What do Stay At Home Mums do?

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So now that my son is at school I find I have a lot of free time on my hands. While he is at school if I am not having coffee with friends I tend to wander aimlessly around the house. I have other stay at home mum friends who are always busy. But I have no idea what they do! I only have one child so the house work takes next to no time to do. I’m not one of those anal people who feel the need to spend my days cleaning. I have Saturday morning as my big cleaning day where I do the washing for the week, sweep and mop the floors and just do a tidy up. Yes I have gone back to doing study but to be honest having already been studying for 3 years I have gotten the routine of it and all the cheats behind up my sleeve so it doesn’t take me the recommended hours that they try and tell me it takes! This still leaves me with what do stay at home mums do?!? I’m not ready to go and get a job just yet as my boy has only just started school plus I am doing my full time study so I can get an awesome job when I have finished. I guess I could volunteer my time a day or 2 a week to somewhere but in all honesty it doesn’t appeal to me all that much and I have done my volunteering time a few years ago when I used to help out a couple of days a week at the local church op shop! So if some one could help me I ask…

What do Stay At Home Mums do all day??

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I have a pretty awesome family. I am pretty lucky. Yes I fight with them but they still love me and have supported me though everything. I don’t have a massive family but I am close to all my extended family including all my aunties and uncles. We all love catching up with each other and I try to see them as often as I can. I am also blessed to have all 4 sets of grand parents still with us and even though I don’t really know her that well I also have a great grandmother still alive! So who is in my family. I have my Dad and Mum, they are no longer together. My dad remarried a lovely lady who I call my step mum. My mum also remarried to a lovely man who unfortunately passed away 18 months ago. I am the eldest of 3. I have a sister who is 17 months younger then me who is married to a lovely guy. No kids yet but I am hoping soon I might get to finally get to be an aunty! I also have a younger brother (29 months younger) who has been in a relationship with his partner for over 9 years and who I call my sister in law even though there is no ring! My son is the only grandchild so far and it shows. He is very spoilt by everyone! As I said all my grandparents are still alive. On my dad’s side of the family I have 3 aunties and an uncle. All these are married and I have 8 awesome cousins who I am close to and love catching up with when I get the chance. On my mum’s side of the family I have 2 aunts and an uncle. My uncle is married and my aunts are in relationships. I have 3 cousins on this side of the family. I am close to them too and I actually lived with one of my aunts for 5 years and helped her raise her son as she was a single parent. On top of that I also have some step family some I haven’t met as they live overseas but others I have met and they are all lovely! My family is spread out everywhere. My mum lives in the USA, while the rest of my family is spread out throughout Australia. Its good though as I always have somewhere to stay is I have somewhere I want to go. I love my family and I am very lucky to have them in my life.

Do you have a large or small family? Are you close to them?