Note From Mommypotamus: Today's post comes from Jennifer Nervo of 20 Something Allergies And Counting . . . Down. Her wildly popular guest post on oil cleansing has sparked quite a few questions, which she has graciously agreed to stop by and answer today. Thank you, Jennifer!So, you've read through . . .
The Oil Cleansing Method: A How-To [...] Continue Reading
Which One Of These Statements Is True?
A) In California, a firefighter is currently working to eliminate chemical flame retardantsB) My daughter asked me to write this post so she could wear footie pajamasC) A star witness for the flame retardant industry flat out lied about babies dying in house fires, and your children are paying the [...] Continue Reading
Toxins are the pits, especially when they're, um, in your pits. Take parabens for example: Used as a preservative in many commercial deodorants, this family of chemicals (methyl, ethyl, propyl, benzyl and butyl) have got quite a reputation. Did you know that in one study, researchers found that 99% of breast cancer tissue biopsies contained [...] Continue Reading
Sorting Out Life, One Load At A Time
I've done my share of lumpy laundry. Newborn clothes with with the tags and hangers still on? Check. "Gifts" from my helpers, including a trojan poopy diaper in my whites? Oh yeah.As you can imagine, I've been more than happy just to be able to keep clean underoos in the house at all times for the past few [...] Continue Reading
Yesterday, My Son Ate Some Laundry Detergent
Being the kind, thoughtful mother than I am, I handed him a glass of water to wash it down. That, folks, is the beauty of making your own non-toxic cleaning supplies.The best part? They WORK. As in, move over Clorox - oregano essential oil can kill spores from anthrax, e. coli and a broad spectrum [...] Continue Reading
"I don't know any princess stories . . .
. . but I know a Slippery Weasel Story." He'd been deflecting our requests for a bedtime story for months, or so we thought. Finally, we called his bluff."Okay dad, tell us a - (insert snarky tone here) - Slippery Weasel story."What happened next lit a spark in me that still burns. The offer had [...] 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.