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Happy Birthday to Me!

Reading posts about the “state of kid parties” like this and this have really resonated with me for a couple of reasons, including that I guess that I’m a bit of a traditionalist and growing up, my family’s traditions had a level of simplicity to them. Traditions like getting to choose what you wanted for your [...]

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A Case of the Mondays

I’ve got a bad one. And I have them a lot- almost every Monday. It’s like a hangover from a super fun weekend with my kids. Melissa and I talk about this all the time- we sit right next to each other and every Monday we catch up on the weekend’s events (like her recent [...]

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And Sometimes, the baby arrives early . . .

A family’s adventure with a premature baby – Guest post by Mike Langmaid I’m happy to share a guest post from Mike Langmaid who works on car seats here at Graco. Knowing that the March of Dimes‘ March for Babies fundraisers are kicking off, I asked Mike to share the story of the early arrival [...]

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Supernanny on Speed Dial

Before I had my daughter, I would watch Supernanny & think about how bad these kids were behaving and who are these parents that let their kids get away with it? Well, last week at my cousin’s birthday party held at a family fun center, I felt the Supernanny hidden camera on me. I went to the birthday party by [...]

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jackinhat

Welcome Jason!

Between the baby boom among the bloggers and Jon being our only dad, I am very happy to introduce a new Graco blogger to the team – Jason Arnold.  Jason is an Industrial Designer here at Graco and the father of “Little Man” who is 18 months old.  He also has another little one on the [...]

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What are they thinking? Ask!

I absolutely love “interviewing” my son. No- I’m not getting him ready for corporate America already, I just love hearing what he thinks about stuff. All kinds of stuff. My husband rolls his eyes at me but I could do this for hours with Jagger. It’s one of the sweetest things about kids this age [...]

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Jodie Sweetin

Guest Celebrity Blogger – New Mom and Actress, Jodie Sweetin

April 12, 2008 – Jodie Sweetin delivers baby girl Zoie, 8lbs, 7oz. I had the pleasure of meeting Jodie Sweetin at the Boom Boom Room in LA this past January. It was pretty cool to have the chance to talk to someone that I grew up watching on TV. Yes, I was a huge fan [...]

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Secondtimearound

First Time Mom – All Over Again

And here’s Amy… (still on maternity leave!!)  When thinking of everything I’d do as an “Experienced Mom,” there were definitely a few things that I planned on improving the second time around – especially in the early months.    Yet, here I am at 3am watching TV and typing with a sleeping baby on my [...]

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A Blankie Addiction

My son has one. He’s got it bad. But guess who’s not ready for rehab? Me. Jagger’s blankie is the love of his life right now – no, not after Mommy and Daddy – I mean the love of his life- A #1, numero uno, TLA. And who can blame him? Who wouldn’t fall in love [...]

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Leaving (if only for a while) for Bigger and Better Things

Maternity leave…time away from work, time to spend enjoying your new addition to the family, time to bond and focus on the most important thing in the world during those few months- your new baby. Many people ask…What is she doing while she’s away? When is she coming back? Will she be different when she [...]

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