End of an Era

The End of an Era

According to my son, I can no longer handle the truth – or at least I’m not going to be getting it from him anymore! I am sad to say that I believe tonight was the end of an era- the era where my son told the truth- even when it was ugly. Me: “Did [...]

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Dear Punxsutawney Phil…

… I would like to make a plea. Santa brought me the coolest playhouse ever and mom says it’s too cold to go outside and play with it. All day I stare out the window dreaming of the meals I could be serving up in my little house, of all the times I could be [...]

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We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

Graco management thinks a little fresh (cold!) air helps kick-start new thinking… and it does! Thinking like, “what did I get myself into?!” We wanted to share some pictures of a recent Graco business meeting where some adventurous staffers decided to check dog-sledding off their list of things they have always wanted to do in life.  They came [...]

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Parenthood x2: The Name Game

What’s in a name? When my husband and I found out we were expecting our little lady, we spent hours and hours scouring through name books and websites like most new parents do; researching names, meanings and even popularity (hint: for those of you currently on the hunt, check out the social security website-believe it [...]

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WW#6

Wondrous Wednesday #6

“Keep 2 hands on the cupcake at all times!” This is a picture of Kim’s daugther “bear” enjoying every morsel of her 2nd birthday cupcake. Every Wednesday we’ll be sharing a photo showing off a little bit of wonder in the lives of our extended Graco family of customers, employees and friends.

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Faking sick

Faking Sick

My latest wondrous moment? I wonder if a 21 month old can fake sick.  I have decided that they can. I had a haunting feeling yesterday (I guess you can call it mother’s intuition) that I was going to receive that fated phone call from day care that says “your daughter is sick and you have [...]

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Comparison

Compari-Son

My family went to the movies last week.  After we enjoyed the movie and were leaving the theater, there,  out of the darkness of the theater strolled five large figures; two adults whom we recognized, with three boys we marveled at.  The adults were long-time friends of ours from back in the pre-parenthood era, when [...]

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Weeee

WHEEEEEE!

Business trips can be fun – they give me the opportunity to visit new cities and sample different cuisine from around the world – all on the company tab (thanks Graco!). I did not, however, enjoy my recent business trip to Shanghai. Oh, getting there and being there were great. Getting home – not so [...]

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First haircut- WW

Wondrous Wednesday #5

“I wonder… if we just found a way to get him to eat his spinach!” This is a picture of my son, Jagger having his first haircut. This look was quickly replaced by a smile once he saw how the ladies at the hair salon reacted to his new do! Every Wednesday we’ll be sharing [...]

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Sleeping bear

The Miracle of a Sleeping Baby

I’m thrilled and honestly will admit, a little nervous about my first blog post.  I am excited that we get to share some of the humanity behind the Graco brand.  So many times you forget there are real moms (like myself…proud mother of a little girl, “Bear” turning 2 in January) behind companies.  My husband and I have [...]

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