20 Things To Do Without The Kids At Home

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The day has come and i am finally alone in the house. No Kids, no husband , just me,myself & I !!!  I was feeling a little sad this morning and not sure what to do with myself so i though i would write a list of all the wonderful things i can do on my own ( Well No13 Inc my Hubby ) Hope you enjoy –

  1. Go clothes shopping
  1. Have a bath / shower/wee in peace
  1. Speak to someone on the phone without being interrupted
  1. Have a hot meal
  1. Have a hot drink
  1. Go for lunch somewhere that doesn’t serve chicken nuggets.
  1. Read a book / magazine
  1. Go for a run during the day
  1. Write my blog in peace
  1. Have my hair cut
  1. Have my nails done
  1. Have an afternoon nap
  1. Have an afternoon ‘nap’ with my husband!! ❤️
  1. Carry a small handbag containing only my phone, keys & purse
  1. Watch trashy TV without having to pause it 10 times due to screaming
  1. Wear nice clothes without the fear of sticky fingers ruining my top.
  1. Go to the cinema and watch a film that’s doesn’t have Disney in the tile
  1. Enjoy ‘silence’
  1. Throw a one women party!!!! 🎉🎉🎉
  1. Just do NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me know how you will celebrate the kids going back to school.




  1. September 7, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    I especially like the nap with Daddy moment! he he! I am owner of a 14 month old and won’t be seeing him off to school for a long time! Never mind, paitence is a virtue! Thanks for linking up to #FamilyFun – Hope you can join us next week!

  2. September 7, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    hehe I love this – aaaah my time is yet to come before my littlies are at school. Your list made me quite envious. What is silence? I don’t think it has been a part of my life for the last 2 years, neither has having a wee in peace for that matter. Enjoy your you time!! Thanks for linking up at #familyfun hope to see you again next week xx

  3. September 8, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    It all sounds sooooooo nice! I’m jealous (in a nice way of course 🙂 ) and wish I could be alone just for 1 day! My 4 year old started pre school but my 2 year old is still at home with me and she is needs all the attention x #familyfun

  4. September 9, 2016 / 6:23 am

    Ah the list of dreams!Love that..
    I think I have managed to do all 20 of those things so far this week – well, apart from No.13 – but its only Friday, there’s still time, haha.
    Long live term time.
    big love, L

  5. September 10, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Haha number 13!my boy is at pre school 15 hours a week now and it’s so nice having a but of quiet time to myself. I’ve been using it to blog mostly but it’s nice to have a but of peace sometimes zz #familyfun

  6. September 10, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    The last one is my favourite! What I wouldn’t give to just do nothing at all!! I still have two at home and although I dread my babies joining the other two at school, part of me cant wait for some peace and quiet! #justanotherlinky

  7. September 11, 2016 / 6:25 am

    I love this but especially the do nothing!! Sometimes that is all you want to do – I don’t stop all day so this would be ideal!! xx #TheList

  8. Nige
    September 11, 2016 / 7:43 am

    Absolutely brilliant list oh yes a nap with daddy really lolThanks for linking to the #binkylinky come back next week please

  9. September 11, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    I love this… I just wish I can do the same, because as soon as kids are off school, I’m also off work. I’m so looking forward to do all these self pampering at some point. #KCACOLS.

  10. September 11, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    Fantastic list! My husband and I have just had two weeks off and for both of them our daughter was at nursery Tuesday – Thursday. We had lunch out, we did lots of things in the garden, we lounged on the sofa watching TV and I faffed on my blog. It was AWESOME! I hope you get to enjoy all of the things on your list and more xx


  11. September 11, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    Your list is great! Sounds like wonderful ‘me time’ 🙂 For me: do nothing, watch a series and write my blog, oh! And have some chocolate without having to give some to my 4yo and feel guilty for not being healthy! Haha xx

  12. September 11, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Ah I hope it made you feel better about having a quiet house! The question is which one are you going to do first?! 🙂 #justanotherlinky

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 16, 2016 / 11:50 am

      It was a joint choice but No13 got ticked off 1st. Ha ha X

  13. September 11, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Oh my gosh, Im so jealous! My little one has just started nursery school, but I still have the newborn with me so no such luck for creating a list like this. I say work your way down your list and savour every moment 😉 Emily #KCACOLS

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 16, 2016 / 11:49 am

      Im having a good go this week X

  14. September 11, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    This list is spot on! I love this list but I am also quite jealous because I never have the house to myself.. at all! #binkylinky

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 16, 2016 / 11:48 am

      Keep up the dream ! One day you will have a minute to think.

