It’s easy to let creative pursuits and hobbies fade into the background during the hectic years of early parenting. And when the time comes to make room for them again, we’re sometimes left with questions: Am I too old? Is this still something I love to do? Maybe I should pick up something new? And how do I fit it all in?
Whether you’re looking to bring some “not-mom” activities back into your life or just continue to challenge yourself to remain curious and creative, Episode 43 is all about passions and hobbies. We’ll share our own stories and give you ideas for finding out what inspires you and making room for it in your life.
(We also chatted about what’s going on in our lives, including Meagan’s uncharacteristic foray into the world of party favors – see above. 😉 )
Links we mentioned (or should have!) in Episode 43
- How to find inspiration when you’re uninspired (The Art of Simple)
- This video from The Happiness Project shows Gretchen Rubin talking about using envy or jealousy as a tool to find out what you’re looking for in your own life
- The Audition: On beating fear and taking changes (Meagan for The Happiest Home)
Great advice! I used to love to read and when my kids were babies I gave up reading because I was just too tired at night. I’ve recently started to read again and forgot how much I enjoyed it. It’s a small thing but has made a big difference. Also have totally become obssesed with cooking blogs now that I have slightly more time to cook, kids are 6 and 4.
Sarah Powers says
Kim, I was the same way with reading! I’m totally back into it after probably a DECADE off. It’s the little things! 🙂
Thanks for your podcast! I don’t know how you think of such great topics to discuss. I have four daughters ages 7-17 and relate so much to your discussions. I find myself nodding or laughing along with you.
As someone who has never created beautiful table settings, I’d love to learn more about this from Sarah. What elements make up a great table scape? Where do you look for inspiration or resources? This would be fun for me to explore now that my kids are getting older.
Thanks again for all the great episodes!
I am new to podcasts and I love yours! This episode really made me realize that I need to start doing things I used to love. It’s very hard to find the time with an almost one year old. But I have started doing yoga at least once a week. It feels amazing to have some ME time! I have also been thinking about starting a blog to help guide other new moms!
Sarah Powers says
Thanks, Elizabeth! We’re so glad you’re enjoying the show!
Amanda B says
I have been binge listening to your podcast for a few weeks while im at work. I started from episode one and I am loving literally every episode. I feel a breath of fresh air knowing that 1. I am not alone in this crazy mom life 2. I am learning SO much for parenting my littles (2.5, 5.5) and a lot of your experiences I have been able to apply to our home and make some small shifts that have made life a little easier around the house. Can’t wait to be caught up!