Overheard on the NPN forum: Remember when you had hobbies?

Written by: Laura Baginski

Before you had kids, you probably worked out, read novels, kept up with the latest music acts and went to concerts...maybe even went to non-kids' museums to enrich your mind. And now? Between the demands of your kids and your job, you're lucky if you can get through one article online and see your friends in a non-playdate situation once every few months. 

A mom of a one-year-old posted on the NPN discussion forum: "Is it normal to lose the time for hobbies for a good 5 years (at least) while your kids are young?" Other NPN members are jumping in with words of encouragement, as well as tips for making more time for yourself and reclaiming an identity that's more than just "parent." Join the discussion.

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Posted on January 29, 2016 at 11:35 AM