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 […]

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 […]

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