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The Potamus Is Out

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See this?

It’s my nifty little virtual suggestion box. I’m taking a little break today. Okay, actually I am working on a series about Real Food for Less and another that’s a surprise. Working is probably not the right word. More like researching for my own benefit ; – )

Anyway, while I’m out I left this nifty little box for you to fill. Do you want me to research the best prenatal supplement? Leave me a comment. Or perhaps you want to know how to make cheap, non-toxic household cleaners. I’d be happy to help! Just leave a comment with your suggestion.

The best topics come from your questions. Extended Breastfeeding Myth #3, which I’ll be posting tomorrow, is one of my favorites so far and, you guessed it, it came from a question. You guys are so curious and thoughtful I just love it (and you)! So . .. cloth diapers, toddler eating habits, meal  planning, co-sleeping, vaccination, water birth, raw milk, whatever! Let me know what interests you and I’ll blog about it.

Please SOMEBODY leave a suggestion. I am going to feel like a big geek otherwise ; – )
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20 Responses to The Potamus Is Out

  1. Mae says:

    Yay for research! I started a series on that, but never finished.
    I have some tips on my blog here: http://maeannetteburke.blogspot.com/2010/01/organic-eating-for-street-rats.html with some real price statistics.

    Andddd….I don’t know that I have any suggestions, BUT if I do, I’ll rush right over ;]

  2. kate says:

    Maybe incorporating real food into baby’s firsts foods. There is so much conflicting research on animal protein, dairy, etc…….

    • Heather says:

      Great idea! I have definitely heard some intriguing perspectives since I introduced foods to Katie. The confusion doesn’t stop there, either. I had already introduced raw cheese to Katie around 20 months before I learned most kids can’t digest cow’s milk products until 2 (the proteins are too large for them to break down). Maybe it could turn into a “What & When” series covering the first few years.

      • Mae says:

        Hey. I’m really interested in this too. I really love Nina Planck, her books have been the most informative I’ve read so far and have received much praise from Michael Polan, but she has very conflicting views on this taking the “if it’s real food, go for it” approach.

  3. Esther says:

    Heather,
    I would love your thoughts (and maybe a guy’s point of view from Daniel?) regarding the breastfeeding concerns that parents often have about their baby boys breastfeeding longer than 9 months to a year. Some of my friends have stated this concern and fear:
    -They are worried that it will cause them to be overly in tune to sexual things and inclined to “stumble” in the area of sexually explicit material, immorality, etc.
    -they are also concerned that boy toddlers watching their mother nurse their younger brother or sister can set him up for future failure. Should the mother cover herself so her boy toddler won’t be “exposed” to breasts at such a young age?

  4. Esther says:

    On a lighter note ;-), I’d love to pick your brain about the following:
    -the benefits of coconut oil and how you use it on a daily basis (baking and personal toilette)
    -the dangers of plastics and what you use instead of tupperware and saran wrap
    -EMF exposure and how you protect yourself and your home
    -natural brand suggestions for household cleaners, laundry detergent, cosmetics, products for men (hair gel, shaving cream, etc.)
    Thanks, Mommypotamus! We love you!

  5. Karen says:

    Hello! Great idea – am going to do the co-sleeping guest post today/tomorrow – so if anyone asks for that, it’s on it’s way!

  6. Elisabeth

    says:

    Hey, not sure if you know about Kristen Michaelis’ “real food” blog. It’s pretty great. http://www.foodrenegade.com

    • Heather says:

      Daniel introduced me to Kristen’s blog a long while back. I’m reading through her Real Food ebook right now and it’s very good! Isn’t it strange that we would all be drawn to one common interest and then connect over a totally different one years later?

  7. Anna D

    says:

    Hi! Love this idea of the suggestion box. I am interested in water. Is there any research regarding the water filter jugs by BRITA? I drink a lot of water and use BRITA instead of bottled water. I and my son drink it, cook on it, soak in it, and sometimes wash with it. I wonder if it is safe. Thanks!!!

  8. Angela

    says:

    A vaccination post please!! My husband and I are researching this now, so I’d love to hear your thoughts/experiences/suggestions/research.

    • Heather says:

      Angela – I have wanted to do a post like this for a long time. It’s going to take some time to put all the research together but I am working on it.

  9. Linda says:

    Hi Heather! I am kind of interested in the fact that you live with your Mom as an adult. Why you choose to? How you keep your relationship with Daniel spicy? How you keep your relationship with Daniel between you 2 and not letting it spill over & airing out dirty laundry, etc. In light of recent events, we have had to move back in with my Mom (my husband and our 2 kids), and I find it much harder to live here now that I am older.

  10. Whittney

    says:

    I’m a little late, but I’m loading my dishwasher and thought of you. I have switched to 7th Generation for all my cleaners except the dishwasher. I cannot find anything natural that works. I still buy Cascade….sigh. Let’s talk dishwasher detergent!

    • Heather says:

      Whittney – Not sure I can be much help here. We use a bunch of different brands depending on what’s available and they all leave spots. If we are having a fancy meal I just hand wipe the spots off like I did when I worked in a restaurant. Otherwise I just don’t worry about it.

  11. I’m interested in your birth plan for baby numba two. What’s a MUST have and a must not for The Mommypotamus on the big day?

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