Monthly Archive:: April 2011


Minty Fresh Breath for Less {Review}

This is a compensated post written by me on behalf of Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine. I received the opportunity to try one of Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products and chose their Mouthwash.  They last time I visited the dentist, he informed me that at my age, I definitely need to


Silver Boobies Award: Six Months of Breastfeeding

Yay! I made it! I really made it! Or, should I say – we made it.  After all, Rissa is an important part of this relationship and milestone. I’ve posted about the boobie awards before and how my short term goal was silver. Next stop – gold! {Not sure what color your


Proflowers Review {I Love My Mommy Event Sponsor}

The best part about spring? Flowers.  Definitely the flowers. Flowers are a great way to brighten up my day, my hubby knows this.  (I did have to forewarn him that I was receiving review flowers so he wouldn’t wonder where they came from!) I had the opportunity to review a gorgeous bouquet


Lovely Baby & Mommy CD Review

I love music and hope my daughter will too.  She’s been exposed to a variety of music types since she was in utero, although, mostly we listen to hard rock and heavy metal music. Rissa definitely loves it when I sing and likes toys that play music.  So, her and I listened


Eating Healthy While Breastfeeding

Sometimes I still feel like I’m eating for “two.”  (I know, you aren’t really supposed to consume double while pregnant!)  Especially in the early days of breastfeeding, I would get hungry and so thirsty while nursing.  I often had to send my hubby off to get me a snack or water. It


Prefense Hand Sanitizer Review

One of my diaper bag “must haves” is hand sanitizer.  I used to try and keep some in my car or purse, but now it has to be in the diaper bag!  You just never know… some public bathrooms are pretty nasty or you might not anywhere near soap and water.  We


New Mama’s Day Event Sponsors

Our event will kick off this Sunday, May 1st.  I wanted to say thank you to our wonderful sponsors.  In case you haven’t checked out the event sponsor rotator on our sidebar, here is a listing of all 22 sponsors! I also have to thank Mary of iNeed a Playdate for making


A Blogtastic Extravaganza 2.0 and Baby Abuelita Winner!

I told you before that I’m super excited about A Blogtastic Extravaganza 2.0 in August. I’m planning a baby shower type prize pack and a nursery decor prize pack. What types of prizes would you like to win? I’m looking for sponsors and want to bring you awesome items!   * *


Dressing Up For Easter {Costume Review}

We don’t normally send out Easter cards.  It just isn’t one of those things my husband and I normally do; however, this year, I kind of wanted to send out Easter pictures of Rissa.  Since she grows so fast, I’m trying to remember that buying fancy dresses aren’t a wise choice right


Easter With Winnie the Pooh {Coloring Pages & Egg Design Ideas}

Growing up I loved Winnie the Pooh.  Such a classic! I liked Winnie the Pooh so much I even dated a guy named Christopher Robin once.  (True story on his name, but not my motivation – ha!) Well, Pooh and the rest of the Hundred Acre Wood will be returning to the


Rockin Green Detergent Review

When I got pregnant, I knew I was going to need different detergent for Rissa’s clothes.  I didn’t know much about what was in detergent – what was safe and what wasn’t.  I bought brand name free and “baby” detergents.  Once I started cloth diapering, my research concluded that those weren’t ideal


Wool Dryer Balls Review

I have been wanting to try wool dryer balls since I switched to cloth diapers.  I’ve tried to win them by entering giveaways.  I was uncertain of buying them since I’d also read some horror stories about ones that fell apart, rendering them useless.  I was quite excited at the opportunity to


FuzziBunz Cloth Diaper Review

Bridget of Bum Luxury connected with me after reading my update on cloth diapering Rissa for a month. (Whoa time for more updates – still doing it! Loving it! Ha!)  We chatted about cloth and I let her know I was going to be reviewing my FuzziBunz.  Since she sells them in


Sip ‘N Go Reusable Water Bottle Review

Since I got pregnant with Rissa last year, I started drinking a lot of water.  I was a big soda drinker before that.  I don’t much care for the taste of our water straight out of the tap though.  I’m bad because I like bottled water.  I know this is not the


Talkin’ About Kids and Tattoos

Recently one of my bloggy friends, Leilani the lovely lady behind Soleil Selene, wrote a post about the future discussion she will have with her daughters about tattoos and body piercings. Now, I know I’m not the only (bloggy) mama with a tattoo.  They’ve become increasingly popular over the years and a


First Solid Food Today!

I’m pretty excited to share that Riss ate her first food today! I wish I had a picture, but it was happening and I wasn’t prepared… but I need to document this! Recently I posted about looking ahead to transitioning to solids.  Several commenters shared information about baby led eating which I


Need Some Easter Basket Stuffers? {DVD & CD Review + FREE Coloring Pages}

Easter baskets don’t have to be filled with just candy! How about a couple Easter movies, kid friendly music, and coloring?  I received the opportunity to review VeggieTales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter and Here Comes Peter Cottontail on DVD.  I also received a VeggieTales CD, Hosanna! It’s Easter time in Crisper County


An Interview With #Max – The Only Dog Author I Know {Blog Book Tour}

We here at Tales From the Nursery are happy to be the 20th blog stop on Max’s Blog Book Tour!  I have a fun interview here with Max, who is working hard to help Leader Dogs for the Blind with his new book Dogs Work Too! From Max’s Point of View. At


For the Love of Comments

Create With Joy has a great discussion going on about how bloggers handle responding to comments.  I’ve tried a few different ways to respond and interact with my lovely readers, but until now, couldn’t find a way that worked well. On my gaming blog, I always replied to comments in an additional


Follower Celebration – Amazon GC Winners!

WOW! First of all… I love all of you. Seriously. I appreciate every follow, like, subscription, comment, and visitor.  Every share, every tweet. We totally surpassed my goal of 3,000 combined Google Friend Connect (GFC), Twitter, and Facebook followers/fans. We now have (as of this evening): 788 GFC followers 1499 Twitter followers