23,000 breaths. That’s an estimate of how many times you inhale in just one day.Unfortunately, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air in your home or office is likely to be 2-5 times (sometimes up to 100 times) more polluted than the air outside.If you've got a full schedule and you're already cooking with wholesome [...] Continue Reading
Golden on the outside and moist and flavorful inside, these salmon patties are loaded with omega-3's, selenium, and the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin. My kids love to dip them in homemade Thousand Island, which is just fine with me because weekly DHA-rich fish consumption is associated with higher intelligence scores and improved sleep in [...] Continue Reading
I vetted my rubber ducky's lifeguard certification before I put him in the tub with my kiddos. Okay, not really, but as a mama I have tried to make bathtime safe. Filter to remove nasties like chlorine and heavy metals? Check! Homemade non-toxic shampoo and soap? Yep, that too.I'd considered everything I put in the tub, but what about the tub [...] Continue Reading
Let's play a game. You choose any cleaning product on the shelf at your local market and tell me what's in it. Easy, right? All you need to do is read the label. There's only one problem - ingredients are not required to be listed unless they're already known to be harmful, and pretty much no one's checking to find out if they are.
The government [...] Continue Reading
People without allergies: Ahhh, spring, can you feel it?People with allergies: YES. YES I CAN. If you've ever spent allergy season trying to remember what it's like to breathe out of more than one nostril, read on. In this post my coauthor, Herbalist Lori Rose PhD, CNP, BCHN, RH (AHG) and I will cover the top remedies to reach for the next [...] Continue Reading
These no-bake peanut butter balls are so easy they're basically an UNrecipe, but my kids ask for them all the time so I figured they were worth sharing. And really, who says recipes have to be complicated? They're adapted from these cookie dough bites, which y'all have had quite a bit to say about . . .
These are amazing! My picky son couldn’t get [...] Continue Reading
Homemade ketchup is like magic sauce with my kids. I just pour it on any recipe that flops and POOF - it disappears. For my husband, though, the secret sauce will always and forever be creamy, tangy mayo. Bacon and hearty red potatoes are also his love language, which is probably why he says this potato salad recipe is one of his favorite things in [...] Continue Reading
If you could hold a scanner up in your living room and see what's in that air you're breathing, what would you expect to see? Oxygen, for sure, and some nitrogen and the carbon dioxide that trees love so much. Unfortunately, if the average indoor environment came with an ingredient label like food does, you'd probably also see:Flame retardant [...] 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.