Archive of ‘INSPIRATION’ category

THE GREAT PRETZEL HEIST

MOM PROBLEMS #3763528495732: 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 […]

LEFTOVERS INCOGNITO

MOM PROBLEM #19737632174785:   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 […]

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 […]

I LOVE ILLUSTRATION!

I guess maybe it’s one of those innate characteristics that my genetics blessed upon me, but I have a weak spot for art of all kinds, especially illustration.  Doesn’t matter if it’s my own or someone else’s, famous or a random doodle by a child, made by modern computer or by traditional graphite, I JUST […]

ADVENTURES OF A SUPERMOM…

SoOooooOOoooo, how better to explain the chaos that is your casa, than to ILLUSTRATE it? Oh, how I love illustration… original art, copyright Mama Chickpea, aka Kitchen Mouse Graphics 🙂

WHO IS MAMA PEA?

Some people may ask when they see this site, “Who is “Mama Pea???”  I think a better question, is…..”WHAT DOES SHE LOOK LIKE?”  I think this sums me, up… MAMA CHICKPEA:  noun.  a variant of MAMA, MAMI, MOMMY, MOM, MA, MOMMA, and “teacher,” formed from superhero powers, and fueled on caffeine. MOTHER:  needs no explanation… […]

WALL DECAL ART!

Who says everyone can’t have a Picasso moment?!  MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO?? RIGHT?  When I found out I was pregnant with my first, my son, Max, I really hated the idea of conforming to a “normal” nursery theme, but I felt challenged by my exhaustion, to have my “normal” Picasso moments of artistically crafty brilliance. […]

JUST A LITTLE SPROUTLET…

Just a little sprout, looking to blossom in the sunshine… Hello to all my bean sprouts, chickpeas, and fellow SuperMoms! Trying this out…hopefully this Mama Pea can! It is my hope to have this up and running soon, so we can get to know each other and live through the perils of parenthood, together! Gimme a […]