How to make LEGO Christmas ornaments | One Mama's Daily Drama -- Follow these instructions with photos to make five easy ornaments.

LEGO Christmas ornaments

LEGO Christmas ornaments are fun and easy to make. If you already have a box of LEGO bricks and pieces, you probably have everything you need. Best of all, these ornaments can be taken apart and put back in the LEGO bins to play with year-round. I challenged my kids to come up with some easy LEGO ornaments that anyone could make without  much instruction. Here is what they came … Continue Reading →


Yummy stocking stuffers for kids and adults | One Mama's Daily Drama -- Treat your sweet tooth to some semi-healthy treats in your stocking.

7+ yummy stocking stuffers for kids & adults

Stocking stuffers don’t have to be hard to choose – or expensive. My favorite stocking stuffers are food. Forget the classic orange and the more modern favorite, the chocolate orange. I’ve got more than seven yummy stocking stuffers for kids and adults. They aren’t quite as healthy as a real orange, but they are a little better for you than the chocolate one. Let’s face it. The kids are going … Continue Reading →


Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday: week of Dec. 15

Happy Monday! Where did this month go? This week I’m working on last-minute Christmas things and trying to get ahead at work so I can take time off next week. The kids and Hubby have two weeks off, so I don’t want to be working every day. That is one of the best and worst things about being a freelance writer. I can take time off whenever I want, since … Continue Reading →


Spice blend gift basket recipes + printables | One Mama's Daily Drama -- Just in time for Christmas, make an easy gift basket.

Spice blend gift basket + printables

Do you ever see those foodie gift baskets online and wonder how on Earth they are so expensive? It is so easy to make your own. I’ve done something like this for several people over the past few years and they are always a hit. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite recipes and tips for putting together the perfect gift basket. Plus, I’ve got a free printable label … Continue Reading →


One crazy gift wrap idea for creative present wrapping | One Mama's Daily Drama

One crazy gift wrap idea

We have a weird family tradition for Christmas gift wrapping. Maybe it isn’t that weird. No, this is a crazy gift wrap idea. We wrap our presents inside out. Stick with me, because this might become your family’s new favorite tradition too. We have been using this crazy gift wrap method for several years. At first, the kids thought we were weird. Now they try to compete with us to be … Continue Reading →


Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday: week of Dec. 8

Happy Monday! I’m finishing up my Christmas gift shopping this week. I don’t know about you, but I feel like when I make a list and shop over several weeks, I find just the right gifts. If you are looking for ideas that are easy and budget-friendly, check out my Handmade Holiday gift guide. There is pretty much something for everyone. Even hard-to-shop-for folks like food, right? Speaking of which, … Continue Reading →


Family Fun in DFW | weekend activities by One Mama's Daily Drama

December 2014 family fun in DFW

I can’t believe this year is almost over! December is packed with fun things to do with kids here in Fort Worth. If you are looking for family fun, here are ideas for what to do every weekend of the month. Every weekend: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Santa Clause will be under the 58-foot Christmas tree in Sundance Square for photos. Cost is a $10 donation to Fort Worth Sister … Continue Reading →


LEGO Guess Who? printable board game set | One Mama's Daily Drama --- My kids love this game!

LEGO Guess Who board game

Guess Who was always one of my favorite board games when I was a kid. My sister and I played it all the time. Now there are tons of versions out there. The great thing about the old style boards is that you can swap out the faces. My sister was a master at memorizing the order that the cards were in, so I had to rearrange my board almost … Continue Reading →


Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday: week of Dec. 1

Happy Monday! Did anyone else have an insanely long week? It was mostly long in a good way. I had a lot of nothing-planned time, which is a rare and confusing treat. With the kids home, my birthday, and Thanksgiving, there was a lot going on here though. I’m really glad to be getting back into a routine. Or maybe I’d rather just stay in bed. Yeah, it’s cold outside … Continue Reading →


Peruvian Gold at the Irving Arts Center

Peruvian Gold is family fun

Have you seen the current exhibit at the Irving Arts Center yet? I took my family this past weekend to see Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed. We had a good time and I think we all learned something. I always enjoy taking my kids to see things like this. It is a chance not only to learn something that they probably won’t get at school, but also to experience a culture … Continue Reading →