I love kindergarten rules... but sometimes I really want to break the one that says "Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.""Oh, your baby has reflux?" My hand twitches a bit as I force it to stay by my side."You're struggling with low milk supply?" I put my hand in my pocket . . . it can't be trusted."Your baby is waking every [...] Continue Reading
My family loves to make homemade applesauce when apples are in season and abundant. But another great way to use up in season apples is baking with them. Apple pie is always a possibility. But if you’re looking for something caramelized and gooey (rather than spiced) this apple tarte Tatin is an excellent choice. When done right, it also looks [...] Continue Reading
Fresh Cilantro Leaves & A Hint Of Lime . . .Meld with the subtle heat of poblano and jalapeno peppers in this belly warming chicken tortilla soup recipe. It's one of my favorite ways to use homemade bone broth and leftover whole roast chicken.Don't be afraid to get creative with the toppings - sour cream, avocado, cilantro, green [...] Continue Reading
Is swaddling a safe to calm babies and help them sleep, or could there be a downside to it? Some daycares are now discontinuing the practice due to growing evidence that incorrect swaddling may cause hip dysplasia. (source)While there is evidence to support the idea that swaddled babies sleep better and cry less, a study conducted at the [...] Continue Reading
Note from Heather: Respected pediatricians agree that fevers are usually beneficial, but do you have a plan for if /when a fever goes beyond what you're comfortable with?The book featured in today's post - Treating Fevers Naturally - was written by Meagan Visser, a registered nurse and herbalist whose insights have helped many mamas stay calm [...] Continue Reading
These smashed steak skewers with teriyaki glaze couldn’t be easier to make, and taste delicious with a side of cilantro lime rice and grilled vegetables.The Fun of Eating Food on a Stick!
There’s something enticing about food on a stick. Whenever we cook kebabs, the kids always ask to have their food left on the skewer to eat it. And if we’re [...] Continue Reading
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's not from Spain! Miss Piggy was my neighbor growing up. Yes, seriously. Of course, her name was actually Peggy and she was a retired teacher, but somehow that got lost in translation when we moved in. I was four, and no one bothered to correct me for, oh, FIVE YEARS.Life with Miss Piggy next door was delightful. [...] Continue Reading
Sometimes there are good reason to avoid grains. It may be a medical condition or simply personal nutrition beliefs. However, kids do have a higher need for carbs and occasionally I do add grains into recipes I make for them.This recipe for a hearty, soft granola bar is one of those recipes. It uses a base of rolled oats combined with dried [...] 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.