Happy Father’s Day to the Two Best Dads!

Yes, I said TWO! I’ve always been a daddy’s girl. I don’t know how my dad was so patient with me. Watching old home videos gives me a new perspective now that I am a parent myself. I respect him so much more now.  As you can see below, I was… not


Working Dads Feel Their Jobs Can Interfere With Their Parenting

Press Release: New National Survey Commissioned by Care.com Finds a Third of Working Fathers Believe that the Demands of Their Jobs Interfere with Their Ability to be Good Parents; Fathers Twice as Likely to Feel this way as Mothers Nearly Half (48 Percent) of Working Parents with Young Children Believe That Spending


MelanSol Natural Sunscreen Review #blogbash11

Being a breastfeeding mama, I have to pay attention to what I ingest.  It can be easy to overlook the affects of chemicals absorbed into our skin.  We want to believe that if something, like sunscreen, is designed to protect us from the suns rays it won’t hurt us.  However, many commercial


We’re GoGo Going to the Zoo With GoGo SqueeZ {Review}

Today we’re taking Rissa to the zoo for the first time which should be fun!  I can’t wait to see how she reacts to seeing all the animals.  Since we’ll be there for a good chunk of the day, I know I need to pack some food for babygirl.  I’ll definitely be


Cars 2 – Screening and #Giveaway Prize Pack ~ US/Can ~ Closed

We loved the first Cars movie.  I thought it was unique and fun with a great cast.  I’m super excited to have the opportunity to see Cars 2 in 3D for a local screening next week!  I can’t wait! I’ll be sure to let you all know what I think after opening


Swiggies! Wrist Water Bottles Review ~ #blogbash11

Ahh, summer.  Hot days.  School’s out.  Kids will be outside playing sports, riding bikes, and running around.  When it’s warm out we need to be extra careful to increase our fluid intake.  Dehydration is dangerous for children, pregnant mamas, and everyone, really.  It’s ideal to have water handy.  I know that I’m


Day Out With Thomas ~ Coming to Green Bay #Wisconsin June 22-26

Thomas the Tank Engine is almost here in Wisconsin!  Next week he’ll be stopping in Green Bay.  We’ve done a great job at keeping this fun trip a secret from my nephews.  They will be pleasantly surprised next weekend! I’ll be tweeting while there and possibly adding updates to Facebook too.  So


Teeth Finally Incoming?

A few months ago, I thought Rissa started teething.  Technically, I still think she was, but I think the teeth are finally working on making their appearance. She’s been super drooly, like drooling buckets. Soaking 3+ bibs and 2 shirts daily.  Recently it just seems even worse.  She likes to put everything


Mike the Gardner ~ Blog Bash Sponsor Spotlight #blogbash11

Looking for a fun activity with the kids this summer? How about teaching them to garden?  It’s fun and good for them to dig around in the dirt.  Home vegetable gardening is a great way to save money too.  You can use gardening as a learning experience throughout the summer!  Think about


Simply On Board {Toy Strap} Review #blogbash11

Rissa used to lose toys and pacifiers because she didn’t have a strong enough grip.  Now? Now it’s a game.  I know she’s figuring out gravity, but sometimes the dropping gets out of hand.  Then there are other times I absolutely don’t want her toys falling – while out at a restaurant


Pampers Prints vs. Cloth Diapers

Ever since this ad about Pampers Limited Edition Prints came into my inbox I’ve been sitting on it… trying to organize my thoughts.  And, let me tell ya, this can be difficult with Rissa around. Math + baby distractions + mommy brain = chicken nuggets I’ve decided that I’m upset yet smiling


I Love My Daddy Giveaway Blog Hop ~ Ends 6/19 #win4dad – Closed!

** This post will remain at the top until this giveaway event is over.  Please scroll down for other new posts! ** Welcome to I Love My Daddy Giveaway event hosted by Makobi Scribe and co hosted by Jamie’s Precious Peas and Little YaYa’s . From June 15 at 9pm (Est) –


Boon Inc. ~ Blog Bash 2011 Sponsor #blogbash11

Now that it’s getting nice out, there are lots of picnics and cookouts.  Just because baby is outside doesn’t mean you want that plate of food to go flying!  I recently reviewed the edgeless, slip-resistant divided saucer by Boon Inc.  While I have only used it indoors so far, I think it’s


TOYconomy ~ Blog Bash Sponsor Spotlight #blogbash11

I can’t tell you how happy I am to be working with TOYconomy for Blog Bash 2011!  They are sponsoring a gift card which can be used to rent toys.  If you are interested in knowing more about their toy rental service and my thoughts and experiences, please be sure to check


Blog Bash 2011 Sponsor Spotlights Starting #blogbash11

Can you believe Blog Bash 2011 is almost here? It’s going to be an awesome time with over 100 blogs offering giveaways with prize packages of $100 or more!  Right here at Tales From the Nursery, we will be offering two prize packs.  One geared more towards little ones and another that’s


Father’s Day Gift Guide: Cowboy Food {Cookbook Review} #win4dad

Most dads love grillin’ and good, hearty foods. Chili. It’s such a man’s food, right? Definitely was a popular and practical choice for cowboys! Wait… Cowboys? No, I’m not talkin’ football. I’m talkin’ the old west!  And Food!  Though, chili (and variations thereof) work great for tailgating and parties.  DD Little has


Father’s Day Gift Guide: What Haven’t They Told Me? {Book Review} #win4dad

Today I want to share another great gift idea for a new dad.  Well, for new parents, really, but right now we’re focusing on dads!  There are lots of tips books out there, but each have their own take of things.  What Haven’t They Told Me: Practical Tips for Surviving and Thriving


Father’s Day Gift Guide: Ancestry.com Membership #win4dad

My husband has been interested in genealogy for years (and blogs about it,too).  He started researching his family tree before we started dating and has continued to work on it for over 10 years total.  I’ve worked on mine as well, but since he is much more seasoned at searching and exploring


Summer Fluffin’ Event Round Up #clothdiapers #Giveaway

I’m sad to say that Summer Fluffin’ has come to an end.  It’s been a lot of fun for me and I hope it has been for you too!  I’ve gotten to know my cohosts Mariah and April better which is awesome too!  All of you have left so many great comments


Mystery Fluff Post #2: The Reveal

It’s time to unveil my stash!  If you submitted a guess on what my stash contains or just like seeing what others have – then you’ll enjoy this post! It’s funny though, my stash has changed quite a bit since I posted the “Guess My Stash.”  To be fair though, I’m going