I’m Jennifer Pilgrim, a Dallas-area mom to a toddler girl and a new baby on the way. This little place in the blogosphere is where I like to share my creative inspiration. From practical crafts to cooking for your family to honest conversation, my hope is that Mom Skills will inspire you to create joy in your home. I’m a firm believer that as women, we are the masters of happiness in our households. I’m not an expert. In fact, I’m learning right along with you but let’s have some fun together!
How Mom Skills Came to Be
I haven’t always been crafty or familiar with cooking. In fact, this blog happened by accident. One month after we married, my husband moved us from our lifelong home state of Texas deep into the Amish country in Ohio. It was an exciting adventure at first but gloom soon set in due to the stress of his job, the lack of a support system (friends and family), and the hardship of not having basic shopping and entertainment amenities. I became bored and purposeless.
The only thing that brought me any happiness during that time was my marriage. Once I decided that I’d had just about enough negativity in a few short months to last a lifetime, I set out to create a different mood in my home. Through blogs, I began learning how to cook, bake, decorate and create. Come to find out, I sincerely enjoyed these things and I had a talent for it.
I decided to start a blog of my own in 2012 to keep in touch with loved ones in Texas and to share my recipes and crafts with whoever needed inspiration. Fast forward half a decade and we’re back in Dallas, Texas living a blessed life full of friends and family. I’ve found true comfort, understanding, inspiration and knowledge through blogs and I pray that Mom Skills will do the same for others.