What’s Your Mobby?
A Note from the Editor
By Jordan Sapir
This month, Über Moms have been discussing hobbies. We’ve coined the term “Mobby”.
Finding new hobbies and transforming old hobbies is a challenge that is often left for empty- nesters. We have to adapt a lot as mothers. As a new mom, the most difficult aspect of pursuing our hobbies is finding the time to dedicate to ourselves. I nearly fell out of my chair when a friend asked me what the latest book I’ve read was.
“Oh, you mean the last time I was able to stay awake to read, or like a full book?”
To be honest, I think it was What to Expect When You’re Expecting. I simply haven’t made time for reading. I have had to adapt. That doesn’t mean I’ve given up on reading all together. That does, however, mean that the closest thing to a book I’ve gotten is a million Podcasts devoured during a long run. Guess what? It still counts. Moms, in order to have a hobby, you need to think out of the box. Think like a Über Mom. That hobby isn’t going to wait for your kids to go to college. You’re asking yourself how to start a new hobby or to recreate an old hobby.
Step One: Choose a hobby that you love so much it pains your heart when you can’t do it. If you truly love your hobby, you will never “need” to find the time. You will make time.
Step 2: Read tips on how other Über Moms are pursuing their hobbies. Having a passion as a mom is another fulfilling way to create a life of balance.
Amie Mignatti shares her hobby with her daughter and hopes that she will continue the tradition.
Leah Hasse deals with the loss of her beloved hobby and struggles to regain her footing in a new country and land.
Celina Criss, sex therapist and Über Mom, has some tips on sharing your hobby with your partner to bring you closer together.
Resident scientist Pia Johannson explains how hobbies can stress you out – in a positive way!
Jordan Sapir, mother of two glitter-laden girls, 1 and 3, studied Journalism and International Political Science in NYC, a place she once called home. She can slaughter five languages fluently. She has worked in a newsroom or two, walked a catwalk or three, and is all for an impromptu adventure. Having traded in her Prada for pretzels, the founder of Über Moms lives in Munich, where she is a stay at home mom and studying to become a certified nutritionist. She is a mommy on a mission and wants to help fellow mothers raise healthy happy families, and beat a PR here and there.