About Mama Libélula

Here you will find musings about holistic child care, pregnancy + birth, healthy living, homesteading, herbalism, holistic animal care, & regenerative agriculture — as well as the details of some of my favorite discoveries in the kitchen and gardens.

Meet the Author


I am an momma, herbalist, mountain woman, & budding botanist with a background in Creative Writing and Permaculture Design. I co-manage Sierra y Cielo, a project in the beautiful Andean mountains of Ecuador.

I love tending to the various unique medicinal + edible plants that grow in our gardens, but also am passionate about identifying and utilizing the hardy native plants that thrive here.

You can find me baking & making crafts with my daughter, writing, concocting herbal potions, preparing nutrient dense foods, hand-crafting botanical soaps, photographing plants, cuddling with my cat, and going for hikes with my dogs + partner.