Graco’s Monthly Nod – May

May Monthly Nods – Enjoy!

Lindsay Lebresco – The Silent I – About a Boy
I know. I know- this post was written almost 2 years ago. Doesn’t matter. Still applies. Especially to me. I LOVE this post. It speaks to me in soooo many ways- being the mother of a son, someone who loves being a mom every single day just a bit more, someone who always wants to freeze time and remember everything about how Jagger is right now and someone who is amazed at what such a young person can teach us about ourselves and about life.  This one moved me to tears…

Jon DeHart – Daddyology – Driver’s Ed 
A great reminder that our kids learn by example – guess I’d better start biting my tongue and eating my broccoli.

Kristin DeLoach – DC Metro Moms Blog – We caved and went to Hooters for our son’s birthday
(keep scrolling, legal- nothing to see here) I picked this post because for me, it was a good ol’ fashion laugh and just goes to show that kids’ memories are infallible so be prepared to deliver on any and all promises!

Erin McHugh – Petroville – Thirteen
My mom and I have always been extremely close. Growing up, she was a single mom and I was an only child- we couldn’t help but be buddies! As I grew up and turned into a teenager (13!) my mom and I weren’t as close. She was more of a parent than a “buddy” and of course, as the “know it all” teenager that I was, I didn’t want any advice, guidance or help from her because I thought I had it all figured out. Well, I didn’t. Every single time she tried to steer me in one direction and I took another- I ended up in regret. My mom is ALWAYS right. Now I am 24 and my mother and I are pretty much best friends. We still disagree every now again (who doesn’t?), but I know in my heart of hearts that she only wants what is best for me and I will always go to her for guidance. I wish I knew, when I was 13, what I know now.

Melissa Parlaman – Table for Five – What Memorial Day means to me
This post is very timely for me because my father is retiring from the Army Reserve after serving 38 years. He is extremely dedicated to serving our country & I know this will be a sad day for him & his co-workers. This is a great post that recognizes the sacrifices that our service people give every day in order to protect our country.

Jen Callaghan – New Jersey Mom’s blog – Family Vacation 2.0
Shelli from New Jersey Mom’s Blog wrote about vacationing with her baby. As a Jersey Shore girl, I wonder what it will be like someday with a little one. I love her insight on being surrounded by family and still spending time with her husband without feeling guilty about leaving her child. Great perspective!
Kim Lefko – Mom-101 – Gratitude from the Sleepless
This is an inspiration for all Type A people that become Type B parents. You see the beauty in not over-thinking and over-reacting. Just relax and enjoy the ride of life!!

Jason Arnold – Behance Magazine – 100 Tips to Improve Your Life
This month I am focusing on productivity. As a “rather-be-home” dad, I find trying to get everything I need to get done, both for work and home, a day-to-day struggle. As a result, I have been on a quest to find a better work/life balance- which brought me here. Behance Magazine posts interesting articles and inspiring work from people across the creative spectrum. However this one particular post keeps me coming back to it on the regular. This article is full of links to other productivity blogs with great ideas on how to get things done.  Now who couldn’t use ideas like that?! Enjoy- and check out some of the interesting discussions at the end of the post as well…

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6 Responses to “Graco’s Monthly Nod – May”

  1. Adventures In Babywearing June 2, 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    This will be great reading material for me tonight when I prop up with my laptop. Thank you!


  2. Kimberly June 2, 2008 at 6:33 pm #

    Thanks, Erin (and Graco) !! I hope that my daughter and I have the same happy ending that you and your mother have had :) Your nod really made my day!

  3. Devra Renner June 3, 2008 at 8:04 pm #

    Hi Kristin,
    Thank you so much for The Nod! I hope you’ll forgive me, but can we just celebrate it here and not go to Hooters again?

  4. pickel June 3, 2008 at 9:40 pm #

    Great job ladies!

  5. mama's got moxie June 3, 2008 at 10:06 pm #

    a cool place to find new blogs to read, thanks graco!! and by the way, those are some pretty slick strollers you’re making over there. too bad my 2.5-year-old’s legs are getting so long that his feet practically skim the sidewalk the whole time i push him in it these day (against his will, of course). but boy, if his legs were just a wee bit shorter, i’d keep his butt in there forever. ;)


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