A not-so-fun first

We all love to talk about the firsts. The first smile. The first steps. The first taste of real food. That first solid poop… (well maybe that was just me) -anyway I think you get me. This is a “first” you dread. This all started with the first frightened mama phone call, which quickly turned to [...]

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Feng Shui – Bring Joy and Wonder into the Nursery

Designing a nursery is a very important and fun aspect of planning for a baby. You want the room where your little one will sleep and play to be comfortable, cozy and safe. As parents, you want to enjoy the atmosphere while feeding or soothing your baby as well. You probably look through the entertainment and home [...]

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Thanks Mom!(& Happy Mother’s Day)

Every day is a good day to thank your mom. I truly try to do that whenever I think of it. Here’s an example of a recent call – “Hello Mom? I just heard a radio ad about paying down your college debt- thanks for paying for college and not leaving me with heaps of [...]

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Running for a Cause!

Runners take your MARK! Go! As the horn sounded early on April 26th, over 800 racers took off on their way through a very hilly 5K benefiting the Mommy’s Light Organization. The weather was beautiful and the music blared at the starting line. What on earth was this running about? Mommy’s Light is an incredible organization with [...]

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Graco and Mom Bloggers on the Today Show

A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by Janet Shamlian of the Today Show for a piece about “mommy bloggers” (and why corporations were reaching out to them) I have to admit, I was a bit nervous for the interview but had I known that it would be only 5 seconds, perhaps I wouldn’t [...]

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Wondrous Wednesday #20

And they’re off!! This is a picture of Melissa’s daughter PP running in a “Toddler Trot” at a recent Graco sponsored event.  (check back on Friday for a post about this event and the great cause it supported) You might think that boy is Michael given Melissa’s post yesterday, but it’s not. That’s actually another [...]

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Childhood Crush Already??

Kim’s post about Bear having a best friend at 2 years old made me stop & think. Does PP (who is also 2) have a best friend? Not really, but what she does have is a boyfriend (aka childhood crush). Of course I use that term affectionately (and not realistically) but there is a boy at [...]

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In Vitro-An Ordinary Miracle?

I’m inspired to write this blog for a dear friend of mine. It’s a bit personal but is intended to provide hope to others enduring the same struggles. My daughter’s favorite movie, Charlotte’s Web, has a beautiful theme song – Ordinary Miracle. The song’s message holds a life mantra we all should practice: Life is [...]

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Take Your Child to Work Day (or just show them off!)

It’s always exciting to hear the pitter patter of little feet throughout the Graco building.  We had many little visitors during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day last week.  Employees got to bring their children to experience the magic that happens here at Graco every day!  Sure, we think we’re engineering and designing breakthrough [...]

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Graco’s Monthly Nod – April

Our 3rd installment of the “Monthly Nods.”  Enjoy! Lindsay Lebresco – JenLemen.com - “Grace Right When I need it Most” I loved this post because like anybody, I have my up days and my down days (thankfully for everyone, more up than down), but whenever I’m feeling a little sorry for myself and wishing I didn’t always [...]

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