Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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I Was Transformed for the Disney Consumer Product’s Glamorous Cinderella Showcase Dinner

I don’t get pampered very often, at least not lavishly.  (My husband does a great job with the day-to-day stuff, don’t get me wrong!).  It wasn’t long ago that I shared with you that


What DisneyNature’s Chimpanzee Taught Me About Family

My daughter was excited to watch monkeys on the television at home.  She had a much better view with DisneyNature’s Chimpanzee than she gets at the zoo.  She giggled in delight at Oscar’s antics


My Amusing Toddler – A Random Collection

As Rissa grows I keep finding new stages of her life that I enjoy. I’m really liking this almost-2-years-old stage right now because of how verbal she is, her ability to retell events, and


Enjoying Disneyland and Cars Land While Pregnant #DisneyInHomeBloggers

I can hardly believe I was just at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure last week. I have never been to Disneyland before and only to Disney World once, so I was feeling like


Disney Movie Marathon With Mice, Cats, Tigger and More on Bluray!

 Would you believe me if I told you we love Disney movies?  Okay, so maybe that’s a silly question.  There are lots of families that are Disney fans and one of the fun parts


WW: If You Give a Toddler a Camera Phone…

You get a ton of pictures like


Join us for the #iTikesTour Twitter Party on 8/30 9-10 pm EST

Get ready to be introduced to the hottest new toys to hit stores in the coming months! iTikes are an interactive line of toys that inspire kids to learn, discover and be creative. They can be


Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper Giveaway (US) Ends 9/10/12

After reading my 3 reasons for loving the Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper, I bet you would like one too, right? Whether you want one for yourself or to gift to someone you


3 Reasons Why I Love the Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper

When I was preparing for Rissa’s arrival, I didn’t really know what I was doing.  I pretended I knew and tried to do research.  Well, let’s just say that was both helpful and not-so-helpful.


Push Present Ideas for New Moms: Jewelry From Juno Lucina

Have you ever heard of a push present or a push gift?  I hadn’t until recently when I was contacted by Juno Lucina asking if I was interested in working with them.  Admittedly I


“Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project” The Children’s Book That Supports Breast Cancer Charities

Every now and then I come across something that really resonates with me on an emotional level.  Learning about Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project is one of those things.  It combines the importance


Remembering My Old Dogs on National Dog Day

Today is National Dog Day so I wanted to take a moment to remember the dogs I used to have in my life. We only have cats now, but my pets are always a


Pregnancy Journal: Week 25!

One more week closer! This past week flew by with my trip to LA. Boy, travel is extra draining while preggo. And what is with people (especially on planes) expecting me to


Rissa’s Thoughts on Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure and Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom Movie

Soon I can hope to interview Rissa about some of the shows she watches and toys she plays with.  Her vocabulary continues to grow by leaps and bounds to where we can have little


BRAVE on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & DVD Combo Pack in November!

It feels like BRAVE was just released in the theaters not too long ago and I’m excited that it is coming out so soon!  It’s kind of amusing because I was chatting it up


Cool Treats for Summer: Fun With Snow Cones!

I really try to limit sugary snacks for my toddler, but she does get them now and again.  One of her favorite treats this summer is freeze pops.  She loves picking out a color.


WW: Purple Toes!

While getting ready for my trip to LA I just had to reprint my nails. Rissa decided she wanted purple toes too! I wasn’t planning to start painting her nails so young…I mean she


6 Disney Movies Released Today to Add to Your Collection!

We love Disney movies and have been building our collection for years.  It’s amazing just how many films there are and I love sharing the classics with my daughter!  Today, August 21st, several titles


Aquaphor Lip Repair & $50 Visa GC Giveaway (US) Ends 9/4/12

Prize! $50 Visa gift card, Aquaphor Lip Repair + PROTECT with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Thank you to Aquaphor for providing this prize! Giveaway! (Ends 9/4/12 – US only) Log into the Rafflecopter form either with your Facebook


Keeping My Lips Kissable

As a mom, it’s important to protect my lips.  I need them to dole out lots of kisses… some for booboos, some for love, and some just for fun.  Now that my daughter likes