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.

Two Introverts And A Baby

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  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

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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

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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...
Gifts for New Moms

15 Mother’s Day Gifts for New Moms

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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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15 Things You Don’t Need on Your Baby Registry

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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...

Breastfeeding Didn’t Come Naturally, and I Wasn’t Okay

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When my newborn son wouldn’t breastfeed, I completely unraveled: breastfeeding didn't come naturally. I had planned to nurse him for his first year and simply would not accept that this might not happen. The...
Gretchen Pierce

Meet Gretchen Pierce

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  Hi y’all! I'm Gretchen Pierce and I’m so excited to be a new contributor for Austin Moms Blog. Here’s a little bit about me and my fam: Despite my (over)use of the word y’all, I...