Category: Mamahood

6 to 9 Month Baby Favorites

With so many family and friends asking me what are my favorite items for baby, I thought it was time to share my favorites.

My 6 to 9 Month Baby Favorites:

High chair cover: At this age I put baby in a highchair. To give baby some extra padding and to cover the highchair I use this. Additionally it fold into a pouch which making carrying easy.  Baby food maker: At first you are going to convince yourself that you don’t need another gadget for baby, but really you need a baby food maker. It’s an all in one gadget that steams, cooks and prepares food with one touch of a button. I would make a few dozen containers of baby food in the beginning on the week, put it in the freezer and then take one out every night. By morning I had a fresh container of baby food ready to go. Food containers: I like these containers because they have the least amount of parts. There tops are connected to their bottoms. As is I have to deal with our Tupperware tops and bottoms in the kitchen. Spoons: These rounded spoons are perfect. They are soft on baby’s gums and long enough for baby to hold onto.

Silicone bibs: I love these heavier type of bibs for feedings. They wash easily and catch baby’s crumbs. Where as the thin ones doesn’t really open and catch the mess. Best part this rolls up for easy storage. Mesh Feeder: I love placing frozen food here in the summer. Need a few minutes in the kitchen? Place baby in the high chair with this mesh feeder and you got some time to take care of things. Snack Containers: These containers are baby friendly with soft flaps yet are spill proof. Tie them to your stroller for easy snack access.Boogie Wipes: I resisted buying this for my first kid because really a tissue does the trick. However after wiping your baby’s nose multiple times a day their nose gets red. These wipes are great for there little sensitive noses. Alternate between Boogie Wipes and tissues for a less irritated nose.Teethers: We kept an assortment of teething items around the house for when baby needs something to chew on. These are some of our favorites. So there you have it, my favorite items for babies 6 to 9 months old.

0 to 3 month favorites

3 to 6 month favorites

Have anything to add? Please comment below.

36

To celebrate my 36th birthday today I thought it would be fun to share 36 things about me.

(In no particular order)

1. After marrying my hubs, being a mama is my greatest accomplishment.
2. My sisters are my best friends.
3. I like meeting new people.
4. I once started a conversation with a girl in the bathroom. We are now good friends.
5. I have a handful of best friends.
6. I am my horoscope and a true Sagittarius.
7. I bite my nails, but wont when they are painted.
8. I have hyperhidrosis in my palms and eczema on my knuckles. My hands are a mess.
9. I’ve had surgery to fix my hyperhidrosis.
10. I like the the taste of water and drink lots through out the day.
11. I don’t need coffee, but drink it everyday because I like the flavor.
12. My hairdresser told me I’m 30% grey. Boo!
13. I talk to my mom everyday.
14. I’ve never been to the movies by myself.
15. I rather spend time with people then by myself.
16. I’m learning to like alone time.
17. I’m a lifestyle blogger.
18. I speak two languages.
19. I don’t like desserts with citrus.
20. I love chocolate.
21. I start to plan my kids birthday parties 6 months in advance. And then do it all last minute.
22. I used to be a wedding coordinator.
23. l love celebrating everything and anything. There is no event too small.
24. I need 10 hours of sleep.
25. I’m not a morning person.
26. I am committed to my faith.
27. I only have apple electronics.
28. I had braces longer then I should have because my orthodontist passed away and it took them a while to find a replacement.
29. Brunch is my favorite meal of the day.
30. I’ve always only drank red wine, but have been dabbling with white wine.
31. I once walked in a fashion show.
32. I loved high school.
33. All 4 of my grandparents are from Egypt.
34. I’m not aloud to go to Egypt.
35. I have dual citizenship.
36. I’m shy when you first meet me.

Dodgers World Series

Even though our beloved LA Dodgers didn’t win the world series last night I thought it would be fun to go back and see our love for the team. 

Ahhhh nothing like that green field and the energy of a game!

Ever since I’ve known hubby we’ve been going to games.

2007 – AT&T Park with Matt and Tyler

2009 – With my sister in law.2010 – Jewish Heritage Night2011 – Sarah’s 1st game!   2013 – With friends, Liza and Charlize.   2015 – Jacob’s 1st game!   After walking inside Jacob fell asleep.  While Sarah was running the bases, little man fell asleep again.  2016 – Daddy took Sarah to a game. 2017 – Unfortunately with the extremely hot summer and our schedule we never got to make it to a game this year. However for Halloween, hubby and I dressed up as #1 fans. We might not have won the World Series, but at least we had fun watching it.

Go blue!

What’s Up Wednesday {October 2017}

I’m linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer for some random monthly fun.

What we’re eating this week…

Monday – Salmon patties and carrot fries

Tuesday – Leftover Shabbat stew

Wednesday – MNO with the girls so I’m eating out and hubby is ordering food.

Thursday – Burger and roasted veggies.

Friday – Crock pot lemon chicken, cous cous and sweet potato souffle.

Saturday and Sunday – out

What I’m reminiscing about…

Spending time with little Sarah at mommy and me. It feels like just yesterday we were doing all the things Jacob and I are doing at mommy and me.

20132017What I’m loving…

Spending time Sarah. We’ve having some great mommy and me date nights while we hit the bat-mitzvah circuit.

What we’ve been up to…

The kiddos have already got to wear their Halloween costume a couple times this week. Sarah is Kooky cookie from Shopkins and Jacob is trash truck.

