Hi! I’m Misty from the maternal hobbyist.

Meet Modern Motherhood, Elevated!

As The Maternal Hobbyist, I believe that with a little love, patience, creativity, and a few power tools, we can transform ordinary moments into extraordinary experiences.

I’m a Los Angeles girl living in Arkansas! As a wife of 11 years, a mother of two young kiddos, and a Frenchie, I am on a mission to encourage other women through my experiences as I keep it real. I strive to create a vibrant community with a passion for adventure, creativity, and family.

Since being diagnosed with Celiac disease, you will find that all of my recipes are gluten-free, kid-tested, and family-approved. I love to bake and try new things so get ready for a flavor adventure! Because who said gluten-free has to be boring?

Are you unsure about traveling with kids? We were too at first. But get ready because we love to travel as a family! As we’ve learned, if kids live there, kids can travel there too.

Although DIY is new to my blog, it isn’t new to me. After buying our first house and learning from our mistakes, It’s time to share what we’ve learned. And if you’re a woman and you’ve never used power tools before, it’s okay. You’ve come to the right place. I share projects that will help build your confidence. You will be surprised at what you’re capable of if you put your mind to it! You got this!

As a lead-safe mama, I only write about and share things that we actually use at home. My child was lead-poisoned as a toddler so I’ve spent countless hours researching, (I personally pay for heavy metal testing) and eliminating lead and other heavy metals from our home. So I take product safety very seriously. I’ve also seen thousands of items tested and I’m happy to answer any questions. If I can save even one family from dealing with the effects of lead poisoning, it’s worth it!

Please feel free to reach out any time! I’d love to connect with you!

when life gives you
lemons, just Add them
in your recipe