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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).
12 Protein Snacks To Pack In Your Kid's Lunch

12 Protein Snacks To Pack In Your Kid’s Lunch

Back to school for kids means back to school lunches for moms and dads! And that means you're on the lookout for some healthy...
11 of the Best Audible Books For Early Readers

11 of the Best Audible Books For Early Readers

I have been so very excited to share this list of Audible recommendations with you! Because, for our family, this summer has been the...
When It Comes To Parenting, Are You a Carpenter or a Gardener?

When It Comes To Parenting, Are You a Carpenter or a Gardener?

Rather than set annual goals each year, I've transitioned to more of a quarterly assessment. The motivation? It's just easier to track and remember. Annual...
Laceez - The No Tie Shoelaces

Laceez – The No Tie Shoelaces

Ready for my deep dark mom confession? I'm sending my child to kindergarten and he cannot yet tie his own shoes. Parenting crime? Perhaps, but I...
Recipe: Chicken Curry Salad

Recipe: Chicken Curry Salad

Do you ever sample an amazing salad at the grocery store deli and then try to create the recipe at home? That's exactly what...
We Love Water Beads!

We Love Water Beads!

See this magic? Three siblings, happily playing together outside in the fresh air... FOR OVER AN HOUR! This is the magic of water beads. I love...
Recipe: Buttermilk S’more Pancakes

Recipe: Buttermilk S’more Pancakes

Growing up I never liked pancakes. Back then, I was strictly a French toast kind of girl. But, things changed during my second pregnancy...
Essentials For Hiking With Kids

Essentials For Hiking With Kids

For a long time, my husband and I stuck to very kid specific activities in our family's free time. We went to the playground....
Not So Basic Backyard Sprinklers

Not So Basic Backyard Sprinklers

Yesterday my best friend called and said it was already 90 degrees in Utah. Ninety! It's barely breaking 70 degrees in my home state...
Summer Fun Playlist

Summer Fun Playlist

Music can so easily set the tone for the moment. The adventure. The season. Quiet lullabies perfectly lead little ones into sleep. Show tunes make...
Foil Pouch Grilled Pesto Chicken Sandwiches

Foil Pouch “Grilled” Pesto Chicken Sandwiches

I love easy food. Recipes that call for simple ingredients and minimal mess when it comes to preparation. That means sandwiches are a big...
Recipe: Apple Sandwiches

Recipe: Apple Sandwiches

It's the end of the school year and that means it's time to dig deep and get creative when it comes to snacks and...