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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).
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Grilled Muenster Cheese, Turkey, and Cranberry Sandwich

The classic grilled cheese sandwich is totally my jam. But what I really love is a fancy grilled cheese. Grilled cheese is as simple as recipes...

Tiggly: Our New Favorite Math Game App

I’m pretty skeptical of iPad games that claim to be all about learning. I prefer hands on options for my little ones and we...

A Timeless Disneyland Souvenir

Disneyland is probably one of my most favorite places in the world. The sights (that castle!), the smells (hello churros!), the adventure (take me...

Review: Playmobil 123 Countryside Set

If your kiddos love LEGO Duplos, you're all going to love Playmobil 123! I first bought a Playmobil 123 set at a garage sale of...

Winter Bird Handprint Painting for Your Preschooler

As much as I love Christmas crafts filled with reindeer and sparkling trees, my true love is winter themed projects. Ones that last far...

Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe

The other day my daughter and I made dark chocolate peppermint bark. It was quick, easy and delicious and we couldn't wait to show...

Rhubarb Banana Bread

Over the summer we were gifted a ginormous bounty of rhubarb. I didn't really know what to do with it all, so after a...

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....

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

My preschooler turns up his nose like a haughty little prince when I present him with vegetables. Especially green ones. So, you can only...

Why I Only Buy Hunter Rain Boots For My Kids

I only buy Hunter rain boots for my kids. I know that statement sounds a little snotty. Not my intention though! It's just the facts. I...

Stocking Stuffers Under $5

I'm usually pretty on top of organizing my Christmas shopping list but for some reason I always leave stocking stuffers to the last minute. Why? Why do...

“I’m Thankful For” Photo Opp — Free Thanksgiving Printable

It seems like just yesterday that my feed was full of back-to-school photos. I love a seasonal photo opp just about as much as...