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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).

Review: Nordstrom Trunk Club, Maternity Style

Shopping by mail has become one of my favorite things – no rush, no wrangling kids in dressing rooms, easy returns, and a wardrobe refresh without ever having to leave home! Over the years I’ve tried a number of services but to date my favorite is definitely Nordstrom Trunk Club. Trunk Club is operated by …

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Breakfast Puff Pie with Cinnamon Apple Compote

I’m definitely a seasonal cook. In the summer I love sandwiches and salads. In the fall and winter, soup almost every day. And in September, apple everything! I love apple season because it’s super easy to incorporate this fruit into every meal – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast puff pie, or “puffy pie” as my …

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5 Ways To Help Your Kids Appreciate Classical Music

I played the flute in 5th and 6th grade. It was barely enough time to learn to read music. Playing an instrument isn’t in my blood, but I’ve always appreciated music; especially classical music. Music is alive. It’s emotional. And listening to music with those I love is a wonderful way to bond. As I …

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12 Children’s Chapter Book To Movie Adaptations

I feel super blessed that my kids love to read. They read solo, listen to audiobooks, and enjoy family read alouds. Together, we keep our library, local bookstore, and Amazon in business it seems! Lately, our favorite thing to do has been to read a chapter book and then plan a family movie night to …

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The Ultimate First Trimester Checklist

So, you’re pregnant! Congratulations! From even before you know you’re expecting all the way through 13 weeks, you’re in the lovely first trimester of pregnancy. And by lovely, I mean, sometimes awful (barf, barf) … but truly a miracle nonetheless. Through a few pregnancies I’ve found that focusing on a small, attainable to-do list has …

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