Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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5 Pet Peeves About Flying

As I mentioned, I am now at Blissdom.  After arriving Thursday via an early flight, I was reminded of some of the annoying aspects of flying.  Rude people, lack of legroom, and expensive merchandise


Close Encounters of the Possibly Paranormal Kind

I don’t think I’ve encountered anything more chilling than an unexplained object falling on my face in the middle of the night.  When it happened, I tried to come up with a logical explanation,


Random Life Update – October 2012

While I give you glimpses into my life all the time, sometimes it feels like there is just so much left out.  Sure, every week I give you an update on my pregnancy, but


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


Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This

Crappy days, tired days, lazy days, bad hair days, toddler won’t let me work days…. Okay so my mom didn’t exactly tell me what kinds of days I’d have in life, but she did tell


What Will Be the Impact of Baby #2?

I must admit I’m relieved to no longer be keeping Baby #2 a secret from all of you. I’ve almost slipped up in a few posts (like talking about car seats!) about the


My Daughter’s Dolls Are Nudists

I used to think it was funny and a bit odd to see people out in public and their child holding a naked doll. Now, we are one of those families. Do you see


Just a Few More Days… #TheAvengersEvent

I can hardly believe my (first!) trip to New York is in just a few short days.  Early Friday morning I’m leeeeaving on a jet plane…. and won’t be home until late Sunday evening.


Am I Ready to Leave My Baby for the Weekend?

Once upon a time before having kids, I imagined wanting to have kid-free nights… as often as necessary and possible to keep me sane. To have ME time. It didn’t take long before I


It’s Work to Take Off of Work

When I worked full-time, I looked forward to time off yet the return from vacation was always a major downer. Cases continued to be assigned evening I wasn’t there, deadlines approached, emails and


Why Must Everything Happen While I’m on the Toilet?

It’s one thing to have no privacy anymore while trying to go to the bathroom, but it also seems to be my daughter’s prime time for getting into mischief. I can’t tell you


VLOG 3: Cutting Your Hair Before Family Photos is Not Advised!

Here’s another video chat with Rissa and I, though Rissa takes off to get into things off camera once she’s said her piece.  Oh, and when I say “yesterday” I’m referring to Sunday since


The Tale of Twin Kitties

About a month ago, Rissa became increasingly attached to her stuffed kitty, Peaches. She likes all her stuffed animals, but has a few identifiable favorites. I think I’ve discovered their pecking order and Peaches


VLOG 1 | Checking In

Well here we go, our first official vlog. I do apologize for the low quality, but hey, it was still fun to record! Rissa enjoys watching it too. If you have


As Our Parents Age…

I’ve been having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that my parents are aging. When you’re little, you pretty much figure mom and dad will always be there. Perhaps


Have You Seen the New ‘About Me’ Video Yet?

I want to do more video reviews and posts (vlogs) because I think they add a nice variety to the blog.  Plus, some reviews seem better with action shots, right?  What better way to


My Continuing Love/Hate Relationship With Aunt Flo

Taking a moment for an old fashioned ramble post.  Hope you don’t mind? I have news…. The elusive Aunt Flo has actually stopped by two months in a row!  It kind of makes me happy


When NBA Jam Was the Coolest Video Game Ever…

When NBA Jam Was the Coolest Video Game Ever…

While visiting with my parents recently, we chatted about some humorous blasts from the past. My dad brought up “when Darcy beat the boys at basketball” so it was fitting to share today!


Nap Time is… When?

My daughter continues to amaze me, though she can frustrate me at the exact same time.  It’s quite the accomplishment!  But, overall, I am utterly amazed at how well she generally goes with the


When the Holidays Aren’t So Happy

I have a confession… I don’t really like Christmas. *gasp* Hear me out. It’s not the holiday itself but this time of year is full of very strong memories and emotions for me. I