Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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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

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

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

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

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

Motherhood isn’t what I thought it would be

Did you have preconceived notions about what motherhood would be like? I did. I thought it’d be loving and wonderful all the time. (I mean, it is but it isn’t all at the same

Don’t Listen to Me! I’m a Quack.

Just because I write about parenting topics on Disney’s BabyZone and on my blog doesn’t mean I know better than you. It doesn’t mean I am better than you. It just means I like

Budding Preschool Friendships

I admire my daughter’s approach to friendships. She generally assumes everyone around her is a friend, especially if they’re in one of her classes. She does her best to learn people’s names. She notices

Getting Around Town With Two Kids as a One Car Family

We received the double stroller featured for review. Post includes affiliate links. It’s not easy being a one car family, especially with two young children. When we first made the decision to drop down to

Baby on the Brain, Getting Ready for Date Night & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

Last week was a bit of an emotional roller coaster. I started to suspect that I was pregnant again earlier this month, then thought I might have miscarried. I wasn’t sure, just knew things

Sleeping in Toddler Bed

Transitioning to a Big Girl Bed

We received a Delta toddler bed and table and chairs set for review purposes. Post may contain Amazon affiliate links. My little girl is growing up…and transitioning to her own room. It fills me with

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Getting My Sexy Back and More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up

I’ve talked before about how I was not up to doing the deed right away after having my first baby. While some women are ready right away, that’s just not true for everyone. So

Making Snow Memories

I stood there, feeling the cold wind whipping across my cheeks. I wanted to go inside where it was warm, but the look of joy on my son’s and daughter’s faces made me wait

Recovering From Distraction

I received a copy of the new book from Hands Free Mama for review which is available on Amazon through the affiliate link provided. Has your child ever asked you to put your phone away?

Bonding With My Mother Through Motherhood

Perhaps you’re like me and didn’t always get along with your mom. Not that unusual in the teen years, right? While I won’t say we had the worst relationship ever, there were several years

My Own Birth Story

Yesterday I turned another year older. It’s debatable if I’m another year wiser! ;) Before having kids I wasn’t very interested in birth stories. In fact, I didn’t truly understand why moms would talk about

The Truth About My Parenting & Blogging Resolutions

For years I touted how I don’t make resolutions. Most don’t work, so goals are the way to go. Thing is, I’ve been pretty sucky at sticking with a lot of my goals like

Naughty or Nice, Family Traditions & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

Taking a break from last minute shopping and present wrapping? Here are a few posts you may have missed over the past week over at BabyZone. We do Santa, but don’t focus on the nice

Our Potty Training Adventures #pottytrainingpants #ad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pull-Ups® Training Pants. Once upon a time, I thought potty training little kids should be easy. Give them lots of water to drink, set

Family Holiday Photos to Treasure

Growing up, we didn’t do family portraits. I used to consider it expensive and something only “well off” families do. Plus, I love candid shots. Portraits seem so stiff and unnatural and stress inducing. My