Episode #2 of the Modern Mamas Podcast

By | June 22nd, 2017|Podcast|

"Pregnancy Self-Care 101 - Fitness and Mindset" In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking about Pregnancy Self-Care as it relates to fitness and mindset. Download in iTunes HERE! Show notes: Find Laura's cold brew drink HERE Jess's new website launched! Check out Hold The Space Wellness Cassie from Fed and Fit [...]

Episode #1 of the Modern Mamas Podcast

By | June 15th, 2017|Podcast|

"It's Nice to Meet You" In this inaugural episode of the Modern Mamas Podcast, you'll learn all about Jess and me, as we share our stories, our why's, and the deep need for this type of podcast that sparked this crazy adventure! We hope you enjoy! Download in iTunes HERE! Learn more about Jess on her [...]

making it work on the road

By | September 6th, 2016|Grab and Go, Nutrition|

Let's talk about eating on the road (or in the air, or on a boat). I have spent A LOT of time on the road. Whether it was the years spent on the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff, the period that I worked with schools around the country to implement fitness programs, the two moves up and down [...]

why you’ll find me in the trees

By | December 17th, 2015|Health, Movement and Play, Movement Tips, The Mind|

That's right; you'll find me in the trees. Curious? Stick with me. If you follow me on Instagram, this is probably no surprise to you, as some of my fondest photos are either from high atop or down below some of my favorite trees. I spend as much time as I can, rain or shine, outside. [...]

why I love collagen and a Vital Proteins giveaway!

By | May 27th, 2015|Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

I am giving away TWO large canisters of Vital Proteins (read on for more details and a COUPON CODE for everyone)! There's been a lot of talk about collagen from grass ged cows and its myriad benefits as of late. And if you've been following my blog or Instagram, it should come as no surprise [...]

finger lickin’ good crispy roasted chicken

By | March 23rd, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

What a Sunday we had yesterday! Nothing makes me happier than getting outside to play and explore in nature with my friends, family, and pups. And yesterday was the best combination of all 3. Hours of exploring with my husband, brother, his girlfriend, and our pups in Santa Cruz's Nisine Marks State Park, followed by [...]

egg-free, nut-free cocoa fudge brownies and the power of movement

By | March 20th, 2015|A Little Sweet Tooth, Autoimmune Paleo, CrossFit, Health, Movement Tips, Recipes|

Brownies, oh brownies, how I love brownies. You know what else I love (something that I haven't written much about recently, but practice every single day)? CrossFit and movement in general, really. Nutrition is the basis of health, yes, but movement, well that's what makes us human. It's something we all share a need for, [...]

super tender chuck roast with bacon and kale cauli-rice

By | December 9th, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, Pastured Meat, Recipes, Rice, Biscuits, Tortillas, and Mash|

So, I got a new pressure cooker. It's beautiful. In fact, I sit and sing to it in the evenings.... not really, but I seriously love this thing. Big thanks to Danielle Walker of Against All Grain for posting a great deal for Cyber Monday last week. You can find the cooker HERE. It rocks. [...]

creamy carrot and fennel soup, plus the power of “why?”

By | December 5th, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

How often do you ask "why?" "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." - Voltaire As a kid I was constantly asking why (probably to the point where it was annoying). I was never content with "because I said so" or "because that's what everyone else is doing." I'm happy to say [...]

grain-free pumpkin granola

By | October 20th, 2014|Breakfast, Recipes|

I don't know about you guys, but sometimes, I Just. Want. Cereal. Especially crunchy, delicious granola. This is coming from a girl who literally lived off of granola in college. I had it in yogurt with fresh berries in the warm months (and because I went to Cal Poly, that means about 10 months of [...]