Graco’s Monthly Nods – February

February’s installment of the Graco Monthly Nods…

Lindsay Lebresco – Tyson Foods Hunger Relief – True Story from the Backpack Program
My nod is a little different this month. It’s not going out to a parenting blog but rather a fellow “corporate” blog. Tyson Foods has an amazing blog dedicated to getting America one step closer to ending Hunger. I wanted to nod this post because it is a tough reminder of the challenges people here in America have with meeting their children’s most basic needs- food. The Backpack program is awesome and so is Ed Nicholson of Tyson whom I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know.

Erin McHugh- Amalah – The Baby Who
I absolutely love this post from Amalah – The Baby Who. I was laughing, I was crying… I was daydreaming about my future as a mother. This post speaks for itself.

Karen Hartzell – A Year of CrockPotting – Little Dipper Crockpot Chocolate Fondue
I’d like to give my nod this month to the Crockpot Lady. We could all use a little more time in the day to spend with our families, and an easy crockpot meal sometimes helps. There are so many cool recipes on her site I could spend hours reading them all. Plus, given my daily commute time, you all know I will be trying out some of these recipes in the near future. Perhaps you’d like to “favorite” the different chocolate fondue varieties as I have. :-)

Melissa Parlaman – The Mom Trap – Finally, my Daddy’s Girl
I have been going through PP loving me when Daddy is not around, but as soon as Daddy comes home, she gets amnesia that I have been the one playing & taking care of her all day. PP has been sick the past few nights & when Mommy takes care of through the night, she opens her eyes in the morning & asks for her Daddy. Pros: she wants Daddy to do everything for her while I get to sit back & relax on the sofa; Cons: she gives me a hard time when Daddy leaves & I try to take care of her. Looks like Kristen Chase is dealing with the same :)

Amy Trice - Scary Mommy – My Son, the dog
This mom is absolutely brilliant! My son is a very picky eater (more about that later). I’m open to any innovative methods that might get my son to eat new food. My husband is just as picky as my son. I wonder if this will work on him, too.

Amy Sleep – Mom of 3 Girls – Splish splashin’ away
I love this post since it reminds me of the true joys of being a kid. What’s better than splashing in puddles on a warm day – especially after being cooped up all winter!

Kim Lefko – Madison Adoption Associates – Camp Ox Trip

My monthly nod goes out to the Madison Adoption Associates group that spent a week in China working with a local orphanage. They blogged throughout their trip and talk about living the quote from Sam Friend; “There is in each of us so much goodness that if we could see it glow, it would light the world.”
This agency is working to find loving homes for over 40 children. The stories from their trip, the amazing children they met and the mission ahead of them is humbling. Awesome!

Kristin DeLoach – DC Metro Moms – Working Through that Mommy Guilt
I thought this post provided some great “guilt relief” for the busy parent who beats themself up when their attention has to be focused on things besides your children from time to time.

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3 Responses to “Graco’s Monthly Nods – February”

  1. crockpot lady March 3, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    Thank you Karen and Lindsay!
    I am having a ball with this project.

  2. tim March 3, 2009 at 10:49 pm #


    Love the post about the backpack program. It inspired me to sponsor some children through my local food bank (the Community Food Bank of NJ). They have a donation page online that spells out how many children your donation will help. I’m assuming other food banks may do the same. The backpack program can really make a difference in a child’s life!

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