Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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No More Plate Throwing! Boon Inc Saucer Review

Rissa has started solids, so that means she needs her own baby sized dishes!  Okay, so I don’t always give her dishes.  Often let her just eat off her tray, but that requires a lot more clean up between...


Tasty Edy’s Ice Cream Sampling at Walmart’s #theicecreamsocial

On Saturday, May 28th, we traveled a few hours north to visit with some of my family members. I double checked Walmart’s event information and confirmed that the Supercenter in Wisconsin Rapids was supposed to have The Walmart Ice...


Invention Needed: Baby Head Holder Upper

I hate seeing Rissa’s head slump down when she sleeps in the car.  It’s one thing when it’s just a short trip (under 30 minutes), but we traveled about 3 hours out of town to visit my parents this...


Weekend Winners!

Weekend Winners!

TheraBreath Mouth Wetting Lozenges – 54 entries! Congrats Donna D! Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil – 274 entries! Congrats Gianna! Hasbro Fun on the Run Battleship – 164 entries! Tanaya S.! VeggieTales LIVE! DVD (2) – 212 entries! Congrats Jennifer C & Wendi!   Congratulations all!...


Dental hygiene items

Brighten Your Smile! Reach & Rembrandt Review

Summer is coming up and while most people start thinking about how they’ll look in a bathing suit, how many of us are thinking about our smile? Well, Reach and Rembrandt want to help brighten your smile safely. I...


Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Inserts Review

I’m no stranger to sore and tired feet and I’m sure you aren’t either!  It’s become worse since becoming a mom.  I’m carrying extra weight most of the day (wiggly extra weight at that!) so it doesn’t take much...


Kiki’s Fashions Maternity Clothing Review

I’m not sure when or why it was decided that pregnant women should be punished with ugly maternity clothes.  I lucked out and found some cute stuff but also came across a lot of unappealing clothes too.  The only...


Donating Needed Items to Those in Need in Joplin, Missouri

I’m sure most of you are aware of the destruction that a tornado caused in Joplin, Missouri.  Getting the items they need to take care of themselves and their family as well as to help them as they work...


Summer Fluffin’ Event Sponsors Sneak Peek {Updated}

It’s almost here! Summer Fluffin’ will be June 1-14 and hosted by Mariah at Formula Mom, April at Mama on a Green Mission, and yours truly!  We’ll have a variety of topics to share our thoughts and experiences with you...


Wait – We’ve Been Married 5 Years?

Dear Brian, Today is a special day. Today in 2004 you proposed to me at Disney World next to the Lego Dragon.  You were so nervous, it was adorable.  I brought home the best (and sparkliest!) souvenir out everyone...


Are You Going to The Walmart Ice Cream Social? #theicecreamsocial

Are You Going to The Walmart Ice Cream Social? #theicecreamsocial

I am!  And I can’t wait! The Walmart Ice Cream Social is happening this Saturday, May 28th at Supercenters across the nation.  What a great weekend for it too!  We love ice cream around our house, especially to go with...


My Acceptance Speech & 7 More Random Tidbits About Me

I was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by three lovely ladies: From Manager to Mom, Indiana Inker, and The Steady Hand. They all awarded it to me within a short time frame, so I definitely need to say thank you!  I appreciate that...


#Giveaways Ending This Week & Pirates Winner!

#Giveaways Ending This Week & Pirates Winner!

These end between now and Sunday! TheraBreath Lozenges (US) – 5/26 Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil (US/Can) – 5/28 Battleship – Fun on the Run – Travel (US) – 5/28 VeggieTales Live! DVD 2 Winners (US) – 5/29 Winner! Pirates of the Caribbean Prize Pack had...


A Day Out With Thomas – Green Bay #Wisconsin Family 4 Pack #Giveaway – Closed

Thomas the Tank Engine is on tour across the nation.  In June, he’ll be stopping in Green Bay! I can’t believe that May is nearly over already!  Next month we get to experience a Day Out With Thomas in Green...


(Not so) Wordless Wednesday: The Big Walk

Last Friday was a beautiful day, but quite warm. I had a bunch of prizes to mail out so I loaded up the bottom of the stroller. The post office is close-ish. Oh, and we bought Rissa a...


Control Your Portions! Healthy Steps Cooking Utensils Review

One thing I have learned that is important to healthy eating and losing/maintaining weight is portion control.  Our society has gotten out of control with portions.  We keep increasing the size of everything.  If we like something then we...


10 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Know About Me

I’ve laid quite a few personal things out on this blog.  So what’s 10 more? 1.  I hate clowns.  I don’t think they’re funny nor do I think they are appropriate for children.  I find them creepy and… just… keep...


Learning to Love Me – My Constant Struggle With Self Image

I love myself and my family.  I know I’m a valued wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend. But sometimes… sometimes other people’s perceptions concern me.  I think a lot of us struggle with this, but some more than others....


Baby Socks = Good Mother Status?

Baby Socks = Good Mother Status?

Some of you may have seen my tweets about this… last weekend while we were at Home Depot, an older woman was completely appalled that Rissa wasn’t wearing any socks. Appalled. It was in her tone of voice, her words, and...


Instant Influence {Book} Review

Do you struggle with motivating others to do what you want? How about motivating yourself? Well, with the help of Michael V. Pantalon, you can learn how to quickly influence others in less than seven minutes. I received an advanced...