Monday, June 3, 2013

Our Googaro Box Arrived This Weekend and Put a Smile on the Girls' Face -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample Googaro box as part of a MtoM Consulting, LLC sponsored campaign.  In addition to receiving a sample box, I will also be compensated for my time in sharing a review and promoting a giveaway on my blog and social media channels.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

Ahh, when is the cold season going to be over at our house?  It seems like the girls and I have been sick since winter begins -- as we have been sick all through Nov. and Dec. and then again in Feb., April and now the end of May/early June.  Every time it looks like the girls are getting better, we go someplace and they pick up another virus.  We have been trying to shake a nasty head cold the past couple of weeks, and this past weekend was the roughest.  While I started coming down with the cold on Tuesday, the girls, who had been dealing with sinus congestion and pain for about two weeks, ended up getting ear infections and a diagnosis of an upper respitory infection when we took them Saturday and Sunday to urgent care.  Saturday night was touch, as Arabella started yelling and screaming non-stop from 9AM until 10AM Sunday morning.  We tried everything to get her to feel comfortable, but the doctors said she was having a lot of sinus pressure and ear pain due to the congestion -- thus, making her grouchy and constantly crying all night.  As I write this post, I am working off of 2 hours of rest that I got this afternoon while the girls napped.  I also ended up going to to the doctor, and have the same upper respiratory infection, but with bronchitis added on.  Not fun!

But, through the crazy, and oh so stressful weekend of dealing with two sick girls, myself being sick and my husband complaining of not feeling well when he arrived home from work on Friday, there was one ray of sunshine that made the weekend more enjoyable, and that was when we received our Googaro box to review.

Not familar with Googaro?  Well, you are not alone, as this is a brand new monthly susbcription service that offers monthly care packages that are sent directly to you door, and are geared towards you child's age, from baby - age 3.

Here is more about Googaro:

"Being a parent is one of the greatest and most challenging roles you can take on in life. You want the best for your precious little bundle, yet sleepless nights and meltdowns make it difficult to find the time to unearth the best and most necessary products out there.  Despite aspirations of being that super-hero parent, you soon learn that stealing a few minutes for yourself means naptime – not research time.

Googaro gets it - we’ve been there.  We want to simplify your life and help you discover incredible new products that are a perfect blend of practical, safe, stylish and fun.  Simple things like choosing baby lotion or a toy need not be frustrating.  Our talented team of professionals (aka picky moms and dads) are constantly reviewing new products and evaluating them for quality, safety and sustainability.  In fact, every time we find great products that are organic, BPA-free and eco-friendly we invariably break out in googadance.  Go on and embrace your inner quirkiness - we certainly do!

So how does it work?  You tell us the age and gender of your child, and we hop to work while you get to enjoy your baby.  Each month our Googa team takes a break from song and dance - hey, we told you we’re quirky - and we curate and ship you a care package of 4-5 full-sized products tailored to your baby’s age.  Since we know moms and dads need a treat themselves, every so often we include a special gift just for you!

Googaro care packages feature only the best products that help you take care of your child and that also grows with your child.  Over time your baby too will get excited when your surprise box arrives.  In fact your baby might end up loving the box more than the toy inside!  Just kidding... or maybe not.  So go on and give yourself a break every month with Googaro.  You and your baby deserve the best!"

I first got word about Googaro in April, and couldn't wait to receive a sample box to share with the girls.  And, when it arrived on Friday, it took my girls' minds off of feeling lousy, as they ruffled through the box to see what goodies were included in this monthly subscription box.

