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SAHM's that have elementary school age kids.

What do you do during the day while the kids are at school?


Asked by tgeary at 8:02 PM on Apr. 16, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I still have 2 kids at home still so I'm busy cleaning house and dealing with them. Next year my 4 older kids will be in school (6th, 4th, 3rd and kindergarten) so it will be just me and the little one (who will be 1) at home. Can't wait.
    I also read and write, watch TV occasionally (it's too hard to watch with the kids around because I can't hear the TV), sometimes play video games. I also like to knit (which I usually do while watching TV or reading on the computer). Just depends on my mood and how much time I have. Somewhere in all that I manage to clean up the house and play with the baby and do stuff with my husband when he has off.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 4:22 AM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Depends on the day, how I'm feeling, and what needs to be done. If I need to go grocery shopping, I usually go right after kids have been dropped off. Some days I still feel extremely tired, and since Daddy's sleeping, I usually go curl up with him in bed till its time to pick up the 2 youngest (they're on half-days, K and Head Start). And then the other days, I plunk around on the computer, usually here at CafeMom, answering questions just like this one :D

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 11:09 AM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • I clean, meal plan, volunteer at the school, pay the bills, plan the kids schedules, plus hubby's. I stay very busy all day long.

    Answer by slw123 at 3:38 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • I run a small in home business and have a delivery job delivering lunches for a caterer. I also take a class at synagogue once a week.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 8:04 PM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • Up until this year, I walked six miles a day and went to the gym with my husband (he works nights). I could easily kill all the time away. Now, I work three days a week as a caregiver to an elderly lady.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 8:08 PM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • I clean house, I meet friends for breakfast or lunch, I do a morning bible study on Thursday mornings, I play games, I practice piano, I ride my bike, I volunteer my time, etc.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:26 PM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • I volunteered at the church and school and took a part time job.

    Answer by Bmat at 8:30 PM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • I homeschool so I still deal with my kids :P LOL

    Answer by Renee3K at 8:34 PM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • The question you should ask me is... what do I NOT do!!! HA! FIRST try to catch a shower, prepare for the day. Washing, cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning toilets, floors, making beds, washing sheets, folding clothes, picking up after everyone who has left crap all over the house! HA! TRY to catch up on emails and pay bills... and make a decent grocery list.. cut coupons... etc.....THEN.. go pick up all the little chicklets..... how about you?

    Answer by FingerPainter at 8:37 PM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • Right now I have one in full day and one in half day. I try to get all my errands done in the mornings when it's just me. I pick up my youngest at 11:45 am.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 9:19 PM on Apr. 16, 2011