Author Archive | Gretchen Pierce

AMB-Best Consignment Stores in Austin

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 combing through the racks and scoring something in great condition that I would have never bought at full price. You […]

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AMB-Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life

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 that I could add a subheading/qualifier to the title. Something like, “25 Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life, But […]

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AMB-My Mom Friends dont know the real me

My Mom Friends Don’t Know The Real Me

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 ventured into online dating it simultaneously terrifies and intrigues me. I’m not very active on it, but I logged in […]

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AMB-Kids Art Activities in Austin

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 can get creative, especially during the summer. Your budding Picassos can also attend a wide variety of camps and classes […]

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AMB-Two Introverts and a Baby

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 we wouldn’t be able to be as spontaneous as a couple—no more going out for margaritas on a whim […]

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AMB-Where to Buy A Unique Baby Gift in Austin

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 one or more items from the registry, but I also like including another, more thoughtful gift to add a personal […]

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AMB-breastfeeding didn't come

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 first few weeks (okay, months) with a newborn are tough no matter what, but his struggle to breastfeed took a huge […]

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