Recently On Disney Baby – July

Here’s a round-up of my posts over at Disney Baby for July.

Finally got around to announcing her arrival.

Amani Birth Announcement

My month-by-month pregnancy pictures.

Month 9 pregnancy pics

Musing on the magic of newborns.

magic of newborns

Reflecting on how Baby Z is no longer my baby.

Growing Toddler

A fun summer themed toddler gift.

Toddler Summer Birthday Gift

The significance and meaning behind the name “Amani“.

Amani 1 month

Another take on Ramadan with a newborn.

Amani's first Ramadan

Sharing this special milestone, rolling over!

amani rolls over

 

 

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Trendy and Ready For Fall with #CartersFallStyle + Giveaway!

Fall is my absolute favorite season! I love everything about it from the crisp weather to the bright colored foliage. I was thrilled to review Carter’s new fall line, available now in stores! Everything in the store is 40% off too! They have the best sales! Hurry, sale ends August 5. It was easy to scoop up an armful of great pieces including the cutest pajamas ever. We can all agree that Carter’s has the cutest pajamas, right? Right! This fall, Carter’s is all about mixing patterns. Camo, vintage florals, tomboy chic, and plaids are all hot right now. During my trip to my local Carter’s, I picked up a little of each! My oldest is crazy about camo ever … Continue reading

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Why I Write

I don’t consider myself a writer. At first, I couldn’t understand why Saira of Confessions of a Muslim Mommaholic even asked me to take part of a “writers chain letter”.  However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I’ve always loved writing. Recently while browsing through the things I’ve saved since I was a young girl, I’ve found that most of the items I’ve held onto are things I’ve written; Essays, letters to cousins, stories written as a child. In school, I never viewed writing as something to do for the sake of completing an assignment. It was a chance for me to express myself and release some creativity. Over time on this blog, I’ve come … Continue reading

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Ramadan with a newborn

Ramadan and a Newborn

I’ve been waiting eagerly all year for two very exciting events to take place: Ramadan and the birth of Amani. Little did I know that when both coincided, they would compete for my attention and energy in ways I never imagined. Majority of the Ramadans during my married life, I’ve been either pregnant or nursing. I can count on a single hand the number of times I fasted along with everyone else during the past nine and a half years. Jenin was only a few months, perhaps 2 or 3, when I missed my first ever Eid prayer. I was weary from the uncelebrated effects of new motherhood, sleepless nights and postpartum hormone induced mood swings. I was in no … Continue reading

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Uncommon Good Gifts You’ll Love to Give

I like to consider myself a great gift-giver.  Do people even say that about themselves? I just did, but give me a chance to explain.  I think I give great gifts because, when I have the time, I put a lot of thought and care into selecting and crafting a gift for the recipient.  It doesn’t require fancy or expensive items.  A great gift should simply be unique and truly speak to the recipient. I was all in when Uncommon Goods asked me check out their awesome personalized selection, gifts for women, and personalized jewelery. Uncommon Goods is one of those great companies that you can feel good about purchasing from and supporting.  They feature handcrafted and unique designs that … Continue reading

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Amani Birth Announcement

Our Newest Blessing

Announcing our newest blessing: Amani. On May 7, 2014, our family welcomed our fourth daughter. Born 7:51 pm weighing in at 7 pounds, measuring 19 inches. 10 fingers, 10 toes, and a good strong cry.  Born at home into a family eagerly awaiting her arrival, she has captured our hearts from her first breath.

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Jumping On The Freezer Meal Bandwagon

If you’ve been on Pinterest, you’ve heard about freezer cooking. It’s all the rage amongst busy mamas across the country. The pins make it look ridiculously easy and you can’t help but be captivated by the idea of only cooking one day but eating for two weeks! Now this certainly isn’t a new concept and people have been doing this for years. But all the pins and posts about it make it seem like the latest sanity saving phenomenon. Considering I’ve been nesting like a madwoman, expecting my 4th any day now, and can’t possibly see myself cooking every single day postpartum, I decided to dive into the freezer cooking world. Don’t get me wrong, I could totally go for … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Season With Carter’s Spring Style

Ever since Jenin was a baby, I’ve always loved the Carter’s brand. From the onesie sets to the PJs, and everything in between, I’ve always been a fan of their line. I’ve turned to Carter’s for great clothes for all of my girls and have even picked up some gender neutral items for Baby #4. When I was offered the chance to check out Carter’s spring line, I was all in. I knew I would be getting great quality, adorable pieces, and affordable prices. With the Carter’s Baby and Kid sale going on now until March 4, I saved up to 50% on most pieces. Add their awesome 20% off coupon and I scored big time! The Spring sale is … Continue reading

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Adventurer Baby Shower Invitation

Welcome Baby in Style With Minted

No, no, Baby isn’t here just yet. Nine more weeks! Even though this is my fourth (and like I tell my husband, my last) pregnancy, I’m just as excited about all things baby. It never gets old!  There isn’t anything more special or sweet than the newness of a new little one joining a family. Minted has some of the most gorgeous baby shower invitations and birth announcements I’ve seen to help you welcome your sweet new bundle in style. Good-bye cutesy and cheesy, hello modern and fresh! I had the hardest time picking my favorites to share with you. There are dozens and dozens of chic designed invitations and announcements with even more customizations, making it nearly impossible to … Continue reading

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