Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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It’s Ultimate Blog Party Time! #UBP11

How exciting! This is my first Ultimate Blog Party and I can’t wait to meet all of you who are partying it up this week.  If you are visiting, please say hello in the


How Does Breastfeeding Affect Fertility and Sex?

This week’s topic is about fertility and sex. As you may imagine, this will be quite a personal post.  Possibly including too much information (despite the PG rating).  Read on if you dare… I figured having


Review: Baby Rock Apparel

I love shopping for baby girl clothes.  Any of you that read my blog during my pregnancy last year know this from the baby wardrobe posts.  Girlie dresses and outfits have their time and


Park Ave Shirt Co Winner!

There were 272 entries in the Park Ave Shirt Co giveaway. Random.org selected #221 Congratulations to Sueboobadoo! Notification email has been sent.  Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will have to be selected.  Thank


Review: Animoto Video Slideshow Creation Service

As a new mama, I take a lot of pictures.  And I mean A LOT.  Technology has made this easy with digital cameras, smart phones and even digital video cameras.  No worries about wasted


(Not so) Wordless Wednesday: Review the Cat

Last week I introduced you to our youngest cat, Bella.  She’s here again this week… inside a box that delivered review products! “I give it two paws up.  Can we keep


The Great Sleep Dilemma

I have found in the past that when I’m feeling at my wit’s end about something – no matter how big or small – writing about it helps.  It helps me release the tension


I’m Raising Chewbacca

Rissa is definitely trying to work on her verbal skills.  She makes some odd sounds, but it’s fun to watch  her face.  When she has her mouth opened wide, ‘yelling,’ I can see her


Putting the ‘Fun’ in Fundraising!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Big Event Fundraising. I remember school fundraisers when I was a kid – selling pizzas, gift wrap, and candy.  I remember it felt like


Bummas Cloth Wipes Review

So most of you know that we switched to cloth diapers in January.  Naturally my next step is switching to cloth wipes, right?  Much like cloth diapers, there are more cloth choices than I


Beta Testing Toygaroo: First Shipment

[Update – they appear to be out of business now] Remember me sharing about my opportunity to beta test for Toygaroo? Well, I’m overdue on giving you an update! We’ve received our first shipment, which consisted


Breastfeeding Blog Hop: When to Wean?

Welcome to week 12 of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop!  I’m honored to be this week’s guest host! A quick glimpse at who I am, in case this is your first visit: About me: I’m Darcy, a


PSGive and Our Baby Creations Winners!

For the $25 PSGive.org giveaway there were 49 entries. Random.org selected:17 Congrats to Liza767! *** For the Our Baby Creations Pacifier Clip giveaway there were 158 entries. Random.org selected: 131 Congrats to Emillie Rose! *** Winners have been emailed. Please respond within


Get Ready for Our New Mama’s Day Event!

It’s time to unveil our first themed event.  I’m pretty excited about putting this together! This year will be my first official Mother’s Day. (A big THANK YOU to Hello Mommy! for making the button for


Cat in a plastic mailer bag

(Not so) Wordless Wednesday: Cat’s in the Bag

Literally. This is our third furbaby, Bella.  We took her in when a friend of mine from work moved out of state and couldn’t have a cat at their new place.  She’s pretty and fluffy.


Makin’ Meatballs With Johnsonville Italian Sausage

This weekend I decided to try the meatball recipe I received in my Johnsonville Italian Sausage kit that I got through SheSpeaks which included coupons to get free sausage to try and review. Normally we


Baby Feet

When I was pregnant with Rissa, I constantly felt her little feet moving and kicking around. Sometimes she’d kick low, other times high.  Her feet even went into my ribcage a few times, hitting me


BabyBond and March Madness Hop Winners!

BabyBond giveaway had 333 entries… Random.org selected: 7 Congrats to Janice Lim! *** March Madness Giveaway Hop Prize Pack: 2 Econobums & $10 Abby’s Lane GC had 304 entries… Random.org selected: 218 Congrats to Maria D.! *** I have emailed both of


It Looks Like Spring at Pier 1

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. As many of you may know by now, I cannot wait for Spring! The snow


How to Overcome Obstacles to Success (an eCourse Review)

Time.  It’s a precious commodity, especially for moms.  We have so many things to balance and if we aren’t careful – we get off center.  Sometimes we can catch ourselves and only have a