Now that I’m a mama to four, I feel like everything I do has to be quick and efficient so that everything stays under control. Breakfast has been where I’ve really been focusing my efforts. It has always been my favorite meal of the day, and I know it’s the most important for my family. I always strive to give them something that’s healthy, tastes good, and doesn’t require a lot of work to bring to the table. Once I discovered the ever-popular overnight oatmeal, I knew I found the perfect morning meal!
Summer was just a few weeks away when I gave birth to Amani on May 7th. I knew it was going to be a very laid-back summer as I took time for my postpartum recovery. I was looking forward to easygoing outings with my daughters that were both fun for them but simple enough for me to handle with my now four children! We took short and manageable trips that included a lot of sweet “firsts” for Amani.
I first heard about babywearing when I became a mother almost eight years ago. I knew there were many benefits to carrying my baby close to me. The top benefits that really drew me in were: the baby crying less, constant interaction, and convenient hands-free movement.
I tried slings, pouches, and front carriers. I had limited success with each one. Either my daughter was really fussy — I thought, isn’t the baby supposed to cry less? — or my back would really hurt at the end of the day. Frustrated, I put away my carriers and stuck to toting them around in their car seat and strollers during outings. Then Amani came along and changed my babywearing experiences completely.
Thanks to Disney for sponsoring this post and giving me a Dumbo plush for free.
Let’s be honest: I love giraffes. Absolutely adore them. Ever since my oldest was a baby, almost eight years ago, I’ve always introduced a stuffed giraffe as their first lovey. You know, just until they can form their own opinions about which animal is their favorite. With Amani being my first ever DisneyBaby from birth, it only felt right that we introduce her to the magic of a Disney lovey first.
Once upon a time, just a few months ago, a sweet little girl met her baby sister. It was to be expected that it would be love at first sight, as the little girl had been anticipating the arrival of said new baby sister for a long time. She had heard a baby was coming, though perhaps she didn’t fully understand what that meant. After all, in her world, she was still Mama’s baby.