5 Reasons to Ditch Your Cheap Shampoo and Conditioner

5 reasons to ditch your cheap shampoo and conditioner

Taking a stroll down your local grocery store’s shampoo aisle can be very intimidating. Between specialized formulas for hair types, chemically treated, or even curly hair, well, needless to say, there isn’t a shortage when it comes to shampoo and conditioner being accessible to everyone and their mom’s hair type. But, whether you’re shopping in a drug store, health store, or even your beauty salon, you need to arm yourself with knowledge to combat the toxic chemicals or irritants that lurk inside even the most popular brands of shampoo and conditioner!

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When Only Mom Will Do: mamaRoo by 4Moms

When Only Mom Will Do - Mamaroo
There are two types of parents who are curious about the mamaRoo by 4moms.

  1. New Parents. You’re expecting your first child and have seen the mamaRoo lined up next to various types of baby swings while completing your registry. It seems expensive and you’re trying to convince yourself that you really need it.
  2. Experienced Parents. Maybe you’re expecting your 2nd or 3rd child. You by-passed the mamaRoo the first time around (or it didn’t exist yet) because it didn’t fit into your budget. But, after struggling with a baby that didn’t know their night from day, or a colicky baby, or a baby that wouldn’t stop crying unless she was in mom or dad’s arms, you’re thinking that maybe a mamaRoo is necessary this time.

Either way, we’re glad you’re here. Today, we’re going to discover what makes the mamaRoo so unique and why we truly believe it’s the only infant seat you’ll ever need. 

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8 Reasons to Choose Recycled Plastic for Your Outdoor Activities

Summer has finally arrived, and if your family is anything like ours, you’ll be spending most of your time outdoors.

While many adventures need nothing more than a good imagination, we’d be lying if we told you that our backyards are free of a few simple items. Interestingly enough, most of them are made from recycled plastic! And, while we’re all for avoiding plastic when it comes to anything that might get close to our children’s digestive system, we’re 100% confident that recycled plastic is the way to go when it comes to outdoor activities. 

Need a little convincing? Here are 8 reasons you should choose recycled plastic too.

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31 Day Organization Challenge: Life Edition

It’s SUMMER! The kids are out of school, the weather is gorgeous, and you’re spending every evening on the front porch drinking a spiked lemonade without a care in the world. With the joys of summer also comes the free time of summer. If you’re sticking close to home this month, why not use some of that extra time in a productive and satisfying way?

That’s right, we’re launching another 31 Day Organization Challenge! If you joined us at the beginning of the year for our 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition and loved the motivation and intensity of whipping your house into tip top shape, then come along with us this summer while we organize pieces of our everyday life.

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Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone Photos

What exactly is meant by “the best camera is the one you have on you?” For some, that means throwing your DSLR in your diaper bag and using it to capture everyday moments; but is that really feasible for everyone? No. We are much more likely to have our iPhone (or other smartphone) with us while chasing our little ones around on the playground. It’s compact, easily fits into our back pocket (unless you have an iPhone 6 plus) and takes photos that could easily compete with any other point-and-shoot camera on the market.  But what are you doing with those photos? Today we discover how to get the most out of your iPhone photos. 

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Athleta: All Sport Activewear

If you are in need of activewear that works at the gym, the beach, and while out running errands, Athleta is your line. They offer fashionable options that you won’t want to change out of when your workout ends–and why should you? Throw a jacket or a sweater on over your tank or sports bra and get to knocking out your to-do list. We’re highlighting some outfits that show the versatility of their clothing for a variety of activities and styles.

#DMGETSFIT

Ready to Get Fit 2015? Throughout the next few months we’ll be posting regularly about fitness and nutrition. All of us here at Daily Mom will be right alongside you, taking steps to be healthier and offering each other encouragement. Be sure you keep up with our initiative for some great tips, recipes, ideas, activewear fashion, family fun activities, and inspiration on getting fit and being healthy. And remember–this is Daily Mom so we understand the responsibilities that come with having children and families as top priorities. We are here to help each other incorporate fitness and healthy choices into our everyday life.

Get involved with your fellow moms and keep us updated on your progress! Tag us with @dailymomtweets or @dailymomig and don’t forget our hashtag #dmgetsfit!

