Hmm... blogging is usually what I do on my downtime from family, work, and school. So, I would say most of my time is with my kids when not blogging. We live close to a lake and park, so we go there a lot. Plus we are in the mountain area of our city so we spend time roaming the mountains and climbing trees.
it's definitely READING for me. when i wasnt blogging yet, i could finish a book in a few hours. now, with blogging and parenting, i could only snatch a couple of hours before bedtime, because i would usually find myself tired from all day's work and doze off easily. playing with my son is a routine, so there's no tug of war between the two when i'm off blogging :)
I love to cook so along with that I like to look through recipes and come up with new ideas. I also love to read and garden. I guess I spend a good portion of my free time blogging but I try to keep time for my other interests just to stay balanced.
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