Amnah Ibrahim

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Amnah Ibrahim is your typical everyday mom of three little girls. Everyday she's surrounded by library books, crayons, and dress-up clothes. A craft and sewing enthusiast, she's also a wanna-be photographer and risk taker in the kitchen. Find more great posts from Amnah Ibrahim at This Little Life of Mine, and follow her as she delights in her domestic roles on Twitter @LLifeOfMine and on Facebook.

My Crazy Nesting Shenanigans That Changed Everything

Home makeover shows hath no fervor like a preggo mama nesting. When that instinct kicks in, it is the real deal. If you want something done, write it on the to-do list of a nesting mom-to-be. She’ll never notice and will get the job done with motherly care and perfection.

I’ve nested before in my previous pregnancies. In my first pregnancy I found out my daughter’s gender specifically so that I can prepare her nursery. Washing, folding, and hanging clothes; assembling the crib and dresser; shopping for cute accessories; I did it all while nesting. Second pregnancy rolls around and I’m painting rooms, removing closet doors to rearrange furniture, and taking part in DIY projects for the nursery. With each pregnancy, I became more and more eager to prepare my nest. But with this fourth and final pregnancy, my nesting has kicked into super sonic overdrive.

Come On Get Happy! 20 Baby Names to Make You Smile

Clap along if you feel like “happy” is an awesome baby name meaning. I mean, who wouldn’t want to give their child a name that exudes joy and glee? Certainly Baby is bound to embody their happy name and grow up wearing a big adorable smile. Check out this smile-inducing list of girl and boy names that have “happy” and “joyful” meanings.

 

Happy Baby Names Sure to Make you Smile

Just Keep Swimming! 18 Splash Worthy Swimwear Pieces at Kmart

The weather is warming up across the country and we’re all rejoicing. With warm weather comes barbeques, increased outdoor play, and lots and lots of water play! From running through the sprinklers or splashing in a pool to chasing waves at the beach, we’re all in for a splash worthy time. All that water time calls for just the right swimwear and Kmart brings you an awesome assortment to choose from. Check out Kmart’s Disney Baby collection that offers swimwear featuring all your favorite Disney characters.  You’re sure to find a suit, or two, that will float your boat.

18 Disney Swimwear Pieces

Everything I Need for My Home Birth

I remember with my first two pregnancies, packing my hospital bag was so exciting. I would pack it and repack it, looking at all the contents, eager to put them to use in the hospital. But by my third pregnancy, I decided that a home birth was the direction I planned for. Technically, I didn’t have to pack anything–everything I could possibly want to make me comfortable was already in place. Home sweet home! However, there were certain items that I needed to purchase for the actual delivery and some additional things that would help me through my labor. I remember when I ordered my home birth kit and the small box arrived on my door step, I was completely surprised by how little was needed to have a baby at home.

What I Need for My Home Birth

Reflecting on the Final Days of My Last Pregnancy

This pregnancy’s days are numbered. No more counting months or weeks; I’ve reached the point of counting down days. Where did those previous 38 weeks go? The ones that felt as if they were dragging and never ending at times. Have I really reached the end of maternity jeans and insatiable pregnancy cravings of supermarket sushi and pickles? Am I closing this childbearing chapter of my life? I think so. And I am content.

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