In my dreams, little elves clean my house every night while I'm sleeping, and I wake up with an hour to get ready every morning. In reality, leaving the house often means getting dressed in 10 minutes while simultaneously locating a pair of lost shoes and stating once again that pants are not optional. Showers, on the other hand, are oh-so-optional [...] Continue Reading
Eleventy billion questions answered. Three goodnight kisses given as I tuck my littles into bed. Two generously poured glasses of wine . . . one for me, and one for my husband. <<--That's more or less how the numbers look for me on a typical Friday night.Not on that list? Mega Purple food coloring and sawdust, which are just some of the [...] Continue Reading
"Mommy, my tummy hurts"Have you ever heard those words, asked where it hurts and watched your child point to their WHOLE tummy, plus maybe an elbow and an earlobe for good measure? Same here.With such vague information, it can be incredibly challenging to figure out how to help them feel better, and when call a doctor if needed.After [...] Continue Reading
Have I ever told you about the day I opened my microwave - which doubles as an extra pantry cabinet - and found an entire box of Newman's Own Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cups? Totally happened. You see, years ago I asked my husband to pick up some healthier peppermint cups because I'd loved YORK peppermint patties as a kid, and shortly after that [...] Continue Reading
I thought I had bananas all figured out. They're delicious in banana walnut muffins, stirred into yogurt with a drizzle of honey, or dried for an on-the-go snack. Pretty straightforward, right?Not so much. Bananas are so much weirder than they seem. First of all, they don't even grow on trees. Banana plants are actually arborescent (tree-like) [...] Continue Reading
Snuggling up by a cozy fire, making homemade marshmallows, trimming the tree . . . there are just so many reasons to love this time of year. With that in mind, here are some essential oil diffuser blends to make the season even more merry and bright.I based the number of drops on the diffuser I use - which is this one - and the size of my room. [...] Continue Reading
'Tis the season for homemade salt dough ornaments, driving around to look at holiday lights, and . . . . deep breathing our way through another off-key round of Jingle Bells in the car. :)Majestic as they are, for most of us the holidays come with some stressful moments, which is why it's often a good time to increase our intake of adaptogens [...] Continue Reading
Do you want to make gorgeous, handcrafted gifts without stressing yourself out? I've got you covered. These gift ideas are easy to make, require no special skills, and turn out beautifully. There's something for everyone, including body care gifts, homemade candles and other gifts for the home, culinary gifts like vanilla extract and chai tea mix, [...] 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.