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On-The-Go Hobbies For Parents Wanting To Cut Down On Their Own Screen Time

by | March 28, 2019

Why not cut down on your own screen time by trying a new hobby that doesn’t involve a smartphone? Keep reading to see which on-the-go hobbies for parents can help them cut down on their screen time.

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On-The-Go Hobbies For Parents Wanting To Cut Down on Their Own Screen Time

Parents spend a lot of time waiting. Waiting in front of your kid’s school to pick them up in the afternoon, waiting for your teenager at the mall while they shop at their favorite store, and waiting at soccer games or ballet recitals before they begin are all common situations we find ourselves in. It is easy to turn to your smartphone to scroll through Instagram or play the newest mobile game. Here are some suggestions about on-the-go hobbies for parents wanting to reduce their screen time.


Along with crocheting, knitting is a great way to keep yourself occupied while waiting in the car or even to keep your hands busy while watching your young one play at the park. You can knit socks for your newest addition to the family, matching beanies for your friend’s twins, or even blankets made with love to donate to your local children’s hospital. It’s a fun and productive use of spare time and you can learn through YouTube with no initial experience as I did.                                            

On-The-Go Hobbies For Parents Wanting To Cut Down on Their Own Screen Time
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On-The-Go Hobbies For Parents Wanting To Cut Down on Their Own Screen Time

Word Search/ CrossWord Puzzles/ Sudoku

Easy to leave in your purse or glove compartment of your car and usually found at your local corner store, word and number puzzles are an effective way to exercise your mind. Whether you prefer to use pens, pencils, or even highlighters, there is a puzzle out there or everyone!


When is the last time you read a book cover to cover? If you can’t remember, maybe it’s time to take a trip to your local library in order to rekindle your love of reading. Do you want to cry? Read Nicholas Sparks The Notebook. If you want to be on the edge of your seat, try Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Non-Fiction is your cup of tea? Michelle Obama’s Becoming is a must. No matter what you like to read, set a powerful example for your children by keeping a book with you at all times.

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Bullet Journaling

If you have a busy life filled with a hectic work schedule, children’s extracurriculars, and your own personal hobbies and classes bullet journaling is perfect for you. As an effective way of keeping track of anything life throws at you as well as serving as a personal diary and hub for your ideas, it is a fun way to occupy spare time you would otherwise spend stalking your celeb-crush on Twitter.

Do you have any hobbies that don’t involve using any screen time? Let me know in the comments below.

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Gabriella Anaya

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