A few days a week, we end up staying close to home the entire day. Just Evelyn and me. I love, LOVE, my little one, but I miss the communication and adult interaction of a colleagues. I’ve listed the resources I use to continue learning and thriving as an individual who stays home.
Maybe you work from home or recently relocated or your spouse has a busy season (like mine), and you are feeling isolated. Here’s my tried-and-true list to help:
Free 30 minute broadcasts discussing topics that hit close to home. Wisdom, advice, and encouragement. I listen to them while playing with Evie. Recently I’ve listened to episodes about a mother’s role, raising daughters, strengthening a marriage, and in-law relationships.
2. Library books
Walking in my library, I always think how incredible it is to be able to get free books!! I can place books on hold and constantly have something available to read. I used to solely read novels, but I’ve diversified and read some non-fiction as well. Currently, I’m reading a biography for the first time since high school. (It’s shockingly riveting.) More on this to come…
This community of women reading through the Bible has been revolutionary for me. For the first time ever, I love the commitment of daily devotions. While user-friendly, don’t be fooled – Jessi, Kacia, and Rachael go deep into God’s truth for women. Read more about signing up here.
bonus: Connect Unconventionally
Through the day Twitter & Instagram give me a voice and allow me to document the beauty of everyday. In a traditional job, I couldn’t use these tools enough to build community. The beauty of staying home is that I can be flexible and available. (find me @lindseykubly)
Any other ideas?? I could seriously use some new resources to add to my list!