5 Wishes for Baby Boy + A Freshly Picked Giveaway!

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The weeks are slowly winding down to my due date and while I still have plenty of tasks to check off my list, I’ve been spending more time thinking about the kind of mama I want to be and the kind of child I hope to raise. With zero parenting experience, I’ve been relying heavily on the encouragement from many of you… that my instincts will kick in and I’ll just know what to do. But in case that doesn’t come easy or life as a parent gets too crazy too fast, here are five values I hope to instill in my baby boy as he grows (oh, the places he will go!):

  1. Integrity – I hope he’ll always be compelled to do what is right and stand up for what he believes.
  2. Kindness – I hope he’ll always have a desire to be kind to those around him.
  3. Character – I hope he’ll consistently be an example to others of valuing what is most important in life.
  4. Sensitivity – I hope he’ll be sensitive to others’ feelings and seek to understand before making judgments.
  5. Courage – I hope to teach him to believe in himself and to focus more on his courage than he does on his fears.

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I’m so excited to be teaming up with Freshly Picked for a fun giveaway this week! I’ve been obsessed with their soft sole moccasins since before I was ever pregnant and I can’t wait to dress our little guy in these adorable shoes as he takes his first steps in life.

The giveaway includes one free pair of soft sole moccs (size and color of your choice!), plus a copy of the Dr. Suess book pictured above. The giveaway is open to US residents and will end at 9pm MT on Monday, Feb. 29. Winner will be announced Tuesday, Mar. 1. *Please note: to be eligible, you cannot have won a Freshly Picked giveaway within the past 60 days.

Follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below and good luck!!

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Special thanks to Freshly Picked for partnering on this post.

Amanda

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  1. Emily says:

    Would love to win this giveaway! I’m having a baby boy in the first week of May, so this would be amazing!

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  2. I want to win!! You are going to be the very best mommy and I cannot wait to see how handsome your little man is! Xo

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  3. ana says:

    congrats on your baby boy! I have a sweet baby boy as well and would love to win some moccs for him. We love freshly picked!

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  4. rosie says:

    the 5 wishes made me teary eyed for some reason . . . those are all thing I think woman hope to teach their children. :)

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  5. Nicole says:

    My little guy just turned 4 months old this week and I’d love to see him in these adorable Moccs. The best advice I have from my short time as a mom is to trust yourself!

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  6. Gabrielle says:

    I’m expecting a boy too! Been fun following your progress on the blog, you are one stylish momma to be!

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  7. Iniray says:

    I really love these company’s mocs! i just had a baby boy in December and I would love these for photos with all his cutie clothes.

    My advice to a new mom would be to be the opposite of super mom for the first month. Take naps with your baby and drink tons of water. Eat good food and let people spoil you. You just created a wonderful little human and brought he/she into the world. You deserve a break :)

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  8. Kendra says:

    I love Freshly Picked! We got a pair of moccasins for my 13-month-old for Christmas and he wears them nonstop (and receives compliments galore). I wish I could get him a pair in every color.

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  9. Alexa says:

    I’m obsessed with these mocs! I’ve been eyeing them for a while!!!

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  10. Nicole porter says:

    I would love love love to win this awesome giveaway. ❤️

    My parenting tip would be try your own mama judgement and intuition. You are usually always right. 😉

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
    1. Nicole porter says:

      This is suppose to say trust your mama judgement and intuition.

      Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  11. Ashley Nicol says:

    I always came here for styling advice during my pregnancy, and once I started actually reading the blog I became hooked. I’m a first time mom due in 2 weeks and being able to relate to so much to another person is amazing. I’ve actually felt alone almost the entirety of my pregnancy and coming here I don’t feel that way. Thank you so much for the opportunities you create here!

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  12. Gini Phillips says:

    So excited for you and your little one! You’re going to make a great mom!!!!

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  13. Missy peota says:

    I’m due on 2/28 (first child, baby boy!). I am anxiously awaiting his arrival and hope to win this give away that I just entered. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Missy Peota

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  14. Shannon Weel says:

    Fabulous giveaway!! I would love to win the Heirloom in Blush and Gold Mocs. They are SO CUTE I can hardly stand it. Thank you for the chance :)

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  15. Jillian S. says:

    We Freahly Picked in our house. Just waiting for baby girls feet to get a little bigger so she can fit in them!

