Friday, January 25, 2008

Homemade Playdough

This recipe is the BEST! I've tried many playdough recipes and this one is almost the same consistency as the real thing. And it's definitely more convenient and fun to make your own (it also doesn't bother me so much when the colors get mixed!), and the kids enjoy helping. I know that I found this somewhere online, but I can't remember where!

1 cup all-purpose white flour
1 tbs. oil
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Food coloring

1. Combine the ingredients in a pot and mix well(if you want more than one color you can leave out the food coloring on this step and add it when you knead the dough.....or, I personally like to do 1/4 of the recipe for each color, it is easier to add color while it's still wet rather than kneading it in... either way!)

2. Stir constantly over medium heat. The mixture will stay liquid at first and then, all of a sudden, it will come together into a mass. Keep stirring until all the dough comes together. Remove from heat immediately.

3. Turn the dough out onto the counter. When it is cool enough to handle, knead it for a few minutes.

4. Once it has a nice, silky texture, your play dough is ready to use. Store in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator. Will save up to 4 wks.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Carseat and potty training...

I am just curious what you may have done to potty train your kids.... What realy works? My son will be three in March and has gone on the potty many times, but won't commit to it every time. :) Also, at what point do you move your child from a forward facing car seat to a booster? Just curious! :) Any comments would be helpful. --- Jen Johnson


The other night I couldn't sleep. The kids were all sleeping and I really should have been taking advantage of the rare chance to get some good sleep for myself. Unfortunately all these crazy ideas kept popping into my head. One of the ideas, was to open this blog to additional authors and create a sort of community for moms--a place to share the crazy things that happen to us because we have children. I hope it can also be a place where we can share great recipes; ideas for places to go or things to do with our kids; books and movies that we love; etc. I look forward to hearing from you!