Darcy maintains Tales From the Nursery as a place for new and veteran moms to find an honest yet humorous look at motherhood and family life through personal stories, tips and videos.

“We” are a husband, a wife, two children and three cats. Learn more about us and the tales we share as well as information about conferences, press trips and articles elsewhere on the web that Darcy has been involved in.

Services offered:

Compensated content (sponsored campaigns may include blog posts, videos, social media posts etc)
Social media management
Brand advocate/ambassador
Local event host
Twitter Parties
Blogger outreach
Banner/side bar advertising

See below for review and giveaway policies. Contact darcy@darcyandbrian.com for more information about services and rates.

Review & Giveaway Policies


Privacy Policy

Conference Funding Ad Packages

We offer special ad packages to help fund our attendance at conferences.  Conferences are great for learning and networking, but they can get costly when you add up the tickets, travel, lodging, food, etc.   Our goal is to attend 1-2 a year which has been out of pocket so far.  That’s where you can help us!  

Since most conferences have strict rules about what can and cannot be done by personal sponsors, we prefer to focus on working together to reach our audience and community rather than trying to promote brands directly at conferences.  (Requests to work within an official sponsor’s booth or suite are welcome.)  

Interested? Contact darcy@darcyandbrian.com

Top Level Funding {$2,000}
This covers all our costs for attendance at one conference:

  • One year of advertising in the sidebar. 
  • One blog post a month for six months.
  • One video review.
  • One tweet AND Facebook post every other week for six months.
  • Your brand information included on the back of my business card.

Fourth Level {$1000}
This package includes:

  • Six months of advertising in the sidebar. 
  • (3 posts) One blog post a month for three months.
  • Video review OR a tweet or Facebook post every week for six months.

Third Level {$500}
This package includes:

  • Three months of advertising in the sidebar. 
  • (2 posts) One blog post a month prior to the conference and one blog post within a month after the conference ends.
  • 6 Tweets and 4 Facebook posts over 60 days.

Second Level {$250}
This package includes:

  • One month advertising space in the sidebar.
  • One blog post during the month of the conference prior to my attendance featuring your brand/products.
  • 2 Tweets and 2 Facebook posts featuring your brand over 30 days.

Helpful Level {Any amount}

Maybe you aren’t looking for promotion or advertising but just want to support us with a donation to our conference fund.  That’s awesome! Just contact me at darcy@darcyandbrian.com to discuss.


Reviews & Giveaways

  • Reviews are limited and are matched with our content calendar.
  • Reviews require a tangible, full size product that will not be returned. Websites, online services and app reviews are subject to our sponsored post rates.
  • We have the right to refuse the review if the item received differs from the product discussed and agreed upon, was sent unsolicited or we cannot recommend it.
  • We are not responsible for any shipping charges for review products.
  • Giveaways will be hosted for a fee or as part of a campaign package only. (Exceptions may be made for those we have established long-term relationships.)
  • Sponsors are responsible for mailing the giveaway prize to the winner in a reasonable amount of time.
  • We offer a simple one comment giveaway entry method.


The items and/or services featured on our blog in reviews, giveaways, or any other form of advertisement fall into at least one of the following categories:
  • Things we currently use ourselves.
  • Things we would use and purchase ourselves.
  • Things we genuinely believe our audience would be interested in.
We do participate in some affiliate relationships. Through those advertisements we receive nominal compensation, which is usually a percentage of a sale made within a certain amount of time following a click through and/or utilizing special reader discount codes. We appreciate the support and these affiliations also fall under the above three categories.
The following policy is valid from 30 January 2011

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact us.
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics unless it has been disclosed as such. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content will always be identified.
To get your own policy, go to www.disclosurepolicy.org

Privacy Policy

{Added July 2011}

We respect your privacy and it is important to us to protect it by letting you know your options. You submit your email address to us when you leave a comment, but we do not sell or share that information except as appropriate for a sponsor to reach you for prize fulfillment. If you win a giveaway, we are required to gather certain information from you in order for the sponsor or company to provide you with the prize. No one else has access to your address, etc. except for us and the sponsor.

This blog/website contains ads from Google and other third party vendors. These ads use cookies to show ads based on other sites visited as well as location based for local ads. The cookies used for Googles ads are called DoubleClick DART Cookies. You can opt of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page. To opt out of other Third Party Ad Vendors’ use of cookies, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out website.

You will also find links to third party websites on this site. We are not responsible for their privacy policies and you will need to check their privacy policy if you have questions or concerns.