Sunday Swoon: 7AM ENFANT

As many of you know, we live downtown NYC, in a neighborhood called Battery Park. The winters here tend to sometimes feel colder than the rest of the city. Our apartment is located on the water, and walking the streets can sometimes be compared to walking through wind tunnels. After 10 years, I have become accustomed to living down here, but my children, of course, are not into the cold.

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Since the majority of our commuting time is spent pushing strollers, I am thankful that 7AM Enfant keeps my children cozy year after year. From infancy to around 3 years, all three of my children used the 7AM Enfant Blanket 212. It’s sleek and contemporary design is equipped with zippered length and width extensions. It adapts to any stroller or car seat, and converts into a large blanket. Constructed with an ergonomic hood, thermal filling and a waterproof shell, I never hear the “I’m cold” when they are bundled in it, being pushed down the blustery streets.

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New to the 7AM Enfant family is the Easy Cover, which offers wearable warmth on-the-go, and can be used in both the stroller and the car. Created with a little one’s comfort and safety in mind, the Easy Cover features front sleeves to cover the child from head-to-toe, while keeping their hands free for snacking, reading or playing. This design is perfect for a child like Siella, who is a bit too old to be bundled, but cannot handle the low temps, wearing only a winter coat. When used in a car-seat, the open back eliminates bulkiness between the child and the car-seat, allowing you to strap them in properly.

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The Trilogy

She wakes up at exactly 5:17 every morning, and in her little voice yells for “mama” to come and get her from her crib. I immediately rush in for her, and sometimes I will just let her lay in my bed, with the hope she will let me have a few more moments of shut eye, but rarely am I so lucky. Nine times out of ten, she remains awake, but its that one rare morning that she gives up, and falls back to sleep. Sometimes calls for her big brother and sister, and that’s when I know it’s time to give up the fight, and bring her into our living room, so they are not disturbed. We play together while I sip coffee and hustle to get lunch prepared for her siblings, before they wake up, and start the mad dash to leave for school. I feel like I am lucky to have this one on one time with her, even if it is in the wee hours of the morning. Even when Jason is home, he tries to let me sleep, but usually results with her crying and banging on the bedroom door, and I simply abide and drag myself out of bed.

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Our days are full of play with her favorite dolls, strollers, and anything musical. She dances just like her sister Siella, and strives keep up with all the moves. When indoors, I am constantly pulled into the kitchen, where she will point at the cabinets asking for a snack, or swing open the refrigerator door and pull out a bag full of grapes. Simply said, the girl loves to eat. I’m sometimes nervous about her ravenous appetite, but she only eats healthy foods, and as a result, she is growing at the speed of light.

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Her personality is best described as pure joy. Her little round body is filled with tiny giggles, smiles from ear to ear and I am always guaranteed a big hug. She is a super cuddle bug.  That’s not to say that she doesn’t have her moments, my tough little cookie. She knows what she wants, and she will do anything to get it. She’s fearless and thinks nothing of taking on her brother if he swipes her toys. She’s always trying to keep up with her siblings, and definitely gets upset when they don’t include her.

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Just the other day, I was telling someone her age, and I was sad to hear myself say that she will soon be turning two, because I no longer have a baby. She will officially be a toddler, and all my babies are becoming little people. With preschool on the horizon, I can’t believe that we will have an empty house, with all three children in school. It may only be for one to two days a week to start, but still my little flock are spreading their wings.

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The terrible twos started early, just like her big sister. She has an opinion, and she will express it. She has started speaking in full, coherent sentences. Sometime, during the holiday break, she started to climb out of her crib, and stopped taking naps. I thought it was time to start her in a toddler bed, but we are going to wait a bit longer. I think it was a napping strike as I am slowly putting them back into her schedule.

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Everyday is an adventure with her. I like to call her my “game changer” baby. She sometimes has me questioning how is it possible for one little human to stir up so much change. When I knew I was having another girl, I envisioned her and her sister Siella sharing the same type of calm deminner. It’s been incredible to watch each one of my children mature, and discover how each one differs.

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My beautiful little soul is almost two! Here’s to your second year of life, and how you brought us so much joy in parenting. Just don’t grow up too fast!

Family Budgeting

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Jason and I decided to start off the New Year right, with planning a monthly budget. We sat down and calculated our weekly expenses, and looked at areas where we could curb some of our  spending. I may have a teeny tiny obsession with buying the kids’ clothes, and I promised I would control my shopping sprees.… Read more »

Sunday Swoon: Healthy Starts

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This is a sponsored post. Thank you for supporting SITC.  One of my favorite things to do as a mother is cook for my children.I have made it a point to carve out enough time during the week to cook dinner, not only because I really enjoy doing cooking, but it’s important tome that my kids eat… Read more »

T Minus 20

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It’s Sunday afternoon, and Jason just left for a 20 day work stretch to Los Angeles. It’s difficult to say if he will have an opportunity to come home in between, but I’m fully gearing myself up for survival mode. I think January is the hardest time for him to travel. We are just getting… Read more »

Sunday Swoon: Appaman

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It’s amazing to see a brand you adore so much for your children, actually grow and expand with them. Appaman has become a huge staple in our home, and I love how each year the collection expands into something bigger and better. All of the pieces has a unique Scandinavian perspective on Ameripop iconic imagery. Appaman… Read more »

Extra Set Of Hands

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This is a sponsored post. Thank you for supporting SITC.  One of my goals for 2015 is to start taking better care of myself. Lately, at the end of the each day, I am just left exhausted. I’m making it a point to eat better, to get back to my yoga routine, and to stop putting so… Read more »

A Space Of His Own

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In my family, I was one of three children, I was the oldest, then my sister, who is only 20 months younger, and my brother. When I was growing up, I remember telling my parents that I wish I was an only child. I even went as far as saying to my parents that when I grow… Read more »