I honestly never thought, in my self centered teens, that I would ever be a mom. It's easy in those years to think that way. I had nieces and a nephew so I figured that was as close to kids as I would ever get. Life changes though. I got pregnant at 18 and from the moment I found out, I wanted nothing more than to be a mom. Funny how fast things change, huh? 11 years later and I still feel like it's the best thing I've done with my life and I wouldn't trade a moment of it for anything. And since Mothers Day is swiftly approaching, I can find no better box to share with my fellow Mommas than the May Mommy Mailbox!
Mommy Mailbox, who kindly sent me this box for review, is a monthly lifestyle subscription service. While this box is geared towards moms, it's actually a great box for anyone looking to indulge themselves or someone special. The cost is $33.95 per month you'll receive a carefully curated selection of uplifting and inspiring items. Expect a mix of fashion, gourmet food, fitness, art, home décor and beauty.
This month's box was quite heavy and I am super excited by my first glimpse.
This month's theme is Honor and the featured blogger is Las Vegas based mommy blogger, Lizzie Haro.
As always, you'll find a very nicely laid out information card detailing each item you've received in this month's box.
Kendra Phillip Ring --- I absolutely love this ring. I'm actually wearing it while I type out this review!
This is the Chloe ring and it may be simple But it sure is pretty on my finger! And I love that it's adjustable so it actually fits my tiny fingers.
Lake Champlain Chocolates --- I only wish I had more of these! These fresh, all natural chocolate bites are made in Vermont and the two flavors included are Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Praline.
Manna Kadar Flutter Mascara --- My Dolls, meet my new favorite mascara! I love Manna Kadar products but this is the first time I've tried out their mascara and I'm not disappointed. It gives massive curl in the spots I want it and the formula is amazing. It feels like a fiber mascara but without the dry, flakey effect I generally run into with them. It wears beautifully and if you wet your lashes, it almost peels off the lash so it's clean and easy to remove.
Paper Straws --- So, these are actually pretty handy. Especially considering that some places won't allow you to use plastic straws anymore. Our local Zoo being one of those spots.
The Magic of Motherhood by Ashlee Gadd --- The reason for this box being so heavy! I cannot say enough good things about this book. It was such a nice, heartwarming, funny read. Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:
" celebrates your life as a mom—the good stuff, the hard stuff, and everything in between.
From the writers behind the popular blog comes a beautiful new book to remind you of your identity, both as a woman and as a mother.
Motherhood can often feel overwhelming and isolating. You find your feelings swinging between joy and uncertainty, intense love and anxiety, laughter and tears. Through it all, you constantly ask yourself, “Am I the only one who feels this way?” will reassure you that you’re not alone. Full of encouragement, humor, and wisdom that will speak to you right where you are, is like a long-overdue coffee date with your best girlfriend.
In this book you’ll find heartwarming essays about identity, adoption, body image, miscarriage, friendship, faith, infertility, and more. is a curated collection of honest stories that weave together the love, joy, and magnificent heartache of motherhood. Instead of offering advice, the writers offer something even better: their hearts.
is a love letter to mothers everywhere; it’s a story about the magic that happens in between calm and chaos, the joy that can be found in both beauty and mess, and the valuable lessons we learn about ourselves in between cups of reheated coffee and kitchen tables covered in crumbs.
Find a new strength, beauty, and sisterhood you never believed possible in , an inspiring and encouraging book written for an imperfect, trying-her-best mom just like you."
This is one of my very favorite Mommy Mailbox's ever. It felt like a wonderful, perfect Mothers Day present to myself. I think the inclusion of the book was especially phenomenal! Another fantastic box, Mommy Mailbox!
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Disclosure: While this box was received complimentary in exchange for a review, it is honest and unbiased. All views and opinions expressed in this review are solely my own and should be viewed as such.