Do you have a favorite birthday tradition? One of my family's unofficial ones is to never bake the same birthday cake twice . . . and I use the term birthday cake loosely. There have been cookie dough ice cream sandwich requests, and creme brulee, and even fudgy brownies. Occasionally we sneak an actual birthday cake in, but not for my oldest son's [...] Continue Reading
Have I ever told you about the time my entire family came down with Face Punch Disease? That was not what it was actually called, of course, but it perfectly describes what it felt like! We'd been traveling a lot that fall, and not taking our elderberry syrup or our fire cider. This year I'm prepared - I've got our natural remedy kit READY. TO. [...] Continue Reading
Love Reese's peanut butter cups but not the corn syrup solids, nonfat milk and tertiary butylhydroquinone on the ingredient list? Yeah, me too. This real food version is super simple to make and tastes even better than the original . . . just ask my kids.Actually scratch that, they've never actually had the original. Which reminds me - have I [...] Continue Reading
"What Can I Do To Help?"If you say this to a mama and she looks at you like it's a trick question, don't give up. Sometimes asking for what we need is tricky, you know?After my oldest was born and my midwives crept away for some well-deserved sleep, I remember wondering if they'd noticed that I couldn't figure out how to burp her. I loved [...] Continue Reading
Have you ever wondered if skin toner is the pet rock of beauty products - basically an attempt to get you to spend money on something you don't need? I have!The short answer to that question is that consumers that are slathering hormone-disrupting, synthetic cleansers on their face probably don't need toner. However, if you use a natural [...] Continue Reading
So, you decided to make the legendary elixir of immune immune support - homemade elderberry syrup -for cold and flu season, and now you're playing tetris in your pantry with a bag of leftover dried elderberries. I get it. Really I do. And I have a solution . . . or a few, actually.This recipe is exactly the same as my elderberry syrup recipe [...] Continue Reading
"First child eats dirt - parent calls the doctor. Second child eats dirt. Parent cleans out mouth. Third child eats dirt. Parent wonders if she really needs to feed him lunch." - UnknownCertain microbes in dirt make us healthier, smarter, and even happier, and kids actually need exposure to germs in order to be healthy. (source) That's why in [...] 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.