Cate + I had a very fun opportunity to collaborate with a company called Mama Bird Box. The company was founded by two sisters who were inspired by sharing the gift of "sisterhood" during pregnancy. This entails the basis of their company - Mama Bird Box - which is a monthly subscription box for expecting mamas. The boxes come each month during pregnancy (and one postpartum) and they are filled with goodies relevant to your stage of pregnancy. Not only that, but there is also a heartfelt note, a list of supplies and their purpose for the stage your in.
At first I was a little apprehensive about this so-called "box" concept. I've seen it going on, and in fact, I did a startup project in business school on a "box" concept. With all of the competition in the space, our team realized the opportunity wasn't really there. However, after receiving my first Mama Bird Box, my feelings about these subscription boxes has seriously changed! Sure - these boxes aren't "necessary" during pregnancy, but what they do provide is a spark of joy for the expectant mother; they are a perfect gift for a pregnant mamas or pick-me-up during your pregnancy journey to add some zest and fun to those long nine months.
We all know that pregnancy can take a toll on one's physical and emotional being, and the Mama Bird Box really helped me to feel connected to other women. I felt cherished for my pregnancy state and that other women were with me - knowing what I needed to hear and needed to have. In addition, the items in the box were uber helpful and are definitely things I either didn't think about AND needed (like the raspberry tea) ... or were things I thought about and forgot to get - like the nipple butter (which needs to be applied about a month before delivery).
Shown below is the letter included in the box. This letter includes an uplifting quote about motherhood/pregnancy and also a personalized note for your respective stage of pregnancy. Both messages struck a chord and made me quite emotional, but also enabled me to feel encouraged by other women. Also included (and below) is a list of the items included in the box and the reasons they were included, which is relevant to pregnancy in general and also to the mamas who started the company and what they faced at that stage. Not only that, but I found why the items were included in the box to be extremely thoughtful, relevant and creative - definitely a bonus in my final month of pregnancy.
Anyways, mamas. Be sure to check them out and we definitely recommend this sweet product for mamas-to-be!