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Add Cheer: Volunteer!

Volunteer. Give Back. Pitch in. Help out. Lend a hand. These are all synonymous terms. Regardless of how you refer to it, the opportunities abound, both individually and as a family, through businesses, faith-based organizations, government, nonprofits, school and youth groups, older adult groups, etc… For quite a while now, we’ve been volunteering either as [...]

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Wondrous Wednesday #24

“I see good things in your future” As the weather gets warmer, blowing bubbles becomes a favorite pastime in backyards across the country.  That is certainly the case for ”Toodles,” daughter of Kristie who is on our creative team here at Graco.  Blowing bubbles never gets old and you never get too old to blow bubbles! [...]

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Potty Training: Mission Impossible…accomplished!

I can’t believe it. My little Punkin’ Bear turned 3 earlier this month and while I was so caught up in the excitement details of planning her party, I’m just finally getting around to reflecting on all of the amazing developments she’s made in her first 3 years of life. I suppose it’s natural for [...]

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There are kids in our house!

The irony of my job is that I’m surrounded by kids and baby gear all day but I don’t have children of my own. Don’t get me wrong, I love kids (I even had my own babysitter’s club for close to a decade!), but I’ve only been married for 7 months and we’re just not there yet.  So, even [...]

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Guest Celebrity Blogger – Actress and mom, Tori Spelling

This past January I had the pleasure of meeting Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and baby Liam at the Boom Boom Room in LA. Of course I was in awe of meeting Tori, who before I watched religiously on Beverly Hills 90210, I loved as Screech’s nerdy girlfriend Violet on Saved By the Bell. Yes, I have [...]

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Can I Freeze Time, Please?

OK.  I admit it.  I’m not a newborn baby person.  There.  I said it.  Hopefully this doesn’t put me in the “Bad Mom” category.  I love my new little Hercules and I loved Boog when he was born too.  However, I didn’t fall head over heels crazy in love with my Boog until he started [...]

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Including the Big Sister with Baby #2

We have a small baby boom going on at Graco.  As you can see just from our blog contributors – 3 out of 9 of us are expecting (that we know of?!) and one has a 7 week old.  And they are all 2nd babies. We have had some great discussions on the differences between pregnancy #1 [...]

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My Fashion “Sense”

It’s commonly known that the sense of smell is the strongest sense tied to memory.  I’m going to have to disagree here – it’s certainly my “sense of fashion” that has the strongest ties to memory.  For some reason I have committed to memory, every onesie, sleeper, creeper, jumper, sweater, jacket, hat, shoe and bathing suit that my [...]

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Questions, questions, questions

I’ve got a question for you: what happened to turn my son from a soiled, smelly and satisfied-with-it sixth grader into a clean, aromatically aware thirteen year-old in a matter of months? Could it be: a) The fine example of immaculate personal hygiene set by his well-groomed paternal parent? b) An overzealous attempt to draw [...]

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A not-so-fun first

We all love to talk about the firsts. The first smile. The first steps. The first taste of real food. That first solid poop… (well maybe that was just me) -anyway I think you get me. This is a “first” you dread. This all started with the first frightened mama phone call, which quickly turned to [...]

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