Did you just have a baby and you’re stuck inside the house for a while? Or maybe you’re stuck inside the house with kids for some other reason like bad weather or you’re trying to keep your baby and family from getting sick. Either way, you’re craving some adult interaction or just a moment to yourself right? I know how lonely it can be after just having a baby or not being able to get out of the house like you want to. I got you mama!
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Things to Do When Stuck Inside the House
Technology will be your new best friend if you’re stuck inside the house for a bit. It can keep you close to the people that matter and you won’t feel so alone. Technology can also give you a community that understands what you’re currently going through.
Netflix Party With Friends
I’m sure you’re watching plenty of series and movies on Netflix right now, but wouldn’t it be more fun to watch and discuss Netflix with a friend? You may not be able to Netflix and couch it with a friend at the moment, but you can watch your favorites together virtually! You can host a long distance movie night or watch party with your friends online. Netflix Party allows you to watch Netflix together and group chat at the same time for FREE! Click HERE to learn more.
Click HERE for some Netflix shows to add to your watchlist.
Play Animal Crossing
Do you just want to get away for a while? Now might be the time to take over your child’s Nintendo Switch if you don’t already have one of your own! The Nintendo Switch game, Animal Crossing New Horizons will help you get away from the real world and relax in a virtual one. You can play it alone or you can play online with friends!
If you like the Sims, you’ll love this game. I’m a huge Sims fan, but I think Animal Crossing is a little more fun for the simple fact that it’s an open world and you can play online. Also, you can actually DO things instead of just watching your character do the things you tell them to do which makes it more interesting.
Animal Crossing helps you escape from reality which sometimes we need an escape as a mom or just as a person living in this crazy world of ours! The game is so relaxing and easy to play. You can easily play it for hours and forget about things that are stressing you for at least a little while.
I just found out that there is also a Nintendo Switch Lite version that is $100 cheaper than the original! If you have no plans on buying a Nintendo Switch at this time, you can play Animal Crossing on your phone, but believe me when I say it’s much more fun on the Switch!
Video Call Friends and Family
These days there are so many different ways to video chat with the ones you love. There’s no need for you to have an iPhone to have some face time with friends. You can use Google Duo or even Facebook messenger to make a video call. Google Duo allows you to video chat with up to 8 people and Facebook messenger allows 6. You can also use Zoom or Google Meet to get together with a lot more people all at once.
Ever heard of the Houseparty app? It’s an app where you can video chat with people and play games with them at the same time! This will add even more fun to your video calls. You can play games like Heads Up, Trivia, Quick Draw, and Chips and Guac. You can use your cell phone or your computer. Click HERE to find out how to play games on Houseparty.
Have a Virtual Playdate
Miss hanging out with your mom friend and her child? Have a virtual play date! Set up your phone or computer with Zoom, FaceTime, or whatever you’d like and have some fun together. You can do crafts, play a game, have storytime or whatever you’d like. Get creative and enjoy each other’s company virtually!
Start a Virtual Book Club
Pick a book with a friend or a few friends and discuss what you’re reading. You don’t have to meet in person to do this. You can discuss via group chat, video call, a Facebook group, or however the group decides to. An online book club can be a lot of fun and give you that adult connection you need right now.
For your online book club, you can use Kindle Unlimited (click HERE to get your 1st month FREE) or you can check out ebooks for free from the library through Libby or whatever app your library uses to do so. If you have Amazon Prime, you get access to over 1000 books and magazines with your Amazon Prime membership with no additional charge to you. Get Amazon Prime for just $5.99 a month right now! Click HERE to sign up. Take a look at my blog post How to Get FREE Books for more ways to get free books for you and your kids.
Join a Mom Community
Being a part of a mom community is always helpful. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new mom or an OG mom. There is always another mom you can connect with and understand exactly where you’re coming from. If you need an idea of how to handle something or just need to get your feelings out without feeling judged, they are there for you!
Mom life can be hard and sometimes we just need that support from other moms. There are tons of mom groups on Facebook from local mom groups to baby due date groups. I actually recently created my own called Mom Life Living. It’s a mom community for moms to share their mom life with other moms! Join my new mom community on Facebook called Mom Life Living. Click HERE to join now.
There are also other mom communities outside of Facebook like Baby Center and What to Expect. I used those communities a lot when I was pregnant and still do now as well. You can also create your own mom group or search for a local mom group.
Create a TikTok Account
Wait, what? Create a TikTok account? Yes, you read that correctly! You probably said you’ll never be bored enough to make a TikTok right…Don’t be surprised if you end up with one soon. You’ll probably end up with one just to keep an eye on your tween or teen! Believe it or not though, there is actually a mom community on the app that we apparently thought was just for tweens and teens! TikTok is a bunch of mindless fun that can help take your mind off of things.
Meet The Chambers (@meetthechambers) has created a short video on TikTok with music If youre a mom lets grow together. Are you a boy mom? Girl mom? Bonus mom? Let’s be friends 💕#momsover30 #tiktokmoms #momsoftiktok #blacktiktok #momlife #tiktokover30 #bonusmom
You’ll also relate to a lot of moms and families. It can also be quite helpful with mom tips and quick and easy recipes. The other cool thing about TikTok is that the more you like a certain type of video, the more you’ll see that type of video on the For You page! So you’ll constantly see things just FOR YOU instead of all the kiddie stuff so don’t worry! Click HERE for a list of families and moms to follow on TikTok!
Take a look at this funny TikTok I created. I bet you can relate to this right mama? Told you! TikTok is so fun and it’s something you can get into all on your own and even include your family if you’d like. There are a lot of TikTok challenges you can join in on or even make up your own dance challenges. If you don’t want to make your own TikToks you will have fun just watching them too. I bet you’ll end up making one yourself though after using TikTok for a while. It’s not as hard as it looks and if you have an older child they can teach you how to use it easily!
Meet The Chambers (@meetthechambers) has created a short video on TikTok with music original sound. Look, but don’t touch! #canttouchthis #momlifebelike #momsover30 #momsoftiktok #tiktokmoms #blacktiktok #newbabyboy #newmomlife #momstiktoktoo
Can’t dance? Don’t worry! You don’t have to dance, but there are some old school dance challenges I promise you can do and have fun with. Look at me doing the Macarena!
Meet The Chambers (@meetthechambers) has created a short video on TikTok with music #hiteverybeat. This the one! #momstiktoktoo #shecandoit #80sbabytho #heymacarena #hiteverybeat #momsover30 #momover30 #30andupclub #tiktokmomandkids
If you truly don’t want to dance though, there are plenty of other videos you can create for TikTok from lip-syncing to just venting or being silly about your own life! Look at this funny savage remix I made instead of doing the savage challenge!
Meet The Chambers (@meetthechambers) has created a short video on TikTok with music Savage Baby. Baby Savage Part 2! Wasn’t expecting this 🤣 Use this sound moms🤱🏾 #babysavage #savageremix #momlifebelike #momsover30 #savagechallenge #tiktokmoms
Follow me on TikTok @MeetTheChambers. Here are some mom hashtags I like to follow:
Get Some Fresh Air
Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to look at four walls all day. Go outside! A lot of the things on this list can be done while you’re outside. So get out of the house for a few and just enjoy the scenery while reading a book or taking a walk.
Fun Things to Do With Kids At Home
If you’re looking for things to do WITH your kids while stuck inside the house, check out the following blog posts: