My son’s 4th birthday cake

My friends Michelle and Christina both started crocheting adorable hats and selling on Etsy.

My friend Lara started making sweet baby girl accessories, as well as her own photography and interior design business. She’s one very busy mama!

My friend Maegan started knitting and selling hats and coffee cozies.

My friend Jill started designing and crafting beautiful children’s clothing.

Many friends started blogging, like me.

So many fabulous creative outlets that not only help make these women happier people but also better mothers.

Holiday “Creative Outlet” Giveaways!

To kick off this season of giving, I’ll be doing a few creative outlet holiday giveaways. I want to support my fellow moms who are using their talents to bring home the bacon for their families and strengthen their own mental health in the process. (If you have a business you’d like to share with my readers, please let me know!)

I encourage you to support these moms, enter my giveaways of course, but more importantly think about supporting family owned small business with your holiday shopping dollars. Buying gifts made with love for your loved ones, is not only extra special for the receiver, but also makes a financial and even mental wellness impact on real families just like yours.

So! My first giveaway of the season is an adorable custom-made hand-crocheted hat by MinaDream Crochet. Michelle is a stay at home mom of two, a boy Ronin’s age and a girl a little older than Ellie. Our kids are the best of friends! Michelle and I met at a playgroup about 4 years ago when our boys were 3 months old and have been friends ever since.

Here is a MinaDream hat Ellie wore for our recent photos.

Here’s another that Ellie wears all the time.

MinaDream also sells handsome boys styles like this.

And here’s a MinaDream hat of my own!

The winner can choose from infant, boys, girls or adult styles. (Up to a $25 value)

To enter just use the rafflecopter form below. The mandatory entry is to leave a comment on this blog post telling me your personal favorite creative outlet. All other methods of entry are optional and give you extra chances at winning. This giveaway ends on Tuesday, Nov 22.


About Cristi Comes

Warrior Mom. Wife. Writer. Passionate advocate for motherhood and mental health, self care and positive self image. Lover of tech, travel, books and entertainment.


  1. Laura says

    It’s hard for me to pick my favorite creative outlet because I enjoy so many! I guess it would be baking. I love making yummy foods from scratch and especially for the people i love.

    As a mother, having my blog or hobbies is such a necessary part of me being a whole,happy person.

  2. Lauren Hale says

    I’d have to say my creative outlet these days is writing or graphic design. when I’m particularly frustrated, a couple of hours with a graphics program and music usually does the trick. Oh! and there’s baking too. I make a mean chocolate chip cookie!

  3. Maggie says

    My favorite creative outlet is remodeling our home. This blog post reminded me I’ve neglected that outlet — and improving our living conditions — for too long! The hat would come in very handy as the master bath is currently uninsulated from top to bottom…