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Amazing Britax Car Seat Sale 40% Off!

February 28, 2017

It’s Christmas all over again! Britax has a 40% off Sale today only for Britax Car Seats. If you own a Britax you will know that they are one of the safest car seats on the market. This why the first car seat we purchased was a Britax Pavillion Convertible Car Seat.

We used this from the newborn phase, so from the moment my son was discharged from the hospital 3 and half years ago. We love it, and now my 18 month old uses it. It has worked great for us and I especially loved that I didn’t need to purchase 2-3 car seats for the infant, toddler stages.

So go ahead and take advantage of this great offer!

 

Giveaways

Covered Goods Multi-Use Nursing Cover Giveaway!

December 16, 2016

It’s Giveaway time Mama’s! We have teamed up with Covered Goods to giveaway $34.99 towards a nursing cover of your choice. Enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below and make sure to read the terms and conditions. Good luck! Remember to comment below to let me know:

  • What would you use this cover for?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • This giveaway ends 26th December 2016 at 11:59 PM EST
  • The winner will get $34.99 credit towards any nursing cover at the Covered Goods online store. Shipping is not covered.
  • The winner will be chosen through random selection and will be notified by email.
  • The winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.
  • Facebook and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway.
  • If you are under 18, you must have parental permission to enter.
  • By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information for the sole purpose of contacting the winner.

 

Motherhood

Shopping with my Toddler at Trader Joes

December 10, 2016

Shopping with a toddler can be somewhat a challenge. The whining, the screaming, asking for everything that they don’t really need and wanting to run around the store like a crazy child.

I take care of shopping normally so I almost always have to take my toddlers with me. So I have to plan it strategically to make sure there are no major tantrums or episodes. They end up happening anyway most of the time no matter how hard you try to avoid them!

I discovered the little kiddy shopping cart at Trader Joes recently and I just had to share my experience. It ended up being a fun shopping trip with my toddler. I didn’t leave the store feeling like a bad mom for losing my cool or making them wait through long lines!

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How I Potty Trained My Toddler in 5 Days – Part 2

December 9, 2016

I hope you found the first post on potty training useful. Now let’s get into how days 2 to 5 went for us…

Potty Training Day 2:

We started the same way and took off the pull off first thing in the morning. Again I mentally prepared him to use the potty. This time I used the Daniel the Tiger card. A little bit of background in case you don’t know, Daniel the Tiger is one of the best kids cartoons ever and Ayyoub’s favorite at the moment. There is a famous potty episode with a song that seems to have helped many moms when training.

He resisted but eventually got better through the day as I rewarded him for every time he went potty. You will notice this resistance will constantly happen unless they are entirely willing. I used candy, snacks, stickers, and marked a chalkboard saying well done every time he went. One of the rewards on this day was allowing him to wear pants to see if he would be able to hold himself till the potty. Continue Reading…

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How I Potty Trained My Toddler in 5 Days – Part 1

December 8, 2016

The dreaded potty training phase that most parents dread facing when their toddler is ready (or maybe some of you can’t wait…)

My son was 2 months shy of turning 3 years when I decided to give myself a week to potty train him. He had just started some weekly pre-school prep classes at My Gym and I felt it was time. We used the “Oh Crap Potty Training” Method by Jamie Glowacki which I learned about through a Positive Parenting Solutions training I purchased this year. I didn’t really emotionally prepare for the ride and just threw myself into it and told my husband the kids & I would not be going out for 3 days at least.

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Why I Love these Nursing Covers (Covered Goods Vs MilkMaid Goods)

November 23, 2016

I am sure you have been there; the long nursing sessions with an infant who barely moves but it kills your back. Then about a year later, you have a toddler nursing which kills your back in a completely different way. It’s almost like acrobat moves or like you have a little superhero who wants to feed how they want to feed whether it be sitting, standing, pulling, and the list goes on…..

When I discovered Fawn Design (which is my absolute favorite diaper bag, check out why here) I noticed different nursing ponchos that looked interesting. I shook my head in denial thinking how will this be comfortable? Especially for me as a Muslim woman who covers up. I found 2 companies called Covered Goods (the original multi-use nursing covers) and MilkMaid Goods which is similar but designed slightly differently.

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Motherhood

How the cracked screen “cracked” me….

November 9, 2016

I sigh and faintly smile about this now, but in the moment I was a complete utter mess. A friend of mine advised me just about a week ago, to take some time out before I delve deep into launching a few projects, one of them being this blog. I knew she was right but I also knew I had already taken a couple of months off from full-time work-from-home that I couldn’t be more ready for it! Boy was I wrong…..

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Reviews

The Diaper Bag Series Part 1: Fawn Design Review

October 30, 2016

Have you found “THE ONE”

Having been a mom for 3 years now, I have struggled with the diaper bag search. Like any new mom I thought I found “the” bag before my son was born, only to realize months later it wasn’t for me. I tried out many bags like the PPB Boxy BackPack, a Forever 21 tote, the Kipling Audra, the Kipling Challenger, a LongChamp, a Skip Hop Chelsea Bag and lots of large purses.

For 34 months I was carrying around 2 bags. See, I HAD to carry my own handbag. I didn’t want to give up my style and I wanted to maintain a diaper bag that was functional, easy to carry and neutral. With my first, it wasn’t too hard but once my daughter was born, I had double the stuff to carry around.

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