a new mama’s guide to Napa

By | 2018-01-23T10:39:48+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Health, Motherhood, Travel|

Napa is a very special place for our family. It's been a romantic weekend away destination for Rusty and I since we first started dating back in 2009. It's where we take a yearly trip for my best friend, Taz's, birthday. And now it's where we will take family weekends because, believe it or not, [...]

Episode #17 of the MMP – Noelle Tarr

By | 2017-10-03T17:19:41+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Health, Podcast|

"Guest Interview - Noelle Tarr - Body love, motherhood, and getting Strong from Home" In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking to Noelle Tarr, of Coconut and Kettlebells and The Paleo Women Podcast, all about life, motherhood, and her kick ass Strong From Home program. Download in iTunes HERE & on [...]

Episode #14 of the Modern Mamas Podcast – Jess’ Birth Stories

By | 2017-09-20T08:01:16+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Health, Podcast|

"Jess' Birth Stories" In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast, Jess shares the birth stories that brought Bear and Camille earth side - two very different experiences, both beautiful and inspirational in their own way. Download on iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! And join our Modern Mamas Tribe Facebook group HERE! Links and Such: Balanced Bites [...]

cacao acai smoothie bowl

By | 2017-09-03T11:34:01+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

Alright, it's time for smoothie bowl number two! If you missed the first one, check out my banana turmeric bowl HERE. I've had these two on rotation pretty much every day. I've found a good rhythm of making this in the morning while little one naps and sticking it in the freezer. Then, after I [...]

banana turmeric smoothie bowl

By | 2017-09-01T06:59:46+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

You guys voted, and now I am delivering! A super easy and delicious smoothie bowl with the perfect texture and even balanced macronutrients to keep your blood sugar in check and your belly satiated for hours. I've found this to be the perfect midday meal (that I can eat out of a mug) to keep [...]

super crispy potato bits

By | 2017-08-15T07:25:09+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Health, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Since having a baby, I've consistently been looking for no fuss food shortcuts that DON'T sacrifice flavor or nutrition. Unfortunately, the easiest to grab, quickest to eat foods are usually pretty full of crap (read: freezer meals). Knowing what I do about nutrition and how what I eat directly impacts my little one through breastmilk, [...]

Episode #10 & #11 of the Modern Mamas Podcast – PP Mindset

By | 2017-09-01T07:51:13+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Health, Podcast|

"Postpartum Mindset" In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking about Postpartum Mindset. You can now join our tribe on Facebook! Check out the new Modern Mamas Tribe group where we can all connect, support, and share. ♡ Download in iTunes HERE & Stitcher HERE! Updates: Hold the Space Wellness launched and beautiful! CrossFit Level [...]

smoked salmon avocado toast

By | 2017-08-11T07:23:29+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

A few weeks ago, we met my cousin and his family for brunch at this adorable kiddo friendly farm to table restaurant in Los Altos. In fact, the woman who started the restaurant is Mary from Five Mary's Farm. If you haven't checked her and her amazing family out, you should. She's one of my [...]

no cook carrot cake protein balls

By | 2017-08-06T12:24:11+00:00 August 6th, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

If having a newborn has taught me anything (it's taught me a lot actually), it's that having easy to grab, nutrient and energy dense, balanced foods on hand is IMPERATIVE. I've had a few wonderful friends bring me date balls of varying sorts that I can store in the fridge and grab as needed. Those [...]

grilled watermelon salad

By | 2017-08-03T09:36:17+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Last weekend my wonderful mother-in-law came to visit and brought us a gorgeous watermelon grown old world style by an 80-year-old man in Paso Robles, California where she lives. I knew I had to do something special with it, so I put this mama brain to use brainstorming ideas. Then, as I was scrolling through [...]