Archive - May, 2009

Wondrous Wednesday #72

This is my good friend Naomi’s 9 month old daughter, M (second M of the M&M twins).  Naomi was blessed with a set of boy/girl twins last August and is also proud mom to big sister S. 2 1/2 yrs. Seat belt buckled – Check. Holding on tight – Check Hat & sunblock – Check Happiest baby [...]

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Family Vacations

I thought I’d turn the blog over to Kelley again because I was fascinated by our last conversation- she was telling me all about her latest family vacation and it occurred to me that maybe you’re never too old to vacation together as a family. This gave me some hope to know if I establish [...]

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Is Motherhood my Calling?

I have finally decided to come clean about something- I love babies and I cannot wait to be a mommy!! My husband Patrick thinks its really endearing how much I want to start a family. I think we were dating three months before we talked about our future children’s names (they’ve changed a few times [...]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Graco & The Ellen Show-An Expectant Mom’s Best Friend!

Now this is a show I would have wanted to go to a couple of years ago!  The Ellen Show just (today!) gave a first-time expectant, mother-packed audience $3,500 worth of baby products! Wahoo! Every mom in the audience was saying “Oh My Gosh!” (which seemed to make Ellen a little nervous) and holding their [...]

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Mother’s Day in May – My Double Whammy

This month I am again facing my annual dilemma: Mother’s Day and my wife’s birthday in the same month. This year it is made more interesting due to the fact that this year will be a big birthday for my wife (you know, one of those that ends in a zero). So what’s a guy [...]

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Wondrous Wednesday #71

Meet 16 month old Juan, the adorable nephew of Graco’s National Event Marketing Manager, Heidi.   Doesn’t that face make you smile? Every Wednesday we’ll be sharing a photo showing off a little bit of wonder in the lives of our extended Graco family of customers.

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A First-Time Expectant Grandparent Flirts with an Empty Nest

We stored our baby crib a very long time ago not wanting to let go of the reminder of our three daughters’ magical first years. There was also the idea (hope!) that we’d someday get to set it up for a grandbaby here or there- an idea which amazingly comes into crystal clarity as one’s [...]

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Graco’s Monthly Nods – April

I love reading through all the nod posts when they are “submitted” to me by all of our contributors. I’ve often discovered new blogs this way and there are some great ones this month. A couple left me in tears, some made me laugh but they always remind me about the privilege of parenting. Our [...]

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Ten Reasons I Love Being a Mom

In the spirit of Mother’s Day later this month, Graco wanted to ask a simple question – What are the top ten reasons why you love being a mom? I took a stab at it here and I’m glad I took a quick 5 minutes out of my day to capture how I feel about [...]

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