Mama Natural helps mothers-to-be and moms of young children lead healthier and more natural lives.
If you’ve ever struggled with a baby carrier or fretted over GMOs, then this site is for you.
And if you’ve ever laughed at yourself for being a little crunchier than most moms, you’ll fit right in.
If you identify with anything in this video, you belong here 🙂
(Click here to view more videos in this series.)
Here’s a 90-second trailer that sums up what Mama Natural is all about 😉
About Genevieve Howland aka Mama Natural
I wasn’t always a natural mama. I used to smoke. I was an occasional boozer. I drank half a dozen Diet Cokes and gnawed through a plenty pack of gum every day. I ate your standard American diet.
Even worse, I used to binge on sugar. A lot. So much so that I was 60 pounds overweight and my health was deteriorating. I was miserable, depressed, and felt hopeless.
By God’s grace, I finally realized that I was slowly killing myself, and I made a soul decision to be well. In my experience, it takes a deep place of commitment to break unhealthy habits and embrace life-giving ones.
My natural journey began on January 1, 1999 and I haven’t looked back.
By eating whole foods and cutting out nicotine, alcohol, nutrasweet, and white sugar, I lost 60 pounds and have kept that weight off for well over a decade with two healthy pregnancies included. More importantly, I rely on God and others to continue my health journey, which includes physical nourishment but also mental, emotional and spiritual.
Moral of the story: It’s never too late to change your life for the better!
About My Marriage to Michael
Michael and I came together in 2005, surely a divine appointment. We share a common love for storytelling, creative expression, and travel.
I’ll never forget the first date I had with Michael… I came home and cried. Not because it went horribly badly, but because he stirred something in my soul (a cliché, but true). This stirring grew into a deep love and a healing journey that took courage and faith. And I’m so grateful I walked through the fire!
A book and program called Getting the Love You Want helped Michael and I overcome some initial stumbling blocks and deepen our relationship big time. We did a whole video series on the book.
Today, Mike and I cherish our role as parents to our precious children, son Griffin and daughter Paloma. And of course we put a ton of time and love into our videos and this website.
About the technical stuff
Michael is the special sauce behind this site, responsible for all of the fabulous cinematography, video editing, and web development stuff that goes beyond boldfacing and smiley faces 🙂
Here’s a page that features all the equipment we use to shoot Mama Natural videos, along with our recommendations for video starter kits.
The natural products that I love
I often get asked about which supplements, foods, and natural beauty products I like, so I created a big page with all of my current favorites. Feel free to check it out!
Are you pregnant?
We’ve just launched our natural week by week guide to pregnancy! See what’s up with baby, mama, and more each week. Discover natural remedies for various pregnancy symptoms. Prepare for your best and most natural birth!
Click here to subscribe to weekly pregnancy updates based on your due date (all from a natural perspective, of course).
When I was pregnant, I loved getting weekly pregnancy emails that showed the development of my body and my baby. But I found them all to be pretty… conventional. I wasn’t interested in low fat yogurt, and I didn’t want to see ads for formula. So, for over a year now, I’ve been working with an awesome team of people to develop a week by week email and web series that comes from a more natural perspective. It’s been a major labor of love… And it’s finally ready!
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Sorry, we no longer accept sponsorships or advertisements.
Looking to contact Mama Natural?
Here’s our contact page where you can reach out and get technical or sales support.
As for contacting me personally, let me apologize in advance. I’m not great at getting back to email.
Between parenting, preparing three real food meals a day, working on my relationships, and making videos and blog posts, I need to cut myself some slack and email is where I do so.
The best way to reach me is to leave a comment on a blog post or my Facebook wall. I try to dedicate a bit of time every day or so to respond. And sometimes if I can’t respond, other readers will, which is pretty cool.
Also, I may have already answered your question in a post. Please give the search bar at the bottom of this page a whirl.
Thank you so much for being here
Natural living has enriched my life and my family’s life tremendously, and I hope the same holds true for you!
I’d love to stay in touch!
If you’re interested in walking this natural parenting journey together, sign up for my weekly newsletter called 3 Things for Thursday! Every Thursday I send an email with three quick tips to brighten your day and help you and your family lead a more natural life.
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Thank you for visiting and talk to you soon!