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.

You Know Baby is Teething When...

With every milestone Amani has gone through, the signs have been there. Her tendency to roll to her left side every time I placed her down led to her rolling over. She loved tummy time, which led to strengthened upper body muscles, strong enough to start crawling. Then she began to reveal the newest milestone upon us — teething!

Teething Baby

Why I've Said 'Hakuna Matata' to Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding wasn’t easy for me at first. I struggled with my first child. Even though it is a natural thing, she just didn’t take to it very well at the beginning, and I hardly knew how to remedy any problem. I reached out to lactation consultants constantly for help and support. Eventually my daughter and I got the hang of it. I was surprised at how easy and convenient it was for me once I realized what I was doing. With my following girls, I had a bunch of tips and tricks up my sleeve to keep nursing going smoothly. So when Amani was born, I was surprised to find myself worried about breastfeeding again.

Baby Breastfeeding

My Little Squirt's First Big Girl Bath

Thanks to Disney for sponsoring this post and giving me a Finding Nemo tub and Finding Nemo bath squirters for free.

Amani is a tiny little character. Somehow, she seems so small, but she’s actually bigger than her sisters were at her age. The size of her clothes correlates perfectly with her exact age, sometimes even sizing up. All the while, she appears so little. Perhaps it’s this illusion that she’s still a tiny fish that had me always bathing her in my bathroom sink. After mopping up all the water off the floor from another bath, I realized it’s finally time to move her up to something bigger and more comfortable.

Amani First Bath

The Cutest Reusable Snack Bags + 3 Fun Uses

Bumkins has rolled out with some of the cutest Disney snack bags! They’re absolutely adorable and perfect for adding a splash of Disney magic to your day. No matter how messy the snack, the reusable bags can be washed in the wash machine or dishwasher. With a variety of characters to chose from, you can coordinate your snack bag with your little one’s outfit. Think outside of the snack box with the following fun ideas for these versatile bags.

Bumkins Disney Baby Reusable Snack Bag

A Daily Dose of Sisterly Bonding

Every day, we have our routine of waking up and preparing for the day. Brushing teeth, breakfast, making beds, finding a missing shoe; every day it’s the same thing. I do what I can to get the girls ready for their day at school, then send them on their way. Once they’re out the door, a new routine begins with my two little ones. Breakfast clean up, changing their clothes, and a quick tidy up of the house before I plop down on the couch to nurse Amani. All morning it’s “go, go, go” to get everything and everyone ready for the day.

But there’s one daily routine that reminds me to stop and savor the bond growing between my daughters.

Sisterly Bonding
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