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Mama’s Got Mail Subscription Box Review – April 2014

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Mama's Got Mail Subscription Box Review - April 2014

Mama’s Got Mail is a unique subscription box for moms that reminds you to take some time for yourself each month. In addition to the items included in the box, each mailing also includes a monthly Personal Self Check In sheet to use to do some reflecting!

Mama’s Got Mail kindly sent me this box to review.


The Subscription Box: Mama’s Got Mail

The Cost: One time box ($49), 6-month subscription ($44 a month), 12-month subscription ($39 a month)

The Products: Items in the box are a surprise each month, and also include a personal check-in worksheet, as well as a newsletter explaining the story behind the box’s contents.

Check out all of my Mama’s Got Mail reviews and the Subscription Box Directory for Moms!

Mama's Got Mail Subscription Box Review - April 2014 Letter

Each box comes with a letter from Shannon explaining the items and the theme for the month. February’s theme is about life balance. 

Mama's Got Mail Subscription Box Review - April 2014 Check In

There’s also a self check-in quiz with every box.

Mama's Got Mail Subscription Box Review - April 2014 Tools

Felco 300 Pruner – Value $22

Burgon & Ball Hand Trowel – Value $17

Not that I’m much of an expert when it comes to gardening, but these both seem like high-quality tools!

Mama's Got Mail Subscription Box Review - April 2014 Seeds

Cucumber, Swiss Chard and Zinnia Baker Creek Seeds – Value $5.25

Gardening is one of those things I always want to try, but haven’t had much luck with. Fortunately these seeds seem like a easier project to start, vs buying lots of new plants and then managing to kill them. (It got to a point where I was buying all my plants at Lowes since they let you return dead plants with a receipt!)

Verdict: This box has a value of about $45. From my experience I would say that this box doesn’t always have a high value – it’s more about the curation and the self-check in. (If you’re going to subscribe I think that the 6 or 12 month options make the value a lot better).

I like the gardening theme a lot, and you can tell from the letter that Shannon pulls from her own experiences when putting together the box.

What do you think of the April Mama’s Got Mail box? And do you have any plant recommendations that are VERY low maintenance?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. This would be a horrible box for me since I don’t like gardening and I’m terrible at it. It just requires too much maintenance for me. I’ve done the same thing at Lowes as you Liz. I tried several different plants and then just returned them when they died lol.

    • Glad to hear I’m not the only one taking advantage of the dead plant return policy! 🙂

  2. My mom would love this one! Spider plants hardly need water and do great in full sun otherwise a cactus is low maintenance. A lot off small ground cover plants are good too and most can be trampled and still do well ( we have a golden retriever that lays in them and two other large dogs that run through them as well)

  3. this will be helpful for planting all those forget-me-not seeds from Julep haha

  4. I’m not a mom but this sounds fun!

  5. oh man I would have loved this box! I’m soo into gardening this year, but every time I plant something it has snowed! (In april come on!) So this one looks like a fun weekend project

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