Meet Monat Junior at Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

Cookie Cutters

What a joy it is to announce that it is my turn for MOMtrepreneur May at Cookie Cutters Salon in Manhattan Beach, CA.

In honor of both Mothers Day and their 1 year Anniversary in the South Bay, Cookie Cutter Haircuts for Kids in Manhattan Beach, CA is opening it’s doors to mothers across the South Bay that are working hard to provide for their families.

On each weekend day throughout the month of May, a local MOMtrepreneur was selected and invited into the salon to showcase their business. Everyone in the community is invited to come learn about the business, support local moms, and support Cookie Cutters! The businesses range from beauty, wellness, health, and clothing. All of the weekend dates are listed below:

  • 5/5:  Rodan + Fields / Debbie Presson, Independent Consultant (beauty)
  • 5/6:  LipSense / Georgina Pattison (beauty)
  • 5/12: Luluroe / Julie Strassner (clothing)
  • 5/19: Monat / Julia Burge (luxury hair care products)
  • 5/20: Zooga Yoga / Jennifer Whitaker (health and wellness)
  • 5/26: Dear Gaga / Agnes Depinska (children’s clothing)
  • 5/27: DotDotSmile + St. Littles / Rachelle St. Clair (girl’s clothing)

Additional detail for my May 19th event:


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Dare to Compare, Why Every Parent Must Read This!

Dare to Compare! Why Every Parent Must Read ThisHello my wonderful readers, I had been drafting this post since yesterday, but low and behold the powers of the universe must have known what I was up to because an amazing offer popped in my email box this morning. I will share that a bit later!!! In today’s post I am doing a listing of all the ingredients in the three most recognizable baby shampoo’s in the United States. Below you will find Monat Junior Shampoo, Johnson’s Baby Shampoo and Honest Brand Purely Simple Shampoo and Body Wash.

In full disclosure I am a Monat Market Partner and I do intend to show you that Monat Junior is worth switching to. When it comes to our children and what we put on them and in them I am a full proponent of giving them the best.

When you become a parent everything else pales in comparison and your senses become heightened to what your children are being exposed to. Now I have read many an article about how certain chemicals and additives in our children’s shampoos has been leading to an increase in childhood cancers, this is why I sought out the best of the best. When Monat Junior was first introduced to me I was appreciative and thankful because up until then I had been using the Honest Brand which as you will see below has its concerns.

My research lead me to the EWG’s Cosmetic Database. I searched each and every ingredient individually. What is the EWG? “EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from published scientific literature to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. EWG indicates the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in a product – not the product itself. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any.”

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Why I Do What I Do, My Monat Debut

Why I Do What I Do, My Monat Debut

In the middle of editing my blog post last week I had my final ultrasound appointment. During that doctor’s appointment I received news that my amniotic fluid was dangerously low. While I contemplated what to do next my doctor had different plans. She advised me that I was going straight to the hospital to deliver baby Parker! 

So much rushes through your head when you need to go to the hospital asap. I was thinking – but I have to work; I have to finish my blog post; will Austin make it home in time to take me; will my mother in law make it in time to watch Morgan? So many things to consider, so many things that might or might not have mattered given the dire situation. 

The one thing that truly mattered however was the fact that the day after I was sent to the hospital I gave birth to a healthy baby boy!

Parker Montgomery Burge
Parker Montgomery Burge

Parker Montgomery Burge entered the world on 11-7-2017 at 7:11pm! If that’s not a sign of lucky things to come I don’t know what is. In fact lately a lot of lucky things have been happening. My blog has been getting a lot more notice; Austin and I might actually be making headway with finally finding a home; and my co-worker Berlyn approached me with an opportunity I just couldn’t refuse. 

Berlyn and I work for the same large Fortune 10 company. Although, we both love our careers, our passions are with our families. She is a mom on a mission as am I, we both want the very best for our growing families. I saw that Berlyn was well on her way to fulfilling her financial goals, and I wanted to know her secret! She was more than kind enough to share it with me. Now that I have her secret I’m going to share it with all of you!

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