Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Keeping Our Toothbrushes Cleaner 10 Minutes at a Time

Last week I shared with you about the potential for cross-contamination and toothbrushes breeding germs and bacteria. Now that I’ve had more time to use the kit I received from OraLine Kids, I


How I Keep My Bathroom Clean(er) With the Push of a Button

I don’t know about you, but the room I dislike cleaning the most is the bathroom.  My kitchen is a close second, especially with my pregnancy super nose.  The odors in either room get


Shout® Out Your Clothing Stains

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Triad Retail Media for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Stains.  They can make an accidental bump turn into a costly mistake.  Spaghetti sauce,


Getting Rid of That Cloudy Film on My Dishes

If you are like me, you LOVE having a dishwasher so you can avoid washing dishes by hand.  But, sometimes the condition my dishes are in after being “washed” makes me convinced I do


Digital Photography: A Basic Manual {Book Review}

I’m not a photographer by any definition of the word. The closest I get is I sometimes take digital photos and my mom used to teach a photography class at 4-H. Digital Photography: A


Lovely Knits Hats are Fashionable Year Round

I’ve shared before about how my toddler loves hats. She’s definitely more interested in accessories than I am. Then again, she looks cute in everything whereas I do not. (It’s okay,


Angelina Ballerina: Ballerina Princess DVD Review

Angelina Ballerina: Ballerina Princess Release Date: March 6, 2012 We inherited our first Angelina Ballerina DVD from my now ten-year-old niece. It was an instant hit. My daughter began imitating Angelina’s moves, which promptly caused her


Summer Fun With HABA Waterpark Starter Set!

Toddlers love playing in water – at least mine does! The proof is in the first water table video and now I have more proof below! Because I know how much she loves playing


Bubble Guppies Will Keep You Singing! {DVD Review}

Bubble Guppies Release Date: May 1st Bubble Guppies Synopsis: It’s time to LEARN, it’s time to LAUGH, and it’s time to join the Bubble Guppies and their playful pet in their very own fairytale – Bubble Puppy’s


Does Your Child Want to Swim With Mermaids?

What is it about mermaids that is so fascinating? I know when I was little I thought they were the coolest. I wished I could be like one – probably because I


Bob the Builder: Adventures by the Sea DVD Review

Bob the Builder: Adventures by the Sea Release Date: May 22, 2012 Bob the Builder™ and his machine team “sea” lots of new ways to work together to get jobs done in and around Fixham Harbor


I’m an Armchair Doctor with House M.D.: Critical Cases! #CleverMD #spon

I am going to admit right away that I haven’t really watched House M.D. though I know there are very loyal fans to the show.  I have, however, played other Ubisoft games and I


Angelina Ballerina Ultimate Dance Collection DVD Review

Angelina Ballerina Ultimate Dance Collection DVD Release Date: April 3, 2012 If your kids like Angelina Ballerina, they will love this DVD collection! It is sure to bring out the ballerina in them, and maybe a


Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends 2 Disc DVD Set Review

Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends Release Date: May 15, 2012 Engine Friends, the latest Thomas and Friends DVD is a 2-disc set that tells us how the Steam Team first came together. Ever wonder how Percy


Shaun the Sheep: Shear Madness DVD Review

Shaun the Sheep: Shear Madness Release Date: April 17, 2012 I loved Wallace and Gromit in high school. The furor kind of died down about them but when Shaun the Sheep popped up on the Disney


Fireman Sam: Rescue on the Water DVD Review

My oldest son is almost five and has been a huge fan of firetrucks and firemen ever since he was able to talk. Every year we go to every firehouse we can during Fire


Rissa Has a Big Girl Cup!

Since I was first pregnant with Rissa and working on my baby registry, I’d heard a lot of good things about Tommee Tippee products.  I mostly knew about their bottles at the time.  Since


How a New Car Seat Made Road Trips Enjoyable Again

Until the past month or so, road trips have not been very fun with my daughter. In fact, I started to dread them a bit. When she was an infant in the


It’s Almost Time for My Next Teeth Cleaning! #CrestSponsored

Last month I confessed to liking teeth cleanings at the dentist.  I still do NOT like getting cavities filled or any of the other stuff, but I love to run my tongue over smooth, clean teeth.


Celebrate Star Wars Day With Star Wars Fighter Pods!

Hey Star Wars fans! There’s a new toy in town that you’ll want to check out whether you keep it in the box or take it out to play with. (Though I suggest