With a serious smile and a thick Puerto Rican accent, the island doctor spoke fifteen words I’ll never forget.I have to make sure you’re not drunk, not crazy . . . . and you don’t have syphillis.”It was my wedding day, and I had no idea what was ahead - the laughter, the difficulty, the invasion of little people who always need to potty as [...] Continue Reading
So, you love takeout
. . . but not the MSG and corn syrup it contains? Yeah, me too. Back when I finally made the connection between processed food and the health challenges I was facing, I walked away and never looked back.Okay, I looked back a little. Because while certain flavors were easy to recreate at home, some seemed to involve one [...] Continue Reading
Coconut is the Swiss Army Knife of beauty products
Its oil can be used to make this three-ingredient shampoo bar, homemade deodorant, tooth whitener, lotion bars, and even shaving cream.Oh, and body butter. (And, hey, you can just rub it on as a lovely body oil.)But as a leave-in conditioner? Yeah, not so much . . . it's just too heavy for [...] Continue Reading
"Somewhere between having children and buying a minivan, 7am became sleeping in."
Pops. Dada. Ye old man.Whatever it is that we call fathers these days, the definition now seems to include activities such as:
A) Explaining repeatedly that no, a man does not live inside the ATM machine and hand out free money
B) Googling "lego [...] Continue Reading
In my house, this quick ketchup practically makes recipe fails launch themselves into the mouths of the my kids, but my husband is not a superfan. His favorite condiments all center around one quality- creaminess. Whether it's homemade ranch dressing, chipotle mayo or tartar sauce served over paleo crab cakes, creamy wins every time.This real [...] Continue Reading
Most days my husband and I stick to local fare, like egg drop soup made from the golden-yolked goodness our hens lay, but when he wants to see me do my happy dance (which sadly, is a cross between the funky chicken and macarena), he brings home something special.Like crab. And crab. Oh, and crab.Because, yeah, seafood is my love [...] Continue Reading
Remember when our kids were born and we were going to do ALL THE THINGS? Like, play Mozart at breakfast to prime their brains for a baby pilates session conducted exclusively in French? And then life happened and two years later we find ourselves saying things like "why are you wearing two left shoes?" and yelling "MAYDAY! MAYDAY!" through a baby [...] Continue Reading
When raising kids, sometimes it seems like the best option, you know? Last week we had a family photo shoot scheduled, so naturally my toddler gave himself a black eye the night before. (This has happened to you, too, right?As parents, we do everything we can to keep our kids safe and healthy. Unfortunately, in some cases there is [...] 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.