Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Breastfeeding Codewords, Smarty Pants Toddlers & Rockin’ Out – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

I’m just going to cut to the chase today and give you these excerpts. Please check out my articles if you haven’t already this week! Thank you <3 I was advised to pick a code

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Wife Guilt, Becoming a SAHM Plus 3 More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

How did it get to be Tuesday already? Flying home on a Monday makes it seem like it’s still the weekend. I was seriously confused when Rissa asked if I was taking her to gymnastics

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Preschool, Cosleeping, Vacations Oh My! – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

I have two weeks worth of posts to share with you today since I was mostly unplugged while on vacation last week. It felt good to set work aside and just be social –

Cranky Baby 8 Month Update!

Time for Xander’s 8 month baby update! He’s about 18 pounds, loving food, still breastfeeding, becoming more mobile, and still has a gummy smile.  Unfortunately he’s been pretty cranky lately.  Is it his teeth?

First Haircut, Mementos, and Breastfeeding Stories – It’s a BabyZone Roundup!

It’s that time again! I’ve rounded up the articles I wrote for BabyZone over the past week in case you missed them. I’d greatly appreciate it if you’d let me know in the comments

My Top 10 Breastfeeding Tips

Happy World Breastfeeding Week, mamas! This year’s theme is Support.  Support can come in many forms and places, including online.  I’ve shared breastfeeding adventures before along with tips and recommendations, but it’s been awhile

7 Month Baby Update! Breastfeeding, Babbling and More [VIDEO]

This is when babies seem to really grow up fast.  The first few months feel slow in terms of interactive development, but now they are learning how to move, eat, and talk.  Hitting milestones

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How Amazon Became the King of Preschool Shows & Other News

There are several great articles I shared on Google+, Twitter and Facebook this week.  I know not all of you follow me everywhere or you may have missed them.  So, I thought I’d round

Baby 5 Month Update & Toddler 30 Month Update! [VIDEO]

Baby 5 month update and 30 month toddler update. Wait, when do we stop counting the months? She’s 2.5 years old. Headed towards 3… scary.   Video Anyway, I talk about how they are growing

My Top 5 Baby Money Saving Tips [Because Prompts are Fun]

I’m sort of amazed that you are reading this right now.  I’m not money saving expert.  In fact, I am much better at spending than saving.  Well, I guess I have some idea how to

Teaching My Toddler About Breastfeeding

Imitation Play Reveals A Lot I didn’t realize how much my daughter would learn by having a baby brother.  Not that she couldn’t learn how to be nurturing without a baby in the house, but

How Still Nursing My Toddler Helped With Breastfeeding My Newborn

When I was pregnant with my daughter I never imagined that I would still be breastfeeding her at 2 years old.  Or beyond 2. Despite a few disapproving comments, most people don’t realize that I’m

Why I Prefer Leading Lady Nursing Bras

I’ve been breastfeeding for over two years now. I am still nursing Rissa, though she only has one session a day now, usually around bedtime. It’s been cut down due to the

Pregnancy Journal: 32 Weeks!

As we get into the final weeks, I get poked and prodded even more due to being “high risk” thanks to my gestational diabetes. Even my daughter wants to check on the baby! I

September Sprinkles: Lansinoh Breastfeeding Package Giveaway! (US) 10/19

We hear how breast is best and get a lot of pressure put on us as moms to nurse our babies, but to be successful we need support.  Support comes in many forms such

September Sprinkles: My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow Giveaway! (US) 10/13

Breastfeeding can have its ups and downs just like any relationship. There have been times I marvel at the bonding it provides and times I feel so touched out I don’t know how

September Sprinkles: Undercover Mama Giveaway (2 Winners!) (US) 10/13

Every breastfeeding mama could use another versatile nursing top, am I right?  The Undercover Mama definitely fits the bill.  It can attach to any nursing bra in one of two ways to help give

Pregnancy Journal: 30 Weeks and Still Nursing

Wow. 30 weeks. That means this kid will be here in 8-10 weeks. Rissa’s birthday is in about 4 weeks. The heat is on! (Tell me can you feel it?) And to make up

Gearing Up for a New Breastfeeding and Baby Led Eating Adventure

Maybe that’s a tad misleading.  My current adventure with Rissa hasn’t ended, but I’m still preparing for the new adventure with baby #2.  Hopefully it will be a bit smoother in the beginning this

Why I Am a Crappy Mom

There are a lot of other blogs written by moms about their experiences. Many of them I read and relate to…some have different opinions and parenting preferences than I. Very rarely do