Fireflies and Mud Pies

Hi! I'm Melissa, the blogger behind Fireflies and Mud Pies. I'm passionate about my kids, healthy living, crafts, and nature. Thanks for following along!

Snowy Day Tissue Paper Art

I know I should be sharing spring crafts, but we just received our first measurable snowfall! It finally feels like winter!...more

Chocolate Spritz Cookies

Chocolate Spritz Cookies are delicious anytime of year with cold milk! I used the Y shaped disc that came with my cookie press to create heart shaped cookies, perfect for Valentine’s Day. This post contains affiliate links ....more

Free Printable Superhero Bingo Game

When my son turned 7, he asked for a super hero themed birthday party. Shared below is the Super Hero Bingo game I made for his party, available as a free printable to you! This post contains affiliate links ....more

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Is there anything more comforting than warm chocolate chip cookies? The smell of them baking draws everyone to the kitchen, bringing delight and togetherness to the entire family. This post contains affiliate links ....more

The Trick to Getting Kids Outside to Play

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Foods. All opinions are 100% mine. He threw down his blue sneaker, tears streaming down his cheeks ....more

Valentine Oreos

Candy dipped Oreos have become a seasonal tradition around here! My children are delighted by the vibrant colors and sprinkles. They love to discover...more

Polar Bear Craft for Kids

This past Sunday, the boys and I visited our local library and checked out several books...more

What if I’m Not “Momming” Right?

I know I didn’t...more

Free Printable Christmas Thank You Cards

My children received some very thoughtful gifts this past Christmas from family and friends. Now they are joyfully...more

3 Tips for Keeping Kids Happy on the Road

My family is enjoying healthy snacks as part of a sponsored series with GoGo squeeZ and Socialstars. #GoGosqueeZSquad Will you be traveling with kids by car this holiday season? We certainly...more