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.

25 "Hot" Baby Names for Summer

We’re relishing in the heart of spring around here, but it’s hard not to look ahead to summer. Here in California, we’ve been experiencing some summer-high temperatures that have pretty much encouraged summer-like thinking. We’re enjoying cool slices of sweet watermelon, warm nights lounging in the backyard, and lots and lots of water play with the garden hose and water balloons.

With the sun shining mighty hot and bright these days, I felt it would be a perfect time to suggest some summery baby names to consider for your summer-born babies. The names listed have either a “hot” or “sunny” meaning, so you’re sure to come across one perfect for a summer baby!

Hottest and Brightest Summery Baby Names Sure to Shine

Ready to Take Off as a Mother of Four

It’s almost here. Very shortly, I will become a mother of four. Four. Motherhood is in and of itself a true blessing. So how grateful am I to be blessed with the opportunity to be called “Mama” by four little people? Incredibly grateful! I’ve been told that mothering four is easier than three. If that’s true, then I know for sure that I’ll have this mommyhood x 4 in the bag.

Ready For Takeoff as a Mother of 4

The Due Date Waiting Game

My due date is officially a thing of the past. It came and went and nothing happened. I wasn’t expecting to deliver the baby that day, hardly any women ever do. But I was expecting to feel something. You know, a contraction or two. Or three or four. My body and I have been through this 3 times before. We know the drill. No need for a dress rehearsal, we got this. I was certain with all the nesting I nested and the cooking I cooked and the preparing I prepared, that I would have actually had the baby early. That clearly hasn’t been the case.

The Due Date Waiting Game

Celebrating My Amazing Year as a Disney Mama

I’ll never forget the day it happened. I was vacationing in Malaysia visiting my sister when I received an email inviting me to join Disney Baby. The start date would be April 1. Naturally, I assumed this was some kind of April Fool’s joke. Me? Work for Disney? How could I resist!? Luckily it turned out to be the real deal and I couldn’t be any happier!

Celebrating One Year as a Disney Mama

Easy DIY Receiving Blanket for Baby

It’s no secret that I’ve been nesting. So much so that I’m pretty much nesting all day and into the night. Today, I had a dear friend come over for a visit. As we chatted, I sewed. Then I made chicken noodle soup. Then I… just kidding. That was it. Ha! As if that isn’t enough. All I should be doing from now until Baby arrives is rest. I just can’t help it!

DIY Receiving blanket
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