Welcome to a world in which more people have cell phones than toilets. Yep, it's weird but true. (source) If you're like me, you're probably wondering, "How did that happen? What is EMF? And more importantly, is it safe?"In Overpowered: The Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) and What You Can Do About It, Dr. Martin Blank tackles that [...] Continue Reading
Popeye may have been able to down a can of spinach in a single swallow, but many of us need a little more encouragement!Enter this creamy, delicious spinach dip that’s easy to make up for a snack or appetizer.Healthy Spinach Dip (Kid Approved!)
Don’t let this creamy cheesy dip fool you… it’s packed full of fiber, iron, folate, and vitamins [...] Continue Reading
Ticks can really suck the fun out of a beautiful morning spent planting elderberries, taking a walk by (or rather, through) the creek . .Or watching my four year-old swoon over my husband's newest acquisition.And of course I literally mean suck. Because ticks are more than just a nuisance - they can carry serious illnesses like Lyme [...] Continue Reading
"WHAT'S THE PASSWORD!?!?!?" I peek around the corner and find my son shouting at the toilet, apparently miffed by its inability to suck giant swaths of paper into the vortex under our house. Of course I grabbed the plunger and voila! No big deal.If only all potty struggles were that easily solved, right?Unfortunately, issues like [...] Continue Reading
Have you ever gathered plump, juicy berries into your apron and whisked them to the kitchen to make medicine, wine, or jam? Yeah, me neither, but I will! I'm no Julie Andrews and I don't (usually) twirl and sing in my kitchen, but gathering food and medicine from my yard does make things feel a little more magical, and some singing may be [...] Continue Reading
"So, what do you wash your hair with?"
"Mud.""I'm sorry?""Well, technically it's clay."If you want to have an entertaining conversation with your stylist, try that as an opening line.Then when they ask how you've managed to get your hair so smooth and shiny, tell them you put Jello on your hair. (Or rather, gelatin, the stuff that [...] Continue Reading
I’ve used buckwheat hulls to make relaxing, natural pillows for my family, but I haven’t spent much time using buckwheat in recipes until now. Buckwheat is a popular choice for gluten free pancakes since it’s naturally gluten free and usually works well for those with celiac disease. These buckwheat pancakes are light, airy, and delicious and are [...] Continue Reading
I didn't know about the secret language of nursing moms until my daughter was born, but soon I was laughing over niplash stories (ouch!) and occasionally NAKing (nursing at keyboard) with the rest of them.There is one phrase I didn't hear, though. One phrase which, given the opportunity, would be the one thing I'd tell my pre-parent self. In [...] 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.