Archive - September, 2008

First Day of Preschool

This is another guest post by an employee here at Graco. Karen Hartzell, who hails from our Forecasting department, is a mom of 1 with 1 on the way.  Here she gives us her perspective on her daughter’s first day of preschool (and how it may have been harder for Karen)… We all know as parents, that with [...]

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Young at Heart

This is a guest post by Meredith Coppolino who works here at Graco in our Channel Marketing Department… Why can’t we start out old and grow young? Recently I purchased a new camera and started snapping pictures around where I live and I started thinking about being young again. Now I don’t have children yet, [...]

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Graco Hits Vegas for the Annual ABC Kids Expo

When Graco employees go to the ABC Kids Expo® every year in Las Vegas, we try to keep in mind the saying, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Of course, I am referring to the fact that we try to keep the many new products that we display each year at this show, top secret. (although we do try and [...]

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Another Step in our Journey

A post from our President, Doug McGraw. Someone once said, “It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.” Graco Children’s Products is beginning a new chapter in our 52 year journey. Recently we announced that we will be moving our headquarters from Exton, Pennsylvania to Atlanta, [...]

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Wondrous Wednesday #40

This is my good friend Karen’s daughter “Baby.” Karen works for Graco in forecasting, she is a huge fan of the blog, you may even be hearing from her soon! ”Can someone point me to the ice cream section of this menu? These glasses of Nanny’s aren’t working too well for me.” Every Wednesday we’ll be [...]

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It takes a village. Mine is online.

The internet is an amazing thing. All too often, we only hear about the negative aspects of online communities and social networking sites but for moms especially, it allows people to reach out to each other and connect. Many of you know from blogging, that friendships can really blossom online. When you hear the positive stories, it [...]

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National Family Day – Eat dinner with yours tonight!

In celebration of National Family Day, I am (actually everyone at Graco is) leaving early today!  We just got an e-mail from our Human Resources department saying: “Enjoy this bit of extra time with your family-take a walk in the cool of the evening…play a board game…just sit down to a dinner TOGETHER!!” National Family [...]

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Graco Nation Ambassador Program Applications Close Tuesday!

This is just a quick reminder that your chance to join our exciting new Graco Nation Ambassador Program ends September 23rd. If you missed our announcement of the Graco Nation Ambassador Program last week, please be sure to read our detailed post about it with all the details. In short, we’re looking for people who LOVE [...]

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Weight Watchers at Work?

For years Kaye Hansen, Executive Assistant Extraordinaire, has been editing my writing as a favor for me. She’s a lot like my mom when it comes to grammar – correct. Me not so good with that stuff.  And here I am writing on the blog for Graco and nothing I write gets proofread. Mistake? No- I [...]

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Guest Celebrity Blogger – Leslie Segrete

You have seen her on TLC’s “Trading Spaces” and “While You Were Out.” You also may have heard her on her radio show Money Pit. If you are a reader, you have probably fancied many of her fabulous ideas from her Shop Girl column in Country Home Magazine. I’m talking about Leslie Segrete! When Leslie isn’t [...]

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