Mama, can I eat this?I'm not sure when my kids first mistook my homemade lotion for a jar of mayo in the fridge, but in this house they know to check before they chew. Sure, the point of making my own personal care products is that they're safe enough to eat, but so far no one in this house actually wants to . . . and I now label my products to [...] Continue Reading
"But there were no food stores in the town of Chewandswallow. They didn't need any . . . The only thing that was really different about Chewandswallow was it's weather. It came three times a day at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything that everyone ate came from the sky."
~Cloudy With a Chance of MeatballsThis is just a guess, but I think [...] Continue Reading
In Latin, panax means "cure-all," so it probably won't surprise you to learn that this form of ginseng is one of the most revered plants in the Chinese herbal tradition. Also known as Asian ginseng, Korean ginseng, and red ginseng, this adaptogen has been the subject of literally hundreds of studies designed to explore it's benefits. In many ways [...] Continue Reading
What stories will your kids tell when they grow up? Will it be how you treated everything with coconut oil like Gus Portokalos used Windex in My Big Fat Greek Wedding? Or the way you filled shot glasses with various immune boosting elixirs? Or how you managed a bed and breakfast on your kitchen counter? Okay, scoby hotel. Same difference.We do [...] Continue Reading
Finding My Credit Card In The Nut Butter Jar? Funny.
Hearing a child shout "What's the PASSWORD?!?" while trying to unclog a paper filled toilet? Also funny.Babysomnia? NOT FUNNY. As all moms know, there comes a point where the dream of flowers and chocolates is tossed aside for a comfy pillow and - if our spouse can make it happen - the gift [...] Continue Reading
Okay, an arctic wind probably WON'T tousle your hair playfully and send goosebumps up your spine after one sip, but if you loved York Peppermint Patties growing up I've got just the thing for you.Cool, refreshing, and delightfully free of questionable additives like PGPR and fake flavorings, this chocolate peppermint superfood smoothie is a [...] Continue Reading
I See You There . . .
Clutching that coffee mug for dear life. The expression on your face tells me that:
A) Your little one decided to wake you up at 3am to inform you that she'd changed her favorite color from green to purple
B) Your other little one decided to give you a makeover when you fell asleep sitting up - hello chunky bangs!
C) You [...] Continue Reading
Also known as Tulsi, Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is an adaptogen that has a long history of use in ayurvedic Indian folk medicine. It is considered helpful for:Overall support during stressful experiences
Balancing cortisol levels (source)
Elevating mood (source)
Cardiovascular supportIs Holy Basil safe during pregnancy and [...] 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.