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Me time: Moms with cool hobbies

Tiernan McKay is a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as Alive!, Occupational Health and Safety, Restaurants and Institutions, Tampa Bay and Arizona Woman. Right now, she is either ridi...

Go big or go home

Every mom needs a little “me time” but these moms take their hobbies to the extreme. You may be surprised -- and perhaps inspired -- by some of the unique, super cool hobbies that these moms enjoy.

Surfing

Shannon Ward lives in Canada and took up surfing at the age of 34 after having her son.

"Surfing is the perfect hobby for me because it is a great workout but is also incredibly stress-relieving. In order to surf, you must be able to live in the moment, and that means shedding all your worries for a while. It is also important to me to be in touch with nature. Every time I come out of the water, no matter if it was a bad surf session or good, I am a better person. This makes me a better mom too. I believe that having children is the best reason to pursue your passions because it sets a great example for them to not be afraid to live their dreams and to do whatever it takes to make them come true."

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