Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Princess Crowns and Mermaid Tails… It’s a Rissa Update!

Rissa is now 33 months old.  That sounds a bit weird.  I counted her age by months until she turned “almost 2.”  Then she was just “2 years old” until she turned “2 and


cat on couch

A Day in the Life… of Our Cat

We have three cats, but they all do pretty much the same thing everyday. Their personalities are as different as the humans in our family, but their days don’t vary much. I’ve always wondered


10 Things You Don’t Say to a Father of 533 Kids [DELIVERY MAN Exclusive Trailer!] #DeliveryManMovie

Family is interesting.  In a way we can’t choose them, yet we can.  Family runs deeper than blood, and sometimes… life serves it to you in the most unexpected way. Brian has shared a little


32 Random Questions [VIDEO]

Yesterday’s post was kind of heavy so today I want you to relax and be entertained. I’m still working on the best way to marry the blog and the YouTube channel. I


An Open Letter to Netflix & Viacom

My heartbeat quickened in my chest as I read the words Tahlia posted on our Facebook page: Yo Gabba Gabba is missing from Netflix. No, this cannot be!  Why would they pull it?  What is the


Sponsored: What I Love About Motherhood #MagistoMoms

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Magisto. I received a promotional code for premium features to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you


The Truth About Cosleeping

Do you have any idea what it is like to sleep in the same bed as a toddler?  I never intended to cosleep until my daughter was born.  A few weeks after she was


If I Caught a Leprechaun… [Because Prompts are Fun]

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, which means we’re daydreaming about shamrocks, green beer, and leprechauns.  Okay, maybe not quite, but I sure would love to locate a big pot o’ gold – wouldn’t you? (Does


6 Things I Never Learned in School

School is where the education magic happens, right? I learned some stuff, but a lot of the important things I need to apply to life were learned through experience.  Oftentimes as I botched it


Behind the Blog: A Day in My Life With 2 Kids

My days at home with my kids isn’t too unlike other stay at home parents.  The days are predictable and unpredictable at the same time.  It’s messy, entertaining, frustrating, and fun… and that is


Dear Toddlers

Dear Toddlers, You are fun and frustrating and full of energy.  Pure energy that suddenly implodes, often unpredictably, but usually nothing a quick nap or mama snuggles can’t fix. Or a snack.  Like a cookie.  That


Valentines for My 7 Favorite Celebrities

I thought about writing a love letter to my iPhone today then thought that was a little weird.  I’d write one to my blog but then I’d essentially be writing the letter to myself


Why Me Time for Moms Doesn’t Really Exist

I have uncovered a big lie that is being pushed upon new and veteran moms alike.  The lie of finding “me” time. Me time for moms does not exist. It’s a sham.  A joke, really. We


Funny Things My Toddler Says

As Rissa’s vocabulary, pronunciation, and chattiness grows so does the amount of things she says that we find amusing. Kids…they can be so silly! Of course some of the things she says are


10 Funny Christmas Movies

There are lots of Christmas themed movies, some are funny and others are tear jerkers. We are big fans of comedies so we tend to prefer funny Christmas movies. Here are some


Sharing Birthdays

Like anybody does, it’s always fun to see who you share a birthday with. We got to do it again when Xander was born on December 8th. It’s funny. Aerissa is so dramatic and outgoing,


If I Could End Dust Once and For All….

Besides cleaning the bathroom, my least favorite chore is dusting. It’s so tedious and time consuming. Oh, and let’s not forget sneeze inducing! I always want to cheat by dusting around


Have You Met Our Kitties?

There are 3 more members of our family that I don’t talk a whole lot about on here.  Occasionally they get a little bit of love, but not nearly as much as the other


My LifeProof Adventures

Several months ago I had a crazy dream. I’m not quite sure if it was fueled by my desire for a LifeProof cellphone case, pregnancy hormones or both…but it was frightening.  Well, frightening to


Are Love and Friendship Possible at the Airport? #ConnectingFlights

When at the airport alone, I tend to keep to myself, though it is really fun to people watch.  Even so, I have met a few different people – some nice and others not