Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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The Making of Frozen Clip and Disney’s Frozen Printable Activities #DisneyFrozen

Post contains Amazon affiliate links. I feel as though we are the only people in the world who haven’t seen Frozen yet. Don’t get me wrong – we want to see it… we just haven’t braved taking Rissa to the movie...


I’m Sick of Being Fat (so here’s what I’m doing about it)

It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with my weight for most of my life. I look back at my teenage years when I was a size 8/10. How did I think I was grossly fat back then? That’s nothing...


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14 Tempting No-Bake Pies

This no-bake pie round up is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place to collect and organize recipes. Confession… I’m more of a cake person. I mean, I’ll eat pie, but I’m not crazy about traditional pie crusts. I suppose that’s why...


Baby on the Brain, Getting Ready for Date Night & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

Last week was a bit of an emotional roller coaster. I started to suspect that I was pregnant again earlier this month, then thought I might have miscarried. I wasn’t sure, just knew things were off with my body...


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Transitioning to a Big Girl Bed

We received a Delta toddler bed and table and chairs set for review purposes. Post may contain Amazon affiliate links. My little girl is growing up…and transitioning to her own room. It fills me with a mix of emotions from...


Easy Crock Pot Chicken Thighs

We eat quite a bit of chicken and I love to switch up what pieces we get. I’ve developed a preference for certain pieces with certain recipes. I love the convenience of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but sometimes I...


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Getting My Sexy Back and More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up

I’ve talked before about how I was not up to doing the deed right away after having my first baby. While some women are ready right away, that’s just not true for everyone. So if that’s you – you’re...


Red Velvet Cinnamon Cheesecake Bars

Red Velvet Cinnamon Cheesecake Bars

I haven’t quite decided if this recipe was a win or fail. I guess it’s not completely a fail since it is edible, it tastes okay and both of my kids like it. (In fact, Xander runs over with...


Happy Pancake Face

Happy Pancake Face & Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Review

Disclosure: We received a copy of the movie to review.  I don’t often make fun looking food plates for my kids because… well… I don’t have the time. Or, it goes unappreciated and doesn’t actually help the food get into...


Making Snow Memories

I stood there, feeling the cold wind whipping across my cheeks. I wanted to go inside where it was warm, but the look of joy on my son’s and daughter’s faces made me wait a little longer. I remember shoveling...


14 Easy Sweets for Valentine's Day

14 Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

This Valentine’s Day recipe round up is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place to collect and organize recipes you find on the web. You know why I love Valentine’s Day? Because someone decided that candy, chocolate and dessert mixed well with...


Recovering From Distraction

I received a copy of the new book from Hands Free Mama for review which is available on Amazon through the affiliate link provided. Has your child ever asked you to put your phone away? Or to get off the...


Game Day Party Food Recipes

Big Game Party Food Recipes

I love football Sundays, especially when we are enjoying delicious food with friends and family while watching an intense game on tv. Even when our team doesn’t make it to the Big Game, I look forward to hanging out, snacking...


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Bonding With My Mother Through Motherhood

Perhaps you’re like me and didn’t always get along with your mom. Not that unusual in the teen years, right? While I won’t say we had the worst relationship ever, there were several years where I barely spoke to...


Lighter Taco Dip Recipe at http://www.darcyandbrian.com @Darcyz #partyfood

A Lighter Taco Dip Recipe

I love taco dip. Every party needs taco dip. Not all dips are created equal, but most are quite delicious. I’ve even eaten it for lunch before. Nothing else, just taco dip bliss. Most of the time I’ll buy a...


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Imaginative Play, Maternity Photo Tips & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

Just as I got used to “regular” winter weather again after the polar vortex, the negative 20 below temps return. That means the kids and I will be stuck inside for a couple days again. Granted, we don’t go...


Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes #crockpot

Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

Have I told you lately how much I love my Crock Pot? It’s getting plenty of use these days. The kids go bonkers around normal dinner time making it very difficult to make anything at that time, but they aren’t...


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My Own Birth Story

Yesterday I turned another year older. It’s debatable if I’m another year wiser! ;) Before having kids I wasn’t very interested in birth stories. In fact, I didn’t truly understand why moms would talk about them. Once I became pregnant...


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Target Maternity, the Return of Aunt Flo & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

I finally feel like we are getting back into a somewhat normal routine after the holidays. Both Brian and I are back to work and Rissa’s dance and gymnastic classes have resumed. Thank goodness, too, because she needs a...


New Year, New Food: 14 Healthy Recipes to Try

As part of my goal to eat better this year, I put together a collection of recipes I want to try or make again as part of a sponsored campaign with Foodie.com by Glam. Food. There’s no doubt I love it. These hips...