Gretchen Pierce

Gretchen Pierce
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Gretchen is a former communications manager turned stay-at-home mom to her son Shepherd, born in December 2016. She and husband Ryan moved to Austin in 2014 from the Washington, D.C. area after spending time at Ryan’s family ranch in the Hill Country and falling in love with the area. They also have two high-maintenance fur babies, Hank and Gracie. Gretchen enjoys tennis, creative projects, lake time, and finding kid-friendly fun in Austin with her active son.

10 Reasons Why Parenting Was Less Stressful For My Mom

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Being a mom has brought me the most joy I’ve ever experienced, but also the most stress. From struggling with breastfeeding and sleep; to worrying about screen time, discipline, and nutrition; to stressing about...

Boobie Business: Tips And Tricks To Help With Breastfeeding

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If you decide it’s right for you, breastfeeding is a wonderful way to feed your baby. But it’s not always easy. I thought I was totally prepared for breastfeeding—after taking a short class and...

Naptime Is for Me, And I Can’t Survive Without It

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  Nap-time Is for Me, And I Can’t Survive Without It It’s 1:45 p.m. My son is supposed to be napping, and I’m supposed to be eating bonbons on the couch, right? (Or tackling my to-do...

Ultimate Guide To Mommy & Me Activities In Austin

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Ultimate Guide To Mommy & Me Activities In Austin As a mom to a 2-year-old, I’m always on the lookout for activities my son and I can do together that will occupy him and give...

12 Kid-Friendly Brunch Places In Austin

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12 Kid-Friendly Brunch Places In Austin For a while after our son was born, my husband and I thought our brunching days were over. We no longer had the time to wait around for a...

Postpartum Bodies: Looking Forward, Not “Bouncing Back”

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Postpartum Bodies: Looking Forward, Not “Bouncing Back” I saw a friend recently who was about two months postpartum, and the first thing I said to her after “hello” was, “You look so tiny!” It just slipped...

Guide To Toddler-Friendly Indoor Play In Austin

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Guide To Toddler-Friendly Indoor Play In Austin Even with Austin’s 300 days of sunshine each year, sometimes it’s just too chilly, wet, or sweltering to play outdoors. But with a toddler around, you’ve still got...

Am I A Grinch For Wanting A Minimalist Christmas?

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Am I A Grinch For Wanting A Minimalist Christmas? For quite a while now, I’ve struggled with my relationship to “stuff.” Deep down, I want to be a minimalist. And by minimalist, I don’t mean...

I Like Being a Stay-at-Home Mom, But I Miss Having a “Real” Job

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I Like Being a Stay-at-Home Mom, But I Miss Having a "Real" Job I distinctly remember the moment when, about six months after having my son, I had to write my occupation on a new patient...

I Hate “Falling Back” For Daylight Savings Time, And Here’s Why

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I Hate “Falling Back” For Daylight Savings Time, And Here’s Why Before I became a parent, I liked daylight saving time in the fall. It was a nice surprise to remember that I’d be getting an...

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