"Mama, remember that time you accidentally burned a smiley face onto your belly?" <-- This is a thing my kids like to ask me, because apparently it's fun to remind me that being one hundred months pregnant and leaning over a cast iron skillet full of homestyle gluten-free stuffing is not a good idea.Fortunately, I was already in my kitchen, [...] Continue Reading
As I mentioned in this post on decoding diaper rash, creating a protective moisture barrier is one of the best ways to soothe an irritated tushie. Unlike its popular commercial counterpart, this homemade diaper rash cream doesn't contain skin irritants like petrolatum, dimethicone, or mineral oil.One quick note for cloth diapering mamas before [...] Continue Reading
As promised in my post on the causes of diaper rash, here are my favorite natural diaper rash treatment recipes. I've included a variety of options so that you can use what's already in your pantry and/or ingredients you can find locally when possible. Every recipe is super easy to make and free of petrolatum, dimethicone, mineral oil and other [...] Continue Reading
Eat. Sleep. Pee. Poop. Repeat.It's a pretty smooth system . . . for babies anyway! For parents there are usually a **few** more things involved, like:learning to eat everything cold with one hand
waking up from a sleep coma only to realize you left the car running in the driveway
perfecting the art of hip healthy swaddling [...] Continue Reading
This pumpkin pie oatmeal bake is one of those awesome one-pan meals that everyone enjoys. Soaked oats and wheat flour are mixed together with pumpkin, eggs, and all the delicious spices of pumpkin pie and baked as a breakfast casserole. When this dish is baking it makes the whole house smell like cinnamon and spice!
Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal for [...] Continue Reading
It's Not An Herb . . .
Or even a fancy amino acid, yet it flew off natural food store shelves to the tune of $260 million dollars in 2012. For many, it's considered a safe alternative to addictive benzodiazepine-based sleeping pills, which have been shown to reduce the amount of deep, restorative sleep you get while simultaneously impairing [...] Continue Reading
Besides wine, chocolate is the number one guilty pleasure of most moms. And it makes sense. Chocolate contains neurotransmitters that stimulate the brain in a similar way to amphetamines. Chocolate also contains high amounts of fats and sugars that our bodies crave (breastmilk also contains a lot of fats and sugars). Chocolate just makes us feel [...] 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.