Things I Hope My Children Know

a mothers love sentiment

1.I know I was not the perfect parent. I know I made mistakes. However, I always loved you and my intentions were good.

2. I don’t just use the words I love you out of habit, or because I feel like I have to. I say it because I mean it from the depths of my soul.

3. I do not love you all exactly the same. I love you all in very distinct individual ways. You are all unique people. I love you all to the moon and back, however, each of our journeys there together was vastly Different. I love how individual you all are and cherish that in many different ways.

4. I will love you until my end of days. I love you no matter what. I may not love all the things you do or the choices you make but YOU I love no matter what.

5. It kills me not to help you when things are bad. I want to fix life for you. I want to scoop you up and make life good. However I know letting you fall, even hard sometimes is the only way you will learn.

6.  I will worry about you. I have done it from the day that pregnancy test turned positive. It is my God given right. Yes, I know it is annoying. Be patient with me. It’s hard having such a big part of me out there in this world that can be terrible at times.

7. I know I give advice when you don’t want it. I know you think sometimes I am not doing enough for you. Sometimes the truth and tough love are pretty hard gifts to give and take.  I know sometimes I am wrong with my advice. That’s okay too. Just like when you make mistakes and I continue to love you I hope you will do the same for me.

8. I hope you know my door is always open. You don’t need to knock.

9. When you come in please for the love of goodness sake take off your shoes at the door!


Love Muma <3


Homemade Play Dough Recipes

Make your own homemade play dough!

Edible Playdough

1/2 C peanut butter
1/2 C honey
1 C powdered milk

Just throw it all together and mush it up with your hands until it’s fairly smooth. The oils from the peanut butter will keep it from sticking to the table and the kids’ hands.

Green play dough

Play Dough

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
Mix well until it forms a ball. Knead add food coloring if desired. If sticky add some flour and if too dry add a small amount of water.

Play dough 2

1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup salt
food coloring

Mix all ingredients (add food coloring last). Stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from pan, let cool slightly, and knead until blended and smooth. Store in a plastic bag or airtight container when cooled.

Pink Glittery Play Dough

Kool-Aid Dough

Flour 3 cups
Salt 1 1/2 cups
Water 3 cups
Vegetable Oil 2 TB.
Cream of tartar 1 TB.
unsweetened “Kool-Aid” 1 pkg.

Mix ALL of the ingredients in a large saucepan.
Cook over medium-low heat, until the dough, comes away
from the edges of the pan and it becomes difficult to move the spoon. Remove from heat. Cool until it can be handled.
Place on counter or wax paper knead 3-4 times.
Store in an airtight container.

Fairy Play-Doh (glitter)

You Need
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Food coloring gel (this will make the colors more vibrant)

Mix all ingredients with the exception of the glitter in a sauce pan well heat stirring the mix constantly until it forms a ball remove at once. Add the glitter and knead until smooth and uniform. Store in a tight sealing container. This mix stores at room temperature.

Rubber Dough

A silly fun texture

You will need
2 cups baking soda
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup cornstarch

Mix everything into a sauce pan. Boil over medium heat until the mix is thick. Plop onto a plate cool and play.


Keep it, Clay

This mixture dries VERY hard great for making jewelry like beads etc..

1 (1-pound) box baking soda
1 cup cornstarch
1 1/4 cups cold water
Food coloring (Gel is best or leave it plain and paint later)

Mix baking soda and cornstarch together then add water. Cook and stir over low heat until the consistency of mashed potatoes. Remove the dough from the heat and cover with damp towel until it is cool enough to handle. Use for play dough or jewelry shaping or roll it out and cut with a cookie cutter to make decorations.

Store in an airtight container
Other types of dough and putty

Cinnamon Dough

1 Cup Applesauce
1 Cup Cinnamon
Mix well if sticky add more cinnamon if too dry add more applesauce …knead well. Cut with cookie cutters to make ornaments let air dry. These may be painted.

Flubber Fun

You will need two bowls
In bowl 1 mix
3/4 cup warm water
1 cup white glue
Food coloring

In bowl 2 mix
2 tsp borax
1/2 a cup warm water

Mix bowl 1 well, Mix bowl two well…Now let the magic begin! pour bowl 1 into bowl two…No need to mix just reach on in and grab your it for 3 minutes.

Sawdust Clay

Great for making things and drying to paint

You will need.
Fine grit sand paper
A breezy warm spot
1 cup fine sawdust
1/2 cup flour

Mix sawdust and flour well then begin to add water a small amount at a time until the mix is of clay consistency. If it becomes too wet add more flour and if it becomes too crumbly add more water and a small amount of flour.
Shape into whatever you desire, dry for 24-48 hours sand and paint with acrylic or tempera paints (Tempera is best for young children but acrylic will cover the best)

Play Dough Ideas

-We use Christmas cookie cutters to cut shapes and then we use a straw to make a hole at the top. Let dry then string a ribbon through it and “voila” a Christmas tree ornament. For those of you with a sense of “pizzazz” glue on glitter beads or little fancy ribbons to add flair to your decorations. Have fun! Submitted by: Candace

-Roll into ropes and make the letters of the alphabet together, numbers too!

-Roll into a flat circle and let the child use cookie cutters to cut shapes.

-Make beads, string them on floss and let dry into a necklace.

-Make a collection of toy dishes.

-Make sculptures of your family.

-Make Noah’s ark and his animals

-Press your child’s hand into the dough and let dry forever to capture their small hand print.

-Have a play dough birthday party…set out tables with play dough and different play dough activities, hold contests such as the best play dough birthday cake ect…it is sure to keep the kids busy for a long time! This is great for a party with rainbow colors for a theme.

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