Gretchen Pierce

Gretchen Pierce
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Gretchen is a former communications manager turned stay-at-home mom to son Shepherd (Dec. 2016) and daughter Rosemary (Oct. 2019). She grew up in Minnesota and the D.C. area but is so happy to call Austin home, even in the summer. Gretchen and husband Ryan also have two high-maintenance fur babies, Hank and Gracie. She is a wannabe minimalist who enjoys tennis, creative projects, lake time, and spending time outdoors with her kids as much as possible.

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...

Best Farmers Markets In Austin

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Best Farmers Markets In Austin No matter where you live in Austin, there’s probably a farmers market nearby that you can hit up on the weekend, as I discovered on my quest to get to...

Fall Fun for Animal Lovers In And Around Austin

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Fall Fun for Animal Lovers In And Around Austin As the weather finally starts cooling down a little in Austin, it’s a great time to head outside and have some fun with animals. You don’t...

My Toddler Loves My Dog, But My Dog Doesn’t Love Him

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My Toddler Loves My Dog, But My Dog Doesn’t Love Him As I sit down to write this blog about the rocky relationship between my dog and my toddler, the dog in question, Hank, is snuggled...

Best Consignment Stores For Kids And Moms In Austin

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Best Consignment Stores For Kids And Moms In Austin As someone who loves to shop but also loves a discount, consignment stores have long been a favorite of mine. I get a thrill out of...

25 Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life

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25 Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life When I mentioned to my husband that I was thinking of writing this post, he worried that it might be kind of a downer. I jokingly said...

My Mom Friends Don’t Know The Real Me

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My Mom Friends Don't Know The Real Me I recently met up with a mom that I met on an app called Peanut. The app is billed as “Tinder for moms,” and as I never...

Ultimate Guide To Kids’ Art Activities In Austin

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Ultimate Guide To Kids' Art Activities In Austin Austin has no shortage of activities to encourage your kiddo’s appreciation of the arts. The area’s museums and libraries always have fun activities where the whole family...