Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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15+ Video Game Gift Ideas for the Gamer on Your List!

I could easily go on and on about gaming gift ideas but I’ll spare you!  Instead I’ll just highlight some gifts to consider.  Be sure you know what gaming system your recipient owns (if


10 Gifts for Dads

Dads can be tough to shop for especially if they don’t need another tie.  The top gifts that come to mind when I think “dad” are tools, grills and techy stuff.  For some others


12 Gift Ideas for Mom!

Still looking for gift ideas for mom or maybe something to get for yourself after Christmas with all those gift cards you’ll receive?  Here are a few holiday gift ideas for moms! Does the mom


20+ Gift Ideas for Toddlers!

Still looking for some holiday gift ideas for toddlers or maybe what to shop for during after Christmas sales? Or even for upcoming birthdays? Rissa and I present you with 10 hot holiday gift


Pay Less for Stylish Holiday Gifts

When I go shoe shopping, the first place I like to go is Payless Shoe Source. They tend to have great deals whenever I need a new pair of shoes. I hate ordering shoes


Redecorating the Nursery With Winnie the Pooh

Once I knew we were adding a boy to our family, I pondered about redecorating the nursery. Both kids will be sharing its space at least for a little while. It didn’t feel right


ALEX Jr Sort and Count Wooden Toy Set

  Sometimes I think we go overboard on toys at our house.  Actually, I know this is the case.  We have quite a mixture from educational to cheap crappy toys; wooden and plastic… Rissa enjoys


SimpliSafe – Affordable Home Security System

We’ve never had a home alarm system but I know many people prefer to have them.  Unfortunately, they are costly and usually require a telephone line.  We don’t even have a phone line at


No Gift is More Unique Than a Giant Microbe!

Generally if someone started talking about gifting the flu, MRSA or plasma to a friend or family member I would look at them funny.  I mean, how gross is it to want to gift


Encouraging My Daughter to Play Music With the iTikes Piano

I’m all about encouraging my daughter to enjoy music.  Not only do I want her to listen to it and appreciate it, I’d love for her to play an instrument.  By exposing her to


Cinderella’s Story Continues in Cinderella II & III

Being such a fan of Cinderella, I really hate to admit that I did not know there were sequels made!  I know oftentimes subsequent movies are not as widely known or popular, but I’ve


Preparing for a Sibling With a Realistic Looking Baby Doll

Over the course of my pregnancy we’ve tried to keep our toddler informed of what is going on.  No matter what, I know there will still be an adjustment period for all of us.


Give the Gift of Blue Nile Jewelry + The Extraordinary Days of Christmas Sweepstakes!

Before I tell you about Blue Nile’s awesome sweepstakes, I just have to share that I love their jewelry!  When Brian was planning to propose to me, he needed a semi-sneaky way to get


Get Your Rock On Anywhere With This Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Are you usually the one with the coolest playlist where ever you go?  Do people like to ask you about what tunes to play when everyone gets together for a backyard BBQ?  It’s kind


It’s Hard to Eat Only One Cookie by Kukees

Oh the holidays, the perfect excuse to indulge in tasty treats.  Or at least, I use it as an excuse.  I’m a big cookie lover so I was pretty excited about receiving a dozen


Key Ingredient Recipe Reader for the Cook on Your Holiday List!

As we go more digital and tech savvy, it is only a matter of time before we prefer an electronic cookbook, right? I love looking at the pictures in my cookbooks, but they


Develop Motor Skills With the Little Tikes Basketball Hoop

Earlier this summer we went to a friend’s backyard BBQ and their son had a Little Tikes basketball hoop.  We were a little surprised at how much Rissa wanted to play with it.  Not


Just Dance 4 the Holidays #CleverJD4 #spon

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. #UbiChamps One of my biggest weaknesses


A Toddler Friendly Christmas Tree

When I was little, I loved helping to decorate the Christmas tree.  We’d put it up anytime after Thanksgiving and before Christmas Eve, making a night of it.  We typically put up an artificial


Why I Love Personalized Mother’s Bracelets

When I was little I thought it was awesome to give my mom gifts that “Mom” on them, like she needed reminding. (Though I felt the same about gifts for Dad!) As