If you’re using your old stash of Teflon cookware, the answer is somewhere between “Polymer Fume Fever ” and a chemical warfare agent. Yep, that’s right, of the six toxic gases that synthetic non-stick coatings are known to release, some can kill pet birds, while others can become a chemical warfare agent known as PFIB. (source1, source 2) The latter is the case especially with stovetop drip pans. Continue ReadingRead More »
The potami had nearly broken the sound barrier with high-pitched whining that day, and I remember telling Daddypotamus that as much as I love real food e-courses, I wish someone would put together an online parenting class.
Please tell me I am not alone in this. Continue ReadingRead More »
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Plantain – the most useful “weed” in your backyard! If you’ve ever secretly wanted to be Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, give this a try: The next time your little one comes to you with an owie – say a wasp sting on her eyebrow for example – kiss it until the stinging stops. Then go on your way, completely forgetting about it until she wakes up looking like she went three rounds with Rocky Balboa. Continue ReadingRead More »
Note from Mommypotamus: Today’s guest post comes from Dr. Meghan, who is a chiropractor and also the founder of Just Enjoy Food. Thank you, Dr. Meghan!
Doesn’t your brain instantly go to the fall and Thanksgiving dinner? For our family, Thanksgiving was the only time that we had pecan pie. It was tradition. But I missed pecan desserts throughout the rest of the year. These bars bring the amazing flavors and the taste of pecan pie into easy-to-make, decadent bars. Continue ReadingRead More »
Maybe it involves a hot rock massage as you sway back and forth on your birth ball, or fresh, clean sheets made up just for you at a mother-friendly hospital. You’ve decided whether to delay cord clamping and who gets to catch the baby, but you’re stuck on the vitamin K shot. Continue ReadingRead More »
Note from Mommypotamus: Today’s post comes from Katie of Girl Meets Nourishment, whom I’ve invited to be a regular contributor this summer. Thank you, Katie!
The weather has been getting toastier each day, which means it’s time for one of my favorite beverages of the season – agua fresca! Agua fresca literally translated in Spanish means “fresh water,” and is typically made with a variety of fresh fruits (and sometimes vegetables). This drink is so refreshing on hot days, and is simply made with the freshest of ingredients. Continue ReadingRead More »
To your favorite brownies AND save your family money, too? With this two-ingredient mint extract recipe, those goals are done and DONE. Just five minutes of hands-on time plus a little time for the extract to “ripen,” and you ‘ll be be stirring it into hot chocolate, tea, chocolate mousse, ice cream, peppermint patties, marshmallows and whatever else your heart desires. Continue ReadingRead More »