Playtex Drop Ins Premium Nursers #Giveaway Closed

Baby girl hasn’t used many bottles and is now refusing to use them even while I’m gone, so I didn’t feel I could provide an adequate review of the Playtex Drop Ins bottle system.  However, after reading more about them and watching a video demo, I think these look like great bottles


Going to the Chapel Giveaway Blog Hop ~ Coming Soon!

I’m excited to announce that Tales From the Nursery will be part of the Going to the Chapel Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by Shopping for Savings. I figure we are a fit considering the old rhyme: First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes the baby in the baby carriage! Okay, so


Brilliance in a Bottle Sweepstakes and Dr. Jana’s Tips for Feeding Newborns

{I wanted to share these tips with you from Dr. Laura Jana and this big sweepstakes on behalf of Playtex.  I was not compensated for this post.  I thought many of you would be interested in this!} DR. LAURA JANA’S EXPERT TIPS FOR FEEDING YOUR NEWBORNNew parents are filled with joy and


#Giveaway Gala (with linky) 6/27

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 of our blogs!


Bump to Bump Maternity Consignment Shop Review

I’ve said it before – it’s nice to save money on maternity clothes since they aren’t worn for a long time. Sure, we’re pregnant for nearly ten months (whoever tried to convince the world it’s only nine months is a liar!!), but our bellies don’t expand on day one. Starting to show


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 wipes! Since I’ll be gone all day today, I wanted to post a


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 weren’t told ahead of time!) It’s going to be a fun, yet long day with


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 a break, but I’m an adult.  Our kids need more stimulating entertainment to


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 one of the most popular!  Last year over 100,000 people came to


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 I was somewhat paranoid that they were wrong.  One benefit


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 take into consideration before you buy those tickets. When star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of


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 succeed in our mission when our graduates are prepare… Carroll University  


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 seemed to me since I didn’t grow up witnessing it happening very often.


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 listened to music.  We love music, so it’s a normal part of my


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 we could still use new chairs, a picnic table, a grill… ooh


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. It’s going to be a fun experience!


{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 at 12:01am (Est), we invite you to visit each participating blog where


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 – to have learning sessions.  Well, so we shouldn’t think in terms of scheduling


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 always easy… especially on those days where she decides she’s not going to


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 to be active and healthy.  I want her to play outside as well