Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Disney On Ice Treasure Trove is Coming to Milwaukee! #DisneyOnIceInsider

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Our whole family enjoys


Drink Up! 16 Smoothies to Enjoy On-the-Go

This collection of smoothies is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place for collecting and organizing recipes. Enjoy all the delicious smoothies I found to share with you! Check out Smoothies for Breakfast by Darcy Zalewski at


Strolling into 2015 and an Interview With Myself

Hey there! Hi. Yes, you. How are you? I’ve been thinking about you. No really, it’s true. Not in a stalkerish kind of way, but I’ve been wondering how your holidays went and if


A Visit With Santa

Recently we took the kids to see Santa for the first time. Granted, Rissa has spotted Santa at the mall from afar, but she this was the first time we took the kids to


Unreal Cake Cookie Bars Recipe @darcyz #sweets

22 Cookies and Bars Perfect for Holiday Parties or Gifts!

This collection of tempting holiday cookie and bar recipes is sponsored by Foodie, a place to collect and organize recipes online. Check out Holiday Cookies and Bars by Darcy Zalewski at Foodie.com I love sweets, but


Gift Ideas for Peppa Pig Fans (+DVD Giveaway) #Ad

We received new Peppa Pig DVDs for review which helped us think about other fun holiday gifts for Peppa fans! This post contains affiliate links. There’s just something about that cheerful little pig with a


Little Tikes Touch ‘n Go Racers are Fun for Little Ones #Ad

We received a Touch n Go Car for review. All thoughts are my own. Post contains affiliate links. When I was little, I thought it was so cool when my dad bought me a


And Then Xander Turned Two

  My dear sweet little boy turns two today! I wasn’t quite sure I could handle being a mom of two until he entered my world. He’s funny, sweet, and laid back. He absolutely LOVES


Washing Dishes is Fun for Kids With the Splish Splash Sink & Stove! #ad

We received the Splish Splash Sink & Stove from Little Tikes to review. The fun is based on my children’s experience. Contains affiliate links. My son has a new obsession…he absolutely loves playing with water.


Drool-Worthy Desserts: 12 Holiday Pies to Send Your Taste Buds to Heaven

This recipe collection is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place to collect and organize recipes. I only added pies I want to eat! Check out 12 Heavenly Holiday Pies by Darcy Zalewski at Foodie.com Anyone who knows


Do Your Holiday Gifts Have Batteries Included? #PowerTheHolidays

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with SheSpeaks and Duracell. All thoughts shared are my own. A few of my kids’ favorite toys require batteries. They make sounds, they light up, or they


Dance and Sing with The Fresh Beat Band – Live in #Milwaukee!

We’re happy to help spread the word about great family-friendly entertainment in the metro Milwaukee area! Do you have a preschooler who loves to sing and dance? Silly question, I know! Both of my


Get 10 Free Holiday Cards From Tiny Prints! #Ad

Disclosure: This post contains my affiliate link. It’s that time of year again – time to order holiday cards! My favorite cards these days are personalized. I love to see everyone’s smiling faces. If


Disney Junior Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure – Coming to Milwaukee! + Ticket Giveaway #DisneyJuniorLive

Yo ho, let’s go! Get ready for Disney Junior Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure coming to Milwaukee! Feld Entertainment is providing my family with complimentary tickets as well as tickets to giveaway. I dare say


Tricks and Treats: 13 Ghoulishly Good Halloween Party Food Ideas

It’s my favorite time of year again and so I had to share these fun Halloween treats perfect for a spooky party. This collection is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place to organize and collect


Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes

I’m not a fantastic cook, but I can make some deliciously simple dishes. My absolute favorite appliance these days is my Crock Pot followed by my deep freezer. The end of the day is


Yo Gabba Gabba Live: Music is Awesome Ticket Giveaway for #Milwaukee

We are huge Yo Gabba Gabba fans. My husband and I took our daughter to see them when they came to Milwaukee last year. We’ve been waiting for them to come back, especially since


Trying for Three

Looking back through old blog posts, it’s really neat watching Rissa grow up. I started writing here when I was pregnant with her and it is hard to believe she is turning 4 years


Where Did September Go? {Weight Loss & Other Updates}

The other day I felt like I was getting into another posting groove, but then I looked up and it wasn’t the other day… it was over 20 days ago. (Heck, I started the


How Would You Describe Your Child?

I stared at the question on the preschool parent questionnaire. How would you describe your child? I’m not sure why, but I always hated being asked about my baby’s temperament at well baby checks. It