The Wet Brush: Best Detangling Brush {Review + Giveaway ENDS 9/4}

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Disclosure: I was provided with The Wet Brush for the purpose of writing this review.

There is one hair battle I have fought long and hard my entire life: Thick hair.

Many people say they would love to have hair as thick as mine. Well people, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be…It takes SO long to dry and style, hence, it usually is up or looking like a hot mess because ain’t no mama got time for that. Also? It’s hard to brush through, therefore I’m already counting down the days until I can donate 10″ of it to Wigs 4 Kids!

It seems my Kinley is going to have this issue as well. Karina still has baby hair, but the constant toddler rat nest in the back may be an indication of what’s to come. Needless to say, hair brushing in our house is a constant battle.

I was ecstatic to learn about The Wet Brush, the best detangling brush ever, from my local blogging friend Coupon Savvy Sarah, and knew I had to give it a shot.

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Calm Preschool Anxiety With These Books

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Calm Preschool Anxiety With These 7 Books

Something nobody warned me about when we starting approaching 4 years old…ANXIETY.

My daughter has always been the shy and cautious type. There’s no way around it — if she’s uncomfortable in a situation, she will let us know. Otherwise, she can be very loud, opinionated and sing…a lot. This makes waking up each day interesting because we never know which Kinley we’re going to get!

When we started chatting about what was going to happen at school this fall, she went into worry mode. With her being an October birthday, we already know she won’t attend kindergarten until she’s 6. We did a 2-year-old program last year {despite her being 3 most of the year}, where it was structured like preschool, but I was there to help if she needed me.

This year, she will be going alone. And she is SO worried about it. Even though she did great on her own last year, will have the same teacher and some of the same kids in her class.

There’s only so much I can tell her to calm her fears, so I have turned to books to help explain how much fun school can really be. We have read LOTS and LOTS of books, and these are the ones I felt resonated with her the best. Of course, these can apply to any child heading to school, but since I have a preschooler, I focused on ones that were most suitable for her age group {3-5}.

Help calm preschool anxiety with these books! Here’s my list of 7 great reads perfect for showing your preschool-aged child there’s nothing to fear at school:

I Love You All Day Long

I Love You All Day Long

Owen’s anxious question prompts this heartwarming, comforting tale of how a parent’s love stays with a child whether they are together or apart — all day long.

{I already plan to use this concept when dropping her off at school those first nerve-wracking days!}
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Think Walgreens for Back-To-School Immunizations + Tips for Anxiety! #GiveaShot #CollectiveBias

Get A Shot, Give A Shot

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Back-to-School time means back to the doctor in every mom’s world for vaccinations. Not sure about you all, but we spend SO much time at the doctor these days for check-ups between me and my three […]

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Miles’ Birth Story: Third Child Charm

Meeting Miles

Last Wednesday I went in for my midwife appointment at 40 weeks, 5 days. She swept my membranes for the third time. THIRD time’s a charm, right? I was dilated to 4cm and 80 percent effaced. But where was my baby?! After she reassured me it would be literally a day or two, I went […]

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Still Pregnant. {40+ Weeks}


Friday was my due date. I was really hoping I would be sharing baby boy’s birth story by now, but alas, here we are…3 days overdue so far. If you’ve never gone past your due date, you probably don’t really get how this feels. Friday was a tough day overall since I’ve had plenty of signs that labor […]

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Get Your Cape! The Super Run Ann Arbor is September 6, 2014 {+ Giveaway ENDS 8/17} #TheSuperRunA2

Super Run Ann Arbor Discount Code

You guys. I seriously cannot WAIT to lace up my running shoes once this baby is here…So I was ecstatic to learn about this SUPER awesome race perfect for getting kiddos involved and pumped up about fitness! This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. ABOUT: The Super Run will be in Ann […]

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Revisit TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Films Next Week For FREE At Emagine Royal Oak

TMNT at Emagine Royal Oak

I don’t know about you all, but I loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles growing up {specifically, I wanted to be April}. I love that it’s coming back around and Kinley is even starting to take an interest in it and recently even picked out a TMNT toothbrush because she thinks they are awesome. I mean, […]

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Family Fun in Southeast Michigan in August 2014

Family Fun in Southeast Michigan in August 2014

Oh man…It’s just about AUGUST! How crazy is that? This summer has flown. Hope you all are getting out and having fun before school starts back up! Here’s some ideas for family friendly things to do around Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Lansing and the surrounding areas in the month ahead. Mark your calendar and be sure […]

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Letter To My Daughter On Her Second Birthday: My Dear Karina

Karina, Age 2

My Dearest Karina, It’s hard to even write Karina, because to me you are Kar, Kar-Boo, Karina-Bo-Bina, Kar Bars, sugar booger, and more. Seriously, your list of nicknames may be slightly out of control. But truly, they seem to sum you up well: You are a little spark plug, and I can’t believe you are […]

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Love the Pinkalicious Books? Check Out Pinkalicious The Musical In Detroit November 21-23, 2014

Pinkalicious Artwork

If you have a child in the 3-8 years old age range with an active imagination, this will be one show you do not want to miss! We absolutely love the Pinkalicious book series in our house and rent them from the library often. Even though Kinley LOVES the color blue and doesn’t like pink […]

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Looking For A Stroller? Consider The Urbini Omni 3-in-1 Travel System #MC #UrbiniBaby

Urbini Omni 3-in-1 Travel System

I participated in a Blog Blast on behalf of Mom Central for Urbini. I received information from Urbini to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Please note: I only applied for this opportunity because I genuinely love this stroller and shopping for baby at As […]

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Enter to Win Family 4-Pack Passes for Oakland County Waterparks {4 Winners!} ENDS 8/5/14

Oakland County Waterparks

I received my own passes from Oakland County Parks and Recreation to the waterparks for the purpose of this post. Mother Nature’s thermostat has been cranked these past few days, which means one thing: WATER FUN. We are lucky to have tons of lakes, splash pads and more in this area, but two mega fun Oakland […]

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