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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).
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...
DIY Chalkboard Baby Announcement

DIY Chalkboard Baby Announcement

Pinterest is constantly inspiring me to re-purpose, upcycle, and experiment with my crafting endeavors. For months I've been seeing creative projects featuring chalkboard paint....
Milk-Saver Review

Milk-Saver Review

My children are just 22 months apart. When I was thinking through everything I would need for my second baby I assumed I had...

Thoughts on Alternative Milk Options

Whether it be an allergy, a sensitivity, or the knowledge that there are other options, understanding the alternatives to cow's milk is important to...
Fall Boot Round Up

Fall Boot Round Up

During the fall months of 2012 I'm transitioning from super pregnant to super squishy to hopefully, super svelte. Yep, the woes of the postpartum...
Aunt Dot's Crazy Cake

Aunt Dot’s Crazy Cake

There is no doubt in my mind that the recipes handed down from generation to generation are the absolute best. When a recipe can...