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Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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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


Is Rissa Ready for a New Sibling? [Video]

Later I’ll share more about how we helped prepare our toddler for a new sibling, but right now I want to focus on her thoughts as we get closer to the arrival of the


ANNOUNCEMENT: The Final {Baby} Countdown

*This is a sticky post.  Scroll down to see new ones, please!* [UPDATE 12/9/12] Our son arrived on 12/8/12! I wanted to give you all a quick update.  If you’ve been following along with my pregnancy


My Countdown to Baby #2 Checklist

You’d think I’d be ultra prepared for a second child, right?  Since Rissa was born 10 days before her due date, I pretty much am looking at baby boy’s arrival being between 38-40 weeks.


Reasons Why I Love Del Monte Fruit Cups

I suck at eating veggies, but I love fruit! Thankfully so does my daughter. While I prefer fresh fruit whenever possible, there are times prepackaged fruit comes in handy… You know, for those days


Safe Eating and Choosing Supplements While Pregnant

I used to think that getting pregnant meant a free-for-all on food.  Since I like food, I looked forward to the day I could use the excuse “I’m eating for two!” and have an


September Sprinkles Mom & Baby Event Sponsors!

Our September Sprinkles Mom and Baby Event is almost here! We are so happy to be bringing this to you along with our due date buddy, Emily of Our Knight Life! Starting tomorrow through


Party and Event Highlights From My Time in NYC for BlogHer ’12

I want to first say that the parties and events I’m going to talk about were not official conference activities. They occurred off site while I was at the conference, but they were not


The True Tales From the Nursery Blog Birth Story

I’ve shared before about why I started Tales From the Nursery and how I came up with the name, but up until now, I’ve left out the real driving force behind why I started


Why is Our Logo Blue?

If you haven’t stopped by the blog for awhile, you may have missed the subtle hint about baby #2. Our normal logo looks like this: But after my 20 week ultrasound my husband changed it to


Pregnancy Journal: 21 weeks and a New Maternity Dress!

I really wish this Wisconsin weather would make up its mind! One day it’s nice, next day there’s a heat advisory, then rinse and repeat.  I do not like the heat advisories while pregnant


WW: Goofing Off at #BBSummit12 With @ThisIsGMC

Last Saturday I attended an all day conference in Chicago. I was light on sleep and filling up with knowledge… All while meeting new people and spending time with those I already know.


Pregnancy Journal: Due Date Change & Ultrasound! (20wks)

I feel like my belly hasn’t grown much but every picture update does make it look bigger, doesn’t it? I’m so glad I got some new maternity clothes. I definitely can’t fit


$25 GC to Small Concept Giveaway! (US/CAN) Ends 8/5/12

Small Concept has offered a giveaway for my readers, which I am happy to share!  There are so many great items there for kids and babies that it’s an excellent place to shop when


WW: Pretty Maternity Dresses

I think I’ll pack these for BlogHer ’12 conference, what do you think? (I’ll be sharing reviews and giveaways


Enter to Win an IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test Kit! (US) Ends 7/29/12

If you or someone you know is pregnant, the IntelliGender prediction test is a fun way to pass the time before having an ultrasound done (if you choose to do one!). It’s for entertainment


Pregnancy Journal: Halfway There! (20 weeks)

I can’t believe I’m finally 20 weeks.  With my first pregnancy, it felt like it took forever, but then the second half flew by.  I have a feeling it’ll be like that with this


More Gender Prediction Tests!

Last week I shared some old wives tales that focused more on things like cravings and appearance. Now I want to share a few other gender prediction test methods I’ve found in my search.


I Have Gestational Diabetes Again

In the near future I will share some helpful information about coping and managing gestational diabetes, but right now I just need to get my thoughts and feelings out. This is where I


Pregnancy Journal: 18 Weeks!

My belly continues to grow and is starting to go out the front a bit more. I’ll still never have a perfectly round basketball belly though! Naughty placentas… So, over a week ago I