When I compiled a list of natural Easter egg dyes to try with my kids years ago, hibiscus was said to make a beautiful pink. However, when I actually tested it the egg turned dark green. Oops. Some of the other suggestions didn't work at all, and some were just meh. (I'm looking at you lemon peels.)That's why after experimenting with [...] Continue Reading
Thumbprint cookies are considered a holiday recipe in some families, but in mine they're considered a recipe for making any day a holiday. Like Tuesday, or Nap Day, or even My Child Folded Laundry Without Me Asking Day.Soft and buttery, each cookie can be filled with your favorite jam. Or if you're like me, favorites - raspberry, peach, [...] Continue Reading
This may be an odd way to start a post on home remedies for earaches, but before we get into the nitty gritty of easy homemade ear drops, warm salt socks and other comfort measures, I want to take a moment to discuss one of the most common misconceptions about ear infections.And that would be . . . the infection part. According to Dr. Allan [...] Continue Reading
Sweet and tart with just a hint of lime, this blackberry jam is perfect when served with biscuits, pancakes or - if you're like my mom's childhood horse - a pile of bread thrown onto the floor.So, about that horse: When my mom was little she developed a serious case of pneumonia that left her bedridden for months, and my grandmother hatched a [...] Continue Reading
Have you ever noticed how motherhood has a way of making you feel guilty about random things, like going to the bathroom by yourself? Well, here's one thing you shouldn't add to your list: lice.If your little one gets it, it's not because they were dirty . . . though it's probably a good thing if they are sometimes. Lice thrive in clean hair, [...] 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.