Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Because Prompts are Fun: An Introduction to My Life

“So, where do you want to start, Mrs. Za-Zaloo-” “Zalewski.” I watch as he unpacks his bag, clicking on a mini recording device. “I’m not sure. I mean, I always dreamed of a


My Favorite 5 TV Shows… For the Moment

I don’t watch quite as much television as I did before kids.  Well, at least I don’t get to watch what *I* want to watch as much.  I probably know a few too many


5 Random Family Facts

I’ve shared tidbits about me (and my family) all over his blog, there’s still more for you to learn about us. You already know the coolest fact which is Brian and I share


7 Memorable Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the One You Love

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to pick out the perfect gift to woo the one you love.  Well, if you are into that sort of thing.  Maybe you’re like


The Lone Ranger Sunday Sneak Peek #loneranger

Okay. It’s official. I will not be able to leave the room for food or potty breaks unless it is during the actual game itself. There’s no way I want to


One Kings Lane Day of Furniture Event – Up to 70% Off

I wish we had it in our budget to shop for new furniture right now.  Our couch is badly in need of replacing plus we could use an end table or two… Are you looking


Eat Healthier and Save Money by Menu Planning #getthrifty

What if I told you there was just one thing you could do that would help you save money on groceries and eat healthier? In our constant budget battle and battle of the bulge,


Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful Commercial Sneak Peek! #DisneyOz

There’s this BIG GAME coming up on Sunday which means lots of awesome commercials.  The last few years the competition has been stiff for memorable ads since we now have high expectations for what


Making Fitness a Family Affair

Last week was a rough week. I had a couple challenging days with the kids which led to a skipped workout and some comfort eating. I skipped a second workout at the end of


Because Prompts are Fun #2

It’s Monday again so that means time for this week’s prompts! The first go of it last week went well and I enjoyed reading everyone’s posts throughout the weekend. But I’m even


What My Kid Does That Drives Me Crazy [Video]

I love my kids, but as my daughter grows into her strong personality there are some things she does that drives me crazy. Nutters. Completely bonkers. Sometimes she literally rubs me the wrong way.


Why Sex After Kids is Like Dating in High School

I think most of us have been there – sex after having kids (especially that first time) is … different.  I decided to be honest about my feelings and share with other moms that


J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII!

Growing up I associated Disney with family movies, classic animated tales, and amusement parks. Somewhere along the way it became more about the princesses but the mouse was still prominent. Last year


What Rissa’s Watching: From Cute Animals to Letters and Numbers

It’s been really interesting to see how Rissa has gone from sort of staring at whatever I put on the TV to actually having preferences in what she watches.  She has her favorites that


Because Prompts are Fun: The Hardest Thing About Being a Mom – Asking for Help

There are many things that are hard about being a mom like never going to the bathroom by yourself, remembering when you last showered, and sticky hands stealing your food off your plate.


Deal: ModCloth’s 70% Off Cabin Fever Sale

It’s only mid-January and I’m starting to feel a little cabin fever. It’ll be nearly 4 months before I can call Wisconsin weather spring-like. It doesn’t stop me from looking at some


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Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! App Review #yogabbagabba

The Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! app is a good pickup for the kid who loves the show. It’s full of interactivity that will keep them entertained. Aerissa definitely loves the “Friends” section of the app


Our Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE and VIP Party Package Experience #yogabbagabba

On Monday we went to the coolest live kids show ever. Totally worth the money I spent on tickets! We’ve had fun at other shows but honestly this one was the most fun of


5 Types of Video Games That Help Relieve Stress

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please visit Amazon.com to get your own copy of Far Cry 3, today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All


Making Memories With a Personalized Children’s Book

My daughter loves to read. She gets excited about new books and can’t wait for mommy or daddy to read them to her. Sometimes Rissa can’t even wait for us to leave