The Top 5 Places My Toddler Loves to Hide Things

It doesn’t help that I’m pretty forgetful as it is, but now I have a little tiny person that goes around hiding my things. I thought I was going crazy… “I mean I just put my remote control right here…where is it?!” From my car keys to my shoes, I turn around and they’re gone. Does this happen to you?

Luckily, I’ve learned all my son’s secret hiding spots. Without further adieu, here are his top five!

Magical 1st Birthday with Nemo & Friends

Thanks to Disney Baby and Cakes.com for sponsoring this post and for giving me the Finding Nemo DecoSet for free, as well as to Albertson’s for decorating our cake.

We are officially parents of a one year old! I mean…how, when did that happen? I still remember bringing him home from the hospital, the EPIC first night we had at home, and all the tired and sleepless nights that were the first year.

But now we have this handsome, soon to be walking on his own, interested in everything little boy. It’s the most satisfying and wonderful feeling I’ve ever experienced. To celebrate his first year, we threw a “sail”-ebration backyard birthday party complete with an amazing Finding Nemo cake.

11 Things I Love About Being a Mom

Every now and then, I just have one of those days. 

You know the ones I’m talking about, right? The ones where all the kids are grumpy, you’re doling out endless baths, and bedtime is nowhere in sight?

It’s days like that when I wonder if I knew what I was getting myself into when I became a mother–I knew it would be hard, of course, but you really can’t explain what it feels like to be in the thick of the doubt, the exhaustion, and the sheer feeling of being overwhelmed that can come with the hard days of motherhood.

But then I remember that for every one hard day I have as a mom, I have so many more good days. And on the bad days, it helps me to count my blessings and remember the things that I absolutely love about being a mom.

My One Piece of Advice for New Moms

There is so much information out there for new parents. It can be incredibly overwhelming. When I was preparing for our first child, I read so many books, blogs, and articles about babies. By the time he was born, I considered myself an “expert” and knew exactly how I wanted to raise him. I had all these preconceived notions about what was best and what kind of mother I would be. I set the expectations high and became irritated with myself and others when my expectations weren’t meant. It made me incredibly uptight.

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It's a Jungle Out There: Jungle Book Nursery Collection

I haven’t met a baby yet that doesn’t love animals. They all have their favorites (my kids love elephants and monkeys), and many get excited at the sight of their favorite creature.

The Disney Jungle Book Nursery Collection is beyond cute. Offering bedding, wall hangings, and more, this vibrant collection will give your baby so much to explore. There is no doubt that your precious little one will go completely wild over this nursery. 

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