We love play-dough and make it weekly . . . just because!

* 2 1/2 cups flour
* 1/2 cup salt
* 3 tablespoon oil
* 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
* 2 cups boiling water
* food coloring

Mix the above together and knead until smooth. Divide dough as you wish and create your own fabulous colors with food coloring. With the exception of boiling the water, this is a child friendly project. How fun that it lasts longer than store bought Play-Doh, and as a bonus, it doesn’t crumble.



I turn the other cheek to “you”. The “you” that finds comfort in being malicious and unkind. The “you” who finds joy in spreading falsities. My response to “you” is this:

When we are faced with such hostility we can choose to react on instinct, to defend, to justify, to attack and ultimately to feed the ugliness of this dysfunctional theater, but in doing so we allow it to become a part of us. Eckhart Tolle¹ describes much of this beautifully, and may summarize it best in his words: “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

-Today’s World – Karma, Reflection and Kindness.

It is disappointing that there are those few of you who find my success to be threatening. That feel you need to have your presence known with each degree of success I earn and that seem to feel that attempting to tear others down is a way to build yourself up. My success is based on a true and honest heart and most importantly it is based on integrity. Integrity is defined as an adherence to moral and ethical principles. For me this holds true in every detail as well as holistically. Any one of you have the potential to be as successful – but your first goal should be to apply the energy you use to attack me to improve your own life skills. I am well aware that some of “you” are individuals that are known in the WAHM community yet hide behind anonymity and innuendo. Sadly, there are also those few that are simply wanting to “belong” to something regardless of the ill intent, the falsehood or those it injures. As women, we should stand up for and encourage the success and empowerment of our gender. I will forever strive to be a champion for us as women; women who not only want to do meaningful work, but who also find great meaning and success in being wives, partners and mothers.




Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? Take this quiz to find out.

As posted in What is the heart truth? on the SC blog March of last year, every woman needs to know about heart disease. So many of us are guilty of nurturing our loved ones so obsessively that we too often neglect our own health. As mothers, I do believe that we are the driving force behind the success of our families. From the foods our family eats, to health care, and even in the support and strength we give. We are needed and it is of the utmost importance that we are educated about our health and well being.

Be smart. Be informed. Be well.

February is American Heart Month because cardiovascular diseases, including stoke, remain the number one cause of death in America, and to raise awareness of the risks of heart disease, many have taken to wearing red during the month as a symbol of support.



::: LOVE ME :::

February 14, 2009



The Stinky Couture™ AIO

February 12, 2009

Adding to the SC product line up is the Stinky Couture™ All-In-One. A cloth diaper that needs no cover as the outer layer is waterproof, hence the All-In-One (AIO) name. The SC AIO is a luxurious, trim fitting, no bulk, no fuss option for those parents who like the convenience of a disposable diaper yet want the eco friendly environmental advantages of cloth. Not only is the SC AIO as trim as the SC Signature Series™ fitted, the fact that we combined it with the innovative diamond quilted soaker, unique to Stinky Couture™, makes this a must have for busy parents on the go. When parents communicate to me what they are wanting, words like absorbency, comfort and trust are at the top of the list. Customers have come to expect the style and quality that Stinky Couture™ is known for, and not wanting to disappoint, I continue to mix it up with traditional and edgy fabrics and design. Previously the SC AIO has been primarily available only to those with custom orders, but will soon be available RTW (ready to wear).



A big new world!

February 6, 2009

Many of you are aware that my niece was born prematurely last Fall. Pictured above is wee Felicity weighing just 14.7 ounces. The update we had hoped to be able to share is here! No longer confined to her world of many months, a plastic bubble, Felicity is now home and weighing close to 4 1/2 pounds. The pictures below show that the big new world, though exciting, can be tiring for one so small.

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