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    Default How to fill in the time?

    DD is 3 and I work approx 12 hours a week. Lately I've been struggling with how to fill in my days. Finances are rather tight which does dictate what we can & can't do to a certain extent...DD is great, very independent, entertains herself really well, but often that means I feel quite bored! The housework is done, she's playing happily and I don't really know what to do with myself :/ I have hobbies that I can do when she's not around, but that's rare as she's in daycare 2 days a week & I work those days. Is there anything you can do for yourself to keep occupied WITH kids around?! We do play dates and playgroup & all that stuff. Sometimes it just feels like there are soooo many hours in the day!

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    Come do my housework?
    Seriously though, we do things like go for a walk to the park, finger painting, reading, dancing to The Wiggles (totally doesn't count as screen time if we're being active :P ) and if DS is occupied with napping or doing his own thing I do stuff I like to do, like reading, playing The Sims.

    At least, that's what happens when I'm on uni break. During semester all my spare time is spent on study. I do my course from home so I need to be super organised when DS allows me some time alone lol

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    Is it hard to study with a little one around? Because that's something I'd like to look into!

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    I took a couple of semesters off when he was born but he's 2 now so it's much easier. It's a lot easier to get him to do stuff on his own, and I will admit I use TV when I'm desperate (trying to finish an assignment on time or study for exams). I'm also only taking 3 units instead of 4 which would be a normal full-time load, and last year I only took 1 or 2 at a time.

    It can be distracting having him around because even when he's entertaining himself he likes to come and check in with me and show me what he's doing, but I'm pretty good at getting my focus back. And I do have DH around in the afternoons/evenings so if I really need to concentrate I can work at night too.

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    Do you go to your library for craft and storytime?

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    Yes, we do Although I must admit I've been a bit lazy with that sort of stuff since its been so cold. That probably has a bit to do with the way I've been feeling!

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    Knitting/sewing/crocheting
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    Write a blog
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    This was me; I actually picked up some more work as I really enjoy my job and it was flexible (nurse).
    If I hadnt worked more id read, go for walks etc. But I actually needed the social interaction and not from other mums etc as I felt I had nothing to talk about ( I dont tend to need to have a good bish about people/things)

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    If she's happy to play on her own then look at study, there are at home hecs courses so if you're eligible then you won't have to pay back until you start earning more. It will also add to your cv if you're seeking further employment once she starts school full time

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