at a loss at what to do for your alone time and to reset yourself with self-care. So don’t let the prices stop you, just be sure to do something for you, a creative outlet, so we don’t get lost in this crazy world of motherhood.

Thanks for stopping by to see my ideas! Pin this image for later inspiration and ideas!

This Lost Mama

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