Graco’s Monthly Nods – August

In between back-to-school forms, homework and required reading, here’s a little reading you might actually enjoy!  Graco’s August Monthly Nods…

Lindsay Lebresco - Kids Meal Crowd – Kindergarten Chronicles- A Note to my son on his very first day of school
Back to school time has a lot of my friends talking about their kids’ first day of kindergarten. All this talk has made me somehow nostalgic for a time that hasn’t even arrived yet! It’s easy to see how parents can be both excited and anxious for their little ones’ independence, but I also love that parents use this milestone to celebrate that same independence and growth that makes them proud of their kids. That’s why I loved this blog post- it’s a simple letter from a mom to her son on his first day of school. What a nice way to capture and express such an important day in both of their lives.

Erin McHugh – Families – Parents, Kids and Nicknames
This post made me laugh out loud! I love nicknames- getting them and giving them, but when I was younger I was pretty embarrassed by the nickname my mom gave me “Ewin Head.” I have no idea how she came up with it or why it stuck, but it did. Soon all of my little 10 year old girls friends were calling me Ewin Head. I even received a Delia’s magazine in the mail once addresses to “Ewin Head”. I guess I can be grateful that I didn’t end up with something like “Fugs” but at least that does not sound like a nickname for someone with an extremely large head!

Melissa Parlaman -Uncharted Parent – The Toughest Part of Parenting
This post addresses a mother’s instinct to protect her child (obviously in a much more light hearted manner…). I had a similar recent experience and I enjoyed this mother’s perspective.

Amy Trice – Los Angeles Moms Blog – What I Want Him to Be When He Grows Up
All parents can identify with this one. I know Slick is young, but I find myself daydreaming about his future. What is he going to be? He’s been practicing his new talent – jumping. Will he get a basketball scholarship to college? He collects rocks that he finds outside. Will he be a geologist? In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter to me. I just want him to grow up to be decent human being, confident in his abilities and someone who is able to love life.

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2 Responses to “Graco’s Monthly Nods – August”

  1. casual friday everyday September 3, 2008 at 7:31 pm #

    These are very fun because it opens me up to new blogs that I maybe didn’t know about.

  2. Sharon - Mom Generations September 3, 2008 at 9:17 pm #

    I did enjoy reading these… and I will be visiting these women again. It is amazing that we, as women and moms (and grandmas!), often have similar experiences and feelings… and similar warmth and humor! I give my nod to Graco’s August Nods!