About 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. 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).

Essential Oil Ouch Spray

ESSENTIAL OIL OUCH SPRAY WITH DOTERRA

Have you started dabbling in essential oils yet? It seems that mamas across the board of mothering philosophies are starting to try out this natural remedy for home cleaning, wellness and even cooking! But how exactly do you implement essential oils into your daily life? For me, the two hardest things about essential oils is […]

Meet Lily Jade … The Ultimate Diaper Bag (+ Giveaway)

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When it comes to diaper bags it looks like the 5th time is the charm for me! That’s right – I’ve cycled through five different diaper bags hoping to find the right one; the one that can hold all my supplies, be easily carried while juggling a little one or a load of groceries, and, […]

Panera Salads At Home

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Breaking news!!! Well, at least for those who love and adore the salad offerings of Panera Bread. Panera recently launched six of their popular salad dressings as a bottled option in stores. That’s right! You can now whip up your own Panera-ish salads at home and they’ll be practically complete thanks to the Panera dressings. […]

Mom Poll: What Is the Right Age For a First Visit to Disneyland?

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I grew up visiting Disneyland often. Not because we lived in California, but because my half sister did. Oh lucky stars!!! Visits to see her always included a trip to the Magic Kingdom. I remember when Toon Town launched and the first time I was actually excited to ride Pirates of the Caribbean rather than […]

Fancy Apple Water

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I’ve got a parenting faux pas to confess — my daughter loves juice. It’s not the end of the world, obviously, but I do regret introducing juice when I did. We’ve been slowly cutting back and I’ve been promoting water to help her stay hydrated during these warmer months, but girlfriend thinks water is lame […]

Cast Iron Enchilada Bake

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Once upon a time I was low on grocery money and high on random pantry ingredients and fridge leftovers. Often times this will result in breakfast for dinner or a mix and match meal. But, one night, the magic must have flew into my kitchen because something truly wonderful occurred. It’s called Cast Iron Enchilada […]

The Best Beach Toys

The Best Beach Toys

At just shy of 2 years old, my son experienced the beach for the first time. It was love at first sight and he’s been chattering about the beach ever since! I totally overgrammed our trip, but it was absolutely beautiful – if you haven’t visited the Washington Coast – get it on your bucket […]

Simple Photo Memory Keeping With Project Life

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I take thousands of photos of our family. Well, mostly my children. So far this year, we have a huge 8,000 according to iPhoto. They’re all priceless snapshots of memories we’ve made and moments that I’ll cherish forever. But, they don’t do a lot of good sitting in iPhoto and I probably print 1/100th of […]

Moms Who Inspire V.4

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It’s been much too long since I introduced a round of Moms Who Inspire . This series is a glance at those mamas who encourage, create, love life and show the ins and outs of true motherhood. Even the messy, real stuff. It’s easy to relate to them and share an internet smile — they’re […]

$1 Kid’s Movies At Regal Cinemas

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What are you doing on Tuesdays and Wednesday this summer? We’re heading to $1 movies! Yep, that’s right! Regal Cinemas is blessing us mamas and dads with a deal we can’t refuse! Here’s the schedule … Week 1 Hotel Transylvania The Smurfs 2 Week 2 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 The Pirates: Band […]