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25 Hobbies for the stay-at-home mom

Jana Randall is a busy mother, loving wife, and active career woman from Arizona. In her free time, Jana writes to cover topics on home, living, and pets, while also working full time and blogging. As interests, Jana enjoys reading, wr...

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Bored with the same routine? Here are 25 hobbies to do with the kids, with your friends or on your own, and all for fun!
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Garden

Turn dinners into a new hobby by planting a garden in your own backyard. Till, plant, soil and love your very own vegetables from start to finish. If the garden is successful, you can turn your hobby into profit by selling at local farmers markets and green sales.

Learn how to plan and grow a fall vegetable garden >>

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Sew

Bust that Singer out of storage and learn to sew yourself a shoulder bag, a skirt or new curtains for the home. With bloggers and Pinterest, there are plenty of free tutorials. In addition, Jo-Ann Stores offer affordable classes for beginning to advanced sewers. Like gardening, you can turn this hobby into profit by selling dresses and bags at craft sales or on your own social media feeds.

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Cake decorating

Like sewing, cake decorating has become an accessible and affordable hobby for many ladies. Using Pinterest, blogs or classes, you can learn to bake and decorate cakes for the kiddos' birthdays or for your very own pleasure. Turn this into profit by using your social media feeds and offering cakes as gifts to friends or for a small fee.

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Photography

Save money by learning to capture your own family photos. Starting with a basic DSLR camera, you can begin practicing on you favorite subjects: your kids. Play with filters using the free Google Picasa web albums and move on to classes and photography 101. Use the photos as gifts, or give your services to friends and family for a small profit.

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Home decor

Turn your passion for decorating into a full-blown hobby. Blog your home, pump on social media and show off your beautiful DIY projects. Perhaps others will love your projects so much that you will be asked for advice or to come into the home to help with their own home inspiration.

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