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MOMMA..MOMMA…MOMMA!

Those are the words I hear from the moment Pinkie Pie wakes up until she goes to bed at night. My oldest, PP, is totally a daddy’s girl, so when I got pregnant with Pinkie Pie, I was hoping for a momma’s girl. Well, I got what I wished for (and then some!). Pinkie Pie’s [...]

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I’m Dreaming of A White Christmas

It was an unusually white Christmas for some not so usual places. States, towns, and cities all over the US were surprised by the heavy snowfall and flakes outside their window just as the bells from Santa’s sleigh faded into the distance Christmas morning. I happen to live in one of those states and cities [...]

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Monthly Blogger Spotlight: Mommin’ It Up

This blogger spotlight could have actually been twice as long since Jenny Rapson is part of a fabulous blogging duo over at Mommin’ it up! Jenny is blessed with 2 children and currently expecting her third. You know we just love expecting moms over here at Graco!  So without further adieu, here are some questions [...]

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The Meadows Children – all grown up.

Dinner Time…Family Style

Oh the JOY of family dinners.  I reminisce on my own dinner routine growing up and am reminded of a few things: 1.  Good food 2. Laughing hysterically at my older brothers 3. Our designated seating arrangements.  Of course, in it’s entirety, it was a great time to for me and my brothers to talk about [...]

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Giggle Sisters

Raising Daughters

When I first entertained the thought of becoming a mother, I thought ”I hope to have a set of twins – 1boy and 1girl”.  This would get it all done with one pregnancy! … and then we’d go from there.  I thought a nice family would be 2 or 4 children.  DH and I made a pact [...]

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Becoming a mom…the SECOND time around

There are many varieties of family sizes and dynamics whether it’s having just one little one, to the other extreme like the Duggar family with 19 kids (and counting).  Although I don’t have any kids of my own now, I have always wanted three.  I grew up with two brothers and loved the balance we had in my [...]

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Becoming a Brother Isn’t Always Easy

Thanks so much to our friend Tiffany over at Lattes and Life for this adorable post! Make sure you pay her a visit and check out more great stories like this one. Growing up an only child I often wondered what it would be like to have a sibling. Someone to play with, argue with, [...]

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3-kids

When is a Family Complete?

        This post was inspired by our friend Stephanie  when she commented on an earlier Heart to Heart post asking what the pros and cons were of having 3 children and what my experience has been with “Middle Child Syndrome”.  Like many young women, I imagined my future brood long before I knew anything [...]

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