Getting kids to eat healthy foods can be a challenge at times. Even kids who grow up eating healthy food may go through a picky phase. As you lay know, I’m not one for alternate “kid foods”, especially when they are highly processed and loaded with junk. But, a healthy, kid-friendly food like these garlic Parmesan chicken tenders, can help a picky [...] Continue Reading
Hey mama, I see you there . . .
Scrolling past yet another article that promises to BLOW. YOUR. MIND. or reveal the SHOCKING TRUTH . . . about kittens. Or pandas. Or the mold that grows on paleo bread if you leave it out too long. Today I've got something far better to share with you. Are you ready? It's . . . . YOU.Yep, seriously. Sure, [...] Continue Reading
Note from Mommypotamus: How perfect is this? Research shows that focusing our lives around experiences rather than things creates more lasting happiness, which is why earlier this week I wrote about how my family creates experiences through fun family traditions. Some of the best traditions are unique twists on time-honored favorites, which is why [...] Continue Reading
Remember when I shared with you a list of my beauty essentials, like deodorant, shampoo bars, tooth powder, foundation powder, dry shampoo? Well, I forgot one!This tried-and-true, super easy lip balm recipe moisturizes and protects with beeswax, natural cocoa butter and your choice of moisturizing oil. While it's very soothing to chapped lips, [...] Continue Reading
"Parenthood sharpens your math skills because you spend all night calculating how much sleep you'll get if you fall asleep RIGHT NOW." ~ Unknown
My husband used to joke that if sleep were an Olympic sport, I would be a three-time gold medal winner. And then we had kids. Now, I'm really, REALLY glad for that, but it pretty much crushed my [...] Continue Reading
When my husband and I started creating unique and meaningful family traditions like, um, this one, it wasn't because we'd heard that focusing our lives around experiences rather than things creates more lasting happiness. However the more we've incorporated them into our life together, the more true we've found it to be true.According to this [...] Continue Reading
Baby shower is a funny term, don't you think?
I mean sure, you get showered with gifts, but even loosely associating the word "baby" with "shower" seems ironic.Fortunately, it does get easier, and I'm happy to say that with three little ones running around I'm now at Expert Level 5 for grabbing a shower in five minutes, or using this trick on [...] Continue Reading
Note from Mommypotamus: Back when it was just the two of us, Daddypotamus used to consistently email me listings for Italian villas. He was always trying to convince me to leave our jobs behind and travel before we started our family, but I kept coming up with reasons not to. Some - like my health issues - were legitimate, but now I wish I had [...] 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.