• Happy Prime Day!! I’m so excited to be shopping all the deals today, how about you?? #ad Lucky for us, my fave @kindsnacks are on sale! You can stock up just in time for the craziness of back to school. This Caramel Almond and Sea Salt bar is sweet and salty with just 5g of sugar! It’s keeping me going while I shop all day. 😉 #kindcollective #bekindtoyourself #primeday #amazonprimeday
  • Blaire cleaned her room and made her bed today. I think it’s so cute when she makes her bed and carefully arranges her animals! She usually cleans her room once a week, Sunday is the perfect day to start fresh. The majority of her toys are in there, she gets them all set up how she wants and I just feel bad making her put them away! Do your kids pick up their toys every night?
#homedecor #potterybarn #pbteen #homesweethome #livesimple #simplelife #motherhoodinspired #motherhoodintheraw
  • Well we don’t have a Nordstrom near us, but we do have an Aldi. Most of their summer items are on clearance and we scored this sweet pool for $7. Winner, winner. 🦄☀️ #blaireandben
#summer #momentsiwanttoremember #aldifinds #motherhood
  • messy house, no makeup, and a kid who doesn’t want to wake up from his late car nap... meaning bedtime will be difficult. But what’s so different about that?! 🤪☹️ When your kids come out of your bed for the 1937 time tonight, just know you’re not alone. •
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  • If you need me I’ll be here taking a nap. JK. I’ll be in the car, curled up with my maternity pillow eating milk duds... hopefully taking a nap at some point. And I already changed into a comfy tee and some shorts that won’t button for the 6 hour drive. 🤣🤣🤣 How’s your Monday going?
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  • this. kid. He just melts me with how freaking adorable he is. Then he will go and say something like “Mama I want my binky NOWWWW” and then I remember he’s just as crazy as he is cute. 😍😝 #benjaminp
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  • Happy Fourth! It’s finally under 90° so we are out and waiting for fireworks to start! 🙌🏻 Hope you had a great day with your family. ❤️🇺🇸💥
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  • I’m 26 weeks now and this is how my every day goes.
stranger: when are you due?
me: October 8.
stranger: 😳😳😳😳
I can’t believe it’s only another 14 weeks to go! Ben was born just past 38 weeks, so it could only be another 12. 😬😬😬🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 #photobyblaire •
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  • Blaire walked in on me doing the dishes and asked if she could take over. After, she proclaimed she was really good at it so it should be her new “chore”. They’re all yours, kid. 🧽 Do your kids do chores? Do they get an allowance? #blairep
  • This kid! He loves the water just like his sister and they’d spend all day and night at the pool if we let them. I can’t wait for the long weekend! What are your plans for the 4th? 💥 #benjaminp
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  • #ad You guys know we bought our forever home in March, after nearly a year of looking. Finding the right home is stressful! We lucked out and found one in an AMAZING neighborhood! While we love our house and love the location, there are a few things that need to be updated. Like the windows… and while they don’t NEED to be replaced immediately, we know they need to be replaced in the near future and it’s going to be a big job.
We are lucky because my dad is an electrician and super handy! But something like windows? That’s something even he suggests we leave to a professional. I’m so excited to be able to use @HomeAdvisor to match us with a professional for the job! They have been the best resource for planning and budgeting this huge project. You can find a link in my bio to learn more about using HomeAdvisor to get matched for any home improvement project, from remodels to pools to fences, they’ll help you find the right match! #HomeAdvisor
January 30, 2017

Taming Toddler Hair


Thank you to So Cozy for sponsoring today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I’ll be honest, doing Blaire’s hair is not always my favorite part of our morning routine. I typically save it for last since it’s always a struggle. If it was up to her, she’d never brush her hair and would just sport her bed head all day. She’d also never wash her hair, as she’s always worried the water is going to get in her eyes. Our morning usually goes something like this…

Me: “Blaire, come here. Let me do your hair quick.”

Blaire: “No. Me just want crazy hair today.”

Me: “PLEASE! You cannot have crazy hair today. We have to hurry. We are late.”

Blaire: “No thanks, mom.”

Me: …….

