Archive - July, 2011

Step 4: Getting Pets Ready for A Baby – A Six Step Plan

CONGRATS to Liz – who welcomed a baby boy into the world this week! Check out her posts on getting her pets ready for his arrival  here, here, here and here! We can’t wait to hear how it’s going, Liz! This week we tackle: Dividing the house: Creating Baby-Only, Dog-Only, and Shared-With-Supervision zones. I always [...]

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Have you seen the new Winnie the Pooh movie?

“Sometimes,” said Pooh, “the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” — A.A. Milne Have you taken your kids to see Winnie the Pooh yet?  As a tried and true fan of the “bear of very little brain,” I looked forward to seeing the movie myself – and afterward, I so enjoyed [...]

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[Video] How-to assemble a Graco Pack ‘n Play® Playard

Using your instruction manual is ALWAYS important, but we’ve got something to make the assembly of your Graco products even easier. Check out our How-to assemble a Graco Pack n’ Play® Playard video — the second video of a new series, brought to you by the Graco Social Media Team — hosted by Graco swing [...]

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Swing by Me™ features … and a giveaway!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RANDOM WINNER – AMY!! Amy, we will send you an e-mail to get your mailing address and send you your new Swing By Me right away! Thanks, everyone for entering, comments are now closed — check back here at the Graco blog (or subscribe) to learn about more ways to win Graco [...]

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Summer Break is Coming to an End

It’s been 6 weeks of mommy time! I have enjoyed every bit of it, but as always, the time is quickly approaching for the girls to return. I miss them and really do appreciate the break, but I do love being a mom. I enjoy doing activities and having fun with my girls. There have [...]

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Where to find great books for babies and kids

Earlier this month, I was so excited to have Vanessa from Silly Eagle Books kick off our series of “Best Books for Little Ones.”  I think it’s a completely awesome thing to have so many creative minds out there in the world sharing and inspiring us. When you think of “first books” for babies, everyone [...]

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“The Kids Are Coming…!”

My sister and her husband along with my four year-old niece and one year-old nephew are coming down to stay with my wife and I next month for an entire week and I’m super excited. Once the excitement subsides I have to try and figure out what activities I’m going to do with the kids. [...]

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Crafty Kids: Crafty Round-Up

Unlike adults, kids don’t need much to be creative.   My go-to craft generally incorporates some combination of needle, thread, and fabric, but there are so many more ways to inspire creativity with your kids.  Don’t limit yourself, and explore different things so your kids can explore those things along side you. If you’re stumped, one of [...]

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Introducing the Swing by Me™

Behind the scenes here at Graco®, we’ve been anxiously waiting to be able to share with you one of our favorite new products: the Swing by Me™ swing!  Now that it’s officially online at and will be in Target stores by next week, please allow me to make the introduction   “Save space with [...]

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Welcome to the NEW Graco Blog!

When we first started Graco’s Heart to Heart Blog back in 2007, I don’t think we ever dreamed we could be where we are now (OK, fine, we definitely dreamed!). The community of parents that has grown and the connections we’ve made with you over the years have been so rewarding — and we want [...]

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