Welcome! I'm glad you stopped by. My name is Sylvia and I am MaMammalia. Once a biologist, I'm now a full-time mom with a passion for conscious parenting, sustainable living, and writing. I'm driven by the conviction that we can improve our world by improving the way we care for ourselves, our children, and our earth.

About this blog
"MaMammalia" is derived from the word my son calls me, "Mama," and the scientific name for mammals, "Mammalia." The name is a reminder that while I am a human mother, I am also a product of evolution.  As mammals, we are deeply bonded to our offspring. In fact, there is no stronger social bond than the maternal-offspring bond in mammals. As sentient beings, we have tremendous control over how we manifest this bond. The consequences of our choices - how we choose to evolve - affect current and future generations.

With this in mind, I am on a quest to be mindful, informed, and holistic in the way I live and parent. This blog is one of the ways I engage in this quest.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a super enlightened mom with all the answers.  I make plenty of mistakes. Plenty. As did my predecessors (thanks for the baggage). Still, I'm committed to evolving as a person and as a mother. I love to share my discoveries as I explore this wild terrain of natural living and parenting. I hope you will join me and share your discoveries as well!

Please don't hesitate to leave a comment or send me an email at mamammalia AT gmail DOT com. 

Thanks for visiting!