Archive - January, 2009

Conquering the Potty (finally!!)

The statement I heard from a  lot of moms, “one day your child will wake up & decide that she wants to pee on the potty” always made me nervous. Well PP, who will be turning 3 in 3 months, had yet to express any interest in going peepee on the potty. So, I decided [...]

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Wondrous Wednesday #57

It was a snow day here in Exton, PA and while the 2 inches didn’t keep most people out of the office, it did keep kids home from school.  Here’s a picture of Jagger and B enjoying the snow (and enjoying having their dad drag them all over the place!) Even though dad was sweating [...]

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Tracking Your Baby’s First Year – Cutest Baby Calendar Ever!

If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, we believe that having a baby requires thousands of pictures which go beyond words. As a parent myself, I’m always looking for cute new ideas to document memories, keepsakes, monumental events and more. Well, I have discovered the CUTEST idea for a baby’s first [...]

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A New Twist on Work-Life Balance

Okay, here’s a confession from deep within: I’ve always snickered a little at the concept of “work-life balance.”  As a working parent of a pre-schooler and now of an infant too, I must admit this term conjured up an image in my head of that old game “Don’t Tip the Waiter” where you keep adding [...]

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Taking the Day “On” to celebrate MLK Jr. Day

Monday was the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Graco provided its employees with the day off and while many people enjoyed kicking back and relaxing, my household used the day to participate in some community service. It is a day that is especially meaningful for my husband. His mother’s family grew up in [...]

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How About a New Month’s Resolution? Please?

I know many people make and then quickly break their New Years resolutions but I wanted to be REALLY serious about mine this year. Really. I swear. I took my time in thinking about it and mine seemed simple. It seemed doable. And it was important. . . .get more sleep. The month of December [...]

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Wondrous Wednesday #56

This is a picture of my soon-to-be 4 year old son, Jagger, showing off a wonderful present from his Uncle Han. (we’ve been through several- I was more partial to this one than the whale or the pink flamingo he recently adorned). If only that tattoo was permanent, it would be a constant reminder, even [...]

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A Historical Day

This past November, on Election Day, I posted about politics and parenting and the excitement and privilege democracy allows our great nation. Today I’m compelled to write about this historical day – the Inauguration of America’s 44th president, Barack Obama. As an estimated 100,000 people crowded the mall on Washington by 6:30 am, history was [...]

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Newell Rubbermaid Scavenger Hunt – Answers!

Last Friday I posted a scavenger hunt to see how many folks knew that Graco Children’s Products is a company of Newell Rubbermaid and for folks to check out the other great brands that are a part of Newell Rubbermaid. We didn’t get too many hunters (which will make their odds of winning even better) [...]

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Celebrating Pregnancy after a Loss

As many people now know, I am expecting baby #2 in July. What most people don’t know is that this is my third pregnancy. Back in July I was pregnant with my second child, but had some problems in the beginning. I went to the doctor & underwent some tests. At one point, my doctor [...]

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