Archive - August, 2009

Dance Baby Dance

This is an event I have been dreaming about for years — our Bear’s FIRST DANCE RECITAL! I know this can be a dreaded event for many out there, but for me it was somewhat of a ‘dream come true’. Why? It’s hard to explain. Maybe because part of me thought it may never happen. [...]

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Goodbye Graco

Well, the time has come- I am “officially” saying goodbye today. And I will say goodbye in typical Lebresco style- from the hip and from my heart… (and a little rambly at that) Nearly 7 years ago when I started at Graco Children’s Products, I was a twenty-something, passionate, junior marketer full of ideas and [...]

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Stories from Graco Families’ First Day of Kindergarten

Here at Graco, many of us celebrated the first day of Kindergarten in Atlanta last week. Below are some of our cute, funny and maybe a little scary stories about their first week of school. We’d love to hear your stories too – leave us a comment or e-mail them to! Shawn Byrne, Director, Supply [...]

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Wondrous Wednesday #86

We just love to watch our littlest friends grow and grow. This is “Major Cutie” who has a message for her Dad who is returning from Iraq in a few weeks: Hurry home Daddy,  I can’t wait for you to hold me!  BTW- I am not potty trained yet. (Daddy’s only request was that she [...]

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Graco Welcomes New Public Relations and Social Media Manager, Kelly Voelker

As many of you know, the Graco headquarters moved from Pennsylvania to Georgia last month. And as some of you have heard, I decided not to make that move. And although I won’t be saying my official goodbye until this Friday, I wanted to introduce the new lead blogger who will be guiding the Graco [...]

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Traveling Mommies

Okay, I’m going to admit I dread long international trips for work. As I’m looking at my travel calendar for August and September, I have a whirlwind couple of weeks ahead of me. So I decided to explore this Skype thing. I’m actually in Japan now for the week and did my first Skype call [...]

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My Top 5 Favorite Summertime Things to do with Kids

Being new in Atlanta, it’s an odd feeling having school starting so early. I mean c’mon, it’s August! We still have an entire month left of summer! I’m not ready to go back to school . I have so many of our usual fun summer activities yet to be done in our new town. EGAD! [...]

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Re-announcement of the Simplicity Bassinet Recall – August 21, 2009

In our continued commitment to child safety, we are helping the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) get the word out about the re-announcement of the Simplicity Close-Sleeper/Bedside Sleeper Bassinet recall, initially announced a year ago. The CPSC is once again urging all parents and caregivers to immediately stop using the convertible “close-sleeper/bedside sleeper” bassinets [...]

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Undercover Mother

I’m not really an announcement kind of person. So, I’m just going to say it- I am pregnant. There! Cat’s out of the bag. Whew! If you know my husband, this is probably old news. He can barely contain his excitement. It shouldn’t be a big deal for me to make such an announcement. I [...]

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Wondrous Wednesday #85

Here’s a photo of  “Tyson” chilling out in his Sweetpeace. Tyson has clearly blown off the idea that sweetpeace is for newborns and has himself (at 6 months old!) a relaxing time in his soothing center. Of course when Tyson isn’t relaxing, he’s keeping mom, Heather Ward, and his four legged brother, Barkley, very busy! [...]

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