I Showed Up To My Sixteenth Birthday Party In A Bra
Oh yes I did.To clarify, it was a sports bra, and if you'd spent the afternoon rock climbing on a 106°F August day and then driven home without A/C you probably would have, too.Especially if, er, you didn't know your 30 closest friends were waiting for you at home with a giant chocolate [...] Continue Reading
nest·ing (noun) - An instinct or urge in pregnant mammals and birds to prepare a home for the soon-to-be newborn(s). ¹ The moment in which a woman who is 38+ weeks pregnant decides to release ten years of creative frustration with the color beige.The logical thing would have been to clean my baseboards, freeze some extra meals, and put fresh [...] Continue Reading
"Fifteen packets of ketchup, please"
An anonymous arm dutifully held the hot greasy bag out the window as I watched from the back seat. That, folks, pretty much sums up mealtime when my dad was in charge growing up. As you can imagine, things look a **little** different around here.One night - I kid you not - my husband was teasing me about [...] Continue Reading
Along with chocolate, pumpkin spice may be one of the most adored flavors in our house. Because it only comes around once a year, I’m happy to go pumpkin spice crazy! This homemade pumpkin spice granola recipe isn’t an everyday recipe, but it’s a healthy treat for those mornings where eggs just won't do it. It’s also a perfect way to celebrate the [...] Continue Reading
Got a sore, itchy throat?
According to a study published in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, researchers concluded that buckwheat honey works better than dextromethorphan (the active ingredient in store-bought cough syrup) at reducing the frequency and severity of coughing episodes for children. In the study, both the children AND [...] Continue Reading
If you've ever found yourself googling the safety of everything from toothpaste to tuna while pregnant, you've probably wondered about the safety of different herbs and essential oils as well. You can find a list of pregnancy-safe essential oils here, and in this post I'm sharing my favorite recipe for red raspberry leaf tea. It's one of the most [...] Continue Reading
This blend of musky sandalwood, silky smooth vanilla, spicy bergamot and sweet grapefruit is a wonderful alternative to chemical-laden commercial fragrances, which according to the Environmental Working Group often contain secret ingredients that have not been assessed for safety.
Sensual, Earthy & Uplifting
Whip up a batch of solid perfume [...] Continue Reading
My husband reached for my hand just as I reached for his. We both exhaled in the quietness that enveloped us - a winding country road under a starlit sky, two sleeping kids in the back, hearts and bellies full. It's as good a time as any, right?"I think I'm going to eat my placenta."He didn't jerk his hand away. Good sign."It's just, [...] 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.