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Monday, January 28, 2013

.:BabbaCo & Beating the Winter Blues:.

Last winter in Utah was heavenly. It was mild. We went to the zoo in January in light jackets. I even have a picture of Harper (about two months old) sitting in her car seat with only a long sleeved onesie and pants on. Not much snow. Not much cold. Heavenly.

This year? Not so much. It has been freezing here in Utah. Not just cold, seriously freezing. As in, we’re lucky if we break 10-15 degrees freezing. To top it off, the inversion has been horrible; I’m sure you’ve heard about it on the news, even if you don’t live in Utah. Our nasty air has been making some national headlines!

So needless to say, we haven’t been venturing out much. When it’s that cold, I feel too bad dragging my kids around and exposing them to the cold and the bad air. Which means we’ve been spending a lot of time inside the house. There’s been lots of dress up, lots of coloring, and though I’m ashamed to admit it, lots of Disney channel. Hey, just keepin’ it real.

And even though we love all of those things, after awhile, the troops start getting restless and wanting new things to do. So I was thrilled to learn about BabbaCo and the BabbaBox.

Every month, the BabbaBox is delivered right to your door. It is filled with a variety of supplies and activities to encourage parents and children to engage in meaningful activities without having to do any of the leg work. And the BabbaBox is geared towards children ages 3-7, so I’ve got two kids that fall right around that range and would totally love something like this. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?

Each box has these four components included:


2-3 projects? Books? Interactive learning? Sign us up!

Here’s a little more directly from BabbaCo:

“Has your child ever pretended to be an astronaut? What about had a play date with their favorite stuffed animal? When kids use their imaginations, not only do they have a ton of fun, but they develop the abstract thinking skills that are so important for academic learning later on. Engaging in pretend play also helps kids learn impulse control - which turns out to be even more important for school success than IQ!  So by encouraging your kids to exercise their imaginations, you’re helping lay the foundation for future success. Who knew learning could be such an Amazing Adventure!

This month the BabbaBox has partnered with Shutterfly so that you can bring your child’s Amazing Adventures to life. There is no better cure for the short winter days than unlocking the imaginations of your little ones.  Here are the details on what you’ll find inside your “My Amazing Adventures” BabbaBox…

Make an adorable photo magnet of your kids and have it sent to your home – absolutely free – thanks to our special partnership with Shutterfly!
And as a special “thank you” to our parents, this month we have an exclusive Shutterfly coupon for BabbaCo customers – so you can transform your favorite moments from 2012 into lasting memories.”

I don’t know about you, but this just keeps sounding better and better to me. I love finding new things to do with these three turkeys.



You’ll want to sign up for BabbaCo’s newsletter to get free ideas of activities you can do indoors with your kiddos. And just by signing up, you’ll be entered to win this great prize package:

Annual Membership to the BabbaBox ($240 value)
$50 Gift Card from Shutterfly

Additionally, BabbaCo is running a very special “Cure to the Indoor Blues” offer right now: 
33% ($10) Off the 1st month of a new Monthly or Annual Subscription!
Just use the Coupon Code: FEB33 at checkout.

What are you waiting for? Go sign up now!

Tell me....what do you like to do with your kiddos when you're stuck inside?

** Disclosure: This post was sponsored by BabbaCo, but the thoughts and opinions are my own. My kids really are going stir crazy, and I really think this sounds like a great idea!


  1. It's this time of year when activities delivered to your door sound like just the ticket.

  2. These would be fun to use as a mommy school help too!

  3. I think this would be perfect for my kiddos. We are having way to much TV time right now.


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