When I set out to make my daughter’s baby food I had no idea how much I would enjoy it. She’s completely off purees now and I still miss it! I never built up a large stock of baby food in the freezer just so that I could spend that time in the kitchen peeling, baking, steaming, boiling, and blending. What can I say, I’m a tattooed, foul-mouthed domesticated housewife. And it’s awesome.

Welcome to our DIY Crafts series! DIY Crafts is focused on crafts that we have done, crafts that we will do and crafts that others have done that we feel deserve the “Craft Spotlight”. We invite you to check back often as we share these projects with you. You can view all of the DIY Crafts by visiting our DIY and Arts & Crafts section.

Clearly, we need more hours in the day for the things we do. It seems though, as a parent, you have to put something on the back burner daily just to accomplish what needs to be done. Growing up, my parents never had a problem with putting a warm, delicious meal on the table for dinner every night. Now, my mom is here to share a secret with you all that will make cooking certain meals a whole lot easier.

Make your own cute and shimmery glitter bowl in just a few easy steps. These bowls are so fun, but I have to warn you, they are not very sturdy and aren’t meant to hold heavy items. I am making another one in gold, too.

So, you decided to take a road trip with your family. You packed your bags, planned your route, and now are thinking of last minute things you may have forgotten. Luckily, you ended up here. In this post, we go over a few last minute hacks for your road trip. Keep your kids safe, entertained, and not whining about being hungry! Check out our list below!

I can’t really think of anything I enjoy more in the morning besides some wheat toast, butter & sweet strawberry freezer jam. My kiddo loves the jam on a sandwich with nutella. My grandma would make it all the time and it was a special treat growing up. It wasn’t until recently, after craving it, that I decided to look up the recipe. After reading pages and pages of different methods, I went with the easiest recipe that took the least amount of time. Did I mention it requires 4 things? The main thing here is Sure Jell Pectin. You can find it at any store but I actually found it at our Super Walmart.

When I first became pregnant I went the route that most moms do – they call their OB/GYN and schedule an appointment to confirm the pregnancy and begin routine prenatal care. From my first appointment at my OB/GYN’s office to confirm the pregnancy I felt that something was off. I had taken two pregnancy tests at home, one was positive and one negative, so I was really looking forward to getting the confirmation from the nurse practitioner at our first appointment. Instead of a smile and congratulations, the nurse practitioner walked in with her head down at her paperwork and didn’t even confirm the pregnancy, instead started asking me questions about my medical history like it was the 20th appointment she had that day. I had to stop her and ask – wait, am I really pregnant!?. She looked up at me, rolled her eyes, and said “well yes, of course, that’s why we’re here” in a snooty tone that I will never forget.