How to protect your family with life insurance

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Nationwide 

I’m not going to lie – sometimes I have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that I am an adult, one whose job is to take care of three kids, because in my head, a small part of me just believes my parents will handle everything for me. (Probably because they’re the most active adult parents ever.)

I don’t enjoy having to do all the things my parents always just handled behind the scenes – yet I have this huge sense of responsibility to carry on what my parents did for me. Luckily I have a partner who is a huge planner, saver, and thinker of our future. While talking about life insurance has never been my favorite conversation with my parents, as a parent myself, I look at it way differently now.

We take planning for the future and protecting our family seriously, and because of that, my husband and I can live more freely, with peace of mind.

Diaper bag essentials

This post has been sponsored by Dr. Brown’s though all opinions are my own.

I’m a mom on-the-go, and aren’t we all? If it wasn’t for my bag, I would probably lose my mind. I work out of the home part-time, so between leaving my house, going to my mom’s, going to work, running errands on my way home from work, trips to the park, and everywhere we go in between, I like to be prepared.

And by ‘like,’ I mean ‘need,’ because when you have kiddos, their needs are priority, often urgent, and can make the difference between a total melt down and a successful day out.

I broke down the major diaper bag essentials every parent needs in their bag along with some tips for organization and not overdoing it.

 

Create & learn with LeapBuilders® Fruit Fun Elephant

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. 

When it comes to my family’s favorite toys, LeapFrog has always been a fam fave – my kiddos always love how engaging and fun they are, and I love that they keep them entertained and are actually educational! Our new LeapFrog® LeapBuilders® Fruit Fun ElephantTM is no different.

Geared at ages 2 and up, our fun little learning elephant entertains all of our kids (6 months, 2.5, and 4-years-old). As I sat reading the instructions upon opening (bonus that there’s no difficult packaging – HUGE score), my kids quickly got to playing – no instructions needed.

Here’s the lowdown: this 21-piece set comes with simple to grab building blocks; the double-sided learning blocks, featuring animals and fruit, fit into the interactive Smart StarTM that plays sounds and words that matches the blocks. Lights, music, building, learning, what more could you want in a toy?