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Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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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


Bring on Brinner! 12 Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

This collection of delicious breakfast for dinner recipes is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place where you can collect and organize recipes online. Check out 12 Breakfast for Dinner Recipes by Darcy Zalewski at Foodie.com I love


The #LeapTV Pre-Sale is Here!

This post is part of a sponsored campaign to share information about LeapFrog’s new LeapTV! One of this year’s hottest holiday toys is on pre-sale today — September 2! The new LeapTV gaming console by LeapFrog is


Keeping Myself Accountable {Weight Loss Update}

I’m the type of person who is filled with ideas and likes to go all in on something to the point of obsession. I tend to burn myself out of motivation this way. It’s


The LeapFrog LeapTV Pre-Sale is Coming Soon! #LeapTV

This post is part of a sponsored campaign to share information about LeapFrog’s new LeapTV! One of this year’s hottest holiday toys is going on pre-sale on September 2! Yes, I really do think the new LeapTV gaming


Easy Pineapple Banana Smoothie

I loooove smoothies. I might like milkshakes even more, but smoothies are always a hit in my house. The kids think it’s fun to help fill the blender and drink through fun straws. When Rissa


There’s Something Exciting Coming From LeapFrog! #LeapTV

This post is part of a sponsored campaign to share information about LeapFrog’s new LeapTV! We’re big fans of LeapFrog in this house. We have several of their toys and the kids enjoy watching their


Getting Ready to Send My Oldest Off to Preschool

Say what?! Didn’t I say last year that I wasn’t going to enroll my 3 year old in preschool? I still believe my reasons for NOT planning to enroll her are valid. It’s just


Let’s Hear It For Non-Scale Victories! {Weight Loss Update}

No surprise that I haven’t followed any eating plans to a T nor have I been completely strict with my running/exercise schedule. They are important components to living a healthier life, but they aren’t


Encouraging Gross Motor Development With Outside Play

We received a fun climbing dome toy for review from Little Tikes. Everyday my kids are learning, developing, and honing their skills. Sometimes we’re encouraging specific ones with directed play, but most of the time