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Am I raising my children to be kind? My fears & a Houston mom’s effort to let the littlest kids serve others.

My kids have great opportunities in Houston… but am I raising them to be kind? And if that is my goal, how do I know that my lessons are effective?

My worry is, by the time I know for sure, my kids will be grown and it will be too late to go back and re-teach. And the other concern is, my best lessons come from doing, but most volunteer opportunities in Houston are for older kids and adults.

So, with those being my fears, let me tell you something very cool that Houston mom, Elizabeth, is doing with Outside the Box.

Outside the Box
This is a subscription box, where each box has a theme. Each item in the box builds on the theme and on the conversation about giving back. And each box gives the child a way to use what they have learned and actually serve the selected community service.

It’s simple and impactful, and comes to your doorstep each month.

Outside the Box Cheeky Days August Box
Elizabeth gave us our first box, and it included:

  • Book: “Strictly No Elephants” about a boy and his pet elephant who experience some unkiendness.
  • Wearable: A “Humble + Kind” Shirt.
  • Crafts:  A Shoelace Craft, with enough to make one and share one.  Also, Cookie Mix and a Cookie Cutter, with enough to share.
  • Something Special: A Rose Gold Warrior Arrow Ring for mom!
  • Focus on a Non-Profit: A simple and meaningful way to give back to Soles4Souls!
  • Community Card: Suggestion on way to move Outside The Box and continue the conversation about the monthly theme!

Cheeky Days Outside the Box Crafts
Each box is worth about $70 and are available for under $50.  They are geared for kids 2-7 years old and discounts are available. You can learn all about the story and the boxes HERE:


Cheeky Days Outside the Box Shirt

Cheeky Days Outside the Box Book

Outside the Box Cheeky Days New Box

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  1. August 4, 2016 at 9:02 am — Reply

    […] kindness with family, friends, neighbors, and people in our greater community.  We hope much like Jill, from Big Kid Small City, that we teach our son kindness and model it in our lives for him to see and be a part […]

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