DIY melted crayon pumpkin + tips for less mess | One Mama's Daily Drama

Melted crayon pumpkin

Have you seen those melted crayon pumpkins going around the Internet? I’ve seen several on Pinterest and had to try it myself. It seems so simple, so naturally I was a bit skeptical about exactly whether it would work like the pictures imply. Hubby and I sat down with the kids for a fun family project. I had no idea it would turn out so exciting. Check out my melted … Continue Reading →


Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday: week of October 20th

Happy Monday! This week is pretty mellow. All I have on the agenda is a school program, so I hope that means I’m not missing something important. I’ve been really worn out lately, so this week’s menu includes things that are easy to make. When there is not a lot going on, it is nice to spend more time cooking. Sometimes, though, it is nice to just not have to … Continue Reading →


DIY pumpkin bottles: upcycle empty containers to make cute Halloween jack-o-lanterns | One Mama's Daily Drama

DIY pumpkin bottles

Have you ever left a carved jack-o-lantern on the front porch for too long? Ew. I won’t go there. One year we had a surprise freeze just a few weeks after Halloween and ours didn’t decay. I won’t say how long it lived in the front yard, but safe to say that many more holidays had passed. Now I prefer to decorate with pumpkins that will last for years, but … Continue Reading →


LEGO Star Wars lunch box notes | free printable from One Mama's Daily Drama

LEGO Star Wars lunch box notes

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… It is a period of unrest in the cafeteria. Lunch boxes are packed with tasty food, yes, but something is missing. Rebel spies have discovered a secret plan. The Alliance calls on you to deliver this super-important message to children {and maybe a few adults} everywhere.¬†Will these LEGO Star Wars lunch box notes bring balance to The Force? If you … Continue Reading →


Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday: week of October 13th

Happy Monday! It’s Columbus Day, which means that while I’m typing this, my kids are sitting right behind me arguing over colored pencils instead of brushing their teeth like I told them to. Twice. Outside it is cold, raining, and kind of dark. Fall is here! Since it’s a “holiday” I’ll make this short so I can spend some time with my monsters. Children. Last week’s menu went as planned. … Continue Reading →


Balancing work and home: Life is drama, make the most of it. | One Mama's Daily Drama

Balancing work and home

A friend has encouraged me to write more thoughtful parenting posts. I have plenty of thoughts, of course, but it sometimes seems weird to write about a recipe, a craft project, and a parenting problem in the same week. I mean, that’s how my brain works, but… I feel like it’s somewhat like when your favorite television show is all cheerful and then throws in an episode where somebody deals … Continue Reading →


October free desktop background | One Mama's Daily Drama

October digital scrapbooking freebie

October is synonymous with fall and Halloween at my house. On September 30th, we are still running the air conditioner and hanging onto those last little bits of summer. Sure, school has started, but we haven’t really gotten into the swing of things. When the sun comes up the next morning on October 1st, it is truly a brand new day. The kids are discussing their plans for Halloween costumes. … Continue Reading →


Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday: week of October 6th

Happy Monday! I’m really looking forward to fall weather and fall food. It is much cooler yet, but I always think of October as the beginning of fall. Pumpkins. Cinnamon. Apples. Chili. Being able to bake without sweating. Last week’s meal plan went well, although we didn’t really stick to the order. I have to mention that the slow cooker vegetarian chili that we had on Monday was amazing. Let … Continue Reading →


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

October 2014 family fun in DFW

Fall is officially here. The weather is getting cooler. Maybe not cool, but less hot… And of course this month kicks off the end-of-the-year holiday season with Halloween. There are lots of things to do this fall in DFW, including a lot of arts events and outdoor activities. Here is my roundup of things to do with kids for every weekend in October. Plus, I’ve added a bonus list for … Continue Reading →


Peruvian Gold at the Irving Arts Center

Peruvian Gold at the Irving Arts Center

Brace yourselves. A shiny, new exhibit is coming to the Irving Arts Center. This one is really shiny. Like, covered in gold shiny. The new exhibit, Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed, opens October 4th and features some really amazing artifacts from Peru between 1250 B.C. to A.D. 1450. {Think Emperor’s New Groove.} It includes textiles, jewelry, and pottery found in ancient royal tombs and other locations. My family had a … Continue Reading →

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