Gretchen Pierce

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.
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15 Things You Don’t Need on Your Baby Registry

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

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

  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...