Awesome Groupon Deal…

…$35 for $100 worth of photo books from Picaboo! This would be an outstanding way to get a lot of Christmas shopping done for a very good price!  Picaboo has easy to use software with quite with a lot of design options.  And, with books prices starting at $9.99, you could certainly do A LOT […]

Halloween Ideas to Remember

Photo Source: Crafts By Amanda We’ve had so much fun this year creating all of our fun Halloween crafts and treats–some pumpkins, ghosts,  spiders, and very cute bats!  But, there are SO many more ideas out there that I want to remember for future years.  Here’s my top ten list (in no particular order)… Spirit Jugs […]

Spider Web Snacks

Spider Web Snacks

**Thank you for visiting! These spider web snacks are one of the most popular posts here on Mom Endeavors and have been featured in Parenting Magazine along with many other websites.  If you’re visiting this post from a Facebook feature of these spider web snacks, please leave a comment & let me know where you saw […]

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Hand and Footprint Bat

We’re completely batty over here for these adorable hand and footprint bats! So easy and cute–a great way to preserve memories of those precious little hands & feet! The only thing even remotely difficult about this little craft is making sure the kids don’t move their hands too much.  It was MUCH harder with the […]

Simple Spider Craft

These cute, little arachnids are super easy to make–and a great way to recycle too! To do these, you’ll need: – egg carton – black paint (& paint brush) – black pipe cleaners – eyes (googly eyes, stickers, or tape*) – scissors – tape (optional) To make: – Cut the individual egg wells from the […]

Build a Jack-o-Lantern

This build a jack ‘o lantern activity is so easy to make and has so many extensions!   To make your very own build a jack o’ lantern (alternately titled, “Mr. Pumpkin Head”), you’ll need: -one 9 x 12 sheet of orange felt (I chose “stiffened” just so it would have some extra support) -one […]

Pumpkin turnovers…

…or handheld pies or pop tart thingies…or whatever.  But, no matter what you call them, they sure are cute & tasty! The inspiration for these little yummies comes from Joy the Baker. I have a husband who loves all things pumpkin and well, loves pop tarts.  So, when I saw her Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts recipe, I […]

Halloween Muffin Tin Meal

 Kicking off Halloween week with a spooky muffin tin meal!    Big Brother is much more interested in and excited about Halloween this year–he’s loving all the fun crafts, decorations, and foods.  He thinks it’s all pretty fun and was super excited about his Halloween muffin tin lunch!     He even enjoyed slurping up […]

Homemade Parrot Costume

Parrot Costume

Since the family-themed costume post, I’ve had a few questions about how we made the parrot costume.  We didn’t have a pattern–just a few ideas & pictures, then we just “winged it”. Sadly, this was in my pre-blogging days and I didn’t write down directions or do step-by-step pictures. So, here is  a “semi-tutorial” instead… […]

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Free goods with coupons

Sometimes I still have a hard time believing that I can go to the store and pay nothing for items.  Or even more unbelievable–items that actually MAKE me money to take from the store!  I know, it sounds like some gimmick… some type of fraud. But, it’s not–it works and is totally legal! All the items pictured […]

Ghost Bananas

I’ve seen the idea of strawberry ghosts floating around the blogosphere and was especially inspired by this post by the Muffin Tin Mom.  See?!  Didn’t she make the cutest little ghosts?! I simply HAD to make them and decided to try it with the kiddos today. Unfortunately though, we only had about 4 useable strawberries and the […]

Footprint Ghosts

To go with our special ghost fruit treats today, I decided we should make footprint ghosts. I’m such a sucker for the handprint/footprint crafts!  Therefore, I happen to think these are SUPER cute!  All you need for this is dark construction paper, white paint (preferably of the washable, non-toxic variety), a black marker, a paint […]

Themed Cake Creations

The past few years, I have been enjoying trying my hand at some fun cake creations!  Here’s the recap: Big Brother’s 1st birthday cake (Caterpillar theme) 2nd birthday (Jungle theme. Everything edible except the Little People Animals) Easter Bunny Cake   3rd birthday (Dinosaur theme–obviously!) So, for any of you like me who find yourself secretly […]

P is for pumpkins!

After doing our abstract pumpkin art, I thought more pumpkin activities were definitely in order.  We’ve been continuing to work on the alphabet and learning letters, so I wanted to hit on that too. If you haven’t heard of it, there is a great website called first-school and they have TONS of free printable activities for […]

Freezer cooking for babies!

So, I haven’t really managed a lot of freezer cooking for the whole family this month (which I can’t believe is more than half over already!).  Instead, freezer cooking for the baby seems to be this month’s theme! One day yielded a HUGE amount of baby food: All that squash and yams yielded over 180 […]

FREE Freezer Cooking Class!

Just heard about the opportunity to learn more freezer cooking tips with a FREE online class!  Head over to Fresh from the Freezer and sign up with your name & email address. Then, you should be able to view the videos for free!Apparently, this chef’s normal online classes go for $30-$50, so this is quite a deal!! […]

Creamy Italian Chicken

This recipe is SO yummy!!  And, definitely healthier than chicken alfredo! Through my little couponing obsession, I was able to get 1/3 lower fat Philly cream cheese last week for free!  Sweet!  But, then I needed some recipes that call for cream cheese.  I had chicken I needed to cook, so a simple swagbucks search led me […]

Menu Plan Monday-10/18

A trip out of town had me seriously thrown off last week with menu planning and our evenings definitely suffered as a result.  So, this week, I’m back at it–hoping to ensure less chaos & crabbiness in those evening hours.Here’s what our week looks like:Monday–Creamy Italian Chicken with broccoli  Tuesday–Marinated Chicken breasts with saladWednesday (forecast […]

Muffin Tin Meals

So, I’ve recently discovered the easiest and cutest little idea for changing up mealtime with the kiddos–Muffin Tin Meals!  At Muffin Tin Mom, every Monday is “Muffin Tin Monday“–where other moms link up their muffin tin meals from the week.  Some weeks are themes, though it certainly doesn’t have to be.  (You can read all […]

Coupon Class

So, lately I’ve had various requests related to sharing my couponing knowledge–requests to do friends’ grocery shopping, accompany people to the store to show them how to really use the coupons, and to do a coupon class. And, now I have the perfect solution–The Frugal Find’s online coupon class!! The Frugal Find is a great site […]

Egg Muffins

A great new way to make eggs!   Photo source: http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/ My MOPS table group was in charge of bringing egg dishes for breakfast this week. I needed something quicker than your typical egg casserole, but wanted something a little more interesting that just a pan of scrambled eggs.  So, an internet search led me to this […]