MOM PROBLEMS #05042017: MR. SNAIL

We crafty moms have an affinity for supplies. Anything and everything can sometimes be found in our stash, and the collection, which is nothing shy of a hoarders episode on reality tv, really can consume where you do your art. Storage can become an issue, and while I am constantly on top of my latest […]

MOM PROBLEMS #05032017: TILTED CACTUS DIY

We’ve all been there. We, the moms of 24/7 motherhood. A long day, turns into a rough week, on top of a long month, accumulating together with the last “you can’t remember how long, but it’s been eons” amount of years.  (Duh. Seven. It’s been seven years, the age of your oldest child. What kind […]

MOM PROBLEMS #04292017: MOTHER NATURE STRIKES BACK

Some things about Mother Nature can be tough to learn as a kid, when you live in the SW desert where it ALMOST NEVER RAINS. Today’s surprise weather lesson also brought a few human tears, a whole lot of kiddo shrieks, and an argument between a seven-year-old boy and his younger sister, that resembled the […]

ALL YOU NEED IS A VISION

This is what I love about art: taking something ordinary, randomly destroying it by doing the unexpected, and realizing it’s the perfect possibility for a role in a larger, magical masterpiece, only I could envision. True art appreciation. It’s nearly limitless the myriad of tangents art can take an eye on. Food for my soul, […]

MOM PROBLEMS #05032016: THE GREAT PRETZEL HEIST

The single worst motherhood decision I’ve made this year to date: making my kids homemade soft pretzels from this kit. Omg…if you love to bake and follow nit-picky directions on a clock, this kit is for you!! If you do not like to make complex baking recipes, just light your $4 on fire, if you’ve […]

MOM PROBLEMS #04202016: LEFTOVERS INCOGNITO

MAKING SOMETHING UNIQUE WITH LEFTOVERS… Possibly the only thing I enjoy about “mom level” family cooking: unique meal ideas. Before being a mom, I never cooked like this. Now, I almost find it a challenge to use up every “exotic” leftover. Today’s challenge: yesterday’s leftovers, made from cookout leftovers, into something we will not actually […]

SUPER SIMPLE BICYCLE BASKETS

SUPER SIMPLE BICYCLE BASKETS If you are a mom who hates carrying everything your kids NEED to the park, make them simple tote baskets! Washable, personalizable, simple, fun, and soooooo helpful, these totes are a great alternative to the expensive plastic baskets available at your local store, and take under an hour to make. EXTRA BONUS: they only […]

GOOD LETTER

NEED AN ELF LETTER?

NEED AN ELF LETTER FOR YOUR HOUSE? I made my own version of these letters, for good or bad behavior, and can gladly email you a pdf file with your elf’s name! To get the personalized letters: 1.)  Become a fan of Mama Chickpea, by clicking “Like” or “follow” on our social media sites, including […]

DON’T THROW ME OUT!

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A WEEK LIKE I HAD THIS WEEK? The kind of week, where the once beautiful clothes you sent your child to preschool in, aged prematurely? My son, Max, presented me with a week like this, this past week! We live in a warmer climate. It is almost shorts season. By almost, I […]

MAMA CHICKPEA UNIVERSITY

COMING SOON!! All your favorite MCP Patterns, in one place. Come CREATE with us! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Shelly Arroyo, aka SuperMom & Mama Chickpea When she’s not doing kinder homework or making yet another cheese sandwich cut into finger shapes, she loves doing crafts with her kiddos, shopping Pinterest for new things she’ll never have […]

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