DIY: Turkey Finger Puppets

Let’s face it: the holiday gatherings are more for the adults in the family than the kids. We decorate with our most festive garlands and wreaths, we set the table with our finest dishes and silver, we plate the food as beautifully as we can. The kids don’t care about any of that. So let’s give them something they can appreciate- a fun, simple and inexpensive Thanksgiving themed craft they can enjoy and entertain themselves with while the grown-ups are preparing the meal or watching football. 

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Helping the Homeless: Blessing Bags

Many people probably wonder–what is the best way to help a person who is homeless? For most of us, day-to-day interactions with the homeless are brief. You might see someone soliciting while pulled up to a stoplight, while walking to work, or out shopping. Probably everyone is guilty at some point of just averting their eyes, pretending not to see, or just straight up ignoring the person soliciting, but deep down you think, there has to be a better way. While some of you might gladly pull out a few meager bills or a handful of change, there are probably others of you wishing you had a second option prepared. If this is you–looking for something helpful to provide the homeless and is even (bonus!) a family friendly community service activity, then blessings bags are your answer! Read on for instuctions on how to put together a kit with useful materials–those often recommended by food pantries and donation centers as much needed items.

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10 Kid-Friendly Ways to Show Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is almost here and during this time of year we try to focus on recognizing the things we are grateful for. Did you know that gratitude doesn’t always come naturally to kids? It’s something that we, as parents, need to teach them — so doing this should be at the very top of our parenting to-do list. Children who express gratitude are often kinder, more appreciative, empathetic, and happier. Grateful children also have an understanding that other people have needs and they look outside themselves. They often are more polite, usually better behaved and generally more pleasant to be around. We all aspire to have kind, well-rounded and happy kids, and teaching them gratitude is one of the first steps!

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DIY: Haunting Halloween Ghosts

DIY Ghosts

Halloween is just around the corner.  You have seen the decorations for weeks (sometimes months in some stores)!  Purchasing several things to decorate can add up.  It helps when you find a do it yourself idea that doesn’t cost a lot and still looks great!  We are here to share a great tutorial on how to make haunting Halloween ghosts.

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Got Worms? All About Vermicomposting

Chances are you haven’t given much thought to worms as anything other than fish bait or on rainy days when they congregate on the sidewalk.  Did you know that worms can make tea??  No, not the kind of tea that anyone would want to drink, but a very useful and nutritious drink for your garden.  Read on to find out more about how you can put those little creepy crawlers to work toward beautifying your yard and making your garden grow.

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DIY: Baby Washcloth Bouquet

DIY Baby Washcloth Bouquet

Everyone wants to be the one with the handmade gift that the expecting mom can’t stop gushing over!  But, you also want to bring her something useful for her new little bundle of joy.  We have come up with the perfect solution – make her a baby washcloth bouquet!  You will only need several other small items (besides the washcloths) to make this beautiful gift.  And, even better, you don’t need to be an expert crafter to do this!  There are a few simple steps and you will be on your way to being the envy of everyone at that baby shower.

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DIY Wall Art

When it comes to decorations and art for the rooms in your house, the options are limitless. You could easily run to any home store and find something amazing for your home. You could also scour Etsy and happen upon a custom piece for your wall, making it unique. OR you could make your own! In this post, you’ll learn how to make a custom wall art installation suitable for any room in your house.

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3 Easy Canning Recipes: Jam

3 canning recipes jam

Want to savor the flavor of summer by bottling it up for the rest of the year? Do you have an abundance of fruits you don’t know what to do with? Look no further. We can inspire your inner summertime Goddess whether you are a master chef or just a pasta and eggs kind of gal. With these simple recipes canning jam is as easy as 1-2-3!

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Upcycled T-shirt: No-Sew Tote

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We all have that t-shirt that we refuse to get rid of. Your significant other has been begging you to toss it for years but you just can’t bring yourself to part ways with your favorite tee. We’ve discovered a great way to upcycle your t-shirt into something useful and cute! And the best part? You get to keep your shirt!  That sounds like a win-win, don’t you think? Read on to find out a super easy way to turn that tee into a tote without using a single needle or thread. 

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Lactation Cookies

Looking for a way to help boost your breast milk supply? Sure, there are herbs and teas you can try, but wouldn’t it be awesome if eating cookies could make you more milk? Well, they can! Packed full of healthy ingredients that are shown to increase breast milk production, these yummy cookies will not only make you smile, but will keep your baby happy and satisfied as well.

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DIY Yogurt Melts for Baby

DIY Yogurt Melts for Baby

When your little one is starting solids you’ll probably be looking for a variety of finger foods for him or her to practice self feeding with. However, it’s not always easy to find something that’s yummy and readily available, but not full of chemicals. Try making these homemade yogurt melts! This recipe makes a bunch for you to store in the freezer, so you’ll always have a few on hand. And, they’re super easy to make –they have just 2 ingredients and no added sugar! We know your little one will love them!

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DIY: Homemade Sunscreen

DIY Homemade Sunscreen

The skin is your body’s largest organ. It protects you and you have to take good care of it.  You may not be aware of just how important it is to know exactly what you are putting on your skin day after day. Sunscreen, which is supposed to protect your skin, may actually be poisoning you. Here at Daily Mom we are natural obsessed and want to provide our readers with an alternative to your everyday pharmacy sunscreen. Read on to find out how you can save your skin and save your money.

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Fermenting: Benefits and Recipes

Fermenting

Fermenting is a simple way to implement remarkable nutrition into one’s diet. Fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and kimchi, have been made and consumed around the world for ages. If you have never tried fermented foods before, then the strong taste may seem a little strange at first. Yet you may find that after giving it a try, your body may even begin to crave a helping each day.

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