A few days ago a friend of mine brought us some homemade yogurt. I've made a lot of yogurt for my family in the past, but I stopped a while ago, partly because I was discouraged by how runny it kept turning out. My friend's yogurt, on the other hand, is as thick as cottage cheese! I asked her how she makes hers (without a yogurt maker, like I have) and learned a couple things. Then when I saw this video online by YogaMama, I learned some additional things I can try. Now I'm more excited about trying yogurt-making again!
Speaking of probiotics and promoting healthy guts, YogaMama also has an interesting article about gut bacteria and how it influences early development in infants. Fascinating stuff! (I'm repeatedly amazed at each new evidence that shows vaginal births are best for babies and why.)