Included in our sample box was the following:

  • Episencial sunscreen
  • JJ Cole hooded towel
  • Cleanwell Hand Sanitizer
  • Eco-Kids Crayons
  • Happy Family Puffs 

Who knew that a hooded towel would get toddlers excited about taking a bath.  But, when Savannah saw the hooded towel included in the Googaro box, her eyes lit up, and she asked me to put her super drying cape on for her to try out. Then, she followed up by asking if she could have tub time early, just to try it out! :-)

The second favorite item in the Googaro box was the eco-friendly crayons.  I was surprised to see that they retailed for $9.99, as I don't think I would have paid this much for crayons if I saw them in a store.  But, after having had the opportunity to try them out with the girls during quiet play time this weekend, I am hooked on these crayons.  Not only were they chunky enough for Arabella, who is 18 months, to hold and color with, but the girls loved the unique look and feel of the crayons.  I even caught Savannah throwing out some of her old thin crayons, as she was hoping I would buy more of these eco-friendly crayons for them. :-)  Shh, don't tell her, but I ordered some for her birthday, and will be included in the kids' goody bags.

And, what is playtime without a snack?  Thankful the Googaro box contained a container of Happy family strawberry puffs for the girls to snack on.  We are no stranger to this brand, as I have been purchasing their products since the girls were babies.  They just love these puff snacks especially the strawberry flavor we were sent to review in the box, as they are sweetened with 100% fruit juice and enriched with vitamins and minerals.  I have also shared reviews on my blog in the past on the Happy family brand, and can't stop raving about them to family and friends.  So, it was a nice surprise to see the container of Happy Family Strawberry melt in your mouth puffs included in the sample box.

I ended up using the mini magnetic clips from ORO to hang up and display the girls' coloring sheets on the refrigerator for Daddy to see when he got home, which was a bonus "Just for Moms/Dads" item included in this Googaro sampler box.  And, all weekend long, the girls couldn't help but stroll by the refrigerator and point out their masterpieces. :-)

Overall, I have to say that I was highly impressed with the Googaro sample box I was sent to review with the girls.  Over the years, I have had the opportunity to review dozens of monthly subscription box services for moms, dads, kids and the family as a whole, but can say without a doubt, that this was my favorite kids box we have received.  And, I will be definitely be signing the girls up for more Googaro shipments. And, you can't go wrong with the price of this new monthly subscription box, as 3 months only costs $35 per month, including shipping and handling, 6 months is only $32 per month with 1/2 month free, or a full year is $32 per month, with 1 month free.  You can even gift a Googaro box, which makes for a great baby shower gift, or child's first birthday surprise.  What child (or parent for that matter) doesn't like to get mail -- except bills? :-)  Once you try out the Googaro monthly subscription service with your child, you will be hooked, too.  And, signing up is easy.  Just choose the appropriate age group, child's gender and subscription length, and then sit back and wait for your first Googaro box to arrive, to share with your little one.  Like I said, my girls had a blast with their Googaro box this past weekend, and it really did lift their spirits and make them forget about being sick for a time.  So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to the Googaro website today, and sign up for this fun subscription box service --  

And, make sure you use promo code "ROBIN10" at checkout, to save 10% off everything on the Googaro website, including the baby shower gifts, special one-time Googaro box purchases and the 3-, 6- or 12- month subscription boxes.  Act fast, as the this offer is only valid for a limited time!


Googaro 3 Month Subscription for Boys
Thanks to the folks at Googaro, one lucky reader will win a Googaro box to share with their child (ages 0-3 yrs. old).  To enter this giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent a sample Googaro box as part of a MtoM Consulting, LLC sponsored campaign.  In addition to receiving a sample box, I will also be compensated for my time in sharing a review and promoting a giveaway on my blog and social media channels.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. thanks for sharing this amazing box with all your fans....there was some great quality items in there...and thanks for the opportunity to try one out also....

  2. I don't think I have seen a subscription box with such great items before. I often see ones where they have a bunch of samples, but this looks amazing. My kids will love it!

  3. This looks Fabulous! Tried to follow them on Pinterest, could never get their pg to come up. :( (I follow YOU on Pinterest, tho - Holly Cunningham) Thanks for the chance....

  4. This looks like a great subscription box and I'd love to win to try it out for me and my kids. Thanks for the chance to win!