Ahhh, the holidays. A time to deck the halls, trim the tree, and sip hot apple cider while watching a movie. NOT on my to-do list for the season is walking around the mall, saying “no, we don’t need a blow-up gorilla” thirty times and leaving the line I've been waiting in for 45 minutes because my little one is doing the potty dance.If you like [...] Continue Reading
What do feel good hormones, real-time immune support, and a speedier postpartum recovery have in common? They're just some of the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby, of course.Often called liquid gold, breast milk contains immune factors, omega fatty acids, stem cells, enzymes, bonding hormones and growth hormones that have [...] Continue Reading
So, pants. They're just not happening today. I have a date with my pj's, an eggnog latte, and some of my favorite online shops. Because parenting is hard enough without circling a parking lot for 45 minutes to find a spot, then rushing inside to find a potty for two small children only to discover a line out the door, right?If you want to skip [...] Continue Reading
Ready in just ten minutes, this delicious teriyaki sauce recipe can be made with just a handful of wholesome ingredients - not the MSG and high fructose corn syrup you're likely to find in store-bought options. It's perfect for easy weeknight meals, and may even inspire you to reclaim other favorites like sweet and sour chicken and pepper [...] Continue Reading
My four year-old does not share my love of speaking at a reasonable volume, arriving at events on time, or spicy buffalo sauce. Fortunately there are workarounds, like crispy baked chicken wings served with a side of teriyaki, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, or bleu cheese . . . or a little of each.Now, if you've ever made my cauliflower pizza [...] Continue Reading
Nine years ago my husband walked into the room and announced, “Oh by the way, I registered you a domain and started a blog for you.” I told him he wasted ten bucks because I was NOT going to blog.He likes to remind me of that now.Mommypotamus didn't start that day, though. Although it didn't have a name, it started years before when I was [...] Continue Reading
Two pink lines. I remember where I was standing the first time I saw them, and how I immediately started looking forward to my first ultrasound. I wanted to know everything was okay and connect with this little being that was going to grow to the size of a watermelon and . . . well, let's just say that as my train of thought continued along those [...] Continue Reading
"Spread love as thick as you would peanut butter" <-- That's good advice, I'd say, at least if you love the stuff as much as I do. Creamy, dreamy, and topped in chocolately swirl goodness, this peanut butter fudge is rich in wholesome fats and so seriously delicious. Like my cookie dough fudge and chocolate peppermint fudge recipes, it's super [...] 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.