In a perfect world we’d do the best of everything homemade, handmade, from scratch every time. Probably. Maybe.
But we live in an imperfect world where moms get tired, babies fuss, time runs out and the best intentions are thwarted. It’s OK.
Check out a few of my go-to hacks when you’re having one of those days. You don’t have to give up entirely! Click through for easy pumpkin cookies, an alternative to bath time, the main idea of pie (without the crust) and more!
Instead of Lasagna, Make Baked Rigatoni
Lasagna is delicious but time-consuming. If you've got the time and the ricotta, go for it. But if all you have is a jar of sauce, cooked pasta, and some shredded cheese--throw it all together in a 9x13 dish and bake it until the cheese melts. No layers? No problem! You'll get a close approximation of lasagna in less time with fewer ingredients.
What’s your best parenting hack or short cut?
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