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  16. Laura says:

    So excited for this giveaway! Would love a pair for my Baby Girl arriving this June! One piece of parenting advice I’d like to leave is: 1. If you are deciding to breastfeed and it doesn’t seem to be going right don’t feel stupid or silly for consulting with a lactation specialist, they are amazing and can do wonders (learned this with my first after 3 days of miserable pain). 2. Also, when I’m in the hospital I let the nurses feed my newborn at night so that I can get as much sleep as possible to recover from labor and delivery and because I won’t be getting much deep sleep for the next 6-8 weeks… (some might not agree with this because of fear of nipple confusion, but I did it with my second and it seriously changed my life)

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  17. I’d love a blush pair!!

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  18. My baby girl loves freshly picked! My best parenting advice is to go with the flow and stay relaxed even when nothing seems to be going right.

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  19. Erin J. says:

    Would love to win a pair for our sweet girl!!

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  20. Erin J. says:

    I am VERY new to this parenting gig so I don’t have a whole lot of advice. What I have learned is so far is that only you know what’s best for your baby. Do what works for you! Enjoy every moment as best as you can–it goes fast!

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  21. Ellen Allen says:

    Great giveaway! I would love to win!

    My only advice is to do what works for you and your family… It seems like there is an expert for every issue, but every child is different and what experts say is the right way to do things may not be right for your child or may not work!

    Posted Feb. 22, 2016 | Reply
  22. Mark N Keely Spain says:

    Love Freshly Picked! Start reading very early with your child! 😘

    Posted Feb. 23, 2016 | Reply
  23. Karen Sellers says:

    One thing that I would say to new mothers is that a baby is never to young to start learning! I started teaching my daughter as soon as she was aware of her surroundings! By age 2 she knew her abc’s, could count, knew her colors and shapes, could put puzzles together and write her name! She knew all of the words to Barney songs and others! She would watch a movie that was sad and would cry at the parts that she understood were emotional! For instance Free Willy and Beatoven with the dogs! Today she is number one in her Sophmore class! So start early teaching!

    Posted Feb. 23, 2016 | Reply
  24. Lee Alice Tucker says:

    A child with have his/her own personality but as parents we must teach them from right and wrong! Mold your child to be the best that they can be without trying to change who they are!

    Posted Feb. 23, 2016 | Reply
  25. emily zan says:

    I would love to win for a friend!

    Posted Feb. 23, 2016 | Reply
  26. Mary says:

    Would love a pair of these for our sweet boy!

    Posted Feb. 23, 2016 | Reply
  27. malerie d. says:

    Love these mocss AND Dr. Seuss!

    Posted Feb. 23, 2016 | Reply
  28. Kimberly R says:

    I love these adorable shoes, thanks for the giveaway.

    Posted Feb. 23, 2016 | Reply
  29. Ashley Perez says:

    I love the rose gold one!(:

    Posted Feb. 23, 2016 | Reply
  30. […] those who haven’t yet, don’t forget to enter the Freshly Picked Giveaway (ends […]

    Posted Feb. 24, 2016
  31. latanya says:

    I want to win! Every child is unique and I suggest using a parent style that fits your child’s unique personality and that works for your family. Cherish every moment because they grow up so fast. People say it all the time, but experiencing it is something else.

    Posted Feb. 24, 2016 | Reply
  32. Sarah Hill says:

    I am just nine weeks pregnant with my first and also am dying to get my hands on some Freshly Picked Moccs for my little one. I don’t have any parenting advice since I am not a parent yet, but I think it is so important to just do what you think is best for your baby since every mom and baby is different! So excited for your little man to arrive!

    Posted Feb. 24, 2016 | Reply
  33. M Clarkson says:

    I would love to win.

    Posted Feb. 24, 2016 | Reply
  34. M Clarkson says:

    My parenting advise…tons of patience!!!

    Posted Feb. 24, 2016 | Reply
  35. Jana Pitt says:

    Im a mom of one year old twin boys. I don’t know a lot about parenting yet. I feel like I’m just going by mothering instincts. With twins, I just hope that I’m doing it right!

