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Motherhood isn’t what I thought it would be

Did you have preconceived notions about what motherhood would be like? I did. I thought it’d be loving and wonderful all the time. (I mean, it is but it isn’t all at the same


What is Motherhood? [VIDEO]

Happy Mother’s Day!  I made this little video after asking for your input on our Facebook fan page – How would you describe motherhood in one word. I know that was a tough question.  How do


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


Sponsored: Why I’m Unplugging for Mother’s Day #SocialBlackout

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for MetLife. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As we make plans to visit my mom for Mother’s Day, I’ve been


Mothers – Give Yourself a Gift [Mother’s Day Deals]

Mother’s Day deals, yay!  Let me remind you that these do contain my affiliate links which may help me buy my mother something nice if you order through me. But first… May the Fourth Be With


Am I Ready to Do This Mom Thing Again?

As many of you know, we started trying for baby #2 a few months ago. I had some checkups done to ensure my blood sugar levels were normal and I started tracking my ovulation


Happy Mother’s Day From Disney/Pixar’s BRAVE

Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy! Like BRAVE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PixarBrave Follow BRAVE on Twitter: twitter.com/disneypixar In theaters June 22,


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Godiva Chocolatier Coffee

Here at the home of Tales From the Nursery, we aren’t coffee drinkers, but we know plenty of mamas who enjoy their morning cup. Thank you to Mama Does It All for guest


Mom ME Time Giveaway Event Grand Prizes: Spa Week Spa & Wellness Giftcards and a Godiva Coffee Gift Basket! 4/22-4/28

Welcome to the Mom ME Time Giveaway Event coordinated by The Maven of Social Media, Formula Mom, and Tales From the Nursery! This event will take place from 12:01am EST on April 22nd through


Blogger Event: Mom ME Time Giveaway Hop is Still Open for Sign Ups

Sign ups are open until April 17, 2012 or 125 signups, whichever comes first.  Posting information will be sent out to all participants by April 19, 2012 and be posted in the docs of


My Daughter has Been Captured in Clay! {Review}

There are some really cool gift ideas out there that are perfect for holiday, birthday, and Mother’s Day gifts.  Oh and they are great for the grandparents too!  What on earth could I be


Bloggers: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Carnival Event – Sign Ups Open

I know we are focused on holiday gift ideas right now, but you can start to get ideas for Mother’s Day now too! It is a perfect time to find what gifts you


Father’s Day Gift Guide: I Want You to Know Me {Book Review}

My husband is the family historian.  The guardian of family photos and documents.  While looking through pictures is fun, the most interesting finds have been old letters that family members had written.  It was


New Mama’s Day: Remembering When I Was Young {Keepsake Bookset}

I love creative gifts.  I really do! Brian is the family genealogist and we plan on passing that torch on to Rissa.  So, I definitely loved the idea of a keepsake heirloom book that


An Ode To My Mother, On My First Mama’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day. Today is my first mother’s day, but Mom, it’s far from your first! I can’t imagine how I changed your lives. I can barely believe how Riss has changed ours. I know we haven’t


Book Review: More Than Saying I Love You by Dr. Andie

Many women I know struggle with their self-image, myself included.  In fact, I’ve been working on a ver personal (and lengthy) post on the subject.  I hope to share it soon.  One thing I


New Mama’s Day:What I Love About Being a Mom

{Please welcome the lovely lady who made the event button: Mary of iNeed a Playdate!} What is my favorite part about being a mom? What are my favorite parts of being a mom? My favorite


New Mama’s Day: Three Tips to Remember as a Mom

Today’s Mother’s Day contributor is Jen! Jen is a boring business analyst by day, college student by night, and rockstar mommy ’round the clock. She is excited to celebrate her first Mother’s Day with her adorable 8


New Mama’s Day: Creative Way to Gift Money – Foldin’ Money Review

I like finding new and interesting way to present gifts.  More and more, people desire cash to get things they want or need.  I know my nieces and nephews (particularly the older ones!) want


Mommy Jingles Course Review

When I was looking for unique gifts for this event – Mommy Jingles stood out right away, especially since Rissa loves it when I sing to her.  Mommy Jingles is a course on the