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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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Put The “O” (Optimism) Back in Mommy

It’s time to put the “O” back in Mommy and the “O” is Optimism!! How many articles are written about sleep deprived mothers, the challenges of balancing motherhood and work, how to whittle that waistline from baby #3 and more… There is so much to celebrate about motherhood and we would all agree that even [...]

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Birthday Wishes to My Daughter

I fell in love with a post that I read about a mother writing a birthday letter to her daughter. Then I came across two other touching birthday letters. Seeing these letters, made me reflect on the past two years of my exciting & rewarding journey with PP. I keep a journal with letters to [...]

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Graco’s Monthly Nod – March

A large part of joining in the conversation in the online parenting community, is reading all of the great conversation that is going on in the blogosphere. We are always sharing cute, funny, informative, and inspiring stories that we’ve read with each other, so we thought it would be a great idea (right?!) to share [...]

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What I Said Instead

Do you find yourself, as a parent, always putting a positive spin on things with your kids? You say what you know is right instead of what you’re thinking. (first example below) We have to set the good example, after all. But one time, JUST ONE TIME, wouldn’t you like to say what you were [...]

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It’s a Girl!

We are happy to announce that little Allie Joy Sleep arrived at 12:44pm yesterday and weighed in at 8 lbs. 15 oz. and 22″ long- right on schedule.  Amy is feeling great (and looking good too, I might add) and getting some much needed sleep in the hospital before she heads home (where there will [...]

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I’d Like to Schedule My Baby, Please UPDATE!

Wednesdays is usually reserved for a quick photo displaying the wonder of being a parent, however we thought the wonder of giving birth was certainly significant enough to alter our blog schedule.  :) Today’s the day!  Amy Sleep (blog contributor), has scheduled to have her baby via c-section this afternoon.  (you can read all about it [...]

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Ultrasound Uncertainty

There is something that has amazed me about each ultrasound I’ve had (two with Punkin’ Bear and two so far with BrotherSister). It’s not that you doubt that you’re pregnant, because you have the pitter patter of little feet and bops of little hands inside your tummy to remind you of that. It’s just an [...]

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Best Friends at 2 Years Old?!

Winnie the Pooh said it best; “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I don’t have to live without you.” It’s hard to believe a 2 year old can teach a life lesson…but it happens when you least expect it. Our daughter, Bear, [...]

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Spring has sprung!

We talk a lot about wonder here on the Graco blog. Mostly about all of the wondrous moments we all have as parents- like the wonder of a baby’s first smile or your child’s first step or other beautiful moments like that. I certainly have those- I have a lot of those, but this past [...]

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