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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Turning over a new leaf

“The only thing constant in life is change”~Francois de la Rochefoucauld This is a quote I heard a few years back and it has stuck with me to this day. It obviously applies to kids….they never stop changing, growing, or amazing us. What’s funny though is neither do adults. Just as kids grow and change, [...]

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And Sometimes, the baby arrives early . . .

A family’s adventure with a premature baby – Guest post by Mike Langmaid I’m happy to share a guest post from Mike Langmaid who works on car seats here at Graco. Knowing that the March of Dimes‘ March for Babies fundraisers are kicking off, I asked Mike to share the story of the early arrival [...]

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Wondrous Wednesday #18

“If I sit here and look cute, will I get more presents for my birthday?  It’s worth a try!”  (and if this doesn’t work, I will put Plan B into action) “LG” (Little Girl) turns 2 this weekend.  Mom Shannon Hart (Car seat product manager) says she’s sure LG will be getting a lot of presents [...]

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Supernanny on Speed Dial

Before I had my daughter, I would watch Supernanny & think about how bad these kids were behaving and who are these parents that let their kids get away with it? Well, last week at my cousin’s birthday party held at a family fun center, I felt the Supernanny hidden camera on me. I went to the birthday party by [...]

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Welcome Jason!

Between the baby boom among the bloggers and Jon being our only dad, I am very happy to introduce a new Graco blogger to the team – Jason Arnold.  Jason is an Industrial Designer here at Graco and the father of “Little Man” who is 18 months old.  He also has another little one on the [...]

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New York City Moms blog launch party

Leave vacation. Catch a flight. Miss my connection. Grab the next flight. Change in the airport bathroom. Ride in a stinky NY cab. Arrive at Brasserie 8 1/2. Phew- I thought I would never make it! My luggage was in tact but I wasn’t sure my mood was – – that is, until I joined [...]

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What are they thinking? Ask!

I absolutely love “interviewing” my son. No- I’m not getting him ready for corporate America already, I just love hearing what he thinks about stuff. All kinds of stuff. My husband rolls his eyes at me but I could do this for hours with Jagger. It’s one of the sweetest things about kids this age [...]

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