We’ve covered a lot of interesting subjects in our Back to School section. Watching the kids get back to their routines and feel excited about school is always a thrill. Of course, there are plenty of things to prepare in the morning and some extra things to do after school, but you have some free time while the kids are at school.
Depending on your passion and what you want to achieve in life, there are actually several awesome things you can do while the kids are at school. We are going to review some of them in this article.
Start a Business
Do you know that you can now set up an online store in under 5 minutes? Thanks to platforms such as WordPress and on-demand services currently available, setting up an online store – complete with payment processing and other details – is easier than ever. You can even start selling in a few minutes as long as you have your products and product information ready.
Starting a business is a great thing to try. It’s always exciting to see customers lining up to buy products that you’ve created or developed. It doesn’t have to be particularly complicated products, either. The custom jewelry you’ve been making for the kids or friends, or delicious cookies you love to bake can all be great products to sell online.
Some moms I know even take it a step further and work together on their businesses. By joining forces with a few friends, you will find handling more orders and take the business to success a lot easier to do.
Go Back to School
As the kids go back to school, you can explore the possibilities of pursuing a higher degree or picking up where you left off. There is online courses and distance learning programs from top names that you can access today. If you’ve been wanting to pursue a nurse practitioner doctorate degree, for instance, you can easily find online doctoral nursing programs to take.
Online courses allow you to take classes and study at your own time. The degrees are accredited, so they are as valuable as offline degrees. More importantly, you can choose any program from any university, since you don’t have to attend class at all.
Work on Your Hobbies
It is difficult to focus on fun things and when you have children running around the house. I used to love reading fiction novels, but I barely have the time to sit down these days. Now that the kids are busy at school, I can revisit those titles I’ve been storing in my Kindle for a while.
Other hobbies work, too. You can even try new things and spend the extra free time to pick up new skills. Painting, photography, and baking are just a few new hobbies you can try to kill time and have fun at the same time. Before you know it, you will have plenty of new skills you can share and an to keep you entertained.
Want even more ideas? Check out Unique and Cool Activities Stay at Home Moms Can Do While the Kids Are at School
Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom received a form of compensation for this publication. All thoughts and opinions are my own.