According to the study done about Stay-at-Home Moms feel emotionally worse off than working moms, most Stay-at-Home Moms are imprisoned at home, depressed, angry, sad and bored. I have always been a Stay-at-Home Moms in Kenya, and I would agree with the results, even though the study was not done in Kenya. Every mom decides to stay at home to be with her children so every day they do the same thing – wake up, take care of the baby, feed the baby, clean house, cook and put the baby to sleep. As a Stay-at- Home Moms it becomes easier to feel depressed, imprisoned at home, and useless to the society.
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The finding of the study doesn’t mean Stay-at-Home Moms cannot enjoy their life when they are raising their children. To minimize boredom, depression and being imprisoned home you need to keep yourself busy with meaningful activities or project either inside or outside the home. Make a list of those activities you enjoy and refer to them when you have a block of time.
The following suggestions of fun activities for stay at home moms in Kenya to beat boredom.
Visit the nearby park
In Kenya, there are many public parks where they don’t charge such as Uhuru Park and Machakos People’s Park. Each county In Kenya have the public Park they don’t charge, and kids are allowed. You can go with your children and enjoy the fresh air. Also, you meet new people and share one or two ideas as your kids are playing with fun activities in the park.
If you can afford to pay for parks, there are places you can visit in Kenya with you children. Read them here.
You can pack your lunch and enjoy with your kids.
What you need to know is how much they charge for fun activities for the kids
Go for a walk
Go for a walk around your home area. Step out your door and go to any directions that look attractive.
Since you have been in the house all through you can organize your walk in the city. Explore your city and admire the view.
Walking is a great exercise.
If you are an urban mom, there are the free libraries you can visit and learn new things.
Visit Fitness Club
Who said that you are Stay-at- Home Mom you doesn’t need to look fit find a daycare near your place leave your children, visit a gym, sauna, swimming, and other fitness places.
Go on lunch/coffee/ night date
It doesn’t mean that you are with kids at home the whole day you can’t find time to go for a day out. Find a daycare in your home area and best things with Kenya daycare charge little-starting ksh50 to 200 depending on your area, leave your children, have fun or a talk with a friend.
Funny enough there are some estates in Kenya that have the daycare where they look after your kid until 11 pm.
Visit a friend or relative
Ask your friend or relatives when they are at home and pay them a visit. You can visit your rural home (this for moms who live in the urban area) and spend a weekend or few days there.
Join sports game in your community
There are games you can participate in your community. Some are there to motivate adult or young people. Visit your sports ground or ward offices and inquire about how to join. You can join as a participant or volunteer.
Attend church activities
They are so many activities that church offer to Moms. May it be bible studies, participating in the choir, women seminars and much more? Find church activities that local church in your area are offering and attend one or two.
Even if you are not a member of that church make an effort and try to attend activities of the different faith as most of them are worth they offer real life experiences.
Visit beauty spa
Visit your nearest beauty spa and do simple things that will not cost you much like nail polish, oiling your hair or straightening your hair. They will make you relax and make you happy.
Getting into watching sports
If you are a fun of the games, there are community sports field in every ward in Kenya where you can watch a game most of them happen on the weekend. Visit and watch a game. It’s an activity you can attend with your children.
Join free community class
Many communities offer free classes on all sorts of topics like family planning, community health, family issues, financial issues, and upbringing of children list is endless. Most of these classes are provided by the health center in your community. What you need to know is when the classes are taking place.
Those are my suggestion of fun activities for stay at home moms in Kenya to beat boredom. Feel free to share your fun activities that you engage in when you get bored in the comment section below and consider sharing on social network sites.