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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 Health

Why I Chose to Seek Out a Counselor Pre-Baby

Although it’s becoming easier to talk about, mental health is still considered taboo in a variety of situations. When you’re about to have a baby, it’s scary to share with others that you’re headspace might not be in the exact place you’d hope it…

February 27, 2019
Buffalo Featured Home

Best Ways to Winterize Your Home

You’ve probably heard a lot about energy conservation for years and years, and if you’re anything like me, you might have figured you were pretty limited in the actual amount of energy you and your family can actually conserve. But the truth is, there…

February 22, 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
DIY Featured Home

A Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Mantle

For as long as I could remember, the extent of my holiday decorating for the year exclusively featured a decorated Christmas tree and maybe a few pumpkins. Without family to host for the holidays and being without kids, it seemed like more work than…

February 4, 2019
Family Featured Food

3 Ways to Jumpstart Your Family’s Morning

I am not a morning person. I never have been and I probably never will be. I’m sleepy and sometimes grumpy because, without fail, my best ideas and creative bursts come late at night, keeping me up late and without rest. Not being a…

February 2, 2019
Featured Home

Building Healthy Habits That Benefit the Whole Family

Want to turn regular pregnancy nesting up 10 notches? Try Marie Kondo. I was already in full-on nesting mode over here, which meant heaps of cleaning, organizing, and decorating, so it seemed fitting to flip on Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. I watched a…

February 1, 2019
Beauty Featured Video

Morning Routine for a Productive Day

You already know I’m not a morning person, but you also may have figured out that I manage to get my checklist accomplished each day without fail. I’ve found that diving straight into work each day does not start me off on the right…

January 31, 2019
Featured Home

Valentine’s Gifts from the Heart

I have to admit that over the years my husband and I have forgotten a few Valentine’s Days. My son’s birthday falls exactly one week before and it feels like as soon as the excitement dies down from his special day, we look at…

January 30, 2019
Featured Food Parenting

Setting Healthy Postpartum Goals

I’ve given myself a lot of grace this pregnancy including naps on-demand, not picking up the house when my body just didn’t want to seem to let me, and eating whatever I want (so long as it was baby-safe). I figured that my body…

January 24, 2019
Featured Marriage

3 Steps to Relax with Your Spouse at Home

I don’t know about your family’s schedule, but Saturdays are just as chaotic as the work week. It isn’t until we hit Sunday that I truly feel like I can hit pause and fall off the radar for awhile. For most of our relationship…

January 19, 2019