Gretchen is originally from Virginia and currently lives in North Carolina where her husband is in the Army. She is the mother to two girls and a mental health counselor. She enjoys reading, writing, occasional slow running, trivia, dessert, and cheeseburgers.

Working Part Time: The Best of Both Worlds

Before I got pregnant, I assumed I would continue working full time. A friend of mine said, "I'm a better mom when I work," and it made a lot of sense. I figured spending...

5 Things I Miss about Germany (and 5 Things I Don’t!)

We were stationed in Stuttgart, Germany for two years. The plan was to be there for three, but of course, plans are for losers. It took awhile to adjust. I arrived six months pregnant and...

How I Accidentally Became a Co-sleeping, Extended Breastfeeder

This week on the blog – in conjunction with The Breastfeeding Shop – we are thrilled to run a series of posts on breastfeeding in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. World Breastfeeding Week started...

As Long As It’s Healthy? As Long As It’s HAPPY!

I am currently pregnant with our second child. We have yet to find out the sex of the baby, but we are really 50/50 about what we are hoping for; we can see the...