Author Archives: Raw Mama

About Raw Mama

Raising little ones is an opportunity to play, discover, imagine and explore. There are precious moments along the way that I wish to share. Read about our natural parenting adventures:

Worker-Share CSA Farm Ends First Growing Season at Belfast Ecovillage

Our Sunday mornings lately have begun with kale, cauliflower, and heaps of carrots. Once a week, our neighbors gather to harvest veggies from our local community supported agriculture (CSA) farm. It is a worker-share arrangement, so each member contributes a … Continue reading

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Living Large in a Small Home, Ecovillage-Style

This is an article I wrote for Mother Earth Living. As the American economy recovers, the average new home size has reached an all-time high of 2,300 square feet. This is part of a cultural shift where many Americans are shying … Continue reading

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2 Children’s Books that Counter Consumerism

As a parent, I find my kids bombarded by messages to consume. The marketing and packaging industries spends billions to get children to nag their parents to buy more stuff.  I was thrilled to discover these two books at our … Continue reading

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Naturally Fermented Kohlrabi Pickle Recipe

My family has a fall CSA share at Little River Community Farm at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage. We have a worker share, so we contribute a couple hours a week to maintaining and harvesting the farm. Our fridge was overflowing … Continue reading

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Garden Planning Collage from Mail

I enjoy including my children in gardening. We water it from rain barrels and harvest tasty foods together. My daughter really enjoys planning things, so we created this fun project together. I save the garden catalogs that we get in … Continue reading

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Zucchini Spaghetti with a Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce

This is a great summer dish to make when the farmer’s market or garden is full of zucchini. Ingredients: 3 large zucchini 2 cups raw cashew (soaked for at least 1 hour in water) 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (without preservatives … Continue reading

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Naturally Improve Your Digestion

Antacids and laxatives are some of the top selling over-the-counter medicines in the United States. Instead of treating the symptoms, there is a lot you can do to improve your digestions naturally to avoid dependence on these products and to … Continue reading

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6 Strategies For Restful Sleep

Restful sleep is a key component of optimum health. Unfortunately, few Americans get enough sleep and the quality of sleep is lacking. Try these six strategies to boost the quality of your sleep. Lower the lights before bed Electric light between … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Reduce Your Exposure To Cell Phone Radiation

With more than 6 billion subscribers globally, cell phones have become extremely widespread. Despite how common they are, there is little evidence that has proven the technology safe. Depending on how close you are to the antenna on your phone, between … Continue reading

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2 Food Additives to Avoid

Deciphering food labels can be a difficult task. Many additives are found in foods to enhance flavors, shelf life, or to make foods visually appealing. Thiamin mononitrate or citric acid may sound concerning, but are merely vitamins B1 and C. … Continue reading

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