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Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Are You a Lactivist? #Breastfeeding

Are You a Lactivist? #Breastfeeding

Yesterday I managed to sneak in some Twitter time that was more than just lurking.  I caught sight of a tweet by @Greek_Momma about how people need to see us nursing in public to normalize breastfeeding.  Of course, I had...


Reading for New Moms: Transformational Mothering Book Review

Being a new mother is hard. I think most of us can agree with that. It’s a time of mixed emotions, learning, and transition. It’s wonderful and scary all at the same time! I’ve read my fair share of...


Thank You Christmas In July Sponsors!

Thank You Christmas In July Sponsors!

Our Christmas in July prize package had almost 300 unique entrants for a total of 1340 entries.  This had a smaller number of possible entries (only 6 max per person).   Thank you to everyone who entered and a...


Seeking Sponsors for Several Upcoming Giveaway Events

Seeking Sponsors for Several Upcoming Giveaway Events

We love events!  We have several lined up and are looking for sponsors.  These events tend to see an increase in traffic which means more exposure of your company and product. Here are a few of the upcoming events that...



I Can Breastfeed Anywhere and so Can You!

I Can Breastfeed Anywhere and so Can You!

It’s true. There are laws to protect a Mother’s right to breastfeed in public. I know, it sounds bizarre, right? I’m glad there’s a law to protect us, but it’s sad that it was even up for debate, y’know? I...


WoW #7: Win on Wednesday Low Entry #Giveaway Linky

WoW! Win on Wednesday #7 Welcome to the WoW! Win on Wednesday low entry giveaway linky! WoW is a weekly linkup going live every Wednesday morning at 7:00 am CST and ending the following Tuesday at 11:59pm CST. Formula Mom, Mama on...


Totsy – Discount Shopping for Mom & Baby!

Totsy – Discount Shopping for Mom & Baby!

“Totsy offers moms on-the-go and moms-to-be access to brand-specific sales, up to 80% off retail, just for them and the kids, ages 0-7. Top brands for mom, baby, and child. Prenatal care products, baby gear, travel accessories, bedding and...


What I Love About Breastfeeding

What I Love About Breastfeeding

There are many things I enjoy about breastfeeding my daughter. These range from benefits to special moments. While there are some days I may not like how dependent my daughter is on me, those are far and...


I’m Trying Member’s Mark 4X Probiotic for #DigestiveHealth

I found out the hard way that stress can do funny things to my body.  Too much stress can make you physically sick and affect your health, including your digestive health.  A few years ago, I couldn’t understand why...


July 2011 Top Ten Monthly Blog Traffic Report

July 2011 Top Ten Monthly Blog Traffic Report

As we grow and try different networking and marketing strategies, it’s fun to see where our traffic is coming from.  Who’s sending visitors over, what they looked at, and what keywords did they search for… though sometimes it makes...


New Grocery Coupons for August!

New Grocery Coupons for August!

These are hot new coupons and a bunch of good ones. I’m looking and going “ooh I need to buy that and that and that anyway!” I hope you’ll find some you need to and save some...


Monday Meet and Greet #1: Real Dad Reviews

Monday Meet and Greet #1: Real Dad Reviews

It’s nice to find out about different blogs and about the blogger behind them.  A group of us wanted to help introduce each other to our readers.  So, on Mondays we now have a meet and greet! Your Name: Nathan “The...


World Breastfeeding Week ~ August 1-7 and the Big Latch On!

World Breastfeeding Week ~ August 1-7 and the Big Latch On!

I’ve now been breastfeeding for 9 months.  Since Rissa is my first baby, it has been a tremendous learning experience.  While I’d like to say I was pro-breastfeeding and an advocate before my daughter was born… I wasn’t… not...


August Monthly Tailspin Blog & Social Media Hop

I love hops, but often get sidetracked or forget to link up for the week.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve remembered at the tail end of a hop.  The other thing that happens is I won’t...


#Giveaway Gala Link Up (7/31)

Giveaway Gala Hosted by: 3 Princes and a Princess 2, Closer to Lucy, Have Sippy Will Travel, Tales From the Nursery, and The Thrifty Things. Yes, that means if you link up here – your giveaway will be listed on all five...


9 Months In; 9 Months Out

9 Months In; 9 Months Out

Dear Aerissa, Today you are 9 months old.  I can hardly believe it.  You are babbling, crawling, standing, clapping, and cruising.  You even have two little teeth that you won’t let me look at.  You are growing up so fast...


Another Cell Phone Savings Option with Straight Talk

Another Cell Phone Savings Option with Straight Talk

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. There’s a trend towards going contract-less for cell phone plans.  A lot of people prefer to pay as they go,...


July 31st ~ Last Day to Get 25% off Charlie Banana Cloth Diapers!

July 31st ~ Last Day to Get 25% off Charlie Banana Cloth Diapers!

Today is the last day of the 25% Charlie Banana sale at Sandbox Lane! They have Charlie Banana diapers for 15% off AND you can use my reader discount TFN2011 for an additional 10% off. Yes, that’s a total...


Boost Your Buzz $1,000 Summer Cash #Giveaway Reminder #BoostBuzz

We had so much fun participating in and entering the Boost Your Buzz giveaway in April that we just had to be involved again this summer! Enter the Boost Your Buzz $1,000 Giveaway! One lucky person is going to win...