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My Top 5 Baby Money Saving Tips for New Parents

One of the first things I wanted to figure out as new parents was how we could save money on baby gear. I'm not a money saving expert. In fact, I am much better at spending than saving. Well, I guess I have some idea on how to save so you can spend.


Recap of Blissdom Day 2 and Me Tossing Pizza Dough!

I will be providing a better recap later when I can think better. Right now my brain is full of knowledge, new friends, and screaming for sleep. But, I did record a quick video talking about my second day at Blissdom. I wish I could have gotten it out to you earlier,


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 just Rissa's point of view. A glimpse into our days… (video) Most days we get up between 8-9am.


Feeling Like a Cloth Diaper Flunky [Because Prompts are Fun]

Once upon a time I loved cloth diapering. I even loved doing diaper laundry. While pregnant with Xander I looked forward to cloth diapering a newborn and packed them in my hospital bag. I've used cloth with Rissa for two years – I'm a fluff veteran! I thought. Think of all the


When I Grow Up I Want to Be… [VIDEO]

What I wanted to be when I grew up used to be a fun topic of discussion. Now, it sort of makes me feel like I don't have a solid plan anymore. When I was little I believed I could be anything I wanted to be…. from a circus performer to the


How I Met My Husband…Online

Today when I tell people that I met Brian online it's generally accepted. Lots of people meet online and develop relationships, but it wasn't always so socially acceptable. Plenty of people thought it was a bit weird back in 2001-2002. And better yet, we weren't single at the time. No, no one


Top 10 Videos from Tales From the Nursery in 2012

Last year we started to create more video content. This year I am planning to expand on this and have some ideas of fun video features to share with you. The work we've put into our YouTube channel seems to be paying off as our subscribers and views grow. 39 videos Over


Oh, the Silly Things Strangers Say to Moms

I don't know what it is about babies and baby bumps, but they have a strange way of disabling people's filters. They also seem to remove common sense and courtesy too. Now, strangers (and even non-strangers) aren't always rude, but dang, do they hear what's coming out of their mouths? I know


Peanut Butter Banana Avocado Smoothie Recipe

My daughter thinks it is great fun when we have smoothies. She loves drinking out of a straw and she knows it will taste more fun than water or milk. I wasn't able to have many smoothies while pregnant since fruit in the morning made my blood sugar high (gestational diabetes). But


This One Time… I Got a Detention

This one time in elementary school, I got detention. It was the only time I ever got it. Since it happened at least 20 years ago (gulp) parts of it are very clear while other details are quite fuzzy. I can't quite remember what grade I was in at the time, but