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.

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

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Best Consignment Stores For Kids And Moms In Austin

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

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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Ultimate Guide To Kids’ Art Activities In Austin

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...

Two Introverts And A Baby

  Two Introverts And A Baby When my husband and I were expecting our baby, we talked a lot about how our lives were going to change. We were prepared to sleep less. We also knew...

Where To Buy A Unique Baby Gift In Austin

Where To Buy A Unique Baby Gift In Austin At this stage in my life, it seems like I’m always searching for a baby gift for at least one expectant mama friend. I usually get...

I Have a Toddler, But I’m Still a Neat Freak

Before my son was born, a few people who knew my clean-freak tendencies warned me that I would soon have to ease up and embrace the mess that comes with kids. For me, a...
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15 Mother’s Day Gifts for New Moms

The first Mother’s Day for a new mom should be extra special. She just brought a miracle into the world, and she deserves to be celebrated. But with a newborn around, and the sleeplessness,...
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Almost immediately after I got pregnant, I started working on my baby registry. As someone who likes to over-prepare (and over-research), I wanted to make sure my registry had everything I could possibly need...

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