Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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What a Sick Day for Mom Looks Like #ReliefIsHere #Ad

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. The thoughts shared are mine. Before I had kids, I recall lounging on the couch and napping whenever I felt like it during a sick day. Work usually could be put on hold...


Get Creative With McDonald’s New Create Your Taste Burgers! #MyPerfectSandwich #McDPtr #Ad

This post was created in partnership with McDonald’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I love a good burger. What I don’t like is when I’m not sure what comes on it. I rarely ask for things (like...


The Progression of a Sibling Relationship

Despite being amazed at how fast Aerissa and Xander are growing, I’m most fascinated by their evolving relationship. When Xander was a little baby, Rissa was a doting and overly loving big sister. She was always curious what the...


Skate Down Memory Lane With Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove #DisneyOnIceInsider

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Last night Brian, the kids, and I attended...


Calling All Chocoholics! 14 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Dessert Recipes

This post is part of sponsored campaign with Foodie, an online recipe collection. My love of all things chocolate is genuine and pure. Now check out these drool-worthy desserts. Check out 14 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Desserts by Darcy Zalewski at Foodie.com Are...


Cherishing Love Momentos From My Husband #PutYourHeartToPaper

This story is part of a sponsored campaign to inspire you to #PutYourHeartToPaper. Throughout my life I haven’t ever really been a “card” person. I hated reading birthday cards aloud and rarely bought them to accompany gifts for others. For...


Disney On Ice Treasure Trove is Coming to Milwaukee! #DisneyOnIceInsider

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Our whole family enjoys many Disney movies and television...


Drink Up! 16 Smoothies to Enjoy On-the-Go

This collection of smoothies is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place for collecting and organizing recipes. Enjoy all the delicious smoothies I found to share with you! Check out Smoothies for Breakfast by Darcy Zalewski at Foodie.com Whether it’s for breakfast or...


Strolling into 2015 and an Interview With Myself

Hey there! Hi. Yes, you. How are you? I’ve been thinking about you. No really, it’s true. Not in a stalkerish kind of way, but I’ve been wondering how your holidays went and if you wondered where the heck...


A Visit With Santa

Recently we took the kids to see Santa for the first time. Granted, Rissa has spotted Santa at the mall from afar, but she this was the first time we took the kids to actually meet the big jolly...


Unreal Cake Cookie Bars Recipe @darcyz #sweets

22 Cookies and Bars Perfect for Holiday Parties or Gifts!

This collection of tempting holiday cookie and bar recipes is sponsored by Foodie, a place to collect and organize recipes online. Check out Holiday Cookies and Bars by Darcy Zalewski at Foodie.com I love sweets, but cookies and bars are probably...


Gift Ideas for Peppa Pig Fans (+DVD Giveaway) #Ad

We received new Peppa Pig DVDs for review which helped us think about other fun holiday gifts for Peppa fans! This post contains affiliate links. There’s just something about that cheerful little pig with a British accent. My kids have...


Little Tikes Touch ‘n Go Racers are Fun for Little Ones #Ad

We received a Touch n Go Car for review. All thoughts are my own. Post contains affiliate links. When I was little, I thought it was so cool when my dad bought me a remote control car for Christmas....


And Then Xander Turned Two

  My dear sweet little boy turns two today! I wasn’t quite sure I could handle being a mom of two until he entered my world. He’s funny, sweet, and laid back. He absolutely LOVES to play with water or...


Washing Dishes is Fun for Kids With the Splish Splash Sink & Stove! #ad

We received the Splish Splash Sink & Stove from Little Tikes to review. The fun is based on my children’s experience. Contains affiliate links. My son has a new obsession…he absolutely loves playing with water. Pouring container to container. Splashing....


Drool-Worthy Desserts: 12 Holiday Pies to Send Your Taste Buds to Heaven

This recipe collection is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place to collect and organize recipes. I only added pies I want to eat! Check out 12 Heavenly Holiday Pies by Darcy Zalewski at Foodie.com Anyone who knows me knows I love sweets....


Do Your Holiday Gifts Have Batteries Included? #PowerTheHolidays

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with SheSpeaks and Duracell. All thoughts shared are my own. A few of my kids’ favorite toys require batteries. They make sounds, they light up, or they move around. Toys like Scout,...


The Fresh Beat Band Live

Dance and Sing with The Fresh Beat Band – Live in #Milwaukee!

We’re happy to help spread the word about great family-friendly entertainment in the metro Milwaukee area! Do you have a preschooler who loves to sing and dance? Silly question, I know! Both of my kids love music too. I...


Get 10 Free Holiday Cards From Tiny Prints! #Ad

Disclosure: This post contains my affiliate link. It’s that time of year again – time to order holiday cards! My favorite cards these days are personalized. I love to see everyone’s smiling faces. If they aren’t personalized with photos,...


Disney Junior Live Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Disney Junior Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure – Coming to Milwaukee! + Ticket Giveaway #DisneyJuniorLive

Yo ho, let’s go! Get ready for Disney Junior Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure coming to Milwaukee! Feld Entertainment is providing my family with complimentary tickets as well as tickets to giveaway. I dare say that’s better than grabbing gold...