Archive - August, 2009

Facebook: A Laboring Mom’s Best Friend

Over three years ago, when I gave birth to  PP, I was not as “social media savvy” as I am now. I also lived back in my home state so it was easy to keep in touch with my family and friends without the assistance of social technology. Well a lot has changed in 3 [...]

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And the Award Goes To…

We have a fun (and extremely productive I might add) Global meeting that we conduct twice a year. It is our Global Category Review – where we discuss Innovation Road Maps for all of our product categories around the world. At this meeting we highlight a team that has delivered incredible product innovation over the [...]

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Wondrous Wednesday #84

This picture was sent to me by Kim Lefko (Global VP here at Graco) – it’s a picture she got from her new-mom girlfriend, Stefanie and Kim really wanted to share it. It captures a truly wondrous moment- a first moment between 3 generations taken shortly after “Jules” was born. Stefanie tells us that it [...]

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Baby Boom!

We’ve had a little baby boom over the last 2 months here at Graco.  There were lots of big bellies and now there are lots of beautiful babies! I asked some of the new moms if they’d be willing to share a little bit about their latest experience (most of them are 2nd time moms [...]

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I Love You a Bushel and a Peck and a Hug Around the Neck

As I approach being a first-time grandmom, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to give advice without meddling and how to be fun but supportive of  “the rules.”   My hope is to be fair, wise AND relevant. Naturally, my mind returns to my own Mamie and the 45 years that I was lucky enough [...]

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Toothpaste Training

Yes you read correctly. Not sleep training. Not potty training. Toothpaste training. This is one of the newest frontiers to conquer in the DeLoach household this month. With Punkin’ Bear several months into her 4th year of life, we’ve decided it was time to transition from fun, fruity swallow-it-if-you-want training toothpaste to the real deal, [...]

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Safety Notice for the Graco Jump ‘n Jive Jumper – August 6, 2009

Having a corporate blog gives us (Graco) the opportunity to talk with all of you in the vibrant parenting online community. Though most of the time you will find us talking about our experiences as parents and occasionally we’ll throw in a post or two about Graco® and our products; we will also use the [...]

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Learning from Older Siblings

Everyday I am amazed at how fast Jed is growing. It seems like yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital and his tiny little body was swimming in a newborn sized outfit. Now my “Chunky Monkey” is eating from a spoon and almost ready for 12 month sized clothes! Egad! He is only [...]

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Wondrous Wednesday #83

This is my sister-in-law’s nephew “Bubula.”  Bubula is 4 months old and this is a picture of his first time in his Baby Einstein activity center. His eyes got wide with excitement when he got in there and he spent an hour (yes, an hour!) happily playing that afternoon. When he’s not in his activity [...]

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Pumped there, done that.

This week is World Breastfeeding Week. The practical side of me says, “whew, I’m glad I’m done with all of that” and the nostalgic side of me remembers the beautiful moments I spent nursing both my children. Most of the beautiful moments I remember were in the dark of their rooms late at night when [...]

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