I recently reviewed my Fawn Design Bag and wanted to share the love with you on this beautiful month of Giving called Ramadan. Enter for a chance to win the latest Black Fawn Design Diaper Bag, with a Free Pouch and Tassel!
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I am so excited to finally be sharing my Part 2 in the Diaper Bag Series where I will be talking about how I pack my Fawn Design Diaper Bag. It’s been a while since my first Fawn Design Review when I launched the blog in November, a lot happened personally, so I ended up postponing Part 2 to be released this month with some special news at the end!
Let’s talk Wallets. I am one of those women who switches wallets like she switches handbags/purses. It was hard to find the right wallet for myself especially once I moved to the US 5 years and had my first baby in 2013. Many of my cards are for loyalty programs I am a part of like Costco, Ikea Family, Babies R Us, Body Shop, Walgreens, Grocery Stores Programs, Credit Card Point Programs, etc.
I found it really hard to store my cards in my previous wallets, I was constantly doubling up the cards and even if I had 10 card slots it wasn’t enough. This made my wallets tear up and I ended up with holes in the card slots and they looked really ugly. So I decided to one day run a google search for wallets.
If your child’s primary language is English and you are trying to teach them Arabic, you will love the Alif Baa App. This iPhone/iPad based app is a great way to get your child to learn Arabic in a fun way.
Our Ethnic BackGround
Having our children grow up learning Arabic is very important to my husband since it is not our primary spoken language. My ethnicity is Yemeni Kenyan so my native language is Arabic and Swahili. My husband’s ethnicity is Eritrean and his native language is Tigrinya. For both of us, however, we grew up with English as our primary language (growing up in Dubai & America) and caught a little of our native languages but not enough to say we are proficient.
Being Muslims, the language of our Holy Book (the Quran) is Arabic so it was our natural choice to want to do our best to learn this language and also make sure it was the main language our children could speak (aside from our other native languages).
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.
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
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.
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.