Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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It’s Ultimate Blog Party Time! #UBP11

Ultimate Blog Party 2011How 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 comments! If you decide to follow me, we’d love that and let us know so we can make sure to return the favor!

(Not sure what this party is? Swing over to 5 Minutes for Mom to get the scoop.  It’s a huge blog hop party, complete with door prizes!)

So Who is Darcy?

If you know, please tell me!

I kid, although I suppose it’s a half-truth.   I’m not the same person I was before becoming a mother, that’s for sure.  It’s one of those things I’ve heard countless times, but I didn’t really “get it” until I became a mom myself.

Aerissa & Mama Darcy – March 2011

I’m currently a stay-at-home mom.  This wasn’t in ‘the plan,’ but my position was eliminated while on leave…so yeah.  I admit, I had thoughts about wanting to stay home.  We worked hard on straightening our finances up before Rissa’s arrival last Halloween.  Thankfully we are making it work for now and I hope we can continue to do so!

Why “Tales From the Nursery?”

It took us three years of trying to conceive before we became successful.  Once that happened, I had quite a task ahead of me: Preparing the nursery.

It was a storage room of sorts, so I had to go through a lot of boxes and just stuff. I opted to donate a lot of stuff to Goodwill.  I think it was a couple carloads.  As I worked my way through, I thought about how much time I’d be spending in the nursery once baby arrived.

Then I realized I was already spending a ton of time in the nursery!

Add to my desire to blog about my pregnancy and keep family up-to-date…. and TA-DA… I had tales to share from the nursery.

So who are you?

I’d love to meet you! Say hi, tell me a random tidbit, leave a link to your blog – I’ll come visit, I promise!

Let’s party!

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  1. Kanesha April 1, 2011 Reply

    You ladies are way too adorable in that picture. Fun blog here – nice work.
    Over in my blog world – I talk about my busy life and my live in mother-in-law. Yup, she lives with us. Enjoy the #UBP11!

  2. My first Ultimate Blog Party too and so far it’s lots of fun, but I am going to pay for it in the morning! I have two kids – 5 and 3, but you can read all about me on my blog. I linked to it with my name. Give me a like on facebook and follow on twitter! Lets Party!! I am giving away a $25 Disney Gift Card….maybe you will win!!

  3. Teresa April 1, 2011 Reply

    So happy to meet you… so happy to find your blog…what a fun party
    Hope you will stop by…I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment…no jumping through hoops.



  4. Juliana April 1, 2011 Reply

    Hi Darcy,

    So cute :D

    Stopping by from UBP 2011. My name is Juliana and I hope you return my visit to my Personal blog or Shopping blog. Nice to meet you, feel free to follow my personal blog. Let me know and I follow your blog too.

  5. Darcy April 1, 2011 Reply

    Thanks ladies! Returned your visits – off to party some more!DarcyZalewski

  6. Creative2xmom April 1, 2011 Reply

    I’m so happy for your little miracle. And yes, as a mom, I sometimes wonder who I am too. :-)

  7. Ilana @ mommyshorts April 2, 2011 Reply

    Stopping by from UBP11. This is actually my first stop on the hop. What can I say? I liked your blog name. I started my blog when I got laid off right after maternity leave too. So yeah. Hope you’ll stop by and check out Mommy Shorts to say hi!

    Here’s the link to my UBP post: http://bit.ly/dRABgC

    And here’s the link to my latest giveaway— a customized baby sweater from MJK Knits: http://bit.ly/enBCMP

    Nice to meet you!mommyshorts

  8. Sara April 2, 2011 Reply

    Hiya Darcy! Love the fact that you have some tattoos! My mom actually SUGGESTED I get mine, when I was 16.What are you going to get to celebrate your daughter’s bday? It’s a good story. Happy to meet ya!PeriwinklePapi

  9. Marianna April 2, 2011 Reply

    Visiting from the UBP11! Thanks for stopping by my blog as well. Enjoy the party!

  10. Frances April 2, 2011 Reply

    Hi there! Just thought I’d pop in and say hey! Your daughter is so so so cute! My son is 11 months and he is WALKING and I look at your little girl and start having flash backs! Where on earth does the time go? Anyhow, I really enjoy your blog- and I noticed you ar ehaving a “New Mother’s Day” Event and I think that is so sweet! If you need another contributor, please take a peek at my website http://www.bibeezbaby.com or facebook.com/bibeezbaby I’d love to work with you! Best wishes to you!