What I’m dreading…

Looking for a new babysitter. Our babysitter got a job and is no longer available to watch the kids. It took J a long time to trust our sitter so I’m worried it’s going to take a long time once again.

What I’m working on…

Self care. It’s so so hard for me to take care of my self. Sure I take the time to go out with my girlfriends here and there but scheduling an appointment for myslef or getting things done for myself has become so hard. I have waves where I take care of my self and then months go by and I haven’t done anything for myself. I’m realty going to try and make those appointments, not cancel them when kids stuff come up and take care of me.

What I’m excited about…

Getting all fancy and wearing these shoes for my sister’s wedding. What I’m watching/reading…

Hubby and I look forward to Thursday nights!

What I’m listening to…

Wolves by Selena Gomez and MarshmelloWhat I’m wearing… I’m loving my new prAna pieces! You can too by using my code MMSKF17 for 15% off your total order. Click here for more info.

What I’m doing this weekend…

Boo-ing neighbors, attending a few Halloween events and carving pumpkins.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

My sister’s wedding!!!!!! Ahhhh I can’t wait!What else is new…

I am loving my laser cut pumpkin I ordreed a few weeks ago. I’m thinking of painting it, but not sure if I should just leave as is. Thought? Question of the month is: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

I’m not a huge fan of Thanksgiving food. There I said it.

 I find the food boring and bland. But if I had to pick something it would be the stuffing. I love the endless possibilities.Happy Wednesday!

Slime

With temperatures in the high 90’s we’ve been playing indoors most afternoons. Sarah and Jacob love playing play doh, but lately it’s been getting everywhere. I saw an easy recipe for slime one day and surprised Sarah after school.    We had so much fun that we decided to do again when Sarah’s friend was over for a play date.

Here is the recipe we used:

One bottle of Elmer’s glitter glue, 1 1/2 tbsp contact solution and 1/2 tsp baking soda.

Knead until it turns into ball. 

Friday Favorites

It’s been a crazy week, heck it’s been a crazy few months, but I’m back with some Friday Favorites.Today I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea to share our Friday Favorites!

ONE

My sister was visiting for 6 days last week and I still feel like I have not yet recovered. She had quite the list of things she wanted to do so we kept busy all week long. Spending so much time my sister is my FAVORITE!     TWO

Going on a mommy and me date to a Moroccan themed bat mitzvah and getting matching Henna tattoos was a FAVORITE.THREE

The kids were off of school on Monday for teacher work day so I took the kids to an indoor play place for a hot and sweaty morning. Spending time with both of my kiddos is my FAVORITE. But in all honesty I had a 2 hour quiet time put in place when we got home. These places give me a headache and mama  needed a break.FOUR

Getting surprise mail from my friends is my FAVORITE. Thanks for thinking of me!FIVE

It was my turn to bring snack to Jacob’s class this week. I made my FAVORITE Pumpkin Egg Casserole with challah bread. It was amazing!!!

Spending one on one time with my little man is also my FAVORITE!

SIX

My friend, Sarah and I took the kids one afternoon to this little Pumpkin Patch near our home. Going to the Pumpkin Patch is my FAVORITE. It  only had a few things for the kids to do, but at least we got some cute pics.

SEVEN

My friend, Whitney took this picture after class one day. His little cheesy face (and his bow-tie!!) is my FAVORITE!

EIGHT

Just as I type this post the Dodgers beat the Cubs 11-1 and are now on their way to play in the World Series!!! Go blue! The Dodgers are our FAVORITE.Happy Friday, friends!

10 on 10 {October 2017}

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Documenting 10 pictures on the 10th day of the month.
Here is a peek into our day!
 
I’m not a morning person, but thankfully my hubby gets it and wakes up with the kids when he can.
While I got ready, he fed the kids breakfast and surprised me with a breakfast sandwich to go.
Thanks babe! Love you!!
After I dropped off Sarah at school and drove Jacob to his class field trip at the farm for their Harvest Festival.
The day started off cool, but it quickly got hot and we were all melting. An ice pop was the perfect way to end the day.
J fell asleep on the way home, but I needed to run an errand so I transferred him into the stroller.
I transferred him once again into the car. I didn’t want to test my luck so I passed through a drive thru and let him sleep in the car some more.
It was hot and I wanted to do some things around the house before the afternoon chaos so I transferred J to his bed.
I ran the dishwasher, did a load of laundry and cleaned up breakfast.
I got 30 minutes before he woke up. Boo!
We picked up Sarah and drove back home. I forgot my phone at home.

The kids had a little iPad time while I did more laundry.

I was craving chocolate so the kids and I baked a Foodstirs kit.

After indulging, we all went out for a walk.I love seeing J try to keep up with the big kids.

When hubby works late I get lazy and don’t like to cook. Since we needed milk and a new dinner, I took the kids to the store. They each got a little cart and picked out their dinner. Sarah wanted fish sticks and Jacob wanted pizza. 

I was wiped and needed some downtime. I reached 12/12 standing time at 6pm! I put on a movie and ate on the couch.

By 8 both kids were bathed, read to and put to bed. Hallelujah!!

I plopped on the couch, watched Housewives of Dallas and worked a little bit.

Love this show!

Hubby and my sister finally arrived. He was working late and my sister is in town for a visit so he picked her up from the airport. We caught up for a few minutes and then I went to bed. 

Such a busy day!

I love looking back at these posts and seeing what my day looked like.

See previous posts below.

10 on 10 July

10 on 10 May

10 on 10 February

10 on 10 January

Hope you had a nice 10th!

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