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Hello, from Mommy

October 20, 2016

Since my hubs died I have been trying to find ways to incorporate new ways of communicating with my kids. One of the things that I have seen lately are notes that parents leave in their kids school box. I decided to up the playing games that these mamas play and get some fancy printed notes from Minted. Y’all ain’t about to outdo me when it comes to winning kids over. Take a seat!

Hello, from Mommy

I was able to order these Hello, From Mommy cards through Minted and I love them here are a few pointers

  • Do something unique for your kids school lunch box
  • Get it printed with something unique like love mommy, from mommy, I see you, etc
  • The process to order them are super easy and they have so many designs you might need a day to pick them out
  • The cards are durable and they aren’t paper thin like others that I have seen

I have never left notes for my kids. My son has a cell phone but he can’t carry it to school until he gets to middle school so he has one more year. In the meantime I want my kids to know that I am thinking about them and that I am always lurking with futuristic notes. My kids think I am in the school when they read the notes because I know them so well. For example I left my daughter this note the other day

Hello, from Mommy

She came home and said mom….how did you know that I was about to eat my dessert first. Yassssss I know, Mommy knows these things

My son….he never ties his shoes. I tell him to tie them at least 5 times every morning before school and he still doesn’t tie them. I have told him that he will either fall and bust his face up or someone else will fall and hurt themselves. He won’t listen unless something happens and I am sick of telling him so I thought a note would do the trick

Hello, from Mommy

He came home and said mom…..I did tie my shoes…yet when he got in the car it wasn’t tied.

Anywhoo, I love leaving little notes for my kids it’s fun for them but it touches my heart to know that they read it and they love seeing it daily. I have been doing the notes for a week and they look forward to it all the time. I will be keeping these notes up and I need to order some more from minted asap because I am running out.

Along with the notes I also ordered some name tags because lawd hammercy. School Started in August and they have already lost sweaters and jackets ( they claim the class is cold) and lunch bags. So I have to name tag everything around here because apparently everyone shops at the same spots in town and everyone thinks it’s their sweater. While you are ordering notes for the lunch box order some name tags too. They come in handy for everything here are a few things I put them on for my kids

  • Lunch bag
  • book bag
  • water bottles (they are allowed to take them to class and drink  during the day
  • Sweaters
  • Notebooks

My son is a smarty pants. I tell him that his name isn’t on any seats in this house and this fool puts his name on the seat I sit in for dinner and he puts his name on box of cookies in the pantry. Sir……do you buy these things, do you pay for anything in this house I made him take his non fingernails finger and peel off every sticker he placed on things around here.

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Overall Minted is now my favorite place to shop for heartfelt things that create special memories for my kids. They know that I love them and that their dad loves them and I always try to include him in our activities. My son has even asked if he can order some notes and leave them for dad to read and I think that is just what we will do. Have you shopped at minted? What’s the first thing you would buy? Do your kids lose clothes like mine do?


I received these items in exchange for a review. Nothing monetary was exchanged. All opinions are mine! 


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    Bren Pace
    October 20, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Hey Kita,

    I love the idea of slipping notes into the kids lunch box and the name tags. I used to slip notes into my hubs cooler that he takes to work. It’s a good reminder for me to start doing it again.

    Great post!


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      October 20, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      Yes and they love it. I didn’t think that they would!

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    October 21, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    That is such a cute idea. I love leaving little notes like this for my kids. They’re a great way to show them I care.

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    October 21, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I love this! I love sending notes to my girls during the day.

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    October 21, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Those lunch cards are super cute! I like that they’re personalized but still allow you to leave a message.

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    Kelly Hutchinson
    October 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Even though my daughter is a teenager, she still loves it when I write her notes. I love Minted! They have the best stuff!

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    October 21, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    What a cute idea! I’m sure my kids would store their favorites. Since they’re higher quality than just scraps of paper, they’ll last a long time.

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    October 21, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Minted has so many great things. We got my daughter’s baby shower paper decor from Minted. Those Hello notes are super cute.

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    October 21, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    These are fantastic! Minted always have the best stickers and stationary. My favorite is the “hello mommy” ones!

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    October 22, 2016 at 2:43 am

    I used to write my kids notes for their lunches but oddly enough, my daughter liked it so much that she took over and now she leaves the notes.

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    October 22, 2016 at 3:29 am

    I like to leave notes for my girls in their lunch bags too. I like how pretty and colorful yours turned out. I’ll have to head over to Minted and see all of their designs!

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    Chrystal | Nevermore Lane
    October 22, 2016 at 4:29 am

    What a great idea to make kids feel special. My mother used to leave me notes all the time when I was a kid.

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore.com
    October 22, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I really love these notes! So sweet and so sweet! I will try this with my kids!

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    October 22, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    What a cute idea! I love sending notes, but sometimes I forget to slip them on in there! I need to do it more often! This is great!

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    Louise Bishop
    October 22, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I love this company! I also love that you care for your children so much.

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    October 23, 2016 at 12:37 am

    These notes turned out fantastic. I will have to check out Minted to make some.

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    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly
    October 23, 2016 at 4:08 am

    I don’t have kids, but I loved it when my mom would leave me notes when I was little! And when I was a teacher, I used to enjoy seeing students faces light up when mom or dad would leave them a note! 🙂

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    October 23, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    What a cute idea. It’s so great to sending cute letters with my kids everyday.

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    October 23, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    This is such a great idea!! I love the personalized notes. I think if I wrote one for my kids it would be the same as yours–please don’t eat the dessert first!

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    Rachel Ferrucci
    October 24, 2016 at 3:11 am

    I love the idea of putting notes in the lunches. I used to do that for the kids when they were little but if I had cards printed like that I would have remembered to do it a lot more! Great idea!

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    Amanda Love
    October 24, 2016 at 5:09 am

    I think it’s absolutely sweet that you leave simple notes inside their lunchboxes! For some kids who are having a rough day at school these notes make a huge difference! I love the design as well.

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    K. Elizabeth
    October 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I started doing this with Moo and loves it. I boohooed like a baby the first day I did because she came home all excited and said that I made her feel extra loved and special. As mom my main mission is to make sure that my children know they are loved- always!

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    christina aliperti
    October 26, 2016 at 11:48 am

    This is so cute! I still leave notes for my son and he is 18 now.

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    October 26, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Cracking up at your son putting his stickered name on things! LMAO so smart! These are designed so well and modern I definitely want to check them out in the future.

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