I first heard about the Baby Box Company from another blogger who had recently received hers. After having received tons of freebies* the first time around I was excited to see that something new had arrived for mammas :)
The Baby Box Co is a company that provides boxes for babies to sleep in as well as some great coupons, samples/full size products to try. The most famous one is the Finland Baby Box– well known the world over. That said it’s great that we get this box for free here in Canada :)
Some of the samples included in the box are:
Newborn Diapers (pack of 20)
Cetaphil wash, lotion and oil
Sesame Street Bubble bath
Lanisoh nursing covers and milk storage bag
…a few coupons for other products + some helpful information.
You can sign up here. All you need to do is watch their #babyboxuniversity teaching video and answer a few questions about the topics covered and you’ll receive a certificate that you will use at pick up. Yes that is the only downside – you have to pick up the box yourself. Although I understand why, the price to ship the box and bag of goodies wouldn’t exactly lend itself to keeping the service free.
Here is a quick video I created to provide some more details of what’s in the box!
I mention freebies* above because there is a list of things you can sign up for and receive for free. They can come in pretty handy. The list is below!
We had our newest little addition join us over the weekend. L&D, recovery and the whole “expecting” experience was interesting and completely different than the first time. Not sure if I want to share how it went down but we’ll see. That said, without further ado…I am here to introduce Miss El :)
Doing: feeding, laundry, tidying, cuddling, listening to lecture + doing homework/assignments (the class I am in goes on until Apr 10)
Thinking: not taking enough photos, crap.. need to add that to my to-do list, do I really need to sleep
Thanks for reading and have great weekend!
The age old discussion about how much to share online. Although I’ve retracted from Facebook for the most part I still do share a lot of visuals into my life on Instagram and even more imagery and words on my blog. I guess I feel my blog is more for me anyway and for me anything I share online is a “high light real” for the the most part.
Hope everyone enjoyed valentines with their loved ones, their kids, families, lover(s), fav bottle of wine ;)
This past weekend, Miss S and I worked on preparing the valentine’s goodies for her friends at preschool.
I know when I was growing up that giving a one sided card was the norm but I wanted to do something special. I see most of the children in her class everyday (either at drop off and pick up) and I know that Miss S really considers her classmates her friends just by how much she talks about them :)
And, taken that we didn’t do ANYTHING for Christmas (other than gifting her teachers with something special) I figured we could go a little overboard for Vday!
We packed some #AllergyFree goodie bags with pencils and stickers. The kiddo DIYed her valentines cards by gluing (or in her words “gueing”) a few hearts onto a card that I prepared (pretty quick and easy: fold a regular printer paper and a pink construction paper 3 times to create 8 parts/cards, cut each section and then glue the white sections to the pink sections – as seen above).
The activity was a great way to practice patience (for both of us – ha!), fine motor skills and counting. I asked her to count 3 hearts per card, then she had to practice using a glue stick (something I know loves doing lol).
The activity was a success and she really got into the grove of making her cards as she would keep asking me “who is one this for”? :)
Pinterest has some really cute valentines ideas like this, this and this. I think these might be great I ideas for next year and to get Miss S even more involved. (Well as long as she is still into it!)