Amani's First Ramadan and What It Meant to Me

Every year during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world fast from dawn until dusk as an act of worship. Children, elderly, and nursing or pregnant mothers are exempt. With Amani just barely two months at the start of this Ramadan, I knew I wouldn’t be fasting along with my family and friends. To say I felt left out is an understatement. It didn’t feel like Ramadan to me, but I had a very good excuse for not fully participating.

Amani's First Ramadan and What It Meant To Me

When Grandma Comes

My mom came to visit over the weekend and there is nothing quite like seeing your parents be grandparents to your children.

Grandparents

Grandparents

Get Squeaky Clean with Kohl's Adorable Bathtime Goodies

Bathtime is one of my favorite times. What’s not to love about splashing in the water, bubble baths, and fresh, clean kiddos at the end of it all? As a mama to four, most of the time I have to bathe them each quickly in order to get through them all in a reasonable amount of time. That may mean less fun for the sake of efficiency. But with the adorable bathtime products from Kohl’s, we can now infuse some fun into their baths. Washcloth sets, robes, and hooded towels featuring their favorite Disney characters including, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Finding Nemo, are all available. Check out these great goodies that make bathtime fun and efficient.

Get Squeaky Clean With Kohls Adorable Bath Time Goodies

Catching a Glimpse of the Fastest Growing Toddler

For nearly two and a half years, she was the baby of the family. She is known to all as “Baby Z.” Her baby status is something that I figured would stay with her always. I still consider all of my daughters as “my babies,” but there’s something about Zaynab that has let that baby feeling linger. However, that all changed when Amani was born.

Fastest Growing Toddler

Four Years a Mother

Last week, my first baby turned four.

I can hardly believe that the tiny baby I brought home from the hospital now carries on complete conversations, dresses herself every morning, and has hair past her shoulders.

But while she’s not even recognizable as that tiny baby anymore, a few things haven’t changed in the four years I’ve been a mother.

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