If you grew up on ranch dressing just about everyday Thousand Island or Italian vinaigrette mixed in occasionally, you know it's possible to have too much of a good thing . . . or at least have it too often. That's why when my kids started balking at their salads recently, I knew we needed to give our tried-and-true staples a break.Juicy summer [...] Continue Reading
It's squishy, it's crumbly, and it crunches like a tiny bean bag when you squeeze it tight. You can mold with it, or you can smash it to smithereens.Although we're big fans homemade play dough around here, moon sand is a totally different sensory experience.My kids love it, and I love that we can make it together in less than 10 minutes. [...] Continue Reading
Have you ever rolled out of bed the morning after a wonderful day in nature and realized that - instead of the peace and calm that forest bathing is supposed to bring - you're going to be having a different experience for the next 1-2 weeks? Oozing secretions, raised red skin, and the urge to scratch in odd places in front of strangers - all [...] Continue Reading
Valerian root has long been used to support relaxation and sleep, but don't think of it as just a nighttime herb! Many people use it during the day to support emotional well-being, ease discomfort, manage stress and more.It makes perfect sense when you consider its name is derived from the Latin valere, which means "to be well" or "to be [...] Continue Reading
Making up a batch of lavender lemonade, orange julius smoothies, sour gummy snacks or some other kind of citrus goodness soon? Here's a quick way to turn your leftover peels into an inexpensive, all-purpose cleaning vinegar that's perfect for kitchens and bathrooms, removing buildup and grime, and more.
So, what is cleaning vinegar?
It depends on [...] 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.