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Breaking her off the Binky

When you don’t have children, it’s easy to be a “drive-by parent”. My husband & I have 12 amazing nieces and nephews and it was fun to sit back and say; “we will never_____” – you can fill in the blank. We said it all. This parenting thing is going to be so EASY! Well [...]

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Nemo

Say no to organic-even if just for one night.

So much of what we write about and share with each other are the organic, wondrous moments (good and not-so-good) that naturally unfold in front of our eyes.  Those always seem to be the most beautiful because they are rarely expected.  Well last week, on Jagger’s 3rd birthday, I ordered up some artificial, oohey-goohey, sticky-sweet [...]

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Not MY Child!

I got the dreaded call from daycare the other day.  No- not the “your child has a fever so pick him up now and don’t come back tomorrow either” call.  But the “your child bit someone” call.  Yikes! I’ve been on the other end many times, but I always thought the biter obviously wasn’t well [...]

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Kate

Small Wonders of the World

“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” ~Walt Streightiff We have all been sweet, simple, innocent, and curious children ourselves at one point. We’ve all found a four-leaf clover in a sea of green…we have all seen a sunflower turn toward the sun…we have [...]

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End of an Era

The End of an Era

According to my son, I can no longer handle the truth – or at least I’m not going to be getting it from him anymore! I am sad to say that I believe tonight was the end of an era- the era where my son told the truth- even when it was ugly. Me: “Did [...]

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phil

Dear Punxsutawney Phil…

… I would like to make a plea. Santa brought me the coolest playhouse ever and mom says it’s too cold to go outside and play with it. All day I stare out the window dreaming of the meals I could be serving up in my little house, of all the times I could be [...]

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whats in a name2

Parenthood x2: The Name Game

What’s in a name? When my husband and I found out we were expecting our little lady, we spent hours and hours scouring through name books and websites like most new parents do; researching names, meanings and even popularity (hint: for those of you currently on the hunt, check out the social security website-believe it [...]

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Faking sick

Faking Sick

My latest wondrous moment? I wonder if a 21 month old can fake sick.  I have decided that they can. I had a haunting feeling yesterday (I guess you can call it mother’s intuition) that I was going to receive that fated phone call from day care that says “your daughter is sick and you have [...]

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Comparison

Compari-Son

My family went to the movies last week.  After we enjoyed the movie and were leaving the theater, there,  out of the darkness of the theater strolled five large figures; two adults whom we recognized, with three boys we marveled at.  The adults were long-time friends of ours from back in the pre-parenthood era, when [...]

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The Miracle of a Sleeping Baby

I’m thrilled and honestly will admit, a little nervous about my first blog post.  I am excited that we get to share some of the humanity behind the Graco brand.  So many times you forget there are real moms (like myself…proud mother of a little girl, “Bear” turning 2 in January) behind companies.  My husband and I have [...]

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