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5 Creative Baby Shower Gifts

I’ve attended plenty of baby showers in my life and the gift pile always looks similar from party to party. Onesies, diaper pails, and breastfeeding pillows fill the tables. As each gift is unwrapped I cross my fingers the recipient isn’t about to receive…

July 9, 2019
DIY Featured Home Parenting

Upcycled Dinosaur Toy DIY

  A few weekends back I hit the thrift stores with my mom. We were on the lookout for some unique decor for the nursery, something I’d struggled with finding. Charlie’s room is a mixture of white, gray, blush, and sage, so the typical…

June 28, 2019
Buffalo Featured Marriage

Date Night Fishing on the Niagara River

Tyler and I don’t get out enough for date nights. I think sometimes we are both so tired from the chaos of the kids, work, and general life responsibilities that we fall into staying at home. Lately we’ve expressed to each other that we…

June 3, 2019
Featured Parenting

To the Moms Who Are Struggling with Breastfeeding

For four years I walked hand-in-hand with jealousy. It’s something I consciously struggled with, constantly talking myself off the ledge after letting myself know I wasn’t being rational. The notion still lived in my body deep down. It all stemmed from feeling like a…

April 25, 2019
Featured Parenting

Baby Boy Names We Almost Picked

As I mentioned before in my list of baby girl names we would have picked, Charlie was always going to be a Charlie. Initially we had decided it would be his middle name after a contentious battle over whether or not we would roll…

April 24, 2019
Family Featured Parenting

Breastfeeding After Formula

Since the moment Charlie was born, I’ve had a flurry of friends and medical professionals asking how he’s being fed. What’s interesting to me about this is that when I say Charlie is breastfed, nearly everyone assumes Fox was too. Let me back up…

March 25, 2019
Family Featured Parenting

How We’re Adjusting as a Family of 4

When my husband and I got together, we started talking seriously about what our road to building our family would look like. We decided on 2-3 kids after a few years of marriage and traveling, back-to-back so they’d be close in age. Then Fox…

March 20, 2019
Family Featured Parenting

Charlie’s Birth Story

Our Charlie was due to arrive March 9th. Starting around 20 weeks of pregnancy, I started to get very painful contractions that came about every 2-5 minutes, so by the end of February I was completely freaking out. I was convinced that I wouldn’t…

March 19, 2019
Featured Parenting

Newborn Must-Haves for Second Baby

I learned a lot about baby brands the first time around. We were lucky enough to receive a lot of hand-me-downs from family, but we also put a ton of our own money into trial and error deciding what products we actually needed, which…

February 5, 2019