Archive - January, 2008
whats in a name2

Parenthood x2: The Name Game

What’s in a name? When my husband and I found out we were expecting our little lady, we spent hours and hours scouring through name books and websites like most new parents do; researching names, meanings and even popularity (hint: for those of you currently on the hunt, check out the social security website-believe it [...]

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WW#6

Wondrous Wednesday #6

“Keep 2 hands on the cupcake at all times!” This is a picture of Kim’s daugther “bear” enjoying every morsel of her 2nd birthday cupcake. Every Wednesday we’ll be sharing a photo showing off a little bit of wonder in the lives of our extended Graco family of customers, employees and friends.

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Faking sick

Faking Sick

My latest wondrous moment? I wonder if a 21 month old can fake sick.  I have decided that they can. I had a haunting feeling yesterday (I guess you can call it mother’s intuition) that I was going to receive that fated phone call from day care that says “your daughter is sick and you have [...]

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Comparison

Compari-Son

My family went to the movies last week.  After we enjoyed the movie and were leaving the theater, there,  out of the darkness of the theater strolled five large figures; two adults whom we recognized, with three boys we marveled at.  The adults were long-time friends of ours from back in the pre-parenthood era, when [...]

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Weeee

WHEEEEEE!

Business trips can be fun – they give me the opportunity to visit new cities and sample different cuisine from around the world – all on the company tab (thanks Graco!). I did not, however, enjoy my recent business trip to Shanghai. Oh, getting there and being there were great. Getting home – not so [...]

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First haircut- WW

Wondrous Wednesday #5

“I wonder… if we just found a way to get him to eat his spinach!” This is a picture of my son, Jagger having his first haircut. This look was quickly replaced by a smile once he saw how the ladies at the hair salon reacted to his new do! Every Wednesday we’ll be sharing [...]

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Sleeping bear

The Miracle of a Sleeping Baby

I’m thrilled and honestly will admit, a little nervous about my first blog post.  I am excited that we get to share some of the humanity behind the Graco brand.  So many times you forget there are real moms (like myself…proud mother of a little girl, “Bear” turning 2 in January) behind companies.  My husband and I have [...]

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Citizen Gus

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

It’s a proud moment when you realize your child did the right thing without parental prompting. When you see that they’ve made a decision or reacted to a situation in a positive way, and did so all on their own. We recently received, in the mail, a letter from the Principal at Gus’ school. Correspondence [...]

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Celebs with Graco at the Boom Boom Room

Back to Reality

Greetings from the East Coast!  Yes it’s true; I am back in Pennsylvania… Unfortunately I didn’t get “discovered” out in Hollywood so now I am back in the office and working hard on all of the follow up from the Boom Boom Room. What an amazing event. I am still running off momentum from the mind-blowing two days I [...]

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Pregnant Diane Farr 2007

The Hollywood Writer’s Strike: A Mom’s Perspective from Celebrity Diane Farr

I’m excited to share this guest post with everyone since I thought the timing would be appropriate given that we just got back from the Boom Boom Room celebrity gifting suite.  Well we also went to the same gifting suite last year and had the opportunity to meet a very pregnant Diane Farr.  She was expecting her first child [...]

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