For most of my life I've thought of cinnamon raisin cookies as insulting imposters of chocolate chip cookies. I'd see them at bake sales, lean in, then do a double take and think "Hey, you almost got me there!"These cinnamon raisin cookies wiled their way into my good graces one day when I ran out of chocolate chips and needed a healthy cookie [...] Continue Reading
You know those personality tests that tell you what kind of animal you're most like? I think I'd be an iguana. The first time I saw one sunning on a rock in the caribbean I thought, "Oh, that's the life!" . . . and I'm pretty much still of the same opinion. I love heat, so it's no surprise that I love my sauna. My hair? Not so much.This coconut [...] Continue Reading
What I imagined my first pregnancy would be like: Take test. Positive! Look in the mirror and notice awesome pregnancy glow, pick up helpful books, rock pregnancy and birth.What it was actually like: Realize I'm probably pregnant as I polish off a 24 ounce jar of olives in bed. Take a test plus three more just to be sure. Buy pregnancy books. [...] Continue Reading
I unofficially announced my first pregnancy to my husband by bringing a 24 ounce jar of olives to bed, eating the entire thing, and then drinking the juice. With my second, I remember handing a half-eaten jar of Bubbies pickles to our local health food store cashier with an embarrassed smile - it was a long walk from the back of the store!As [...] Continue Reading
A few weeks ago I promised my littles a movie and homemade ice cream, then promptly dipped my shoulder in red hot lava damaged my rotator cuff while paddle boarding. If you've ever broken a promise to three excited kids, you know exactly what happened next.I made the ice cream.Okay, "made" is probably a stretch. I dumped a bunch of stuff [...] Continue Reading
You probably haven't summited any Swiss mountains lately, but chances are you've powerlifted a preschooler or four bags of groceries . . . or both together! Fortunately for people like us, an herb traditionally used by Swiss mountaineers for muscle soreness also works for non-glamourously acquired bumps, bruises, and muscle aches - Arnica [...] Continue Reading
While many herbs have a whole list of uses, like dandelion for detox, digestion and hormone balance, arnica is really good in one area: bumps and bruises! Arnica montana - sometimes called wolf's bane or leopard's bane - is a yellow mountain daisy that is believed to help dilate capillaries and stimulate the flow of white blood cells, and has been [...] Continue Reading
"You should put some ice on that." <-- We've all heard it, right? Inflammation has become sort of a bad word in the health world, which is no surprise if you think about how many conditions are related to chronic inflammation - dementia, skin issues, lung issues, heart issues, digestive issues, and depression for example.So we eat foods that [...] 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.