Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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I’d Appreciate It if You Would Shut Up (because I’m trying to raise children with a healthy body image)

“I’m sick of being fat” is what she said. I knew she meant ‘I’m sick of feeling like crap’. You know the feeling – no energy, short of breath, can’t keep up with the kids kind of crap. But...


Taking Daddy Dancing: Tosa Tonight

A week ago, I shared my 4-year-old daughter’s sweet request to take her Daddy dancing for Father’s Day.  I researched local live music concerts in the Milwaukee Area and compiled a list of the family-friendly events I found.  My...


Milwaukee Area summer music events

Taking Daddy Dancing (Free Summer Music Events)

Let me preface this by saying, I usually let my daughter pick out gifts for others, for any special occasion, by herself. I want to instill in her the joy of giving. So for every birthday or holiday I...


The Importance of Supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post to share information about supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.   All moms worry about their children. Some worries are small, others carry an enormous weight....


US Supreme Court LEGO replica at Mayfair Mall

Building Inspiration with the LEGO® Americana Roadshow

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post to share information about the LEGO® Americana Roadshow at Mayfair Mall. All thoughts and experiences shared are our own. After spending a week hanging out by the lake, it was rough adjusting to our summer routine....


Family-Friendly Milwaukee Area Bucket List for Summer 2015

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign to share information about the LEGO® Americana Roadshow. All events listed are ones we think make great family fun! Our summer seems to be filling up fast with playdates, swim lessons, dance lessons,...


Crockpot Cheeseburger Spaghetti Recipe

Crockpot Cheeseburger Spaghetti Recipe

Disclosure: The Zaycon Fresh ground beef used in this recipe was provided to us. I, of course, was thrilled since I love ordering Zaycon Fresh chicken breasts! Our referral link is included as well. When I can throw dinner in my Crock...


Zaycon Fresh ribs on the grill

Rock Your Grill This Summer With Zaycon Fresh

This post is sponsored by Zaycon Fresh, who we are super excited to work with again and look forward to receiving complimentary products. Our affiliate link is also included. Over the past couple years we’ve ordered boneless, skinless chicken breasts through...


Iron Man Coloring Page

Crayons Assemble for These Avengers Coloring Pages! #Avengers #AgeOfUltron

Are you excited to see Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON? We’re hoping to get a date night soon so we can see it in the theaters. I’ll probably print out these free Avengers coloring pages for the kids to have...


Wedding picture of Darcy and her mother.

Dear Mom, I’m Sorry #PutYourHeartToPaper

This is a sponsored conversation challenging me to think beyond a simple “I love you” for Mother’s Day. So, I sat down to think about my relationship with my mom and want to share my thoughts with you. Dear Mom, First...


“Vision of Tomorrow” Featurette #Tomorrowland

Story Synopsis From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen...


Maple Salmon Filets Recipe {Soy Free, Gluten Free}

My friend AH has provided another delicious recipe she created with her order from Door to Door Organics to share with all of you! While I didn’t get a chance to taste it, I did think it smelled amazing. Maple Salmon...


Mom Confession: I Didn’t Make My Own Baby Food

This is a sponsored conversation about transitioning babies to solid foods. All thoughts and experiences shared are my own. Before I had kids I had lots of ideas about the type of mother I wanted to be. I don’t want...


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 or colored pencils. We’ve tried...


I’m Afraid to Step Back on the Scale

I haven’t stepped on a scale in at least six months. It all trickled down. I abandoned a weight loss plan that was giving me results, I became more lax in tracking my indulgences, I abandoned Couch to 5k,...


Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON New Extended Clip #Avengers #AgeofUltron

With each new movie clip, I get more excited to see Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON when it comes to theaters May 1st. Guess we’ll need to schedule a date night for it! If you saw the trailer that aired...


What If Your Emotions Were INSIDE OUT? [Trailer] #InsideOut

With a 2 and 4 year old in the house, the kids experience a variety of emotions on any given day. They are continually working on how to express big feelings, and I’m constantly learning how to help them...


Baked Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops Recipe {Soy Free, Gluten Free}

This recipe is brought to you by our partnership with Door to Door Organics. Recently my good friend AH shared her thoughts on ordering from Door to Door Organics and why getting groceries delivered by them rocks. I find the...


Get Ready to Shop the Spring Germantown/Port Washington JBF Sale & Save! #JBFSale

I’m working with JBF Germantown/Port Washington to help spread the word about their upcoming spring JBF Sale March 11-15. I’ve consigned and shopped with them in the past and love it!  Spring is almost here, I swear, and with that...


5 Reasons to Love Door to Door Organics

Disclosure: We were provided with a shopping credit in order to try out Door to Door Organics and share our thoughts with you. We’re also sharing a $10 off code on first time orders and giving away shopping credits. Grocery...