Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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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


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


Creating Fun Backyard Moments With Our New Water Table

We received a water table to review from Little Tikes. The memories and opinions shared are all our own. I hate to admit it, but I don’t think I get my kids outside to play


Host Your Own Bounce House Play Date!

We received a bounce house toy from Little Tikes to review for our own play date. There is just something about bounce houses that draw kids to them like moths to a flame. They are


Our Toddler and Preschooler Must-Haves for Enjoying Summer

Both of my kids love to play outside and everything that comes with warmer weather. It’s clear that they need to move around and burn off enough energy so we don’t get on each


I Want to See Maleficent for my Anniversary (+Printable Activities) #Maleficent

Our wedding anniversary is coming up on May 27th. Maleficent comes out in theaters on May 30th. It’s only logical that I want to go on a date to see it. I mean, Disney


Maleficent Makes Bad Look Good #Maleficent

A good villain is essential to a great story. But some villains are more than that. They can be complex; blurring the line between good and evil. The male villain who wins my heart is


Rissa Reads: Disney’s Frozen Books

We received Disney Frozen books to review. Confession: We didn’t see Frozen until it was released on Blu-ray/DVD. I pre-ordered it, so we watched it as soon as we got it. This was after Rissa


Celebrate Earth Day With Disneynature’s Bears Activity Packet! #MeetTheCubs

When I was little, I pretty much equated Earth Day with recycling and planting trees. I think it was easier to involve a classroom in those types of activities. But, you can celebrate Earth


10 Parenting Truths From Delivery Man #DeliveryManMovie

We received a copy of this movie for review purposes. When I heard about Delivery Man, I looked forward to a funny movie. I figured it would be a feel-good comedy, but it delivered more than


Mom & Daughter Date: Taking a 3 Year Old to the Movies for the First Time

I’ve been unsure about taking my daughter to the movie theater, but I survived our Mommy-Daughter Date. In fact, I think we’ll do it again soon. Since Xander was born, Rissa rarely gets time with


Captain America: The Winter Soldier Printable Activities #CaptainAmerica

It’s almost time… “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” comes to theaters on Friday, April 4th. Keep the excitement going for the fans at your house with a bunch of free printable activities from word


Free Printables: The Pirate Fairy Activities and Neverland Crafts #PirateFairy

We were on to something when we planned the kids’ pirate fairy birthday party. Except we didn’t know about The Pirate Fairy movie at that time! It came out on Blu-ray yesterday and I


New Captain America: The Winter Soldier Clips! #CaptainAmerica

I have a confession to make… before I watched Captain America, I thought it’d be kind of boring. For some reason I’ve had this misconception that Captain America was a boring superhero. Maybe it’s because


Rissa Recommends: Doc McStuffins Mobile Clinic DVD

We received a copy of the Doc McStuffins Mobile Clinic DVD for review purposes. Doc McStuffins is back to save the day and this time, she is mobile! After building a mobile clinic with her


Maleficent’s Wings {Movie Trailer} #Maleficent

I love a good villain. It’s no secret that I adore Loki despite rooting for The Avengers to reign in his destruction. I find really good villains to be integral to great story lines–necessary, in


Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted Activities #MuppetsMostWanted

Are you looking forward to seeing Muppets Most Wanted? It’s in theaters starting March 21, 2014! We love the Muppets here. Don’t ask me to name my favorite though. That’s a tough question to


The Making of Frozen Clip and Disney’s Frozen Printable Activities #DisneyFrozen

Post contains Amazon affiliate links. I feel as though we are the only people in the world who haven’t seen Frozen yet. Don’t get me wrong – we want to see it… we just haven’t braved


Happy Pancake Face & Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Review

Disclosure: We received a copy of the movie to review.  I don’t often make fun looking food plates for my kids because… well… I don’t have the time. Or, it goes unappreciated and doesn’t actually


Why I Probably Won’t Watch The Lone Ranger Again

Disclosure: We received a copy of The Lone Ranger movie to review. Brian and I recently had a sorta at-home date night. Kinda. Basically we waited until the kids were asleep so we could watch