Graco’s Monthly Nod – February

Graco Monthly NodA large part of joining in the conversation in the online parenting community, is reading all of the great conversation that is going on in the blogosphere. We are always sharing cute, funny, informative, and inspiring stories that we’ve read with each other, so we thought it would be a great idea (right?!) to share some of our favorite posts from the previous month with all of you.

Every month we will be giving these bloggers a monthly “nod” – all while sharing their stories with you. We hope you enjoy the stories we chose below.

Lindsay Lebresco: Toddler Planet – Peace and Love
The simplicity of this shared family moment, and the appreciation of that moment, made me choose this as my favorite post of the month. An open mind and a willingness to open your schedule allows for incredible moments like these to unfold.

Melissa Parlaman: The Mummy Chronicles – The Next Evil Knieval
Once I read this posting, I felt happy/relieved that there was someone else out there going through the same thing that I am experiencing. I love the humor & the enjoyed reading the “story.”

Jon DeHart: Stuff in My Brain – And God said, “Let There be Light”
I realize this is probably considered bathroom humor, but I’ve been there done that with my son – and I’ll bet that most dad’s could relate to this vignette on some level – it’s real, it’s innocent, it’s funny

Kristin DeLoach: DC Metro Moms Blog- Kids Parties – Is it just keeping up with the Joneses?
I hear about all of these birthday parties my nieces and nephews (who are only between 3-5 years old) go to every weekend- sometimes 2 or 3 a weekend!- where the parents spent hundreds of dollars to rent a jungle gym or have spa services for all of the girls, etc and it blows my mind! So it was great to see that there are others like me, who do it up “70’s style” and enjoy simple, classic traditions and plain old fashioned fun.

Amy Sleep: Silicon Valley Moms Blog- Banana peels and other ways to lose “cool points”
I really liked this post for 2 reasons:
1. It made me laugh
2. I love the idea of making and sharing memories with your kids. I can’t wait until Boog is old enough for us to talk, share, and laugh about things we did together!

Erin McHugh: New York City Moms Blog- Going Green Without the Guilt
It’s hard for me to relate to parenting sites b/c I’m not a mom yet(and I am sure you don’t want a link to a post about weddings!!), but I found this post interesting. I have been trying to “go green” now in hopes that by the time I start a family, I already live my life in a way that makes preserving the environment second nature. In turn, my kids will grow up green!

Kim Lefko: Mom-101 Blog – Sanctimommy
I love this article…because I travel a lot and it takes me away from my daughter.
The fun part of the traveling is the opportunity to assess (ok judge) other moms “on the job”.
It gives you an appreciation that your struggles aren’t so unique and YES, we are all doing a good job.

Tracy Myerson: Parenthacks- Parenting- No Amount of Practice Makes Perfect, Nor Should it
I thought this post was so real and honest. The reality that practice doesn’t always make perfect applies to so many areas of life!

Be sure to check back next month for our March nods.

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3 Responses to “Graco’s Monthly Nod – February”

  1. Mom101 March 7, 2008 at 7:32 pm #

    Thanks so much for including me Kim, I’m honored to be in such great company!

  2. Parenting Articles May 7, 2008 at 2:00 am #

    Thank you for sharing all these interesting posts. I hope I can find more about parenting in your site. I’m gonna bookmark this site for future reference.

    Keep the that great work coming!


  3. Heather November 16, 2008 at 10:35 pm #

    This is such a fantastic idea! I’m hooked! I think reading all of these wonderful blogs will not only inform me about new parenting topics, but help me be a better blogger as well! Maybe one day I’ll even make the Monthly Nod! :)