• traded in the root beer float for a sno cone tonight... jk might still have a root beer float once the kids are asleep. 🤪 what better way to celebrate the end of the golf tournament that lasted 3 days but aged me 33 years?! •
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  • today was the due date for our baby who we miscarried at Christmas. It’s a hard thing to mourn this day for our baby in heaven, knowing we will have our baby girl here with us in a few months. it makes me feel like I don’t appreciate this rainbow baby, but I do. obviously. being pregnant so quickly after our miscarriage has helped me to cope, but this day was still hard. my anxiety has been high these past few weeks. I’ve been trying to give myself grace, but as moms it can be so hard to make time for ourselves, to prioritize our own health. —
as I sat in the waiting room at my OBGYN yesterday I couldn’t help but think of all the times I’ve sat there, broken-hearted. during my fertility appointments while we were trying for our second baby. during all of the ultrasounds and appointments for my pregnancy in December. seeing people come out with their strips of ultrasound papers. laughing and smiling over their sweet baby. something I had done before without giving a second thought to the fact that other people in the exact same waiting room might be having one of the worst days of their life. I wondered if anyone there was having one of their worst days and prayed for everyone there. —
I’m not sure there’s really any point to this other than to say life is full of good and bad, ups and downs. if you are going through a bad time now, just know you’re not alone. this bad time will pass.
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people don’t always share their bad, so can’t we all just treat others the way we want to be treated? be kind. be the reason someone smiles instead of being another reason they frown. •
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  • ice cream outside with two of my favorite people. when it’s only 70° outside you can actually eat your ice cream without it melting all over us... and by us I mean them. 👆🏻👆🏻 #blaireandben
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  • It makes such a difference to my mental health when I prioritize some “me time” in my schedule. Instead of rushing around cleaning up toys or folding laundry during nap/rest time, I’ve been sneaking outside to read a few chapters in my book and relax in the sunshine. The weather has been perfect these past few weeks! [#ad] These mini @kindsnacks nacks bars are the perfect size and they’re only 100 calories… which means I don’t have to feel guilty when I grab both a Caramel Almond Mini AND a Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt for my snack. 😜#KINDcollective #bekindtoyourself #backtoschool
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  • our ultrasound this weekend confirmed our final little babe is, indeed, a baby girl. I think she looks just like her big brother. If she follows in his footsteps we will meet her in just 6 weeks! so now I’m slightly freaking out about all of the random things we need for her since I’ve basically done 0 prep. 😬 #thirdchildproblems •
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  • Enjoying one last long weekend road trip before Blaire starts school in a few weeks. I spent the day shopping and ended it with an XL root beer float 😂... the perfect day! We are heading to Omaha tomorrow where I just might have booked an ultrasound to check on this baby. 😬 I’m so excited!
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  • we have been to the pool every day this week! our house may have toys covering every surface and the laundry is piled up (both the clean AND dirty laundry). But both kids have gone right to sleep each night and I’ve ended the night with a root beer float, you know as my reward for being so cool and hanging at the pool all afternoon. 🤣
  • snack break #benjaminp | Less than 3 months and we’ll be adding another kiddo to our crew. I have been looking back through baby pictures and am just so dang excited to meet this new baby. I can’t wait to see if they look like either of their siblings... also can’t wait to find out if it’s really a she or a he! 🤪🤣
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  • My little daredevil. I can’t believe he’s going to be a big brother in just a few months! #benjaminp
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  • Prepping for our third baby has been pretty easy so far. I guess when you have an older sister and brother, plus a mama who likes to hold on to everything from her babies, there isn’t a ton of shopping to do. The kids are having fun picking out little gifts to give baby sister in the hospital (something Blaire still talks about from when Ben was born), little toys here and there, PJs, and this @babyeinstein 4-in-1 Kickin Tunes Music & Language Discovery Gym at @target. I wasn’t joking when I said they wanted to test it out! #babyeinstein #ignitecuriosity #socialspotters
January 30, 2017

Taming Toddler Hair

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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. 

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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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    Alexie
    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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    Kerry
    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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    Melissa
    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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    Claudia
    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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    jessgrune
    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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    Livi
    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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    Shannon
    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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    lifeofaministermom
    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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    nbanuelosblog
    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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  • another day, another doctors appointment for someone in our crew. today it’s Ben. he was up overnight saying his ear hurt — a double ear infection for him. luckily the kid loves taking medicine and hasn’t let his ears get him down! as long as he’s up moving around they’re fine, but the second he lays down... 😭😭😭. hoping our poor buddy is feeling better tomorrow. do you feel like you need a frequent flier card for your pediatrician? just me? okay. #blaireandben #itsfinewerefine
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