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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.) [...]

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A Parenting Pickle

Okay…I’m in a pickle, and not one of those sweet little gherkin pickles, either.  It’s more of a huge sour pickle you have to fish out of barrel at the deli.  The kind that’s so sour, it sucks your face inside out when you take a bite.  That’s me right now…in a pickle, face sucked [...]

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Baby #2 vs. Baby #1 (a totally different pregnancy!)

Let me just start by saying that I am the oldest child in my family. It is only now, now that I’m pregnant with Baby #2 (due in T-minus 2 months), that I’m starting to see the gripes of a second child. (don’t tell my sister I realized this though!) And, yes, for me the [...]

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A wave of guilt

More countertop space!! Who knew more countertop space could make someone so happy. Oh wait, and sad at the same time?? I recently purchased a new over-the-oven microwave and was over-the-moon with anticipation about all the new countertop space I would now have once I give my old microwave the heave-ho. Hmmm… what should I [...]

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Guest Celebrity Blogger – Expectant Mom, Actress Christie Lynn Smith

Every month we hope to share with you, a little peek inside the life of a celebrity parent or parent-to-be. We’ve asked them a bunch of questions and they’ve been kind enough to answer them (and then some!) Reading the answers, you clearly see that as parents we’re all very similar. When you take away their [...]

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Karma Picky Eater

Gotta Love Karma…

As a child, I was a very picky eater (I have to say, I still am). When I wouldn’t eat dinner, my mom used to say, “I hope you have a daughter that is just as bad as you.” Well, what goes around comes around. My daughter Pudding Pop is an extremely picky eater (or [...]

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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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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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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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