Note from Mommypotamus: I realize that some people who read this have experienced the pain and difficulty of skin cancer, either personally or with a loved one. I would never dare to invalidate these experiences or to treat them lightly. It is my hope that by providing this research, which is based off the work of a senior MIT scientist and a [...] Continue Reading
While most moms are stocking up on sunblock for the summer, I’m stripping my kids down to their skivies for a little playtime in the backyard. Here's why:A chronic lack of sun exposure has been linked to fertility problems, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, depression and, surprisingly, cancer. (source 1, source 2) Why is sun exposure [...] Continue Reading
I'm not saying you'll find yourself tracking alligators on a pontoon boat, whetting your reed for a saxophone solo on Beale Street, or adjusting your corset for the civil war reenactment at Chretien Point Plantation. But grab a whisk, honey, and you might just find yourself doing the unexpected. Soul food is one part love and two parts lard/butter, [...] Continue Reading
Hey mamas! After Micah was born I found myself reading his story over and over, but Katie's sat untouched in a dusty corner. It's was a "just the facts, ma'am" catalog of timestamps and pushing techniques . . . pretty much a total yawner. Now, I LOVED her birth, it was just that my story didn't do it justice. So here is my second attempt: Elvis and [...] Continue Reading
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I'm Heather, aka The Mommypotamus. I’m a wife, mom, real food lover, research geek, and amateur homesteader. And potamus... obviously.