  15. September 12, 2016 / 9:59 am

    Hehe, great post! I have Wednesdays and Thursdays now without the kids at home and it’s bliss! x #KCACOLS

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 16, 2016 / 11:47 am

      Im back to work next week but have loved a whole 4 days of being on my own during the school day X

  16. September 12, 2016 / 11:10 am

    Such a great list. I actually enjoyed doing the cleaning without getting interrupted – that was after 12 years of having pre-schoolers in the house! It was such a novelty to start anything and actually get it finished. #KCACOLS

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 16, 2016 / 11:46 am

      Each to there own ! Im enjoying watching my own TV programmes and eating a meal uninterrupted, X

  17. September 13, 2016 / 5:09 am

    In my case, it’s me who goes off to school everyday and my little one stays home still… Next year she’ll be starting kindergarten, so we’ll both be out at the same time, so don’t think I’ll ever be able to make a list like this! #TheList

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 16, 2016 / 11:45 am

      Bless you !! Your doing it for the greater good.Thank you for commenting X

  18. September 14, 2016 / 12:33 am

    I want to do all of these. Hope you had a fab day and hubby got to join in 😉 Thanks for linking to #KCACOLS Hope you come back next Sunday.

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 16, 2016 / 11:40 am

      The list has been ticked off and hubby did assist. Ha Ha XX

  19. September 14, 2016 / 10:47 am

    A cracking list but way too much for one day 😉. I haven’t had a day on my own in my own house for months…can’t flipping wait to put Gilmore Girls boxset on, do my ironing in the lounge without fear of burning a miniature human and actually drink a coffee while it’s still hot! #KCACOLS

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 16, 2016 / 11:38 am

      It’s taken a few days but i have managed to tick the whole list off . Inc No 13 X

  20. September 14, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Ahh having a hot meal, without having to share it!!! My hair is in desperate need as well!! A great list #kcacols

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 16, 2016 / 11:35 am

      I had my hair done yesterday so birds are no longer trying to nest on my head. I feel great X

  21. September 14, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Well an afternoon nap sounds just about heavenly!!! A hot meal?!! What are we, royalty??? Haha-thanks for sharing! #KCACOLS

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 16, 2016 / 11:32 am

      Funny thing is i have been home alone during the day for nearly a week now and im lost ! Im still drinking my tea cold because i keep forgetting i have made one. My Brain has exploded

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 16, 2016 / 11:27 am

      I’m still waiting for the silence X

  22. September 15, 2016 / 11:05 am

    Fab post. After having the boys all at school we went and had Little Miss OMG so it’s going to be a while before I need a list like this.

    I’m really looking forward to peeing on my own!


    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 16, 2016 / 11:26 am

      Oh Bless !! No more for me 2 is more than enough.I’m happy to keep ticking off the list one point at a time X

  23. September 15, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    When the kids get older (20 & 16 in my case) you still long for days or time on your own, they are still always under my feet! #TheList xx

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 16, 2016 / 11:16 am

      Your supposed to give me hope !

  24. September 16, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    Whenever I get child free time (basically never) I always think “Oh I’ll have a nice cup of tea (because apparently I’m 90) and watch something on catch up that I’ve missed out on. The reality is I wonder round picking up everyone else’s crap and working on my blog/vlog/emails. Ah well. Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 18, 2016 / 1:01 pm

      Nothing wrong with a good old cup of tea ( as long as there is cake with it ) X

  25. September 16, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    A great list of things to do whilst kid free! I mostly do number 20 haha! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky

    • The UnNatural Mother
      September 18, 2016 / 1:00 pm

      I have completed all numbers now so making some new ones up !

  26. January 14, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Great post. Loving the suggestions. I like binge watching my favourite show

  27. July 24, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    Can’t remember the last time I was alone without very specific plans. I don’t think I’ve had a day like that in over a year. I’m not sure I’d know what to do with myself #postsfromtheheart

  28. July 24, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Haha, I’m sitting here with my four week old trying to work out just how long it will be before I get to do these again!!

  29. July 25, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    As an expat SAHM who has no childcare or family around, I NEVER get to be alone in the house. Like never. We’re visiting the Uk next month and I already have all my family lined up for babysitting duties. I haven’t been out with the kids in 5.5 years! The thing I’m most excited about is a day of shopping and sitting in a coffee shop all by myself with a magazine. Heaven! And ‘m sure I can pick a few more thing off your list haha #PostFromTheHeart

  30. July 28, 2017 / 9:08 am

    Love this list . I had a whole day and night child free in the week and just wandering about Manchester, going in and out of shops as much as I liked without anyone whining and insisting on going in the Lego shop was just glorious!!! #postsfromtheheart

  31. July 30, 2017 / 10:36 am

    What a lovely list! I hope you make time to work through all of them. You deserve it x

  32. July 30, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    I don’t know what this is – I am never ever at home alone! I’m so jealous!! #postsfromtheheart

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