Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Sharing My Feelings and Fears on Trying to Conceive and Parenting

Hey all, I’ve been writing my heart out over at mom.me this month. I hope you’re enjoying the posts my friend A. Hager is writing and sharing with you. I have lots of updates coming


Creating 4th of July Traditions and Frozen Graham Cracker Sandwich Recipe

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Honey Maid. All thoughts and experiences shared are our own. Sparklers, sprinklers, and cool treats were the highlights of my childhood 4th of July gatherings. When I close my


The Importance of Supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post to share information about supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.   All moms worry about their children. Some worries are small,


Building Inspiration with the LEGO® Americana Roadshow

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post to share information about the LEGO® Americana Roadshow at Mayfair Mall. All thoughts and experiences shared are our own. After spending a week hanging out by the lake, it was rough


Family-Friendly Milwaukee Area Bucket List for Summer 2015

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign to share information about the LEGO® Americana Roadshow. All events listed are ones we think make great family fun! Our summer seems to be filling up fast with


Crockpot Cheeseburger Spaghetti Recipe

Disclosure: The Zaycon Fresh ground beef used in this recipe was provided to us. I, of course, was thrilled since I love ordering Zaycon Fresh chicken breasts! Our referral link is included as well. When I can


Rock Your Grill This Summer With Zaycon Fresh

This post is sponsored by Zaycon Fresh, who we are super excited to work with again and look forward to receiving complimentary products. Our affiliate link is also included. Over the past couple years we’ve ordered


Crayons Assemble for These Avengers Coloring Pages! #Avengers #AgeOfUltron

Are you excited to see Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON? We’re hoping to get a date night soon so we can see it in the theaters. I’ll probably print out these free Avengers coloring pages


Dear Mom, I’m Sorry #PutYourHeartToPaper

This is a sponsored conversation challenging me to think beyond a simple “I love you” for Mother’s Day. So, I sat down to think about my relationship with my mom and want to share


“Vision of Tomorrow” Featurette #Tomorrowland

Story Synopsis From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt


Mom Confession: I Didn’t Make My Own Baby Food

This is a sponsored conversation about transitioning babies to solid foods. All thoughts and experiences shared are my own. Before I had kids I had lots of ideas about the type of mother I wanted


How I Turned a Potential Toddler Art Disaster Into a Beautiful Memory #StressLess2BMyBest #Ad

This is a sponsored story about a time I turned a stressful parenting moment into a happy one.  My kids like to draw. On everything. No surface in my house is safe from crayons, markers


I’m Afraid to Step Back on the Scale

I haven’t stepped on a scale in at least six months. It all trickled down. I abandoned a weight loss plan that was giving me results, I became more lax in tracking my indulgences,


Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON New Extended Clip #Avengers #AgeofUltron

With each new movie clip, I get more excited to see Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON when it comes to theaters May 1st. Guess we’ll need to schedule a date night for it! If you


What If Your Emotions Were INSIDE OUT? [Trailer] #InsideOut

With a 2 and 4 year old in the house, the kids experience a variety of emotions on any given day. They are continually working on how to express big feelings, and I’m constantly


Baked Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops Recipe {Soy Free, Gluten Free}

This recipe is brought to you by our partnership with Door to Door Organics. Recently my good friend AH shared her thoughts on ordering from Door to Door Organics and why getting groceries delivered by


Get Ready to Shop the Spring Germantown/Port Washington JBF Sale & Save! #JBFSale

I’m working with JBF Germantown/Port Washington to help spread the word about their upcoming spring JBF Sale March 11-15. I’ve consigned and shopped with them in the past and love it!  Spring is almost here,


What a Sick Day for Mom Looks Like #ReliefIsHere #Ad

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. The thoughts shared are mine. Before I had kids, I recall lounging on the couch and napping whenever I felt like it during a sick day. Work usually


Get Creative With McDonald’s New Create Your Taste Burgers! #MyPerfectSandwich #McDPtr #Ad

This post was created in partnership with McDonald’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I love a good burger. What I don’t like is when I’m not sure what comes on it. I


The Progression of a Sibling Relationship

Despite being amazed at how fast Aerissa and Xander are growing, I’m most fascinated by their evolving relationship. When Xander was a little baby, Rissa was a doting and overly loving big sister. She