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Registry Items That Will Grow with Your Baby

Admittedly, when I made a baby registry for Fox I picked items solely by their looks. When I was wrapping up the list I realized almost all the major items were from Graco! I already knew they were beautiful products, but it was time…

August 27, 2019
Featured Home Parenting

Keeping Hardwood Clean for Kids

There’s been a lot of changes happening within our home in the recent months. Fox has been growing like a weed, with full-blown opinions and tastes that change seemingly every day. And our newest, Charlie, has been learning new tricks whenever he wakes up…

July 28, 2019
Featured Parenting

How to Care for Baby’s Skin This Summer

Thank you Baby Dove for sponsoring this post. When my first son, Fox, was a baby it was painfully obvious that he had sensitive skin. From the day he was born we battled with redness and dry, flaky skin, but as soon as he…

July 19, 2019
Family Featured Parenting

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
Featured Home

Schoolhouse-Themed Little Boy’s Bedroom

I hate to admit it, but Fox had never really slept in his bed until recently. I’d tried just about everything from Dockatot shifting, “big boy” bed with his original crib mattress, new bedding, new stuffed animals, a fancy nightlight, and more. Getting myself…

June 23, 2019
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Buffalo’s Best Spots, According to Me

When I moved back to Buffalo in 2018, I felt like I was learning my city all over again. Not only was I showing my California-born and raised husband the 716 ropes, but a lot had also changed while I was away. Add the…

June 20, 2019
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4 Easy Ways to Update Any Room

We’ve somehow managed to turn the Family Room to the Playroom, the Living Room to the Family Room, Fox’s Room to the Nursery, and the Nursery to Fox’s room in 3 weeks flat. It’s been a whirlwind of redecorating in the McElhaney household and I’ve…

June 15, 2019