Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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The Best Part About Baby Showers

This is a sponsored story. The best part about baby showers is celebrating a baby.  Forget the gifts and sweets for a moment.  After trying to conceive for three years, having a baby shower for


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


7 A.M. Enfant Baby Shield Giveaway! (US/CAN) 8/24 #babyshower

I loved having a cozy cover for Rissa when she was a newborn, but we only had on for her infant car seat.  It would have been nice to have one like this to


Win a Playtex Gift Basket & $100 Babies R Us GC! (Canada Only!) 8/24 #babyshower

Playtex has a nice variety of baby items.  We liked their straw trainer cups for when Rissa was little.  And my favorite store to visit? Babies R Us! This is a great giveaway for


Win a $100 Touch Thermometers Prize Pack (US/CAN) Ends 8/24 #babyshower

It’s amazing the advancements made in taking our temperature.  No longer do we have to poke and prod our sick babies in the most uncomfortable places! Prize: $100 Touch Thermometer Prize Pack that includes 2 MothersTouch,


5 Features I Love About the Fisher-Price Fastfinder Deluxe Messenger Diaper Bag

If there’s one thing I kind of feel bad about at times, it’s making my husband carry my flowery diaper bag.  Or sending him off to get something out of the bag, but he


$500 Gift Card for The Children’s Place Giveaway #babyshower 7/24-8/24

When there’s a new baby on the way, clothes shopping is probably my favorite thing to do. Of course, right now I’m hesitant to buy anything until my next ultrasound. I want


How a New Car Seat Made Road Trips Enjoyable Again

Until the past month or so, road trips have not been very fun with my daughter. In fact, I started to dread them a bit. When she was an infant in the


How to Add a Touch of Vintage to Your Nursery Decor with Zin Frames

I’ve been saving a large space on our “family wall” where we have family tree information and pictures of our ancestors.  I want a nice picture of us to go there, tying the two


Baby Einstein Travel Mirror Provides Entertainment in the Car!

Rissa gets bored super easy while in the car. This gets frustrating for all of us on road trips. As long as the car keeps moving she’s usually okay for about an hour to


Baby Gear Review | Pipila Pacifier Sterilizer

Rissa only used pacifiers for a few months but during that time she dropped them hundreds of times! And if you’ve had to pick up dropped pacifiers, you know how quickly and easily they


Baby Gear Accessory Review | CityGrips Stroller Handlebar Cover

Just a few short weeks ago, it was unseasonably warm and sunny here in Wisconsin. No snow on the ground, temps above 40 degrees, and sunny! Despite the brown look of the grass, it


Love Your Little One With aden+anais Multi-purpose Swaddle Blankets!

Swaddle blankets are a must during the newborn stage, but most aren’t large enough.  Well, I should say most baby blankets  aren’t big enough for proper swaddling.  I remember struggling with our receiving blankets,


TFTN’s Top 11 Baby Product Picks in 2011

This is long overdue, but I must share with you our top 11 baby products that we used in 2011. Most of these items we received for review – thankfully! – or we may


Evenflo Jump & Learn Exersaucer Giveaway (US) 12/12 closed

Even though my daughter is walking now, she does still enjoy playing in her exersaucer now and again.  She likes to bounce in it and hear the toys shake.  An exersaucer was definitely on


12 Days of Gifts Galore: Halo SleepSack Review

The 12 Days of Gifts Galore giveaway event is coming up November 25th through December 6th. Be sure to come back then and enter to win a prize from this event sponsor! Halo SleepSack The Halo SleepSack is


InGenuity™ Signature Edition SleepEasy™ Playard Review & Giveaway (US/Can) 12/2 closed

Choosing baby gear is a daunting task, especially for new parents!  There is so much out there and a lot of factors to consider when making a decision.  I spent way too much time


Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer Review & Giveaway (US) 10/27 CLOSED

When I was pregnant, I received mixed information between books and baby prep classes about how to take a baby’s temperature.  Some still claimed rectal temperature was the way to go, but one nurse


Cookies For Dinner {Book Review}

Cookies for Dinner ~ Synopsis Mothers don’t need another “how to” book on parenting. What they need is to know that they’re not the only ones who stand on the supermarket checkout line and share


The Ultimate Green Store Review & $25 GC Giveaway CLOSED

One area of my life that doesn’t have enough green in it is clothing and bedding.  I don’t know a whole lot about the manufacturing process, but I can only imagine the amount of