Note from Mommypotamus: Back when it was just the two of us, Daddypotamus used to consistently email me listings for Italian villas. He was always trying to convince me to leave our jobs behind and travel before we started our family, but I kept coming up with reasons not to. Some – like my health issues – were legitimate, but now I wish I had because I TOTALLY have the travel bug! Right now my adventures are limited by my budget, the availability of goat babysitters, and the number of hours I am willing to try to entertain the potami in an enclosed space, whether it be a car or plane, so I make up for those challenges by embracing faraway places in whatever way I can. Continue ReadingRead More »
Five stages of child-induced sleep deprivation.
DENIAL: “I’m getting enough sleep. Everything is fiiiii zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz? Wait, what happened?” [wipes drool with back of hand]
ANGER: “How can I rig the doorbell so that everyone who ignores my ‘sleeping baby’ sign gets a shock? Just kidding. No, really.” Continue ReadingRead More »
Hi, Mommypotamus here! Today the Potami clan is grilling brats on the beach at one of our favorite getaway spots. While I’m jumping over waves with the potami, Lexi of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen is sharing this fall-inspired recipe for apple fritters. We made them this morning and they were amazing. Thank you for stopping by today, Lexi! Continue ReadingRead More »
Hi, Mommypotamus here! Today the Potami clan is building sandcastles and chasing seagulls at one of our favorite getaway spots. While I’m watching the horizon for signs of dolphins, Melanie of Honest Body is sharing information on probiotics that every parent – actually every person – needs to know. Thank you for stopping by today, Melanie!] Continue ReadingRead More »
Note from Mommypotamus: When I first met Registered Nurse Sarah McLain at a small gathering in Nashville, she told me that a chance happening onto Mommypotamus inspired her to start researching health topics that are not given much attention in most nursing programs – nutrition, the impact of personal care products on our well-being, and research-based natural remedies. I think I cried a little after we talked – it was such a humbling and encouraging conversation!
Since then Sarah has gone on to become a voice for change, passing on what she’s learned to those in her community. Today I am so honored to be sharing this guest post from her on saving time in the kitchen and having fun with friends.
You can find more from her at Nurse Sarah Keeps It Real – I suggest you do!
It’s getting to spend time with my best friends while making delicious food in the kitchen. There’s a sense of togetherness that comes with preparing food together that makes the “breaking of the bread” together all the more special. Continue ReadingRead More »
One toddler shoe, vanilla beans, Dermabond (because, boys!), and foundation powder that doubles as dry shampoo for days when grabbing a shower just doesn’t happen. And of course, essential oils, because they’re the Swiss army knife of my portable mommy-survival-kit. Continue ReadingRead More »
In a cave full of choices – I mean the grocery aisle – as you reach out for the lotion “made with natural ingredients” on the left. Sucking in your breath, you flip the label. Continue ReadingRead More »
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