Love With Food by SnackNation – One of the Best Subscription Boxes!

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I have a pretty big obsession with subscription boxes. I’m signed up on the sites that curate them. I think the mystery of not knowing what you’ll receive is absolutely one of the best feelings for me. So, when I found out about LovewithFood by SnackNation, I wanted to check it out, as soon as possible.

I was happy to find out this is one of the cheapest subscription boxes I’ve seen at only $7.99 a month. To add onto that, if you’re a health nut, the products are all-natural, organic, and gluten free!

They have a wonderful page that showcases a bunch of previous buyers boxes in the past from Instagram! Most boxes show you fancy edited pictures, but they took it upon themselves to show you real people’s past boxes! With every purchase, you also get rewards and end up getting some of these snacks for FREE! Also, if you don’t feel like making a monthly commitment they make individual boxes for you to try as well and items to buy.

If you’re vegan like myself, they even offer up a few vegan options which I find pretty rare in a lot of subscription boxes. All in all, I think this is a deal you can’t beat so if you’re interested sign up right here.

Dollar Maxi Pad Club

Dollar Maxi Pad Club, home of the monthly feminine needs subscription box.

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So, I just found out about something amazing called the Dollar Maxi Pad Club. This is a subscription box focusing on personal care!

They have a Postpartum Kit. It includes 20 heavy/overnight pads, 20 panty liners, 1 bottle of Earth Mama Perineal Spray, a Pamper Me Package, and much more! This looks like it’s about $30, $11 for the Perineal Spray.

They also have the First Period Kit ($10) for moms and dads who want to do something for their kids having their first period. This includes 20 panty liners, 10 count regular/day pads with wings, feminine wipes, a zipper carrying pouch, and for an added bonus, they even offer a pampering addition: Hershey’s and a Tiger’s Sheet Mask!

I added a chocolate, beauty blender, face mask, some feminine wipes, and some heavy night pads into my cart and it only added up to $10. For me, this would be higher than that! If you have any questions be sure to check out their FAQ’s.

A Special Way to Remember Birthdays

A few years ago, I purchased Your Birthday Book: A Keepsake Journal when I had my son. I bought a second when I had my daughter. This book is adorable and cute. It comes with interviews for the kids every year. Each “special landmark” birthday has a unique addition to it. At the end of them, there’s little pockets that you use as time capsules. It comes with suggestions for what to put in the time capsule, but also there’s freedom to add your original additions.

On top of that, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the creator of these scrapbooks has also made The Belly Book: A Nine Month Journal for You and Your Growing Belly which I purchased with my son (wasn’t able to with my daughter). It’s a pretty special book with questions ranging from what music you’ve been bumping to what shows you’ve been watching to what foods you can’t stomach anymore. While I didn’t buy her My Baby Book, looking at the pictures makes me wish I would have. As if that isn’t enough, she’s also offered The Grandparent Book for grandparents!

All in all, I don’t think I could recommend Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s scrapbook series more. They have added such a special quality to my life and they add such a memorable and creative way to archive the best moments.

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Using Amazon to get Started with Homeschooling

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A lot of stuff we bought to get started with homeschooling, we bought with a pretty big favorite of everyone’s: Amazon. Why not? It’s convenient, they have good deals, and you can find almost anything. So, here’s a list of some of my favorite products that helped us.

First off, I really like DK Workbooks. They provide a simple structure and outline to the subject. I wouldn’t say using it for a full out curriculum is a good idea, but it’s a good idea to use their workbooks as a primer or to see where your kids stand a bit. One of my favorites was DK Workbooks: Problem Solving, Kindergarten: Learn and Explore. Another good book we ended up using was DK Workbooks: Geography Pre-K: Learn and Explore.

Again, keep in mind DK is more for a primer (in my opinion). We also just purchased the Bookworm Journal: A Reading Log for Kids (and Their Parents) which I feel is an adorable addition to homeschooling. You and your kids answer questions for each book read and you tear a corner out and feed the bookworm for every book read!

Another item we purchased was Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers.  When I was researching homeschooling and literacy, a lot of seasoned homeschooling moms had recommended the Bob Books sets. They are sorted by color, leveled up. These have really helped our kids and they come in a cute little box so they already have their own storage.

Have you found any items from Amazon that have helped you with homeschooling outside of supplies?

Beginning Homeschooling

When I first decided to homeschool, there was a lost of hesitance. The thing is, I was in public school up until 9th grade. I then transferred into home schooling. It was a lot better for me and felt like it was easier to set the pace. I didn’t feel forced to learn. I felt like I could learn because it was something I wanted to do.

That being said, I started with totschooling earlier on to kind of not only prepare myself, but in a way, show others that I could do it. We ended up doing a lot of fun things and activities. If you have a child who is a toddler, I strongly suggest looking up this activity if you think homeschooling may be something you want to do in the future. Obviously, once you get to age 5 (kindergarten age), things will be different and somewhat more difficult on one end, easier on the other.

So, something you should know is that you’ll hear all the typical questions, “But what about socialization?” which in my experience and other homeschooling parents experience, seems to be better actually within a homeschooling setting, given that instead of being forced in a room with a bunch of kids you just might like, you’ve given your kids an option to pick where they socialize and you can get them into programs that fit their interests and not just society’s mold.

All in all, despite the criticism, I love learning with my kids. I love teaching my kids. I wouldn’t change this for the world.