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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).
Books That Say, You're Going to Be a Big Sister (or Brother)!

Books That Say, “You’re Going to Be a Big Sister (or Brother)!”

In preparation for our new family member we fell in love with a number of big sibling books. I'm excited to share our must...
Don't Ever Buy Boxed Brownie Mix Again

Don’t Ever Buy Boxed Brownie Mix Again

I'll admit, I have a little bit of a sweet tooth. I make it a habit to keep some type of dessert on hand,...
Piggy Paint Review

Piggy Paint Review

The other week I visited the Cotton Babies store in Vancouver, WA. (Cotton Babies has an online presence, but only 1 physical store on...
10 of the Best Little Man Cardigans

10 of the Best Little Man Cardigans

I'm a mama to a little man and this is my confession: If my son isn't wearing a comfy sleeper, he's most definitely decked out...
The Boy Names I Didn't Use

The Boy Names I Didn’t Use

Between my two pregnancies I've put in a fair share of hours brainstorming baby names. It's a task I've never taken lightly ... just...
Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

If you're anything like me sometimes important things get left to the last minute. Take Halloween, for example. I know it comes every year...
Pumpkin Protein Shake

Pumpkin Protein Shake

Being a nursing mama, I'm always looking for new ways to add extra protein into my diet. With the Fall season upon us I...
Functional and Fabulous Nursing Tanks

Functional and Fabulous Nursing Tanks

I've been nursing or pumping for a total of 17 months and am still going strong. At times, it's been difficult to modify my...

Cleaning With Vinegar

My journey towards green living began back in 2008 when my sister declared her college major. She was pursuing a degree in Environmental Science...

Simple Lunches: Wrap It Up!

Before you know it, school lunchboxes will be craving something new and fresh. Not to mention the kiddos who are eating their contents! Why...
Teaching With Apples

Teaching With Apples

Last week I walked into the church toddler room to pick up my daughter. She greeted me with a smile and her teacher prompted...
Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

My sweet 2 year old is on the brink of obsession when it comes to dips. In her mind, a meal is not complete...