Mom & Tot Box Swap

9/30/2013

 A couple of months ago I was watching YouTube videos on my mommy channels and I saw a couple of moms exchanging "Mom & Tot Boxes" and I thought what a cool idea!  I decided to parlay it into my Twitter following and a couple of my blog moms that I had gotten close with.  A total of four blog moms including myself decided to join in...Growing Up Madison, Me and My Mini Me and my partner Pink Candy and Stilettos!

The rules for the swap were just a couple:

  • Even number of participants, this way no one was left out
  • Each blogger had a budget of $40 to get all the items, this did NOT include shipping
  • Packages should be mailed in September, we are hoping to make this a quarterly thing and add in more bloggers!

We decided to focus our boxes on our toddlers Morgan (Pink Candy and Stilettos) and Hannah (The Real Housewife of Caroline County), I had never really bought for a boy before and she had never really bought for a girl so it was the perfect set!  Hannah LOVES all their items!


Included in our package from Morgan were all the items they range from a cup with a non-removal straw (plus for mommy), flash cards since we are getting more into educational things now, coloring books with crayons, some Disney dolls, books, bubbles AND a Barbie play dress!!

As soon as Hannah saw the box she was so eager to open it...like a kid on Christmas!  The first items Hannah got into were of course the coloring books and reading books.  We did already have a couple of the books but it was perfect timing because they've kind of been read to death so I can replace them with the new ones Morgan sent us and they won't be missed! 


Next up were the dolls with the Barbie dress up gown..."ohhhh nice" is all Hannah kept saying, she really, really liked it! Hannah's younger sister Savannah likes the dolls too so they will serve a double purpose!


Then we have the flash cards and cup that reads "Hannah" on it, I love that this cup has a wider bottom to the straw so Hannah can't rip it out of the cup.  It still can spill but we only ever give her water so a little water won't hurt anyone!  Don't worry about her face in these photos she was totally over me taking pictures and absorbed in Sesame Street...apparently I didn't do a great job of getting all the yogurt off her face either (oh well, that's mom life).


Last but not least Morgan included a little something for this mommy...a planner!  I probably (no I really) need one of these!  Everything is going in this, thank you Morgan!


I really enjoyed doing this swap and I know that the other ladies that joined in enjoyed it as well!  We are hoping to make this a quarterly thing so I look forward to adding other moms into the mix...who doesn't love getting a package in the mail??  Definitely check out the other 3 ladies and their box swaps and share the love!!

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22 comments

  1. Hello! Visiting from Mom’s Monday Mingle...excited to connect with you! What a fun idea...there is just something so special as a child about getting things in the mail. I kinda feel the same was as an adult!

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    1. I know! Don't you just love it? Our next swap will be in January, hopefully it will be easier because I'm sure we all get gift cards or gifts that need to be exchanged anyways from the holidays!

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  2. This is such a great idea! I love this!! If you do another one of these I would love to participate. I think it's so much fun putting together this stuff for kids. Your daughter must have been so excited to get this!

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    1. She definitely was Karen! Awesome! I'd love for you to join! Like I said next box will be set up for January so I'll be sending out an email about it in November probably before the holidays get too hectic!

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  3. What a stellar idea! I hope these catch on--boxes of surprises are always fun!

    PS Found you through the Meandering Mondays blog hop and now following you on Bloglovin!

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    1. Thank you! If you'd like to participate let me know and we can make that happen :) I'll follow back on BlogLovin and any other sites you have!

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  4. Your little one got some awesome goodies!!! She's going to enjoy playing with all her new things. Who doesn't love a new planner?! There's something about a new planner or notebook that I absolutely love!!

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    1. I love that this planner is BIG! It's not a tiny purse one...it's got lots of room to write and make actual notes!

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    2. I am excited that there are other moms that like real pen & paper planners! I prefer them to digital planners, but I thought I was the only one. I like crossing out my To Do list the old fashioned way--so satisfying!!

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    3. I do like to write things down and cross them off...I do put like dr. appts and stuff in my phone for an additional reminder but I LOVE having a planner to actually put things in...what happens if my phone goes bad or something, I need a back up plan :)

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  5. You have GOT to let me know what Mommy Channels you're watching on YouTube...awesome stuff! :D

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    1. Go to my YouTube channel and check out my subscribitions! Samantha Schuerman, itsJudysLife, itsMommytime, melmphs, bitsandclipa and many others!

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  6. Oh this is just too cute! I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stuff! They did a great job choosing stuff that both of you would like. This was so fun, I'm so glad I was a part of it!

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    1. I agree I think everyone had fun with it! Looks like we have some people who are interested in doing it in the future too!

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  7. What a fantastic package!!

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  8. We're so thrilled that you all liked your goodies and are having a good time using them! Thanks for thinking of us and for your wonderful gift as well!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked ours too! I think everyone enjoyed this so hopefully we can do it again!

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  9. What a cute idea! Her face is priceless with those dollys! :) Thanks for linking with us for WDW!

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  10. What a lovely way to connect your friendships.
    Visiting from Wined Down

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  11. Such a fun exchange! I love the pink dress....so adorable! I wish I had something like this when my kids were toddlers. They would have loved it.

    Thanks for sharing at Wine'd Down Wednesday! I hope to see you again next week!

    Kristin from Dizzy Busy and Hungry!

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    1. thank you for stopping by! I will definitely be back again next week!

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