Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in right now.” -UnknownA leisurely Saturday morning breakfast almost feels like a holiday to me. Being with the people I love, pancakes, sausage, COFFEE. Playing a board [...] Continue Reading
I've been using the same tried-and-true homemade powdered laundry detergent for years, and recently I discovered a simple liquid version that I love. (Happy accident - I was trying to make shampoo!)Unfortunately, as the potami get older - and MESSIER - I've found myself losing more and more battles to the stain monster. My old stain remover [...] Continue Reading
I'd managed to pull together . . .
Some "normal" snacks for the sweet college student that had come to watch my little ones - cheese and crackers, chicken nuggets with ranch dressing and whatnot - but then I saw it.It was right there on the counter, bubbling away with golden, gut healing goodness. You could almost have mistaken my slow cooker [...] Continue Reading
Earaches? Been there. Pinkeye? No problem. Fevers, coughs, and tummy aches? I've seen those, too. Last week I noticed that my daughter's voice dropped a couple of octaves, and then my son started feeling a little off - yep, sore throats! Fortunately, it was nothing an afternoon on the couch watching The Secret Garden and a soothing homemade [...] Continue Reading
Husband: I know you’re tired. Let’s just stop at Taco Bell or McDonald's for dinner.Me (laughing): Stop. Katie: Daddy, why are you saying that? Those aren’t real places!It wasn’t intentional, but somehow my daughter was six years old before she realized these places really do exist. We’ve done our best to nourish our kids from the [...] Continue Reading
Why are my friends calling themselves Potheads?
It wasn't the kind of question I expected to be asking myself while changing diapers, and yet a few months ago it was definitely something I was mulling over. Turns out, they'd just discovered the magic that is the Instant Pot - phew!Now, I've had a pressure cooker for a few years, but I hadn't [...] Continue Reading
MTHFR <- No, it's not a swear word.
I'll admit, I thought it was the first time I read it, but as it turns out it's something much more important. MTHFR is an abbreviation for a genetic mutation that affects 30-50% of our population, although most of us don't know whether or not we have it.If you tuned out in high school biology and need a [...] Continue Reading
I've marinated and battered and rolled my way through a few (okay A LOT) of chicken nugget recipes over the years. They've all been delicious, but not necessarily practical when I'm pressed for time. So a few months ago I "cheated" by skipping several steps in one of our favorite recipes. And you know what? No one noticed. They gobbled them down [...] 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.