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Gretchen Bossio

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).
learning to cook

Learning To Cook? Here Are 10 Recipes To Teach Your Child First

From early on kids have an affinity for joining their parents in the kitchen. It is exciting learning to cook! I mean,...
snickerdoodle bread

Recipe: Snickerdoodle Bread

Snickerdoodle cookies are one of my most favorite desserts. So, when I stumbled upon a recipe for snickerdoodle bread, I knew I...
snowflake craft

Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Craft

All our commitments this coming week are up in the air ... snow is in the forecast! It kind of feels like...
National Parks View

Free Days at National Parks, Mark Your 2020 Calendar

Our days spent in national parks are some of our family's very favorites.  Time spent in the parks are a glimpse of another life. A...

Take Your Breast Pump to Disneyland? Yes, You Totally Can!

Twice now I've taken my big kids to Disneyland on a special "just you and mom" date. It has been a life...

The Best Easily Missed Disneyland Attractions … Don’t You Dare Skip This Magic!

When you think of Disneyland, what comes to mind first? Splash Mountain? It's a Small World? Churros?

Disney’s Holiday Treat Line Up Is Oh So Festive

There are many reasons why I love Disneyland and California Adventure. The smell of Grizzly River Run, the music as you walk...
Pear, Caramelized Onion, and Walnut Pizza

Pear, Caramelized Onion, and Walnut Pizza

I'm a die hard pizza lover. The more the toppings, the fancier the sauce ... THE BETTER! Granted, a love a classic...

DIY Christmas Gift: Peppermint Bath Salts

Gone are the days where I spend money on expensive bubble soaps. I've morphed into a bath salts kind of girl. Especially since it...

This Year, Buy (or Make!) Reusable Santa Gift Bags

Year after year I find myself trying to hide the special Santa wrapping paper. High atop my closet, in the garage ......
3 Ways To Save on Christmas Expenses

3 Ways To Save on Christmas Expenses

If we all sat down and looked at our budgets, I think we'd agree that November and December are usually the most expensive months of the year....
The Wander Clubq

The Wander Club Keychain Review

Engraved tokens for all your travel memories ... on a keychain! If you're looking for the perfect gift for...