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Five Favorites

It’s birthday week! Jemma and I celebrate just three days apart so early October is BUSY and FUN and AWESOME around here! Even though fall officially rolled in and we are well underway with our school year, in my mind, I’m still wrapping up summer. I need to work on a photo book of our […]

My Favorite Montana Small Businesses

I love exploring new shops and businesses when traveling, don’t you? I mean, I obviously appreciate the consistency of Target as much as the next girl, but Target is Target is Target everywhere you go. Small businesses, on the other hand, are unique and so regionally-minded. They give a true glimpse at life in their […]

Free Printable: Armor of God

This fall I started Priscilla Shirer’s Armor of God Bible study. I knew it would be good. My mom and sister both did this study a few years ago and continue to rave about it. As they should. It. Is. Amazing. If you need a personal study or want to suggest one to your church’s […]

The Chore Chart That Is Actually Working For Us!

A special thank you to The Buttercup House for gifting our family a set of chore magnets. We have gone through many a season of chore charts. Honestly, I feel like I’ve tried them all. The only thing I haven’t tried is a traditional allowance for completing chores. I’m very much in the camp of […]

Jemma’s Pumpkin Oatmeal Cream Pies

You guys, I’m so excited to welcome my daughter, Jemma, as a guest author on my blog! For those of you who have been around since the beginning of That Mama Gretchen you’ll understand how surreal this is. I started blogging when I was pregnant with her as a way to keep my mom and […]

Happy Birthday, Eli!

Today’s post is written in collaboration with Kronolo-G. My not so little Eli turned two on the 15th! TWO! How the days turn into months turn into years I’ll just never fully grasp. Wasn’t he born just yesterday?!? Every day is an adventure with this sweet guy, some more tantrum-filled if I’m being honest, but […]

Chili Lime Corn on the Cob

A girl cannot live on corn alone … or can she? With local corn in full harvest right now we have been serving it up multiple times a week. There is just nothing like fresh corn on the cob! Sometimes we grill it, sometimes we smear my sister-in-law’s famous mayo spread on it, and sometimes […]

This + That

This is pretty much the story of my life ^^^ trying lots of things, being OK at some and awful at others … all while embracing the experience. In a world where it is so easy to compare ourselves to the best of the best, it’s mighty fine to just do and be and try. […]

The Homeschool Books That Encourage My Mama Heart

Although I feel more confident in my role as a homeschooling mama, I also feel like I have so much more to learn. So, I read and ruminate and let these mentor friend authors that I’ve never met speak to my heart. This year I’m embarking on my fourth year of homeschooling and I’m adding […]

Blackberry Cobbler

We rolled in from Glacier on Saturday (can’t wait to share about our trip!) and immediately had to harvest all the things. Garden goodies, flowers, and gobs of blackberries. We ate a cup or two while picking – aren’t hot summer berries fresh off the bush just the best? – and then put four cups […]