Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Making use of my "kid-free" time

To those who are now wondering, no, I am not pregnant. I just came across an interesting post from Shannon at Nourishing Days that touched on the time before kids. She talked about wishing she would have used the time more wisely. Her list included:

Here is a list of things to learn and do that I wish I had done myself:

  • knitting
  • sewing
  • gardening
  • preparing nourishing food
  • nourishing our marriage
  • reading
  • praying
  • composting
  • learning about homemade cleaners including laundry detergent
  • learn to make your own bread, yogurt, butter and anything else that you would buy from the grocery store
  • learn to make homemade soap
  • learn to make homemade candles
  • learn to use herbs and natural remedies for healing
I think this is a very useful list. I may be using this as a stepping off point for my own list of things I want to do before we enter into that portion of our lives. Some items, like bread and laundry soap, I've got covered and others I am working on. For now, I am enjoying my alone time and time with my husband and hope to learn many new skills while doing it!

1 comment:

  1. A good thing to do! The only thing I wish I would have done is educate myself more on cloth diapers...even though day care wouldn't have taken him at that point, but whatever! I do regret that.