Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." - John Lubbock, The Use Of Life
Busy. I used to think that word was synonymous with important, productive, and meaningful. Turns out that [...] Continue Reading
Planning a natural birth? I've got a question for you: If your body could make a substance that releases morphine-like painkillers during labor, surges at just the right time to help with delivery, and connects you with your baby so deeply that your heartbeats synchronize, you'd want it right?Good, because it totally does.That substance is [...] Continue Reading
Whether it's a batch of banana walnut muffins or a short stack of buttermilk pancakes, sometimes you just need to grab a whisk, some eggs, and . . . ruh roh, you're out of baking powder.Or are you? [awkward stare]Although it may seem like magical fairy dust made from a carefully guarded proprietary recipe, it's actually super easy to make a [...] Continue Reading
We often call it The Love Hormone, but did you know that oxytocin literally means "quick birth"? Yep, it's true. (1)Although we later discovered that it does a lot of beautiful things - strengthen emotional bonds, facilitate trust and reduce the effects of stress, for example - oxytocin was named when the only thing we really understood about [...] Continue Reading
"I'm in." <-- Whether it's standing in a cryotherapy tank at -280F degrees, spraying beneficial bacteria on my skin, or floating in 1,000 pounds of dissolved epsom salt, when Katie of Wellness Mama and I discover something new to try, that's my first response.That's why when we found ourselves in front of a full-body Joovv red light therapy [...] Continue Reading
Know what you call a key lime pie popsicle when kids are feeling impatient? A smoothie.Specifically, this smoothie. It's refreshingly cool and creamy, with just the right amount of sweetness and tang. Rich in healthy fats and naturally sweetened, it makes a great afternoon snack on warm days, and it's super easy to make.Key Lime Pie [...] 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.