  11. Momondealz April 2, 2011 Reply

    Thanks for stopping by Momondealz! I am your newest follower!

  12. Darcy April 2, 2011 Reply

    Thanks ladies! Completed return party hops! :)DarcyZalewski

  13. Mimi April 3, 2011 Reply

    Thanks for dropping by Woven by Words. What a cute little one to stay home for. I was a SAHM for 15 yrs. Loved it. Best time of my life. I miss those days. You have a wonderful adventure ahead of you!


  14. barb April 3, 2011 Reply

    I’m Here from the UBP11 Party! I’m adding you to my blog

    roll2 page.
    Thanks for the chance at a prize pack I’m having a party

    too. Let’s swap buttons sometime.
    barb g.
    barb recently posted..Ultimate Blog Party Enter To Win April 1-8-2011 Mystery Box 50 From Diabetic Snacker GFC UBP11 Weekly Blog Giveaway Open

  15. Sarah April 3, 2011 Reply

    I love your blog. I am stopping by from UBP. I am a new follower. I love how you have all your follows in the same place. Very cool!!

  16. Madame Deals April 4, 2011 Reply

    I am your newest fan from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011. I would really appreciate it if you follow me back through Google Connect Friend. I have a lot of contest going on Madame Deals. $25 amazon gift card, Vera Bradley purse, $100 in jewelry, 200 cut coupons, bare minerals gift pack, $30 for an organic outfit, $75 P&G products, and the chance to win $1000. Thank you Amee

  17. Such a cute picture of you and your precious little one! It’s amazing all the different things that inspire people to blog and the creative ways they come up with naming their blogs. I always love hearing those stories.

  18. Jessica April 5, 2011 Reply

    I am dropping by from the Ultimate Blog Party. Please stop by and follow either or both of my blogs:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

    Jessicas Lil Corner is where I blog about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    Have a blessed Tuesday!! :0)

  19. Diana - Teacher Mom April 6, 2011 Reply

    Hi Darcy!

    Thanks for stopping by Toronto Teacher Mom. Aerissa is beautiful! So glad you took the time to say hello. I know follow you, too! Enjoy the rest of UBP11!teachermomoftwo

  20. Hi Darcy! Nice to meet you. This is my first party too! Your baby is so cute!! What a great smile! Much like yours. I have 2 kiddos, I’m a homeschooling mom, a pro athlete that hates to workout LOL.. I also write a fitness blog, but I LOVE fried fatty foods. You can read more about us in my party post

    Stop by and say hello!fitmomsunited

  21. rozalynn April 6, 2011 Reply

    We LOVE your blog! we are Thrilled to say we are your newest followers and {blog} friends! my sister and I just created a blog and would LOVE for you to come take a peek and let us know what you think. Don’t forget to follow us and become our newest {blog} friends as well;)
    mitchandroz.blogspot.com (family blog)

  22. Jessica April 6, 2011 Reply

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Gladly following you back :) Love your blog and think your title is too cute. I too had trouble conceiving our first child; although, with the help of clomid we conceived after a year. I definitely know what it feels like to have to wait for something you want sooo badly. Your little girl is too cute! Looking forward to getting to know you more!

  23. So glad you stopped by from the UBP! I’m following you now!

  24. Cher April 8, 2011 Reply

    I wasn’t planning on staying at home but couldn’t resist once I saw my baby! It definitely has its ups and downs.

    Nice to ‘meet’ you!
    Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!
    Hope you’ll visit my party: http://momandmore.com/2011/04/2011-ultimate-blog-party-welcome-to-mom-and-more.html

  25. I’m so glad that I made it over to your party before it all came to an end, Darcy! This post is so sweet and that picture of you and Aerissa is adorable! :)thxmailcarrier

  26. Jacqui April 9, 2011 Reply

    Hi! I’m your newest follower from UBP11! Would love it if you would follow back at:


    Have a great weekend!

  27. Darcy April 10, 2011 Reply

    Time to clean up…DarcyZalewski

  28. Christine April 12, 2011 Reply

    Hi there. Thanks for stopping by during the UBP11! I’m a new follower! :)

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