Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Cloth Diaper Deals: Diaper Buddy’s Discount Code #clothdiapers

Today is the last day you can use our special promo code TALES15 to receive 15% off your order at Diaper Buddys!  They offer Bottombumper AIO side snapping cloth diapers, Planet Wise wet/dry bags, Rockin’ Green soap, and cloth...


Day Out With Thomas ~ Today in Green Bay, Wisconsin!

Day Out With Thomas ~ Today in Green Bay, Wisconsin!

I won’t be around today since we’ll be in Green Bay for Day Out With Thomas. It’s sure to be a blast. I’ll be sure to let you know about how surprised my nephews are! (Remember, they...


Wisharoo Park 2DVD Set & Finger Puppets Review & #Giveaway ~ Closed

With all the options in shows and games, it’s hard to tell what’s appropriate for kids.  Some stuff seems okay on the surface, but offers little more than mindless entertainment.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy mindless entertainment for...


Local Activities: Cedarburg #Wisconsin Strawberry Festival

If you are near Southeastern Wisconsin this weekend, you’ll want to check out the 26th annual Strawberry Festival held in Cedarburg, Wisconsin on June 25th and 26th. This is my favorite of the festivals we have around here.  It’s also...


A Tale From A Year Ago Today: We Found Out ~ It’s A Girl!

A year ago today I had an ultrasound that told us we were having a little girl.  It’s incredible how much our lives have changed since that discovery. Do I regret finding out ahead of time? Heck no. I liked knowing, though...


Cars 2 in 3D {Spoiler-Free Review}: Racing, Explosions, and Spies?

Woohoo! Today (June 24th) Cars 2 races into theaters nationwide. And let me tell ya – I saw it. I think you’ll want to see it to, but there are a few things you may want to...


My Review of Carroll University

My Review of Carroll University

Originally submitted at DegreeSearch.org Carroll University will provide a superior educational opportunity to our students, one grounded in the liberal arts tradition and focused on career preparation and lifelong learning. We will demonstrate Christian values by our example. We shall...


Dad’s View of #Breastfeeding is Important!

My decision to breastfeed seemed pretty natural to me.  It just seemed like there were so many benefits to it and such a normal thing to do.  Honestly, as I look back, I’m almost surprised at how natural it...


Lullabelly ~ #Pregnancy Music Belt Review

Bonding with baby starts well before baby is born.  I started bonding with Rissa once I could feel her move around.  It felt more real at that point.  As my pregnancy progressed, I talked out loud to her and...


Hayneedle’s Backyard Escape #Contest ~ Ends July 1st

Have you heard about Hayneedle’s Your Backyard Escape contest yet?  You could win a $10,000 shopping spree just for letting them know about your dream backyard using their app on Facebook to design it! We have a small backyard, but...


Flash Follow Giveaway ~ It’s Coming June 27th!

I’m excited to see how this goes! There are 11 other sites sponsoring this plus us! Each giveaway will be open for only an hour. You’ll be able to enter at either of the host sites....


When In Doubt, Add a Bow! {Not so Wordless Wednesday}

I love my daughter dearly, and I admit – I love hearing complete strangers ooh and ahh over her cuteness (just don’t comment on her sockless feet!). But, I don’t always dress her in pink and purple and...


{Blog Bash 2011 #Giveaway Event} Family Summer Fun Prize Pack RV$290 (US) (June 22-26) #blogbash11 – Closed

** This post will remain at the top until this giveaway event is over.  Please scroll down for other new posts! ** Welcome to Blog Bash 2011 Giveaway event hosted by Family Approve.  From June 22 at 12am (Est) – June 27...


Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting & Cooking {Book Review} #blogbash11

I’ve said it before … learning is awesome when disguised as fun! I think most parents recognize this.  Not only does it keep the little one’s attention, but it makes it more fun for us – as parents –...


SnoozeShade {Review} #blogbash11

It’s summer.  It’s bright out, but baby still needs to nap while we’re doing errands.  As much as we’d like to schedule around baby, it’s not always practical.  I know I try to schedule around Rissa, but it’s not...


Sprint Ring by Aerobie {Review} #blogbash11

Many of you know that I am trying to get more physically active (as well as healthier eating) so I can be healthy.  Not only that, I want to set a good example for my daughter.  I want her...


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The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book ~ Blog Bash Spotlight

We have a unique prize offering that is fun, green, and educational!  The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book brought to you by www.lucid-hawaii.com, has over 200 illustrations of more than 80 species of reef fish.  Kids (and adults!) can...


Jungle Jamboree Dish Set from Lenox {Review} #blogbash11

As Rissa gets older, she needs her own set of dishes. Adult cups, plates and utensils are just too big! We like giraffes and monkeys in this house, so the Jungle Jamboree set available at Lenox.com is...


Cubbie Cup {Review} #blogbash11

I haven’t had to deal with this quite yet, since Rissa is just in the beginning stages of eating solid foods; however, I can see how trying to keep track of a sippy cup AND a snack cup can...


Winners from 6/12-6/19 (Including the I Love My Daddy Hop!)

Winners from 6/12-6/19 (Including the I Love My Daddy Hop!)

I’m going to try to only post winners once a week since I do email winner notifications and haven’t had too many issues with responses! (I’m also still in process of drawing winners.  It’s really wearing on my patience...