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Teaching Holiday Traditions to My Kids

Warms the Heart Growing up, one of my favorite holiday traditions was tagging a live tree for Christmas. Each year as the leaves turned and started to fall, my parents would pack us into the station wagon and drive to a local Christmas tree farm. My whole family would walk around hundreds of trees looking [...]

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Babies, Bumps & Bundles! #42

Graco’s Newest Bundle! Congratulations to Valerie Cansler, Manager of Marketing Research and her family on the birth of their gorgeous bundle of boy!!  Little “BL” Cansler was born Thursday, November 18, 2010, weighing   8 lbs. 9 oz.  Welcome! Share some of your great photos of cuteness and awe on the Graco Flickr page.  Your bump or baby [...]

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What do you Really Need to Pack for the Hospital??

I have experienced the maternity ward at two different hospitals in two different states and have since developed excellent tips on what to actually pack for the hospital. There are three people to consider: You, Your New Baby, and Your Spouse (which is usually the forgotten one). First, I will start with the super excited [...]

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Subscribe to the Graco Heart to Heart RSS feed! But what is RSS?

Do you like what you read on the Graco Heart to Heart blog? If so, there is an easier way to keep up with it: subscribe to our RSS feed!– but don’t worry if you aren’t tech savvy, we’ve got just the ticket to make you a resident expert in RSS! For the tech savvy: [...]

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Hosting My First Thanksgiving

Over the last year or so, I’d say there have been quite a few things that have made me feel like I might be becoming a real-life grown up. I got married. My husband and I bought our first house. And now, this year, we are hosting our very first Thanksgiving. On Thursday, we’ll be [...]

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Celebrating Birthdays with the Kids

I love to celebrate holidays, so birthdays are certainly no exception! My kids are fortunate to get two birthday celebrations every year–one local party & another one back at home, in Pennsylvania. Mom here, only gets one celebration (but, I do milk it for all it’s worth & get an entire birthday weekend).   This year, on [...]

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Fall + Favorite Family Traditions = Joyful Nostalgia

Fall + Favorite Family Traditions = Joyful Nostalgia

As the leaves start to change and the air gets a little crisp, I stay plenty warm with the joyful nostalgia that fills my body.  I’m reminded of weekend trips to Auburn University with my family for SEC football games (Disclaimer: I am a loyal Georgia Bulldawg.), daily hot chocolate intake, home-made roasted pumpkin seeds, and of course the [...]

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Jealousy (The Green Eyed Momster)

Before babies, DH and I were a two income household.  We both liked our careers, and we often discussed that future children would more than likely be in day care.  Moving to a new city a year ago, we again prepared ourselves that we would need to tackle the challenge of finding day care for our children [...]

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Babies, Bumps & Bundles! #29

I Love My Little Brother…… Tonja V. captured this awesome moment when her son first held his baby brother.   She tells us, “We were home from the hospital for about 2 days when he told me, ‘Mom, I am ready to hold my baby brother now.’ So we jumped at the chance to capture the moment on [...]

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Guest Post: Use pregnancy as an excuse to bump up your social circle

Thanks to our friend Lindsay Spolan Pinchuk from Bump Club Chicago for this great post! From the minute you find out you are pregnant, it is all you think about 24/7. If you are keeping your pregnancy a secret until the 12-week mark, those eight weeks between your at-home pregnancy test and your big announcement pass by [...]

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