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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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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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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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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

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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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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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

It’s a proud moment when you realize your child did the right thing without parental prompting. When you see that they’ve made a decision or reacted to a situation in a positive way, and did so all on their own. We recently received, in the mail, a letter from the Principal at Gus’ school. Correspondence [...]

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