Top 3 things to do online when the kids have gone to bed

Have you seen that painting by the Swedish painter Carl Larsson called “When the Children have Gone to Bed”?  Its style is Art Nouveau and it depicts a tranquil domestic scene in a parlour lit by an oil lamp.  Dad is sat on a bench reading a book while mum is doing needlework at the table, either embroidery or more likely darning.  It is probably Larsson himself and his wife, and the feeling is so tranquil that you can almost hear a large grandfather clock ticking in the background.

1x1.trans Top 3 things to do online when the kids have gone to bed

The peace that descends when the kids have gone to bed is precious, and we should all try to make the best of it while it lasts.  If you are stuck for ideas here are 3 things to do online when the kids have gone to bed.

Shopping online

Back in 1895 when Larsson painted that picture, shopping was a very different experience from what it is today.  Now we can go online and buy just about anything going, and most things will turn up on our doorstep the very next day.  There are few things as therapeutic as online shopping, and there is nothing wrong with a little self-indulgence, so treat yourself, it will make you feel good.  You could even order a Larsson print.

Gaming online

Playing at an online casino is also good fun.  Perhaps you think that it isn’t the kind of thing a young mother should do in the evenings, but why not? There is nothing wrong with it and it doesn’t even need to cost very much money, in fact you can play most games for free and you can even play bingo for free and still win prizes. Perhaps you have a special talent for games such as poker, you can check it out by playing in a free roll game with sites like catering for your needs.

Learn something new

You might care to use your precious time improving your mind.  There are countless distance learning opportunities on the web covering just about any topic you can think of.  Why not learn a foreign language to better equip yourself for your next foreign vacation?  Or enroll in a creative writing course and get your name in print. Or make up for that gap that your education failed to fill.

How do you spend the evening hours after your little ones have gone to bed?

About Amanda

Amanda Larson is a mother, wife, lawyer and aspiring cook. She truly believes that you can live green and eat well while sticking to a budget. Through her posts she shares her tips on how she does it!


  1. Thank you for this interesting article.

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