Our Hello Bible Box

I love subscription boxes and have always wanted to sign my children up for a monthly craft box, but in the end I could never justify it. It was always too expensive or just not the right time. But when I came across Hello Bible Box, I had to just go for it!

This Christian based subscription box is genius my friends, and not expensive at all. What I loved with this was that I could personalize it for two children which allowed us to have two of each craft, so each kid could do their own thing.

Everything in this box was above and beyond what I had expected. There’s a card FULL of scriptures that goes along with the lesson of the box (this month was of course Christmas) and there was a beautiful story on the birth of Jesus Christ.

We followed up the story with two different crafts that were artistic as well as great for developmental and fine motor skills for my toddler. There’s a card within the box that walks you through doing this box properly with your children and even offers you engaging questions to ask your kids while doing your activities and learning about our Savior.

The final touch that I loved with this box is that Danny the Donkey is our “guide” and helps us with discovering our box. My five year old loved him and quickly stored away his name to hold onto for our future boxes. We received a card that each month we will place a sticker on to remind us of our hard work learning new scriptures and lessons. While we completed the whole box in one evening, I plan to work on some of the scriptures and reread the beautiful book throughout the next couple of weeks. My five year old even had a beautiful idea of saving our new ornaments for Christmas Eve since, “It’ll soon be Jesus’ birthday!”

I look so forward to getting one of these in each month and for sharing scriptures and the life of Jesus with my children. While my three year old was still not able to understand a lot of what was being discussed, my five year old was all IN this! This truly is a great way to bring more faith based projects and lessons into the home and to have more discussions about Jesus Christ. It makes things fun and less school like. We want to make learning about Jesus exciting - so give them some paint and crafts and it becomes very exciting!

So thankful we gave this a try!

If you’d like to learn more, make sure to visit the link here.

“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.”

Matthew 2:10

Hello Bible box

Car Organization for Kids and a GIVEAWAY

The fab people over at Mollie Ollie sent me the cutest caddy to use as my little heart desired. I have to tell you, I kinda wished I had four of these because my mind was running with all sorts of uses for it!

This caddy has SO many pockets and compartments, it’s kinda crazy. The inside is velcro so the three compartments can totally be adjustable to three, two larger ones or just one larger one if you remove the velcro insert. How awesome!

The outside of the caddy includes pockets on each side as detailed in the photos, a zipper pouch on the end that is PERFECT for my essential oils and another larger pocket on the other end. Talk about a win for ANY mom of ANY number of kids! What mom doesn’t need more organization in her life?

Here are the ways I brainstormed to use our caddy:

A) As a general diaper caddy for our diapers for the baby, pull ups for the toddler, wipes, creams and all of those essentials.

B) For all of my three year old’s homeschool supplies.

C) For storing all of my oily products and pamphlets for when I go to host and teach home parties. I still plan to use it for this, so looks like I need to get one more ;) This is perfect for me to carry from my house, to my car and into my guest’s home to teach oil classes.

D) For car organization for all of my children! And this is what we went with!

For our car organization, I have each child a set of clothes, a set of pajamas, a sweater, socks, panties, diapers, pull-ups and a few small toys for the baby. We also have some essential oil must haves like DiGize and our immune/wellness roll on, a pacifier, a movie, a snack cup and some puffs. I also added a clutch for me for when I am in a bind and I plan to add a hat in there for myself for those days where I have bed hair and need to get out of the car unexpectedly. #momlife

I am in LOVE with this thing! So because I love it so much, we are giving away one caddy to a very luck reader of mine! It’s super easy to enter to win, enter below and share this post with your other mom friends!

Good luck! I hope you win because we all need this storage in our lives! Comment below on this post to tell me how you plan to use it, I would love to hear your ideas!

Want to grab your own? Check them out on Amazon!

Handling the Internet and Young Children

Internet Safety

Raising kids comes with lots of fears and that main fear is almost always in regard to their safety. We want nothing more than for our children to be safe in this big and sometimes scary world. We want to give them the reins to take the ride of life on their own but we first want to make sure they know just how to safely ride. 

In our home, social media (for me) is obviously a big thing. I run my businesses off of social media and like others, I love scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest to find inspiration for everything from messy hair buns to keto recipes. 

But what about my children and the Internet?

What about social media? Granted they are too young for social media now, but it doesn't help to think about what you "think" you'll do when the time comes and how you'll handle it. 

I know many, many young children have their own smart phones and iPads, but that is simply not the case here. My children play educational games on MY iPad and honestly they usually just scroll through our family photos and videos. Giving them each their own iPad is something that I have no intentions of doing - not even close. Maybe teenage years I'll consider it, but even then there will be some heavy monitoring. There's just simply no need for it for our own personal reasons. 

Internet safety for kids

What about social media for young teens? 

My daughter still has several years until she enters the world of the teens (thank gosh), but I can't help but think of all the young girls I know who already have access to social media. Do I think that chatting with their friends is a bad thing? Of course not. But just like the internet does, social media opens up a portal to things that children may not be ready to see and shouldn't see. Not to mention that social media has become the modern day hallways of school bullying, something that I want to steer my children clear from. 

But you can't protect them from everything? 

No you can't. I can't protect my children from everything. They may not have iPhones and social media and still may see images online from peers' phones. They may not have access to the internet at my house but can easily access it at a friend's home. I know these things, I was a kid once. But as a parent I feel it is my duty and obligation to protect my child as best as I can, and to me that is not just handing off electronics to allow free range. 

But one day they'll need a phone. And the internet for school. 

Absolutely! One day my children will need a phone and when that time comes, I will decide on if we go with a smart phone (probably not) or a regular phone just for calls and text. And of course my children will always have monitored access to the internet at home for school purposes or even if their curiosity strikes and they need to Google something. 

I recently came across the cutest book about internet safety for children that covers the basics: not giving out personal info, not falling for phishing scams, social media safety and more. This adorably illustrated book is easy and catchy to read and straight to the point. 

After speaking to the brains behind Internet Kids Road Trip, I realized that a lot of thought went into this project. From surveying mommy friends and discovering that they didn't totally know what their kids were doing on the internet, to designing and illustrating the book themselves, this book was a labor of love to help protect the innocence of our children out there. 

Internet Kids Road Trip
Internet Kids Road Trip

I hope you take a peek at this book and share it with those that need it. You can grab a free digital download here and pass it along to your young children. This book is excellent for children around the ages of 6-13 who are just beginning to understand the internet and social media. Or you can be like me, and try to shield as much as possible! 

Deciding what is right for your family's internet usage is truly a "to each their own." Do what works for you and decide where your priorities lie in keeping your children safe on the internet. And please give this adorable book a read! 

Also, can we remember to always respect and not judge others when it comes to their own personal rules. Don't think someone is being ridiculous because their young child doesn't have a phone and vice versa. Respect without ridicule is huge here. Coming from someone who had her identity used for disgusting purposes on Facebook, I have every right to shield what feels right for me. 

Mamas, do what works for you and what is right for your kids. And please, give this book a read to your children so they can understand the dangers of the internet a little more. 

This is a sponsored post. All reviews and opinions are my own. 

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Sasha Savoy

Sasha is the owner and founder of The Mushy Mommy, a natural mother and baby boutique and The Mushy Mommy Village. She is a SAHM who works hard at living as minimal and unprocessed as possible, but never claims perfection. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, enlighten and empower mothers all over to feel good about their choices, to make healthy choices and to enjoy motherhood and all of its beauty and chaos.