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

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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Wondrous Wednesday #19

FOOD FIGHT!! (Well not really. You can’t really fight with yourself. Actually “Little P” went headlong into his 1st birthday cake all on his own!) This “get into everything” “always on the move” “cute as a button” little one year old is the son of Marta Aebischer, product manager here at Newell Rubbermaid.  (and she so [...]

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Reading posts about the “state of kid parties” like this and this have really resonated with me for a couple of reasons, including that I guess that I’m a bit of a traditionalist and growing up, my family’s traditions had a level of simplicity to them. Traditions like getting to choose what you wanted for your [...]

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A Case of the Mondays

I’ve got a bad one. And I have them a lot- almost every Monday. It’s like a hangover from a super fun weekend with my kids. Melissa and I talk about this all the time- we sit right next to each other and every Monday we catch up on the weekend’s events (like her recent [...]

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