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 […]

AppleCheeks Learning Pants review and giveaway!

AppleCheeks Learning Pants review and giveaway!

When I give away or sell my last cloth diaper, I’ll be a happy mama. And it seems we could be close. The jury’s out, on whether Bug will ever be a big brother, but what I do know is he’s transitioning out of diapers and into underwear. Even though I’ve already seen one kid […]

Greetings from somewhere other than India

Greetings from somewhere other than India

Here’s a funny story about me and India… About six years ago, I moved to Montreal for lack of a better idea. I’d been living out of a tent and backpack for years. I was recently single and looking for an adventure. So I moved to Montreal, subletting my friend Paola’s place while she went […]

The REAL difference between vinegar pickling and fermentation

The REAL difference between vinegar pickling and fermentation

I’ve been making my own fermented food for ages, but recently upped my game because of the Naturale Living Workshops I’ve been hosting. My friends know that I’m quite clearly on a fermentation kick, and this question has come up often in social situations: what’s the difference between pickling in vinegar and fermenting? Well, let […]

Exclusive offer for Naturale Living Workshops 25% off

Exclusive offer for Naturale Living Workshops 25% off

  Mama Naturale has been in existence for over five years. It has changed and evolved just like I have. Many of you are new, but many of you have been reading since the first few posts! Thank you for sticking with me through it all. As a sign of my gratitude, I’m extending this […]

Giveaway: Disney on Ice's Treasure Trove at the Bell Centre

Giveaway: Disney on Ice’s Treasure Trove at the Bell Centre

My parents took us to Disney World when I was 10 and I loved it. But my teenaged self swore that if I ever had kids, they wouldn’t watch Disney movies and they certainly wouldn’t go to Disney World. I also knew my daughter would never own a Barbie. Among other things I thought before […]