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Mommy Moments: Getting Fit During Deployment Changed My Life

There are times in our lives that define us. Moments that either pass us by leaving us feeling defeated, or moments where we are forced to grow and strengthen ourselves. As a mother, those moments seem to come almost daily as we are faced with decisions that leave lasting marks on the littlest humans we love so dearly. With such a huge task on our hands, we are often left to use our own experiences, hoping they will provide our children with the tools we gained in our own moments of success, or strife, so that they may be equipped to handle their own challenges when they arise.

#DMGETSFIT

Ready to Get Fit 2015? Throughout the next few months we’ll be posting regularly about fitness and nutrition. All of us here at Daily Mom will be right alongside you, taking steps to be healthier and offering each other encouragement. Be sure you keep up with our initiative for some great tips, recipes, ideas, activewear fashion, family fun activities, and inspiration on getting fit and being healthy. And remember–this is Daily Mom so we understand the responsibilities that come with having children and families as top priorities. We are here to help each other incorporate fitness and healthy choices into our everyday life.

Get involved with your fellow moms and keep us updated on your progress! Tag us with @dailymomtweets or @dailymomig and don’t forget our hashtag #dmgetsfit!

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Dining for Foodies with Families: San Antonio Edition

If you and your partner were foodies pre-children, it might seem like the fun of new food and dining experiences is something you need to retire until the children are older. But not so! There are plenty of family-friendly restaurants that can still satisfy a foodie’s palette, and in this new series we round up our favorite restaurants for “foodies for families” on a city by city basis. Exploring new venues, new tastes, and new experiences is something the whole family should be able to take part in. Read on for our top restaurant picks in San Antonio.

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Gear Guide: Doona by Simple Parenting – The Next Generation Car Seat

Your baby is naturally most comfortable in your arms. In fact, they may be so comfortable, that you find that the only way you can get anything done is by “wearing” your baby. However, doctors typically recommend that babies sleep lying flat on their back, to allow baby’s body to freely move; and encourage bone and muscle development. Furthermore, if you’re driving (or even just riding in the car), it just isn’t safe or legal to baby-wear. 

So, you buy an infant car seat to safely secure and restrain your baby while in transit. Then, you buy a stroller because who really wants to lug that car seat around whenever you get to your destination. But what if you could buy one piece of baby gear that offers a safe, practical and comfortable solution for carrying your baby inside and outside of the car? Doona was designed to do just that! 

Is it a car seat? Is it a stroller? It’s both! Doona is the world’s first infant car seat with a complete and fully integrated mobility solution designed for infants 4-34 lbs.

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4 Questions that Drive Personal Change

4 Questions that Drive Personal Change

We’ve all been there. We want to change something about our lives, but we don’t know where to start. We make resolutions, post our goals on Facebook and set off to take on the world. Unfortunately, for most of us, it seems that even our greatest efforts tend to go nowhere. 

So, how do you implement successful changes in your life? We’ve got four critical questions perfectly designed to drive personal change.

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Baby Monitor Guide: Summer Infant Sharp View HD

If you’ve been searching for a video monitor with the latest in HD technology, then the Summer Infant Sharp View HD system is for you! You get a crystal clear image–even at nighttime, plus the capability of zooming in on your little one by using your monitor for an even closer look. The monitoring system is customizable–with the option of adding cameras for the same child or multiple children, allowing you to switch between rooms, kids, and cameras with ease. Keep reading for more on all the great features included with the Sharp View HD system.

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Stay Sane this Summer with Sun, Stimulation and Staycations!

Summer’s here — hooray! The kids are home, the days are sunnier, hotter — and longer. Gulp. Now insert soundtrack of whiny “I’m bored’s,” Frozen playing for the millionth time in the background, the washing machine humming because your kids seem to always be getting sticky, muddy, and sweaty, and the sound of the ice cream truck rolling down the street promptly at nap time, no matter when nap time is.

Feel your pulse quickening? Don’t! We’ve got you covered with lots of fun, educational, and inexpensive (or free!) ideas. You’re welcome!

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Gear Guide: Tula Baby Carriers

There’s a reason why Tula ergonomic baby carriers are world-renowned in the baby-wearing world: they are amazing.  The Tula carrier will transform your life with your baby – making it easier to get things done during the day and bond with your baby at the same time.  There’s truly nothing like being close to your little one throughout the day: baby loves it, and mama can enjoy the closeness while working around the house, exercising outside, shopping, or whatever tasks are on the day’s to-do list.  And best of all? It’s comfortable.  So comfortable that you can actually wear a 45 pound toddler with ease.  

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