Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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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,


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


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


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