The Face Behind the Dough
The Darling Dough Company was founded by Mom and Teacher, Missy Taylor (that's me in my mini-van), out of the desire to provide a safe, local and sustainable play dough option for her two young children to play with.
Growing up, I fondly remember my grandma, whom we lovingly called Mama, fostering creativity and exploration in all her Little Darlings. Being a creative mind herself, Mama encouraged play in many ways, but my favourite was when she would whip up a batch of homemade play dough for me to play with. What a treat!
Fast forward to today. After leaving my job as a Middle Years Teacher to stay at home with my two kids, I discovered a major gap in the options for kid-friendly play dough. Most of the options on the market were full of petroleum based products, synthetic ingredients and fragrance. I was looking for a safer, more sustainable option for my kids and figured, Mama made it, why can't I. And so, The Darling Dough Company was created, with the inspiration of Mama, and her years of showering us with love, and providing us with endless experiences to create!
Sadly, we lost Mama this Spring in 2020, but I find every time I make a batch of dough I feel close to her; and every time I see my Little Darlings, and yours, playing with our dough it brings a smile to my face! Thanks for coming along on this journey with me.
Much love, Missy