It’s been just about a year since I’ve been a medical guinea pig. I’ve seen specialist after specialist and have had just about every test run to try and figure out why I was having (and am still having) such horrible, chronic right-sided pelvic pain. After a long road leading me to a laparoscopic surgery …

Back to school time is CRAY! As a toddler mama who works full time, my little guy goes to school pretty much year-round. But you can definitely sense the business all around town (and on the road and at school entrances) during those peak pick-up and drop-off hours. And that school hustle is REAL, isn’t …

What’s a weekend without baking in our house?! These gluten free snickerdoodle pancakes are simple, minimal ingredients, and yummy (especially for being a healthier option to pancakes!) Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups gluten free baking flour 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 tablespoons coconut oil 1/4 cup coconut …

All my blog and Instagram followers know that my weekends with Tanner = donut making weekends. We love to pick flavors together and bake on Saturday and/or Sunday mornings. He’s my little sous chef, and when they’re done, we deliver them to our neighbors to share. This morning, we went for chocolate protein, whipping up …

Well, it’s definitely no secret that my poor body has been through the ringer this past year. At age 17, I was first diagnosed with scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and 4 bulging + herniated discs, that got worse through the years due to a car accident and lifting heavy boxes (and Tanner). Then a divorce basically …

photo, Sarah Hopper To my sweet (and at times, salty) 4-year-old bundle of joy (and energy!), It’s your birthday and I literally cannot believe you are F O U R! When talking about babies, everyone always says “it seems like just yesterday you were born!” And it actually feels like a lifetime, to me. But, …

Tonight has been breezy and crisp in Encinitas, and with an endo flare and upset tummy, the only thing I can stomach (literally) is soup. And there’s nothing worse than boring ol’ canned soups that all taste the same (except I def eat those, too, especially when I don’t have the energy after a long …

When it comes to craving comfort, whether it’s due to a rainy day, a sickness, a stressful or nerve-racking time, etc…your belly needs something gentle yet full of vitamins, minerals, warmth, and love. And a whole lot of it. This veggie-packed bone broth soup will help heal the soul and the bod, whether it needs …

There’s no prettier place to make homemade chocolate chip cookies than in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. That’s where we are for the next week; our happy place that we’ve been coming to the same time, same place, since I was a baby. We honor my grandpa who wanted to retire here, but unfortunately never was able …

You Know You Have Endometriosis When

You know you have endometriosis when… 1. Your life revolves around your heating pad, especially at night 2. You’ve tried all the anti-inflammatories and pain relievers, and they all do nothing, so you give up on NSAIDs and any prescription(s) 3. Because of #2 and lack of treatment options for endo, you likely lose hope …