The Name Game IS BACK!

  Here is my ongoing list that I’ll add to until we reach perfection … true to my awesome child naming style you might gasp at some options, but never fear, hubby will probably veto those ones anyway :)   GIRLS This is what I’m looking for … maybe something British (to go with Jemma) […]

Baby #2 — How I Found Out

On December 8th Jemma and I made a little trek to Target. We were shopping for stocking stuffers and since Dollar Tree is next door I planned to pick up a few pregnancy tests, because, well, they are only $1 there and I don’t feel guilty taking them willy nilly when they are only $1. […]

Nursing Strike – One Month Later

It’s been exactly one month since Jemma last nursed. I tried everything I could to overcome her nursing strike. But, nothing. If I think about it too much it brings me to tears. I had grand hopes of nursing Jemma until she was at least 2. When she was a wee thing I read a […]

More Milk Cookies


Welcome to the November Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids in the Kitchen This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how kids get involved in cooking and feeding. Please read to the end to find a […]

Nursing Strike – Day 10

Sadly, we have made no progress on the nursing front. I’m not really sure what else to try or when to give up pumping, but I wanted to pop in and at least give an update. Good news is … the chiropractor helped Jemma’s ear infection! We went in on Monday and Wednesday for ear […]

Nursing Strike – Day 2, 3, 4, and 5

Yep, that’s right. We are on day 5 of this nursing strike :( Thank you so much for your sweet comments and encouragement on my initial post. It’s been a rough road and I’m still unsure where/when it will end. I’ve talked quite a bit with my amazing La Leche League lactation consultant and we’ve […]

Nursing Strike

If you’re not into the nitty gritty of breastfeeding, feel free to skip this post. It’s pretty much the run down of a lovely little breastfeeding bump in the road. Bottom line – today was rough. Like, so rough, I’m not really looking forward to tomorrow, lest it repeat. That would be LAME. Jemma started […]

ABC Quiz-o-rama


It’s true – I copied this Pinterest tutorial for my head scarf Just in case you were curious about That Mama Gretchen … here’s a little more about me! Feel free to copy the questions and comment with your post if you do it too! A. age :: twenty five on October 5th   B. […]

Boobs & Babies — Work Edition

Read the original Boobs & Babies here. I returned to work when Jemma was 4 months and 5 days old. I was blessed to have 18 weeks at home. Priceless weeks to bond with my girl and establish our nursing relationship. Upon my return to work I planned to pump once in the morning, have […]