1.24.2017

WANTED: Subscription Box for Kids

Hey y'all! I know, I know...this post is a bit out of the norm for me and hang in there with me because once we get chatting, you will realize it is ALL me.

So, grab a cup of coffee and let's chat.

Topic: Subscription Boxes

I gotta confess, I LOVE the idea behind subscription boxes and have tried a few for snacks for the fam. As good as they were, the fits were not quite just right for us with a dairy free mom and a somewhat pickier eating kiddo and a hubby who would prefer a bag of junkie potato chips. Seriously, I do not comprehend how he doesn't gain a zillion pounds with some of his high-calorie, high-sugar, high-carb eating habits. I know, I know....genetics. So let's forget all that and get back to the fun stuff.

Subscription boxes!

Recently darling daughter stumbled onto a wonderful craft program on our Roku TV and she is whirling with inspiration and looking for supplies. The idea popped into my head...what about a craft subscription box for her?!

So of course, I started googling immediately and tons of things fell in front of my eyes and then the picky, smart-shopper, gotta have a value, mom in me came out fierce and front center.

If I am going to be paying x-dollars a month, this box has to have value. I mean good value. Good quality items, good for the environment is a plus, educational value is a huge plus, and then I started seeing more and more ideas.

Did you know there are reading boxes, science boxes, gratitude boxes, higher level art boxes, faith boxes, do good boxes? I even found a spice box, coffee box, runner box, knitting box, bath supplies box, gardening box, and so many more. I was left with my head spinning as I shut down my computer.

So many choices!

Getting a nice and useful box in the mail appeals to me but it can't be too costly. Hey! I am a mom on a budget and my kiddo has riding lessons. That takes priority.

So why am I interested?

Because I believe in supporting interests and personal development and that we need to continue to grow ourselves. I think boxes can help with that.

I like the idea of a craft box since darling daughter is always crafting but any activity box could fill the need/desire I see in our house.

Imagine this moms. You have a workout or run to do and it is Saturday morning. You only have so much time to get it done before x, y, and z need to happen. Maybe it is even a LONG run that will take 2+ hours and you need to run while being a mom. It isn't easy to do. Sometimes those little ones get bored or maybe you can only handle so much Sponge Bob or My Little Pony on the TV while you run. Seriously, running 2+ hours in itself is hard. Let's not make it harder!

What if your gem had a special activity box they could pull out and work on when you run? Better yet, what if you had an activity box you both loved and it could be a special Mother-Daughter/Son post-workout reward for the two of you after a successful workout with minimal, "Mom, are you done yet?"

I like this idea and see value in it. The problem is....what box?

So today while I sip my coffee chatting with you, I want to hear...have you tried any subscription boxes with your kiddos? What did you like? What didn't you like?

I would love to hear from you and please, please, please, share this post. This momma needs some advice!

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for the power of the internet and social media and for all the feedback from y'all!

Daily Bible Verse: For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ ~ Matthew 25:35-40

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