Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Time to Buy New Pants! {Weight Loss Update}

Getting healthy and losing weight have pros and cons, much like anything else. One of those is shopping for new clothes. I’ve been looking forward to needing new pants and I finally had to buy


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I’m a Loser, Baby! {Weight Loss Update}

I never really liked the show The Biggest Loser. Admittedly, I’ve never watched an entire season. The few times I watched, it was the season finale. I always cried, listening to their stories and


Scale Victory: Reaching My First Weight Loss Goal

One of the things I love about the Weight Watchers program is how they encourage you to break down your weight loss into smaller, achievable goals. I know I need to lose about 100


Rissa’s Disney World Quotes, Comic Book Nursery & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

I was busy writing away over on BabyZone this past week! Is it a bird? Or a plane? No, it’s comic book decor! I found 18 fun things for a comic book-themed nursery. I shared fun


Mom Dating, Milk Donations & Mobile Devices for Kids – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

Here’s what I was talking about and sharing on BabyZone this past week! Maybe my view on technology is a bit skewed because of what I do. My life and work are intertwined on this


Back on Track {Weight Loss Update}

After a gain last week, I got back on track this week. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be to bounce off and on program. I mean, it’s not supposed to


Preschooler Negotiation, Vintage Airplane Nursery & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

If you’ve ever met my daughter, you know what a little negotiator she can be. sometimes she does the normal 3 year old tricks of begging, whining, crying and tantruming. But other times she


You Lose Some, You Gain Some {Weight Loss Update}

After two weeks of losing weight after starting Weight Watchers again, I gained the third week. But I’m not discouraged. In fact, I expected the gain. Of course, I hoped by some miracle I’d


Getting Out of the Plus Section {Weight Loss Goals}

I don’t have a problem with plus size itself. I really don’t. There are plenty of people who are plus sized and healthy. However, it’s unhealthy for me…at least at my current size. And


I’m Sick of Being Fat (so here’s what I’m doing about it)

It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with my weight for most of my life. I look back at my teenage years when I was a size 8/10. How did I think I was grossly


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Imaginative Play, Maternity Photo Tips & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

Just as I got used to “regular” winter weather again after the polar vortex, the negative 20 below temps return. That means the kids and I will be stuck inside for a couple days


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Target Maternity, the Return of Aunt Flo & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

I finally feel like we are getting back into a somewhat normal routine after the holidays. Both Brian and I are back to work and Rissa’s dance and gymnastic classes have resumed. Thank goodness,


TFTN Year in Review: Top Posts and Videos in 2013

Oh 2013, how you were long, short, fun yet a challenge all wrapped up in one. We posted less, took on less reviews and had very few giveaways, yet many of you stayed with


Darcy holding Galaxy Note 3 box

What I Learned as a Verizon Ambassador #vzwvoices #mom

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Moms Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. What could I


Internet Love & Wanting Twins – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

The end of the year flies by, doesn’t it? It’s like we wait all year for Thanksgiving to get here then you blink and it’s New Year’s Eve. The past week has been great


Merry Christmas!

We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! I got our shopping done earlier than last minute and everything wrapped with the help of my husband. Our Christmas Eve get together with


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Too Many Toys, What Baby Really Wants and More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

It’s almost Christmas and I’ve already bought too many presents. I know this, but I’m still looking forward to seeing my kids’ reactions to their gifts. It’ll probably take a few days before I


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Sponsored: Sometimes You Have to Reset Your Reality

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consultingfor Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. This time of year is tough for a lot of


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Baby Firsts – Which is Your Favorite?

This post was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. My baby is turning 1 in just


Parenting Lies, Yo Gabba Gabba & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

We are quickly moving into the holiday season. I’m not sure I’m ready. Are you ready? With everything that’s going on in my little world I’ve become a little short sighted… just wanting to