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Gretchen Bossio

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. Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).

25 Days of Holiday Reading

Our family is rolling through some big transitions this Christmas season and rather than feel grumpy/annoyed/depressed about how I imagined things would be and how they’re not, I’m taking these changes as the opportunity to start some new traditions! My little ones are two and four so Christmas is magical in every sense of the word. My …

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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 … anywhere my sneaky little Christmas-loving kiddos won’t see it! In the past, I’ve stayed up late, wrapping Santa gifts in his special wrapping paper and tucking them beneath our fireplace, but, no more! …

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Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

The calendar has turned and it is time to welcome November. Goodbye, Halloween decor! Hello, Thanksgiving season. If I’m being completely honest I appreciate the beautiful options for Thanksgiving decor 10x more than the bright orange and scary Halloween choices out there. Fall is supposed to be full of harvest, rich tones, and coziness – and …

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Halloween Costume Ideas For Siblings

Ready to get your Halloween costume planning on? Good! Because I’m excited to share some fabulous ideas for families with multiple children! I love nothing more than coordinating outfits. Planning for family photos is my jam and sometimes, without being intentional, I dress my kids in themes (Disney, all black, pops of a color, forest …

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12 Sibling Costumes That Are Just Too Cute

Coordinating sibling costumes are just the cutest! Aren’t they? So, with Halloween around the corner, I called out to my mama tribe and asked them for the best sibling costumes from over the years. THEY DELIVERED! Scroll to see some really amazing ideas for sisters and brothers! I just love the variety, the simplicity, and …

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11 Dairy-Free Meals

Why go dairy-free in your eating habits? Here’s a few common reasons … Dairy sensitivity or intolerance Gut healing Nursing mama starting an elimination diet to help baby’s digestion, mood or skin Reduce calories I’m on the very forefront of exploring dairy-free eating and I’ve been learning a lot about alternatives and culinary styles that …

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Must Have Homeschool Art Supplies

Our first official day of homeschool preschool is September 3rd! With a 4 year old (and a 2 year old tagging along) our focus will be super hands-on this year. If the past tells me anything about our upcoming year, our learning will revolve around crafts. My children loves creating and I love seeing all their artwork. Craft time …

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Jumbo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’ve had enough pumpkin treats … said no one ever! Honestly, I don’t know why I wait until September to pull out my autumn-inspired recipes. Pumpkin is delicious all year round! The kids and I gobbled these jumbo muffins down in just one day. Eek! One for breakfast, one for a morning snack, and another after …

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Target’s Chuckle & Roar Toy Line Gets an A+

Baby Gizmo’s editor received a few Chuckle & Roar toys and activities to help facilitate this feature and review. Whether you are schooling your children at home this year or aiming to facilitate a learning environment all the time, play-based learning is one of the most effective ways to both introduce and reinforce important concepts. …

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