Sun, moon and stars

Last week I celebrated 5th anniversary of being a mother.

I have learned a lot about myself as a parent. We all have our strengths and weaknesses and I have plenty of both. My son is outdoors so much we have named eagles on our hiking paths and he is close to building me a summer home with driftwood on the beach. If there is book reading or LEGO building you will see our heads stuck together for hours. But I cannot say the same for arts and crafts projects. I never was one to enjoy them, even in school, and I will be the first to admit I rarely create anything as an adult either. For most part my son does things like that at preschool he goes to three times a week for a few hours.

So I think it is time to change that! Enter BabbaBox.

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We were so excited when the pretty green box arrived last week!

It was filled with things for my son and I to do, all sharing a common theme.

Little J was excited to go through the box contents and fell in love with the binoculars immediately.

My husband was excited to find a fancy wine stopper he claimed immediately.

And I was so excited to find that theme for this month’s projects is Sun, moon and stars!

It is a subject I know a lot about, interests us both and we talk about often. I planned different outings to observe the moon during the day and talk about tide and it’s effect on it. We would go to a field in the evening to see the stars and moon after sunset, which is luckily early these days. How amazing right?

Except it has been rainy and cloudy ever since…

We searched for the moon and the sun high

and low.

We talked about how they are still there, behind the clouds and why we cannot see them.


It was time to challenge mommy.

We spread out some paper, read the instructions and tackled our first project:

Make a paper-mache moon nightlight. Indoors. With sticky glue. And stuff! Everything we needed was in the box and it took my boy next to nothing to raise to the challenge; tear the paper, dip it in glue and complete the first layer. And after the initial overwhelming need to tell him what to do, how to do it and to be careful not to drip glue on a chair about a hundred times I relaxed and we had great fun!


We read the adorable book about little star in the evening and the first thing Little J asked me in the morning was if he can go and check if the glue dried.

We added another layer and we were one step closer to seeing the moon for the first time this month. And it was the one we made, together!!

Once the sun returns to Pacific Northwest we have another lovely project to complete and I love how everything we are creating takes time and patience. I can happily report my son has abundance of both and I think I am enjoying this time we are spending together at the table making things much more then I ever imagined.

This cute little green box has brought us joy and fun times together. I have learned that my son loves arts and crafts. And I love him. So I put glue on my shopping list…

BabbaBox is a theme-based box delivered to your door that allows you to enjoy a little convenience and inspiration! As any parent can attest, the most important thing you can give to your child is quality time. BabbaBox makes this possible by helping you to save time, money, & mindspace.

Just think! Fantastic monthly activities with ALL the materials for kids ages 3-6. Included in the box are 3 projects + 1 bestselling book + digital download + parent surprise gift!

The best part? Babbabox makes a GREAT unique gift during the holiday season.

Act now! Get 50% off your first month when you sign up for a monthly membership using the code, SWAY100. Offer expires December 31, 2012.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BabbaBox. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. Diane December 11, 2012 at 22:27 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    That is SO cool! They never had anything like this when my boys were young. Not that I would’ve been so inclined to subscribe as I too am not exactly the “crafty” sort…same with my boys. :(

    Looks like you and Little J had lots of fun! 😀
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  2. Alison December 12, 2012 at 02:06 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    I am Craft Fail Mom. I am so craft challenged, I’m pretty sure the baby can make something I can’t. What a cool box!
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  3. Susi December 12, 2012 at 06:05 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    This looks like so much fun. I love the convenience of it. No scrambling around looking for ideas. I wouldn’t say I’m a craft fail but I’m definitely no crafty super mommy either!!!! :)
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  4. Ally December 12, 2012 at 08:09 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Craft challenged or not, you are an awesome mom!!
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  5. Michelle December 12, 2012 at 10:02 #

    Twitter: ltlindian
    I tweeted this too but wanted to write more. That boy’s face is the sweetest face ever. Well, after my kiddos… :) My little guy is 7 now and his face is losing that babyish quality to it as he becoming so muscular. He doesn’t have that chubby cheek sweet face look anymore… :(

    kiss those cheeks while they are still there.
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  6. Otto von Münchow December 12, 2012 at 11:25 #

    The green box looks really fun. And judging by the pictures it seems like you son really enjoy the content. Great that you are able to encourage the arts and crafts skills for both of your. But saying you rarely create anything? What about this blog then?
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  7. Jessica December 12, 2012 at 12:30 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    I used to do crafts ALL the time, but I just don’t have the time anymore (stupid work). This looks like fun! That theme would be perfect for me and Josh, too. :) Nice job, Little J!

  8. Janice December 12, 2012 at 17:05 #

    Twitter: mommyslounge
    What a wonderful idea. It’s one of those, “why didn’t I think of that?” thing. Haha!

    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. I think that any product that can entertain, educate, AND bring a parent and a child together is absolutely awesome. I wonder what you’ll get next month?!
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  9. lisacng December 27, 2012 at 12:50 #

    Twitter: lisacng
    How cute is he looking high and low for the sun and moon! Great project box. Maybe when my son gets older…
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