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.

A Miracle While Grocery Shopping!

If there’s anything you should know about Amani — besides the fact that she’s the sweetest little thing ever — it’s that she hates her car seat. My little girl is simply not a fan. While her sisters would happily and comfortably nap in it while we were out running errands, Miss Amani wants no part of it. She would much rather be in my arms or worn in a baby carrier. I certainly don’t mind having her close by, but somehow, I’m still not used to the being less efficient while baby wearing. Then one day, I found myself in the grocery store alone with her and couldn’t believe what she did.

Baby napping while grocery shopping

Amani's Favorite Time: Tummy Time!

It seems like once a baby learns to do something, it’s all they ever want to do! Amani first rolled over a couple of months ago and has become quite a pro at it. When I place her down, she hardly stays on her back. Instead she rolls over right away onto her tummy. She’s been such a champ at tummy time that I think she’s strengthened her upper body muscles enough to start crawling soon! She’s really been on a roll!

Tummy time for baby

The Undeniable Love of a Big Sister

As a little sister to two older sisters, I can definitely vouch for the incredible value that they bring to my life. I’ve always looked up to them as role models, each one providing inspiration or guidance in her own unique way. I seek them out constantly, and without fail, they’re always there for me. I’m so grateful that my daughters all have each other as sisters, built in friends. It’s the relationship between my oldest and youngest that always makes me stop to cherish the bond and connections made.

Big sisters, big hearts

Why Fitting Room Nursing Sessions Are My Perfect Time-Out

As a mama to four kids, pretty much every minute of my day is accounted for and dedicated to my family. Sometimes I feel like I have multiple personalities as I try to think for and think ahead of each child’s actions to keep things under control. Running errands with all four girls is almost like synchronized swimming. I have to keep everyone in applause worthy formation without making too much of a splash. It’s when every single girl begins to take on her own routine that I begin to unravel. That becomes my cue for a fitting room time out.

The Quirky Trick That Got Us Through Potty Training

With the birth of Amani, I knew I had to step up my potty training game with Zaynab. Two kiddos in diapers wasn’t something that I wanted to deal with at all. It was time to roll up my sleeves — and my pant legs — and nip this issue in the bud. The only challenge was that Zaynab was not taking to potty training as well as her sisters had. Her sisters were out of diapers within three days. Zaynab wasn’t on board and needed a new trick to eventually transition into undies. Once I discovered what made her go, I was shouting “hooray!” all day long.

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