So Cozy Haircare ProductsLuckily, since starting Blaire’s new daycare at the beginning of the month, we’ve gotten into a new and improved morning routine. She is waking up earlier in the morning and her new daycare is less of a drive, which means more time in the morning for us to eat breakfast and hang out. I still save doing her hair for one of the last steps each morning. And I’ve realized if I let her play on her iPad while I do it, it usually results in wayyy less of a struggle (and also way less of an opinion on how I style her hair).

For the past few weeks, we’ve been using So Cozy and we’re loving it. It’s free from harsh chemicals and contains only non-toxic ingredients. And not only is it safe, it smells realllllly good and it makes Blaire’s hair really soft. We use the little rubberbands since she still doesn’t have a ton of hair, and I always feels bad when I take them out at the end of the night because they take some of her hairs with them. Well… not anymore! Since using the So Cozy Detangler, they slide right out. It’s a win/win because we haven’t had a problem with her pig tails falling out, they just come out much easier when I am ready to take them out. We use the Detangler daily. I use the Styling Cream (a teeny bit of it!) when I put her hair up in pig tails because I can just wrap each pig tail around my finger and they get the cutest little curls at the ends. 

So Cozy Haircare ProductsSo Cozy Haircare ProductsSo Cozy Haircare ProductsBlaire 3 Years Old Blaire 3 Years OldSo Cozy Haircare Products3-in-1- Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Wash | Detangler | Styling Cream

If you’re ready to try So Cozy, you can find them at Target (and CVS & Walgreens) AND if you buy before February 13, you can enter to win their Family Vacation Sweepstake! Just save your receipt and then log onto http://socozy.com/sweepstakes. There you’ll upload a picture of their receipt to be entered into the sweepstake. (IN-STORE PURCHASES ONLY.) The total value of the prize is $10,000! and you can read all of the details here: http://socozy.com/blog/diplomat-hotel-vacation-giveaway.

Is your kiddo’s haircare routine a struggle? Have you tried So Cozy? I’d love to hear in the Comments below!

Taming Toddler Hair with SoCozy

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    January 31, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    This is adorable and as a mom with a son who has wild hair I think I could use these tips!

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    January 31, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    We love SoCozy too! Parker hates having her hair brushed. The detangler is going to be our best friend!

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    February 1, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I need to try these products on my girl she’s almost 17 months and has crazy hair! Thank you!

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    Chanel van Reenen
    February 1, 2017 at 11:03 am

    she is adorable! i have been hearing so much about this brand and really need to try it out for my kids!

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    February 1, 2017 at 11:34 am

    We absolutely love it too!

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    Janette Shearer
    February 1, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Oh my goodness.. we so need this! My Zoe is the queen of crazy hair and it breaks my heart to hear her cry!

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    February 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    we love the so cozy detangler too! and I totally get the getting ready in the morning struggle. my emmy is the same way,.

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    Samantha Kuzyk-Raising Twincesses
    February 1, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    oooh that sounds like a great haircare brand for littles! love that it’s non toxic and bonus that is smells good!

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    February 1, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    My family’s hair is TANGLE genetic haha. I really want to try the detangler!

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    Jessica Lynnj
    February 1, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    tangled hair brings back memories of my mom brushing those tangles out of my hair. OUCH! My daughter is starting to get tangles in her hair, so I need to keep this in mind for the near future.

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    Kristie Baugh
    February 1, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Your daughter has beautiful hair! My girl has crazy bed head, the detangler would help so much! I’ll have to check it out!

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    February 1, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I so need to try this with my little ones. They have so much hair!

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    February 2, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I love her hair!! I’ve heard nothing but great things about this product!

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    February 2, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I use SoCozy products for my daughter’s curly hair and love it! I will never go back to another product!

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    Brittany @ Sunshine Momma
    February 2, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    That sounds exactly like my every day conversation with my toddler LOL! I need to try this because her hair is frizzy and curly.

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    Heydy Lopez
    February 3, 2017 at 11:03 am

    I think SoCozy is a must have for Curly Hair ! I wonder if they sell to Canadians … :P

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    Ashley J.
    February 4, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    lol @ “No thanks mom”, so politely rebellious.

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