Parenting books are full of acronyms. Letters that stand for important, decisive actions. But can anyone really remember the correct acronym when kids are melting down, feeling excluded, or facing another challenge?Personally, I could never remember if I was supposed to ACT or CARE or something else entirely. All I could think of was to Stop, [...] Continue Reading
My list of kitchen essentials looks a *little* different from the many of the suggestions found in the 1887 White House Cookbook - which includes a fish kettle, coal shovel and ash bucket - but there are some things time just can't improve on. One of those is the use of wholesome fats such as tallow, which can be used in cooking, candle making, [...] Continue Reading
In my house there are two kinds of quiet:The kind that makes me wonder if my preschooler has figured out how to cut up my sheets with kid-safe scissors
The gorgeous silence inspired by these strawberry popsicles, these watermelon ones or this pineapple coconut versionYou see, my kids love all things frosty and fruit-filled in the [...] Continue Reading
Sometimes called knitbone or All Heal, comfrey (Symphytum officinale L.) has been used for centuries to support bone, wound and lung healing, and at one time was recommended as a tea to soothe digestive issues. These days it's also often recommended for:Soothing sprains, bruises, swelling, minor shallow-cut skin injuries and burns
Easing [...] 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.