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 […]

Massaging our babies and children

Massaging our babies and children

Have you ever massaged your child? Sometimes we give them a little squeeze of the shoulders or rub of the feet, but have you ever intentionally sat down with them for a quiet moment to connect? In a recent post, I mentioned I’d recently taken a training in Shantala massage for infants and children. Babe […]

Ange's creamy sweet tattie, leek soup (without the cream)

Ange’s creamy sweet tattie, leek soup (without the cream)

I used to live in Scotland and work in a cafe which I think was called the Old Bakehouse. We didn’t bake anything but if I remember correctly, there was a place in the stone wall where there was once an oven. It was a quirky little place filled with quirky characters. My god I […]