How are you connected to The Good and the Beautiful?

The owner of Toolboxes for Teaching, Mandy Rohner, worked for Jenny Phillips and The Good and the Beautiful for two years. She helped with curriculum development, shipping, editing, digitizing books, a little bit of design work, and planning The Good and the Beautiful conventions. Jenny had the idea to create these kits of materials for the convention participants. What was meant to be a nice draw to convention became a massive undertaking, and the foundation for Toolboxes for Teaching was laid. All the experience Mandy gained while helping The Good and the Beautiful to grow, along with Jenny's encouragement, gave her the confidence and knowledge to start Toolboxes for Teaching.


Why do I have to create an account to purchase from your store?

Creating an account will be to your benefit. When you create an account on our website you can track your own packages, see your past order history, and generally find all information about your orders without emailing us and waiting for a response.


What do I do if something in my box is missing or unusable?

Please contact us at We will promptly replace any missing or unusable items. 


Why is shipping so expensive? 

Unlike The Good and the Beautiful, our products cannot be shipped through media mail. All of our products are shipped via USPS Priority Mail or through UPS. The good news is that you'll receive your shipment in 2-4 days. The bad news is the shipping costs more. As our company grows and our volume increases we will receive steeper discounts on shipping, which we will then pass on to you. But for now this is the best we can do. When we see that our system has overcharged you (more than $2) for shipping we issue a refund for the overage. This often happens on the phonics cards storage box and the pointer packs. We are working to fix this problem because we know that no one wants to pay for shipping. We'll always do our best to make sure you're not paying more than you have to.


Why are most of your boxes for six children? What if I only homeschool one child? Do you plan to make a box for fewer children?

We made our boxes for six children because it was the most cost effective way to get started. All of the kits contain items that are used for demonstration purposes and therefore only one of that item is needed. They also contain supplies needed by every child for a craft or activity. We have considered making boxes that accommodate only three children, but the cost of those boxes would not be significantly less because of the items that are used for demonstration purposes. Making boxes for fewer children is a possibility for the future, if we hear that this is something our customers want.