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How Babies Change Your Social Life (as a non-parent)

My husband and I haven’t made the leap yet into parenthood for so many reasons (some of which Megan quite perfectly captured in her post Prepping for Preggers: How do you know when you’re ready?). Yet, we are finding that more and more of our free time is spent with our friends who now have [...]

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Favorite Things-A Look Into A 5-Year Old’s Mind

I trying to limit the amount of time my almost 5-year old can watch TV.  So In an effort to offer fun activities outside of TV, I just bought her the game called Pinkalicious Cupcake Party. She actually loves playing (and I have to admit, I do too!).  This past weekend I decided an “interview” [...]

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Living Far Away From Family

A few weeks ago we went out to California to see my cousin Rachel and her two little ones – KK who is 2 1/2 and C who is almost one. Even though she is technically my cousin, I think of Rachel more like a second sister. We live on opposite coasts, but luckily we [...]

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Happy Friday! Dance Into the Weekend

The weather in Atlanta has got us here, at Graco, ready to dance and celebrate the coming spring. We hope this video makes you laugh, makes you dance and brings a smile to your face this Friday.

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Deciding How Many Children To Have

I knew I always wanted to be a mom, so I married a man who wanted to be a dad. Together we decided how many children we wanted. Mind you, I need to stress that wanted is a very loose definition of the word for purposes here. You know how the song goes, “You can’t [...]

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Kids Avoiding Punishment–Funny Stories

At what age does the act of manipulation start? I would argue after watching my two half-brothers grow, it starts around birth. I believe it’s innocent at first, but somewhere along the way through observation and absorption; it becomes an art form for some kids. My half-brothers are no exception. I will use the oldest [...]

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What kind of disciplinarian are you?

Discipline is a tricky subject. It’s completely subjective, and most people have some pretty strong opinions on the topic. I know I’m guilty of trying not to stare while a parent yells at her screaming child in the grocery store, or I’ve  wondered how a family could let their kids play Ring-Around-The-Rosy in the middle [...]

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Secrets of a Grandparent

One would have thought I’d learned everything there is to know about parenthood and about life simply from having emerged (in 1 piece) from 27 years (OMG!) in the parenting trenches.   One thing in life is certain – you always keep learning. So now that I have a little over a year of grandparenthood under my belt,  I’m [...]

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Baby’s First Cold

We’re having an all out SNOW DAY here in Atlanta – hurrah!  Gracie, Grantie Lucy & I are staying safe at home – and we had fun going to get provisions last night. You should have seen the meat department!  The only poultry left at our local Publix was literally three whole chickens, a couple [...]

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Bundles, Bumps & Babies! #46

It’s all about New Year’s babies! If you gave birth to your wonderful bundle of joy, or found out your were pregnant on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, share your amazing photos on the Graco Facebook page and your little one or bump may be selected for posting on our Wednesday feature Bundles, [...]

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