Archive - October, 2009

Does having kids change your friendships?

I feel like I’ve been hearing a lot about this topic lately from so many different perspectives. For example, one of my girlfriends is just starting to think about having kids soon. While her husband is ready to start trying, she’s not quite sure she’s ready for that step just yet. When I asked her why, she explained [...]

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Wondrous Wednesday #93

“Hush, hush little fish. We are here to make a wish. We close our eyes, and then we start. To make a wish with all our heart.” “Bella” (4 year old daughter to Nicole Baird, Forecast Analyst for Calphalon) and her pet fish, “Hushy”, share a few moments making wishes together before getting ready for [...]

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I CAN Swim!!

I took a lot of abuse in this office over enrolling our daughter in Survival Swimming when she was 2 years old. After talking to neighbors and reading about it – my husband and I were intrigued with the idea of 2 & 3 year olds learning how to get themselves to the water’s surface and [...]

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Five Ways to Announce Your Baby’s Gender

Is it a BOY? Or a GIRL? It might be one of the most anticipated announcements. When my cousin, Rachel, was pregnant for the first time a year ago, we were so excited to find out the baby’s gender. Everyone was making bets, checking the “signs,” (She’s carrying high, right? Is she craving sweets? How about [...]

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From Bump to Bundle

Well She’s Here! You may have seen Love Bird featured in Wondrous Wednesday #89, or you may have seen me tweeting from the waiting room… Starting from the moment I learned my DD was being moved during a possible version procedure (turning of a breech baby) into the O.R. for a C-section, I am learning [...]

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This mom’s going to Blogalicious 2009!

I think back to about a year ago when I was reading posts on the Graco blog. I knew nothing about the blogosphere, I just thought the stories were fun and the pictures of the children were way too cute not to check out. Each of the bloggers were original and inspiring in their own [...]

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Wondrous Wednesday #92

As we quickly approach fall and start to head into chillier weather, pictures like this make it so hard to say good-bye to the lazy days of summer. This is Kirk Barnett’s (Retail Advisor for Wal Mart at Graco) two year old daughter, “Buggy.” So glad her Daddy is teaching her how to enjoy a [...]

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Graco Monthly Nods – October

Karen Hartzell – The one where I take the wrong kid to the pediatrician – Peapod Squad Stuff This post just made me laugh! A, because I love a good family similar to Everbody Loves Raymond other than my own. (Yes, I do believe I am married to a man bearing a remarlably similar personality [...]

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Atlanta Parent Magazine Family Block Party

As Graco gets settled in here in Atlanta, we’re excited to get out and get to know our local community better. As a part of Newell Rubbermaid, many of our brands (like Graco of course, Calphalon® and Goody®) are getting together next weekend to sponsor the Atlanta Parent Magazine Family Block Party! This fall festival is going [...]

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Wearing New Shoes at This Year’s ABC Kids Expo

I have to say, it is really starting to become  a reality that our Parker Party of 2 will soon be a Party of 3.  Beyond my growing belly, I recently had the chance to familiarize myself even more with all of the great baby products out there.  Graco attended the annual ABC Kids Expo® [...]

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