Use small bits of time to make something useful
“Mommyhood” is synonymous with lack of free time. It seems all of our hours are wrapped up in keeping our babies happy and healthy. With knit and crochet you can enjoy your hobby with even the few minutes caught between waiting at the doctor’s office, nap time or just a few minutes before bedtime.
Take it where baby goes
Take it anywhere baby or child goes! Shove that knit and crochet project in your purse and haul it to the park, take it in the car, keep it on your nightstand. This sort of thing just can’t happen with a sewing machine, painting canvases, easels and other hobbies.
Decrease mama stress
Being a mama is a wonderful thing, but also a STRESSFUL thing. There are multiple studies and articles on how knit and crochet are stress relievers. Be a better mama, de-stress, and make something pretty.
Learn how from home
Can’t pay a babysitter to go take classes on cake decorating? Learn to knit and crochet right at home, with baby by your side, from any room in your home (yes, even the nursery), from YouTube.
With children, budgets are often tightened thanks to all of the new expenses. You can buy an inexpensive hook or needles and a skein of yarn to make something that you can be proud of.
Make things for your little
What can be more fun than creating something beautiful for your little one?
With Mother’s Day approaching I wanted to share this list with you. Moms of any age and with any aged children can enjoy a whole lot of these benefits, don’t you think? Us moms are busy little people, running our own world and the world of those around us. We deserve to do something fun for ourselves at times. Do I REALLY think knit and crochet are truly the BEST hobbies? Well, for me, as a mama, they are right now. I wrote a little about this when I posted my other list about “Why Knit and Crochet Are the Best” (you can see here). Any hobby can be healthy and wonderful, but when I became a mama, nothing stuck quite like knitting and crochet. I learned to knit and crochet shortly after having my girl here in my home from YouTube. It was such a joy to be able to be there for my daughter and at the same time, create some art (and have some sort of creative outlet).
Also, if you’re a mother, I want to take a moment to thank you for what you do. If you care about the future of your child, and have their best interest at heart, THANK YOU! It’s sometimes a thankless job, though the joy we get from our babies (no matter their age) is joy enough most times. From working in schools that have quite a few children living in foster care and several who have been victims of abuse or neglect, it is a truly wonderful thing when a good mommy does her ‘thang. It changes the world I tell ya!
So happiest Mothers Day to you (let’s make it Mother’s month for crying out loud)!
And hey, if you’re looking for some springy, Mother’s Day type projects, there is a lovely list that All Free Crochet put together. They were kind enough to include my “Little Crochet Deco Rose” or “Beginner Rose” in their Top Ten Mother’s Day patterns. You can click over there HERE and leave a comment or review as they are running a little contest as well. If you like my rose, feel free to let them know! They are all wonderful projects by great bloggers, so enjoy!
And again, Happiest Mother’s
Day Month to you! Go get spoiled rotten now…. 😉
Go ahead and add to the list in the comments below…did I miss any reasons that knit and crochet make the best mommy hobbies?