    Posted Feb. 24, 2016 | Reply
  36. Laura G. says:

    I love Freshly Picked moccasins! And would really like to win a pair for my daughter due in March too. She’s my second baby so here’s a tip – go with the flow. Babies and kids have their own schedule and you have to go along for the ride.

    Posted Feb. 24, 2016 | Reply
  37. Kimberly says:

    My little guy lives in mocs. My best advice is to take a ton of pictures. You’ll regret it if you miss a stage!

    Posted Feb. 24, 2016 | Reply
  38. Veronica says:

    Hope to win the pink!

    Posted Feb. 24, 2016 | Reply
  39. deanna says:

    They have THE cutest moccasins ever. I want them for my baby. My tip is to not worry so much. Nobody is a perfect parent and we for sure don’t have perfect children. Just love every minute.

    Posted Feb. 24, 2016 | Reply
  40. Stephanie o'day says:

    I definitely want to win this! Freshly Picked has THE cutest moccasins! I see them all over the internet and I just adore them!

    My parenting advice is just let them live and be little! Don’t go overboard trying to protect them from everything. A little dirt won’t hurt!

    Posted Feb. 24, 2016 | Reply
  41. McKenzie B. says:

    I have a 5 month old little boy and I would LOVE these for him. I have a few sets of little overalls that I know these would just be so adorable with!!!1 I’m 35 and he’s my first baby and has completely become my whole world and the best part of every day. My heart has grown in ways I didn’t know were possible. You’re going to be an amazing mom (your instincts will TOTALLY kick in . .. don’t worry!) and I’m so excited for you. It’s the most challenging, enjoying, thrilling, amazing experience ever.

    Posted Feb. 25, 2016 | Reply
  42. Wendy Jabkowski says:

    I want to win because these are absolutely adorable on my little girl and love the new colors! My parenting advice is take a lot of photos and make a lot of memories!

    Posted Feb. 25, 2016 | Reply
  43. Amanda says:

    All these shoes are to die for! I adore the Just A Slice – The Next Step Shoe. My husband would love these!

    Posted Feb. 25, 2016 | Reply
  44. Amanda says:

    My parenting advice is to use your support system, especially when baby is born!!

    Posted Feb. 25, 2016 | Reply
  45. Kay Sharp says:

    This is a great giveaway! If you have a baby that suffers with colic, you can use the noise from a vacuum cleaner to soothe them to sleep!

    Posted Feb. 25, 2016 | Reply
  46. Dagmar M says:

    My son would love these! I hope to teach him to always be strong

    Posted Feb. 25, 2016 | Reply
  47. Maribel F says:

    I would love to win this shoes for my two month old baby FINGERS CROSSED!

    Posted Feb. 27, 2016 | Reply
  48. Jodi Brown says:

    Would love to win for my sweet little girl!

    Jodi

    Posted Feb. 29, 2016 | Reply
  49. Christina says:

    What an adorable giveaway!

    Posted Feb. 29, 2016 | Reply
  50. Katie says:

    These Mocs are the cutest! My little girl is turning one in just a few weeks and this would be the perfect present!!

    Posted Feb. 29, 2016 | Reply
  51. Georgia says:

    I want to win for my baby girl!!

    Posted Feb. 29, 2016 | Reply
  52. Katie says:

    So excited for you and your little guy on the way! I have a 7 week old boy, Cooper, and it is the greatest blessing! Wishing all the best to you!

    Posted Feb. 29, 2016 | Reply
  53. Jaclyn Hollister says:

    Oh I would love to win!!! I am expecting my first baby boy this July 23, 2016 and couldn’t be more excited!!! Well,
    And nervous, and anxious, and scared… But excited!! Good luck to whomever wins!! Cheers!

    Posted Feb. 29, 2016 | Reply
  54. Amber Gardner says:

    My baby boy was born in January and it is pure magic! My best piece of advice is “do you” mama. Your body will instinctively sway and know just what he needs and wants. It’s love in your soul through and through….

    Posted Feb. 29, 2016 | Reply
  55. Chantell Bryner says:

    Would love to win! Congrats on your boy! We are also expecting a boy this summer!!

    Posted Feb. 29, 2016 | Reply
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