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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

CRAZY HAT DAY!

As a finale to Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Week Extravaganza, my kiddos needed “crazy hats” to wear. So, about a week ago my next question to myself was, “After ‘feather-covered Thing 1 & 2 wigs,’ what exactly COULD I do for a ‘crazy hat?!?’ I am a crafty supermom, but jeez, there was so little notice here, […]

DR SEUSS THING 1 & 2!

I DID IT! I made the CRAZIEST “knit & feathered” wigs, EVER…HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR. SEUSS! I found out last Friday, that this coming week was Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration Week at school. Like all the other parents that day, I arrived at the school to pick-up my kiddos up and was handed a paper, asking […]

THE MONSTER ATE IT!

A couple weeks ago, I was approached with a “mom first.”  Upon picking my toddlers up from their morning preschool hours, my son hands me his papers and he needs to bring a Valentine box for the Valentine’s Day Party. “Wow,” I thought, where should I take this one?!? Searching Pinterest as I do, when […]

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 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, […]

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