Graco’s Monthly Nod – June

Our monthly installment of the Graco Nods has some good ones you should check out…

Lindsay Lebresco – Suburban BlissFound Money
I love it (most of the time) when life presents you with an opportunity to choose. Which road will you take?  And what difference will your decision make in the world? I’ve found, especially now that I’m a mom, that I make decisions very carefully.  One thought I keep in mind – is this an opportunity to teach my kids a valuable lesson? Life presented Melissa’s family with an opportunity and I love how she decided to use it.

Erin McHugh - The Bird’s Got the Word – “How to Make… A Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich”
This month I couldn’t help but choose a blog posted by none other than our guest contributor & stay-at-home dad, Chris Lebresco. He recently posted very informative instructions “How to make PB&J.” Why did I like this simple post? It just so happens that one of my favorite snacks is PB&J and I am an old pro at making them… my fiancé Patrick, not so much. The first time he made me a PB&J, he put the peanut butter on one side of the bread and then put a huge blob of jelly right on top of the PB- with out even spreading it! (the other piece of bread had nothing on it!) As soon as I picked it up, all of the jelly oozed out. I wasn’t happy…. and I was still hungry. Did I mention he didn’t cut the sandwich either? I have to say I am marrying a great guy – and this is one of the very few things that I really wanted him to work on- so I had him read Chris’s blog. Thanks Chris- you may have saved my relationship (as a wife in training I am learning that I shouldn’t always assume MY WAY is better- so we used YOUR way!). Sorry to anyone who may make PB&J like Patrick – no offense – just not my style.

Jen Callaghan – Rookie Moms – “Bring back the cardboard box”
Reading Rookie Moms is so much fun because it reminds you how the simplest things can make a baby’s day. It really puts everything in perspective and makes you smile!

Melissa Parlaman – Deep South Moms Blog – “What I Learned from the Mighty Blowout”
I completely appreciate (and sympathize with) this post. After a successful plane trip back & forth to Disney World, I did have a little issue with my daughter as we were “in our final discent” on the airplane. I looked over & noticed that PP had a blowout—only 5 baby wipes left and we were stuck in our seats! Great timing, huh?

Jon DeHart – Antique Mommy – Magoo Car
Antique Mommy has a lot of touching insights. This one is a heart-warming slice of parenthood with a dash of nostalgia (see the photo of her son’s car). Who hasn’t had to look both ways before crossing the sidewalk because of those jalopies? But most especially, anyone who not only remembers Mr. Magoo but his sweet ride too, deserves a nod in my book. (I’ve been big Magoo for a long time – go figure)

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4 Responses to “Graco’s Monthly Nod – June”

  1. Chris (author) July 1, 2008 at 8:37 pm #

    Thanks for the NOD, Erin. This is a MAJOR award! If anyone wants tips on how to make an “adult” PBnJ, let me know! (No, there isn’t any ALCOHOL) Hint: potato chips and a toaster oven….delicious!!!

    Thanks again,

  2. Jo-Lynne (Musings of a Housewife) July 4, 2008 at 6:34 am #

    Great links! Thanks!!

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