Parenting RSS feed for this section

No TV (at least for one night…)

This past Monday, some of my fellow bloggers, Kim and Kristin, and I were discussing discipline. We joke that Kim and I are completely opposite when it comes to discipline. I am very, very lax and Kim is structured & planned (she has a discipline meter…). I have to admit, that I was inspired by [...]

Read full story Comments { 6 }

I’d Like to Schedule My Baby, Please

OK.  So I had a really strange conversation this past week.  At 35 weeks pregnant, I finally broke down and decided to have a c-section for the birth of my little Hercules.    “Broke down?” you ask.  Well, I didn’t have a c-section for Boog but let’s just say that he was “too big” for [...]

Read full story Comments { 8 }

Play Ball!

Winter’s just about gone.  You can practically smell the warming sunny springtime around the corner.  Spring Training has started, and dads all over the country are sizing up their team’s chances for the 2008 season.  Some dads are hardcore fans like Red Sox Dad and some are more casual observers, but regardless of their fervor [...]

Read full story Comments Off

Second Pregnancy Superstitions

Coming off what was an amazing first pregnancy and delivery (well, at least in my mind it was) with a baby that slept well right off the bat, barely cried and gave us plenty of happy smiles and coos, I felt incredibly lucky that Punkin’ Bear decided to take it easy on her dear old [...]

Read full story Comments { 84 }

Snap. Crackle. Pop.

No. That is not Childhood Calling. Quite the opposite really. That is the sound of old age slowly creeping up on you. Creeping because it s-l-o-w-l-y rears it’s ugly head as you age alongside your children, but not creeping like in a quiet kinda way. That snap, crackle, pop of every joint in your body [...]

Read full story Comments { 2 }

So Much More than a “Nanny”… our Dreamer & Believer

I hate the titles that are given to an all-important role in our world…nannies, caregivers, au pairs, baby sitters. Frankly, if you look at what a “nanny” does – it would be more inspiring and respectful to reference her by her daily activities; she is a Story-Teller, a boo-boo kisser, a cuddler, a climber, a [...]

Read full story Comments { 21 }
Hyper kid

(Hyper) Active Kid

I was recently inspired by a post I read in which the blogger’s daughter was found lovingly holding her stuffed animal that was originally placed on a shelf high above the chair that she was now sitting on. The post really made me laugh out loud since this is what I encounter with PP on [...]

Read full story Comments { 9 }
Graco Monthly Nod

Graco’s Monthly Nod – February

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 [...]

Read full story Comments { 3 }
Nick snow

Inspiring Work

It’s in the air…it’s in the water…it’s written on the boardroom walls. People talk about it everyday and everywhere we go, here at Graco. Pregnancy, babies, and family time…it’s our passion and we live the work! I offer up proof of this with a photo of three women (all Graco bloggers, l to r: Amy, [...]

Read full story Comments Off
Bloggers- A Community that Cares

Bloggers- A Community that Cares

As we sat down to create this blog for Graco, we started with the basics. What is a blog? Why do they exist? Who writes them and why do people read them? (yes- the BASICS). We got the textbook answers (and it turns out, there are many, many different answers for all of the above.) [...]

Read full story Comments { 6 }