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Help Name Our Unborn Baby!!

Your name says so much about you. How many times have you heard this statement? Well, when you are in the process of naming an unborn child – that statement preoccupies your every thought. You find yourself completely obsessed with finding the “perfect name”. My husband & I are expecting our 2nd child and we [...]

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Baby #2 Fears – Be Gone!

Before Hercules was born I had a number of fears about “Baby #2″ and her big brother, Boog.  However, now that she’s almost 11 weeks old I can say that I feel extremely fortunate with Baby #2.  She eats.  She sleeps.  Did I mention that she sleeps?  Oh.  And she doesn’t cry much. Yeah!!!  Definitely a [...]

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Graco Welcomes another Blogger Baby!

Well it’s 2 down and 2 to go! (Graco blogger baby births, that is)  This time it was Kristin DeLoach who gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl (who they are still calling “BrotherSister” for the blog- don’t be concerned – I know the real name and I can assure you, it is much [...]

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Happy DADA Day!

Happy DADA Day!

I love this picture. This is excitement incarnate- the effect of watching your cousins doing cannonball after cannonball into the pool. Cheering them on with such genuine emotion. I love it. I see this face a lot- well maybe not exactly this face- but ones very similar. I see it when I come up the [...]

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One Stay-at-Home Dad’s Point of View

As a lot of you know, my husband Chris, is a stay-at-home Dad. In recognition of Father’s Day, I asked him if he would be willing to share his perspective on taking on that role in our home. After he sighed and “thanked” me for the “homework assignment,” he apparently got to work! (because he just [...]

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Top 10 Ways to Keep a 2 Year Old Quiet

Every parent knows the anxiety that comes when you receive a wedding invitation that says “children invited”. The first thought that rushes through your head is, how will I keep our daughter quiet during the wedding service? Now that my husband & I are experiencing life with a 2 year old – it’s amazing how [...]

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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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