Ready, Set, PLAY!
Capture the flag, freeze tag, soccer, three-legged races - whatever it is that turns your little ones into puddles of breathless, sweaty determination, chances are you're looking for a way to keep them hydrated along the way.You could dunk them in water and hope some makes it into their mouth. OR - you could make them a super [...] Continue Reading
We love pulled pork (and I love how easy it is to make). This Hawaiian pulled pork recipe is a delicious twist on the classic. The kids beg for it and we actually prefer this version to one with regular barbecue sauce.Hawaiian Pulled Pork (in the Instant Pot!)
What is Hawaiian pulled pork you ask? Think sweet and sour meets barbecue! Fresh [...] Continue Reading
Seven Hours And Thirteen Minutes
Give or take a few, that's the distance from my front porch to sugar white sand beaches. My husband and I are hoping to take the kids to our favorite getaway spot sometime this summer, but we'll probably have to work it in with just a teeny bit of notice.Though I've been making homemade sunscreen for years, I [...] Continue Reading
My husband and I have been doing shots every single morning for the past week. It seems like an odd thing to say given that I've been pregnant or nursing for the past 2,335 days, but really it's a good thing.As you probably know, intense cleansing diets are not recommended for pregnant/nursing mothers. That's because the toxins that are [...] Continue Reading
Licorice root is considered a harmonizer, or an herb that brings the properties of other herbs together in a formula. "In ancient Greek glukos means 'sweet' and riza means 'root." So the latin name for this plant is derived from the Greek words meaning 'sweet root." (Source: Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief) It is an herb [...] Continue Reading
While we're still basking in the afterglow of Mother's Day hugs, hand-drawn cards, and picked flowers full of bugs, I thought I would mention a tip or eleven that I'd wish I'd known back before the bathroom became just another place for family meetings. It's not a comprehensive list, but if I could send a letter back in time here are a few things I [...] Continue Reading
Pasta Is Done When You Throw It Against The Wall
. . . and it sticks. Hungry for a baked potato?Jab some holes in a spud and microwave for 10 minutes. How about some blueberry muffins slathered in margarine for dessert? Grab a box from aisle five.If you're wondering, I'm summing up my culinary education from birth to eighteen for [...] Continue Reading
Nana, Omi, Bunny, or Yaya
Grandmothers go by very different names, but when it comes to home remedies they seem to share the same handbook. These days, science is taking a few pages from that book.We now know that honey works better than antibiotic cream for burns, and homemade honey cough syrup allows children (and their parents!) to sleep [...] 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.