I'm always tempted to write "Liquid Sunshine" on my homemade lemon extract labels, because that's exactly what it reminds me of. The bright flavor is perfect for making poppyseed muffins or lemon bread with vanilla glaze, and it's ridiculously easy to make. Just combine two ingredients with a little time and voila! Sunshine in a bottle that's [...] Continue Reading
"Well, that didn't go as expected." <-- Me, 348,487 times since becoming a mom. The first time I went into labor, I planned to touch up my makeup just after delivery for beautiful mama/newborn photos. In reality, I forgot I was sporting a Breathe Right strip while my husband snapped pics. So glamorous.That said, I'd never consider (or [...] Continue Reading
You know that feeling when you're sick and you want your mom, but then you remember that you ARE THE MOM? Same here. Every year I brew up a batch of fire cider and elderberry syrup for immune support at the beginning of cold and flu season, and for the most part we dodge whatever's going around.Not always, though. Sometimes I slack when it [...] Continue Reading
There's a fresh new year ahead and not a goal in sight at my house. Instead, I'm focusing on personal experiments instead of resolutions, and finding practical ways to live one of my favorite pieces of advice:
Enjoy the little things, for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things." - Robert Brault
Practicing gratitude is [...] Continue Reading
Hey, you’re blurry! Wait, you’re actually fine, that’s just the month of December moving way. too. fast.Before we close out this year I thought it would be fun to look back at the top ten most popular posts from this year - thank you so much for being part of this community! I'd love to hear what you want me to write about in 2019 - if you have [...] Continue Reading
"Um, mom?" My son lifts an ornament out of the box and shows it to me. Tucked inside the glass frame is a photo of a little girl with a missing front tooth and no sense of fashion. It's me, of course. Call me nostalgic, but even I can't help but love this anti-glamour shot. It's part of a living time capsule that we add to every year. For the past [...] Continue Reading
So, tonight is attempt #3 for Operation Popcorn & PJ's --- a night where my husband and I help our kids get ready for bed as usual, and then at the last minute surprise them by piling them into the car with warm, buttery popcorn to drive around and look at holiday lights.Attempt #1 failed because I didn't realize we were out of popcorn, and [...] Continue Reading
So, you've been meaning to make up a batch of fire cider, but laundry happened. And dishes. And that thing you committed to when it seemed like a good idea but wasn't. Now someone in the house is feeling achy and awful, and even if you started today the fire cider wouldn't be ready for weeks.Maybe that person is you, and there isn't another [...] 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.