Product Review – Maui Moisture Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner 

One of the biggest concerns I have as a mother to be is making sure baby has only the best and most natural things getting to him or her for me. An area of concern was beauty products and so I decided to set aside my normal shampoo and conditioner, which work great but have artificial colors and scents and are not organic and try a new brand. Today’s review is of Maui Moisture Coconut Milk and Shampoo Conditioner, which I picked up at my local grocery store.

As a very visual person the beautiful blue bottle and name that reminded me of our honeymoon caught my attention right away. I was intrigued by the all natural and vegan ingredients. 

The instructions for use are similar but do not include the helpful addition of how much to use, so I had to play it by ear. The first two times I used the shampoo and conditioner like I would use regular shampoo and conditioner. The third time when rereading to try to find out exactly how much conditioner to use, I realized it was supposed  to be left in for 5 minutes then rinsed – oops.

The shampoo and conditioner work great and the conditioner worked even better when I followed the directions fully. My hair has been very manageable – both easier to brush and even easy to style with just my fingers as I did for this quick photo after having my hair windblown.


I do wish the bottles would outline just how much of each to use, so the product would last me longer, and explain a bit more about what some of the ingredients with more scientific names do as they have a warning about washing either out of eyes immediately, but these are only a small part of the total product experience.

They are found in most supermarkets, many retail stores and on Amazon.

Rating – four and a half baby booties out of five 

~ Danielle 

Throw Back Thursday – SF Giants – Home Opener as a Special Road Trip 

Last year was the first time I was able to take off work to join Matt to view the San Francisco Giants’ Home Opener. Rather than a home based party as is his tradition, we combined the day with road trip to complete some very special errands as part of the process to get our marriage license.

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San Francisco Giants – Home Opener Party – Perri Style 

For the last nine years Matt has made a tradition of watching the San Francisco Giants Home Opener at home with food and beer and guests when possible. This year I was able to join as did his mom, Candy.

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Book Review – Expecting 411

My book review today is of a book that is on some ways the polar opposite to the one I reviewed last week. Pregnancy 411 is written by two physicians, an OB, and a pediatrician, who both are also moms to two children each. They are able to write both as professionals and mothers, and the book is richer for their combined experiences.


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Week Eleven of Development 

Our baby is now in week eleven of development. This correlates to the size of a fig, or as they are not quite in season, the size of a date. We wore our San Francisco Giants jerseys in honor of the opening day for our team at home, which I’ll write about later this week.


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Our Insurance Company and Prenatal Expenses 

I’ve been blessed with good health over my life, something I am very gratfeful for. As a result I do not have a lot of experience in dealing with insurance companies for myself for non routine visits. It was with great confusion that Matt and I had received a letter form our insurance company denying our ultrasound expense. We’ve been doing our best to understand the ins and ours of our insurance but it’s been confusing in the way navigating the maze below might be.

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Urgent Care Visit for Heavy Cough 

When I had my first OB appointment with Dr. G, he gave me a bunch of literature on pregnancy including a yellow sheet with over the counter medicines I could take safely during my pregnancy. Now, with a cough lasting three days and  getting especially worse this morning, I decided to start my day at Urgent Care. As I was there early, I was the second patient signed in. The triage nurse had me put on a mask and gown.

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