The Boy Box: July Clothing Subscription

 

 

I am so excited to give you this sneak peak of our July Subscriptions! Bonus: I will be sending these out early to ensure you receive them in time for Fourth of July celebrations!

What’s inside? I wanted to bring you attire that was festive yet could also be worn after the holiday – and I think we did just that! If you snagged our June Box before they sold out, these new items mix and match perfectly!

Sizes 6mo-2T:
– Ultra soft gray romper with navy pocket
– Reversible navy stripe and red star bibdana
– Red star bow tie

Sizes 3T-5T:
– Navy stripe shorts
– Tank with red backing, star pocket and navy detailing
– Red star bow tie

Sign up here!

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Looking for something special for you Baby Daddy this Father’s Day? Surely our Small Shop Father’s Day Gift Guide: Boy Dad Edition will do the trick!

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1.) Jack and Winn Snapback Bundle [jackandwinn.com] Babies + snapbacks = adorable. Matching Daddy Snapback = extra adorable! These sets are absolutely precious and are sure to be a hit.

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2.) Cooper and Kid [cooperandkid.com] Cooper and Kid is a quarterly subscription box of themed projects, toys, books and ideas that, yes, both dads and kids find cool. Fathers want to spend time with their kids doing the kinds of imaginative, inventive things that shape their character and relationship. Things they won’t ever forget. So, get them the Cooper Kit and make memories that will last forever.

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3.) People I’ve Loved [peopleiveloved.com] You can’t go wrong with these gorgeous, hand pressed and assembled cards. Did I mentioned that I attended high school with co-owner and talented artist, Carissa.

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4.) Tom & Teddy [tomandteddy.com] “Matching swimwear for big guys and their little nippers!” These beautifully crafted, UV-protected trunks are perfect for the summer memories with Dad.

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5.) Fulton Craft [etsy.com/shop/FultonCraft] This custom engraved hammer is a great gift for that special handyman in your life. The wooden handle is custom engraved with the text of your choice.

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6.) The Rad Dad Box [raddadbox.com] Subscription boxes and gift boxes for new dads and expecting dads. The Rad Dad Box provides items that help Dads bond with their babies and welcome them to Fatherhood!

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7.) The Boy Box [theboybox.com] These matching Father Son bow ties are perfect for the dapper Dad. They come in a variety of colors and will keep your men looking sharp for Father’s Day brunch or your next special occasion!

Small Business Week

“Small Business isn’t for the faint of heart. It is for the brave, the patient, the persistent and the overcomer.” – unknown

Did you know when you “like” or comment on a small shops social media post you are helping them grow their business? It does not mean you have to buy. It is just a small way to show your support and make them feel encouraged. So take a moment, show a Small Business you believe in them!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the Momma who does it all? Check out these five small shops for some fun and unique ideas.

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1.) Mother Snacker [mothersnacker.com] Give the gift that keeps on giving! Mother Snacker is a monthly discovery box curated exclusivly for overwhelmed Moms that need a Mother Snack’n break!!

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2.) Fit Couture Yoga Mats [fitcoutureyoga.comFounded by a fellow Boy Mom, you can’t go wrong with Fit Couture’s chic and trendy yoga mats. These mats are eco-friendly, non-slip and are available in the most adorable prints (think mermaids and pineapples)!

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3.) Our Love Was Born [etsy.com/shop/OurLoveWasBorn] These Sky Conversation maps are both thoughtful and beautiful. This Husband/Wife team and prides itself on unique personalized designs and outstanding customer service.

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4.) Shop Self Box [shopselfbox.com] This beautifully curated monthly subscription is the fantastic way to indulge Mom. Each box contains 4-7 handmade products for bath, beauty, home decor and so much more!

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5.) The Boy Box [theboybox.comSupport Wildlife Raise Boys! This tee is a must have for every Mom of Boys! Available in four colors, this top is perfect for Mother’s Day – or any day!

Happy 6th Birthday Alexander!

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Happy birthday to my sweet Alexander, the little boy I named The Xander Box after! Six years ago Alexander came into this world fast and furious… right on our front lawn! To celebrate his birthday we are having a sale on The Xander Box. Snag this adorable milk print set for just $19 here.

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Want to know how Alexander was born on our front lawn?! The morning of his birthday I was having dull cramping but nothing that felt too painful or organized. As the morning went on the cramping got a little more intense so I called the doctor to check in. I told him I didn’t feel ready to go the hospital because it was just dull pain, I didn’t feel any pressure and I wanted to wait it out to be sure it kept up. I put our older son, Aiden, in his room to nap so I could lie down and concentrate on what was happening with my body. Thankfully he fell asleep and missed the dramatic delivery. By around 10:00am I was having contractions at consistent intervals. I called my husband who was at work (nearby, thank goodness!) and told him I was ready to head to the hospital. I started packing up the car so we could go when he and our babysitter arrived. But as I was preparing to leave I could feel the contractions were rapidly speeding up and I knew time was running out. Out of breath and in pain, I fell to the grass awaiting my husband, who arrived at 10:10am… 10:15am our beautiful son was born, delivered by his Dad.

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Six years later, Alexander is still keeping us on our toes! He is our fiery middle child and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t imagine life without him and we are incredibly blessed he was born without complication. We love you Alexander Lee!

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Every year on Alexander’s birthday we visit the Fire Department for a photo. Here my husband and Alex reenact his special day!

Common questions I recieve about Alexander’s lawn delivery:

  • The ambulance did not arrive in time. My husband (who is a doctor) delivered Alexander.
  • I was just shy of 39 weeks.
  • While of course we were in complete shock, everything happened so quickly there was no time to panic. Of my three deliveries Alexander’s was oddly the easiest. It was FAST and the adrenalin got me through.
  • My water did not break until the actual delivery.
  • None of our neighbors noticed – until after the ambulance arrived.
  • I was on bed rest for 10 weeks with my third son.