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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.

Angling

Kerry Swetmon is a Georgia mom who takes her fishing seriously.

"It never ceases to amaze people when I say I'm a competitive angler. Once per year -- one wonderful, fabulous, extraordinary (long) weekend each September -- I leave everything behind (children, business and whatever other craziness is happening), and I travel to Texas and compete against 120 ladies in a fishing tournament. My husband knows I'm going, he knows he's in charge of the kids and he knows I look forward to it all year. And although I fly in from Atlanta, most of the ladies are from Texas. You have never seen more beautiful anglers! These Texas divas arrive at the dock at 5:45 a.m. with a full face of makeup and big hair a-flyin'. They're gorgeous! But, don't let that fool you, we are all serious about winning first place!"

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