Breastfeeding resources for Montreal moms

Breastfeeding resources for Montreal moms

In my prenatal yoga classes this week, the requested theme has been breastfeeding. It’s a topic, that up until now, I’ve shied away from bringing into the studio. Why? I guess it’s that I don’t want to be known as or thought of as one of “those women who push breastfeeding.” What a touchy subject, […]

Free meditation download of "Kindness" and Kira Willey’s New Release for the New Year

Free meditation download of “Kindness” and Kira Willey’s New Release for the New Year

Mindful Moments for Kids by Kira Willey, is music to this children’s yoga teacher (and mama’s) ears! The 30-track spoken word CD is not meant to be listened to all in one shot. Adults don’t have the attention span for that! The nature of the mid is to continue to wander, which is why so […]

Escaping the cold, heading to the tropics at Montreal's Biodome

Escaping the cold, heading to the tropics at Montreal’s Biodome

We’re starting to get into the swing of things in 2016, which means Papa and I are back to work and the kids are more regularly at daycare. It also means we have to have family days on *gasp* the weekend. I was a little afraid to go out to the Biodome on a Saturday, […]

Celebrating the holidays at the Ecomuseum

Celebrating the holidays at the Ecomuseum

I’d have a hard time coming up with a more perfect place to walk around on a snowy New Year’s Eve Day. We love the Ecomuseum at any time of year, but in the falling snow, it’s absolute magic. Read here for a more in-depth description of the park, which we visit as often as […]

Raffi Giveaway! + Review of Owl Singalong and Nursery Rhyme Parade!

Raffi Giveaway! + Review of Owl Singalong and Nursery Rhyme Parade!

Within the same week, the week before we’d head out on the road for a little holiday, I received two CDs for review that I was sure would bring me for a trip down memory lane. Very different times in my life, however. Born in the ’80s, Raffi was where it was at. I don’t […]

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Happy Holidays, however you and your family spend them. Over here, Christmas and its commercialism is a bit tough for me. I cringed the other day, as I found myself shopping in Walmart’s fluorescent lighting… But my girl asked for a watch. I opted for Hello Kitty instead of Disney Princesses, and it turns out […]

Boys and Girls and their trains: Visiting Exporail for Christmas

Boys and Girls and their trains: Visiting Exporail for Christmas

Some people are crazy for Christmas. The decorating, shopping, wrapping, Christmas carols… I’m not one of them. We’re not religious and our kids don’t believe Santa is real. So at the end of the day, what’s left? Ba humbug! We do have a tree and had lots of fun decorating it. We’ll all give each […]

Healing the perineum after giving birth

Healing the perineum after giving birth

In one of my prenatal yoga classes the other day, one woman, expecting for the second time, said that she wished someone had spoken to her, in pregnancy, about healing postpartum. What a great idea for a theme! If you’re coming to this post as a yoga student, and new MamaNaturale reader welcome! And welcome […]

Taking care of Vata Girl

Taking care of Vata Girl

Recently, I’ve been doing all I can to learn about Ayurveda. I realized Yoga’s 5,000 year old sister-science is the perfect complement to going to yoga classes. When you start to practice yoga regularly, you usually become more in tune with your body and start to notice cause and effect a little more. For example, […]

3 reasons to brew your own Kombucha tea NOW!

3 reasons to brew your own Kombucha tea NOW!

If you’ve not yet tried kombucha (fermented tea), that’s step one. There’s a great company here in Montreal that brews RISE Kombucha. I love it. But it’s not “donner.” It’s a good one to try though, if you’re wondering what all the fuss is about. Once I was hooked, I bought a kombucha starter from […]