Maryann and Mr World

Over the past weekend Star 92.7’s Maryann Curmi flexed with Jim Badra (Mr. World & Bodybuilder of the year in 1988) at the LHT Revolution seminar in Sonora where she was moderator.

Maryann and Mr World

Make your own Dough

In light of National Play Doh day, here are 3 different recipes for you to make at home, as promised from Maryann in the Morning on Star 92.7!

Kids are amazed when they learn how easy it is to make play dough with this activity. The dough can be stored in air tight containers, or left to air dry to save a finished creation.

Play Dough Recipe 1

3 cups flour

1.5 cups salt

6 tsp. cream of tarter

3 tbsp. oil

3 cups water

Pour all ingredients into a large pot. Stir constantly over medium heat until a dough ball forms by pulling away from the sides. Knead dough until the texture matches play dough (1-2 minutes). Store in plastic container. Should last for at least 3 months.

Recipe 2

1 cup baking soda

1/2 cup corn starch

3/4 cup water

Have your child mix the baking soda and corn starch in a pot. Use hands to make sure all the lumps are broken up. Add water. The adult should put the pan on the stove over medium heat and stir constantly. As soon as the mixture gathers together, remove from the heat. When it cools, have your child knead it into a smooth dough. Don’t over cook this dough or it will crumble.

Recipe 3

1/4 cup salt

1 cup flour

1/4 cup water

Have your child mix the flour and salt in a bowl then add water. Knead and squeeze the dough to make a clay consistency. You may need to add more water. Note: This dough doesn’t last as long as the cooked recipes.

Ideas Divide into sections, then knead in food coloring (liquid or paste). Kids love making the white play dough change colors. Use unsweetened Kool-Aid for color and scent. Add glitter for sparkly play dough.

Clean Up Fun

How to make Clean Up Fun as heard on Maryann In The Morning Show on Star 92.7!


Wouldn’t it be nice if your kids actually ENJOYED doing chores? This morning Maryann shared some ways to make clean up time a little more fun!
Okay, I know you think I’m nuts….but hear me out. Make cleaning up a GAME instead of a chore!
Here are a few tried & true ‘clean-up’ games that REALLY work!
These cleanup games are fun for all ages, but they’re especially exciting for ages 3-7. Of course you can play too, or if you have an only child and they have a friend over before the friend leaves try one of these games on that room that looks like a hurricane just blew through!
1. On your mark, get set, go! Set your kitchen timer to five minutes and see how much stuff your kids can pick up before the buzzer goes off. Whoever picks up the most stuff in five minutes wins the game. We recommend picking up any of the larger “obstacles” before starting to prevent any racing injuries. (Since my daughter was an only child, I played with her. But when she had friends over, this game was played a lot. Once in a while I’d hear her friend exclaim “ Hey, we play THIS game at my house too!!”
AND…. If your kids get too quick for five minutes, up the ante by setting the timer to one minute.

2. Counting challenge. This game is great for kids who are just learning to count. Practice counting and clear clutter at the same time! For this game, choose a number (10 is a good place to start). Ask your kids to pick up that number of toys. Have them count out loud as they pick up their toys and put them away. (I remember my daughter WANTING to pick MORE things up!! She was very proud of how high she could count!)
3. Guess the secret item. This game works best if you have more than one kid in the house. Before your cleaning session, choose two or three “secret” items in the mess. Without giving your little ones any hints, have them start cleaning up. Whoever picks up and puts away the “secret” items will win a special prize of your choosing. Tip: If you have just one child playing pickup, have them guess the secret items, instead. If they guess right, they win!
4. Color match. If your little one is still learning colors, make cleaning time double as color-practice time. Look around the room and ask your child to pick up all of the red toys. Then, move on to another color. Play this game until all of the clutter is put away. (They might even get ALL of the crayons up if you know your colors!)
5. Play pretend. This type of game requires a bit of imagination, so it’s perfect for those who still love to pretend! (You might be surprised to find that older kids still LOVE to play pretend!)Before cleanup, come up with a character or animal for each of your kids to be, and then have them act their part as they’re cleaning. Fancy maids and butlers, wild safari animals or dinosaurs are a few ideas.

Homemade Laundry Detergent

On Tuesday Sept. 3 Marjorie called into the Star 92.7 Morning Show and shared this ‘recipe’ that she’s been using for years. It’ll save you $$$ and perhaps you’ll never need to purchase laundry detergent again!

1 Gallon Homemade Laundry Detergent

(The Star 92.7 Marjorie Brand!)

3 Tablespoons Borax

3 Tablespoons Arm & Hammer Washing Soda

2 Tablespoons Dawn Dish Washing Liquid

Water (warm) enough to fill 1 Gallon Jug

Several drops of your choice Essential Oil for scent (optional)

Place all ingredients in a large (1 Gallon) container and shake well to dissolve powders. Use as needed!

Happy Birthday To Maryann Curmi!

Maryann’s birthday is Saturday and Justin from the morning show gave her a wake up call! Hear it here. It’s a free download for ya. Plus, check out the nice things people are saying about the play she is in. and go see it! details here