A helpful hand on your natural living journey.

A helpful hand on your natural living journey.

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Welcome!
My name’s Pam, and I’m so glad you’re here.

I started Brown Thumb Mama in 2009 to share my natural living journey, and to help busy moms like me live a greener life.

We live in a regular house in the city, where we grow our own vegetables, bake our own bread, and clean with safe, homemade cleaners. You can too! You can “go green” wherever you are.

This page will help you find the most popular articles on my site. Take a look around and enjoy!

What is Brown Thumb Mama about?

Brown Thumb Mama is based on three main principles: detoxing your home, cooking from scratch, and growing your own vegetables. Here are the most popular articles in each of these categories.

Many store-bought cleaners, kitchen tools, and even cooking pans can be harmful for our health. Here are easy DIYs for better, safer cleaners and sustainable options for your family and home.

Many of my recipes are homemade copycats of packaged foods or restaurant favorites. These easy recipes taste better and cost less. You’ll also learn my favorite kitchen shortcuts and tips for preserving your harvest.

I’ve been gardening with my Dad and Grandpa since I was tiny. Here are the best ideas, tips, and tricks for growing vegetables and fruits, whether you have an apartment balcony, a city backyard like us, or a 5 acre farm.

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