Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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How I Turned a Potential Toddler Art Disaster Into a Beautiful Memory #StressLess2BMyBest #Ad

This is a sponsored story about a time I turned a stressful parenting moment into a happy one.  My kids like to draw. On everything. No surface in my house is safe from crayons, markers

What a Sick Day for Mom Looks Like #ReliefIsHere #Ad

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. The thoughts shared are mine. Before I had kids, I recall lounging on the couch and napping whenever I felt like it during a sick day. Work usually

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12 Scrumptious Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving approaching, I put together a collection of stuffing recipes as part of a sponsored campaign with Foodie.com by Glam. Despite my struggles with the holidays over the years, I do like Thanksgiving. I

Finding the Balance of Being Soft and Strong as a Mom

When I was little I distinctly remember thinking I wouldn’t do this, that or the other thing the way my parents did.  I’d understand my kids better!  I’d be the best mother in the

OraLine Kids Dental Care Kit Wrap Up

So we’ve talked about how germy and gross bathrooms can be and the concerns of toothbrush cross-contamination. It’s seriously something I didn’t think much about until having my daughter. I swear I’m more aware

Keeping Our Toothbrushes Cleaner 10 Minutes at a Time

Last week I shared with you about the potential for cross-contamination and toothbrushes breeding germs and bacteria. Now that I’ve had more time to use the kit I received from OraLine Kids, I

Keep Tooth Brushing Fun and Healthy With OraLine Kids Products!

Oral hygiene is so important for us moms to teach to our littles.  The tooth brushing habits they form when young will make a big difference throughout their life.  I know I have a

Gear Up for Spring With Miracle-Gro Expand ‘n Gro Concentrated Planting Mix

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I really want a green thumb.  I’ve tried to have flowers and plants, but I just

Encourage Your Child to Dance for the Curious George Dance Contest! #CuriousGeorgeMoms

Rissa loves to dance.  Since before she could walk, she started bopping along to music.  It’s pretty amusing to watch how she will drop what she’s doing to start grooving along to a beat

Get Ready for Spring With New Shoes From Earth Footwear!

It’s a new year and I need a new look.  I want fun and casual, yet nice looking… something I can wear out to the park with my daughter then out to dinner with

Free Avengers Coloring Masks at Walmart.com!

Are you a Marvel comics fan?  The Avengers movie is coming to theaters May 4th, so now is a good time to prepare as the kids get excited!  Walmart.com has a fun exclusive site where

Maximize Nutrition and Your Budget With Mushrooms!

Mmm, mushrooms.  I didn’t like them when I was little, but somewhere in my teens I discovered just how yummy they could be.  My favorite it definitely sauteed with garlic.  I eat mushrooms on

Time to Weatherize for Winter!

It’s late November and we are late in winterizing our home this year.  The warm weather hung around a little longer so we pushed back our yearly routine of covering the windows with plastic.

What’s So Special About the Motorola Bionic? #MotoCalyp #CBias

I love my current phone, but there are days I want to throw it into a lake or run it over with my car.  Technology is a blessing and a curse so even if

LiveOn ~ Preserving Memories Online #CleverLiveOn #spon

Thank you to LiveOn for this sponsored opportunity to blog about storing and sharing my most important memories with those closest to me. Although story ideas were provided, all thoughts and opinions are my

Do You Holiday Shop Online or In-Store?

The major holiday shopping rush is about to start.  In a few short days I will no longer remember what it is like to find parking as soon as we pull into a parking

SignUpGenius: Free Tool to Streamline Community Event Coordination

We’ve all been there. We try to help out by coordinating a potluck, a moms group, a neighborhood watch schedule… a whole bunch of things that require us to get people to sign

I Want to sendCheer to Military Families! #sendcheer #cbias

Though Veteran’s Day has passed, it doesn’t mean the time to honor our troops has to stop until the next holiday. Both of my grandfathers served our country and so did my uncle. I

RSV Prevention and Preemie Awareness Day (Nov. 17)

Today at the Nursery, we want to take a moment to bring awareness to the dangers of RSV to premature babies.  Their lungs aren’t mature enough to fight this off and a lot of

A Taste of Italy ~ Olive Oil Taste Test (and $1 Off Coupon)

A Taste of Italy ~ Olive Oil Taste Test (and $1 Off Coupon)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carapelli for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve read about the health benefits of using olive oil and have attempted to incorporate it