Note from Mommypotamus: Did you know that buckwheat is not a grain, but a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb? If you’re avoiding grains – or even if you aren’t – you have got to try these blueberry buckwheat pancakes from Renee of Raising Generation Nourished. Welcome, Renee, and thank you for sharing with us!
Boy I sure do. Nothing beat a bowl of sugary cereal and Looney Tunes after a long week at school. (Yes I am dating myself, but you know…the real cartoons. The ones they used to show. My kids are so deprived!)
In my quest to create the same relaxed, fun Saturday mornings I remember as a kid, but keep the food real and nourishing, I have perfected my pancake game. Pancakes are fun and fast, but can be finicky, especially when you have to be a gluten-free house. Continue ReadingRead More »
Of nursing moms until my daughter was born, but soon I was laughing over niplash stories (ouch!) and occasionally NAKing (nursing at keyboard) with the rest of them.
There is one phrase I didn’t hear, though. One phrase which, given the opportunity, would be the one thing I’d tell my pre-parent self. In fact, if I could write a simple note and hurl it back in time, it would say this: Continue ReadingRead More »
When your favorite place to rent movies is the public library. That was us.
As newlyweds, Daddypotamus and I made a game of stretching our entry level salaries in every way possible. We bought the cheapest foods we could get our hands on – thirty cent ramen noodle packets, canned tuna and mac & cheese in a box. We refinished furniture found at garage sales and thrift stores. Our dates consisted of playing croquet in our backyard. (And yes, the fence behind us just keeled over one day. We did fix it!) Continue ReadingRead More »
I’d love to be a bohemian world-traveler, but realistically 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. Continue ReadingRead More »
Have you ever heard those words, asked where it hurts and watched your child point to their WHOLE tummy, plus maybe an elbow and an earlobe for good measure?
Yeah, me too. With such vague information, it can be incredibly challenging to figure out how to help them feel better, and when call a doctor if needed. Continue ReadingRead More »
And that’s true. Unfortunately, over the years I’ve come to believe that an amazing diet may not prevent the need for supplements, either. Here’s why: Continue ReadingRead More »
Note From Mommypotamus: When I wrote about natural alternatives to the glucola test, many of you asked what to do if gestational diabetes is diagnosed and confirmed. Today I am so excited to welcome Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, CLT, a registered nutritionist and gestational diabetes educator, who will be filling us in on how to take a real food approach to GD. Continue ReadingRead More »