You might say that Genevieve Howland (aka Mama Natural) and I are on the same wavelength. I mean, we had two of our children within one day of each other! How's that for being in sync? :)Genevieve is on a mission to help mamas have better and more natural births, and now she's taking things to the next level with a beautiful new book, The Mama [...] Continue Reading
When I first heard that dandelion root is used as a coffee substitute, I immediately ruled it out as something I wanted or needed in my life. Because y'all, I. AM. NOT. breaking up with coffee. And yet, as I dug deeper into the benefits of dandelion flowers, leaves, and roots, I realized that there's way more to dandelion tea than its use as a [...] Continue Reading
Some See A Weed, Some See A Wish" - Unknown
Remember the joy of closing your eyes and blowing with all your might on a dandelion puffball . . . possibly while someone nearby cringed at the thought of all those "pesky weed" seeds spreading? Well, although the saying goes that some may see a weed and others see a wish, they're not weeds at all - [...] Continue Reading
The Summer of StinkWay before I posted my "No I didn't stuff my face with Cheetos" tooth whitening recipe and started making my own shampoo, I was warning my college boyfriend (now husband) about the toxins he was putting on his body. To show me that my concerns were being taken seriously, he decided to take steps to ease his toxic [...] Continue Reading
Sometimes being a good neighbor means lending a bit of cinnamon or sugar, and sometimes it means rolling up your sleeves and helping your local farmer/neighbor find a loving home for his surprise strawberry bumper crop. Like your kitchen counter . . . or more specifically your belly.I'm doing my part, y'all, and as all kind of delicious fruits [...] Continue Reading
Scientists estimate that there are more bacteria living in your mouth right now than there are people on earth. Yep, seriously. (source) If you're like me, there's probably a point in your life when hearing that fact would have made you want to dive in an entire vat of mouthwash. These days, though, we know that most of the bacteria we co-exist [...] Continue Reading
Before kids, I imagined motherhood would be 80% playing games, snuggling, and reading, and 20% hanging out with my husband while they took naps. Or something pretty close to that. Turns out, it's mostly:Performing goalie maneuvers to prevent your three-year-old from pressing the alarm bell in elevators
Convincing another child that they [...] Continue Reading
Something's Hidden . . . But I Don't Think It's A ValleyFood companies often throw around phrases like "wholesome ingredients" and "farm fresh," but the fine print on the labels often tells a different story. For example, my husband's favorite childhood dressing contains MSG, solvent-extracted vegetable oil, trans fats, artificial flavors, 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.