Well team, it’s officially been a year since I launched my online hosting career with the ladies of TMV and I’m so happy I get to be a part of The Mom’s View family. Yipee! We’ve had a crazy fun ride this past 365 days and I feel very lucky that I’ve gotten to work with such welcoming, sweet, thoughtful, supportive, funny, beautiful women. I’ve learned a lot from day one and I’ll always remember my excitement and nerves as I hosted the first LIVE show. (It was the first time I had ever hosted a show, let alone a live one!) It’s exciting to see where the show was and where it is now. I’m thrilled about what’s in store for the future and below are some memorable moments from this past year. Thanks for letting me share my world with you!
Anyone out there in cyber land curious as to what’s in my makeup bag!?! lol This is actually my travel makeup bag, specifically for trips in the summer. In my last post I recapped my recent adventure in Florida with my family, obviously Florida in the summer is a super HOT, humid place. I had to make sure my beauty and makeup bag reflected the weather. Below is a peak at what I brought in an attempt to look cute in the sweltering heat. Watch the video below and be sure to check out my list of goodies. Hope you’re all enjoying your summer!
Click on the links to purchase some of my favorite products!
Mor Beauty Bag
Oil of Olay Regenerist
Bare Minerals Foundation
Pixi lip stain in Rose
Pixi Brilliance Balm Nearly Naked
Skin Again Vanish
IT Hair Care Surf Spray
Em Pillow Plush n Lollipop
Nyx Golden Bronzer Eyeliner
Real Techniques Brushes
Tonya Crooks Tweezers
I’m so excited that I successfully completed one of my goals for the summer-traveling across the country with my son. I was a bit anxious to say the least about flying with him, but I’m happy to report that Idris was SUCH a good boy, literally no crying on the way there or back. Could it be? I’m going to test my luck again next month with a trip to Chicago and I will be sure to report back to you guys. Our trip to Florida was primarily for baby Idris to meet his great grandpa (pictured below) and to hang with some cousins. It was hot, fun, and relaxing. I will have a video coming soon on my tips for traveling with him as well as a peek into our Florida adventures. In the meantime here is a snap shot of my week with the fam. Hope you’re all enjoying your summer.
P.S. If you happen to be in Sarasota anytime soon check out the Ringling Museum.
As some of you know I co-hosted a show called A Tale of Two Bumps with my preggy partner in crime, Kayli. We shared everything from our pregnancy struggles to what we were most excited and nervous about to heartburn, pickles and everything in between. It was a crazy roller coaster ride and I’m so happy I got to experience it with her and share the journey with you guys. I’m super excited to announce that the show will continue-only this time we will be joined by our little ones! YAY! I can’t wait to start filming the new season, we have brand new name, A Tale of Mommy and Me, AND we’ll have a cool new set. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on when the first episode airs. In the meantime enjoy the bloopers from the first season of #2Bumps!
For my birthday this year nothing sounded more exciting than a day of pampering at a luxury spa. I also hadn’t had a chance to get my sister her bday gift yet. (She now shares a birthday with my son and I wanted to get her something in addition to a NEPHEW!) I decided on the Cure Salon and Spa in West Hollywood for a few reasons 1) they offered a hamamm (I hadn’t been in one since I went hammam hopping in Instanbul two summers ago) 2)They had a four handed massage. Done. The hammam was great, but can we talk about the four handed massage!?! Umm… wow. It was SO wonderful. The flow, pressure and unique blend of movements made it one of my favorite spa experiences ever. It will be hard to go back to just a regular two handed massage! #ImSpoiledNow
After multiple showers, a hammam, a rub down and a luxury bubble bath I think it’s safe to say I cleaned off all the baby barf that may have been lingering or hidden somewhere on my body. So gross I know, but I’m told I need to get used to that.
Check out this vlog to see more from me and my sis at the spa.
*Top two images courtesy of google
Hi! Below is a quick video on what’s in my diaper bag. If any of you mamas think there is something important I’m missing please let me know! I love hearing from you guys. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the video.
My boy is officially one month old today! I don’t even know where to begin to describe the first month of motherhood. It’s all about adjustment. I’m learning my baby, he’s learning me, and we’re both trying to survive. My main goals have been to keep that little dude fed and make sure he’s going to the bathroom, other than that I’ve been pretty delirious but mostly head over heels in love! I will say I’m so thrilled to not be pregnant. Yipee! Those last few weeks (um, hi I went two weeks over my “due date”) were les miserable. I would much rather hold my baby in my arms than my belly. I literally spend hours staring at him and even when I put him down for a nap, I find myself wandering into his room to watch him sleep. I cannot get enough of his face. To me it’s the most perfect thing I’ve ever seen. Ever. Speaking of his cuteness, take a look at the awesome photos my dad took of him a few days ago.
*All photos by my talented father Mansur Kiadeh
I posted this video on my YouTube channel a few days ago, but I wanted to share it here as well. The last few weeks were an emotional roller coaster ride to say the least. Going so far over my due date was not only draining but it turned me into an anxious mess. Every day i would wake up thinking today could be the day, and every day it wasn’t. I was also obsessively researching natural induction techniques and trying ALL of them. By the time the two week mark rolled around I was a swollen bucket of tears. Clearly my baby was teaching me some important lessons in motherhood before he even got here. My world no longer revolves around me and my schedule! My birth story definitely did not go as planned, in fact it was the complete opposite of what I wanted and prepared for. That being said, the end result was still the same, a healthy, adorable, almost nine pound baby boy. It was a rough ride, but I’m in such a state a pure baby bliss right now that it all seems worth it. Thank you to everyone who has been so incredibly supportive of my journey. Your advice and words of encouragement has truly helped me during this wild ride! I can’t wait to share more adventures in baby land with you. Enjoy the video below and have a fab day!
Hi! THANK YOU to everyone for all your tweets, comments, and support. I have honestly never felt so loved! I truly can’t believe I’m still preggers! WTF!?! I’m currently at 41 weeks and 1 day pregnant with no major signs of labor ; ( I’ve been feeling anxious, uncomfortable and, to be honest, pretty miserable. Believe me when I say I’ve tried everything to naturally induce labor. Like EVERYTHING. From a “labor inducing” salad, to acupuncture, reflexology, castor oil, raspberry tea, getting busy with the hubs, and anything else you can possibly think of!
On a positive note Idris is doing great (he’s a little too comfy if you ask me). Michael and I have had two appointments in the last few days to monitor his fluid levels and his heart beat. Everything is perfect and all the Dr’s and my midwife agree to just let nature run it’s course for the next few days to see what happens. If he is not here by Friday, I will be induced. Getting induced would most likely mean no water birth for me, which breaks my heart, but ultimately I’m going to do what’s right for my baby boy. I want him healthy and happy. In the meantime Michael and I will do our best to keep you all posted on what’s going on with me and my nugget.
In even more positive news, my preggy partner in crime Kayli had her beautiful baby boy today! Check out her insta and send her lots of love! Idris can’t wait to meet his BFF.
Thanks again to all of you! Sending you lots of love!