Preparing for Motherhood

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of COUNTRY Financial® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Someone once pointed out the irony that being a parent is about the only job that requires no training. It’s one of the most important jobs the majority of us will face, yet we don’t spend a lot of time preparing for motherhood. If you read my blog regularly, you know that my middle child just had her first baby and I’m in love!  The fresh scent of a newborn with their little breath in your ear and their soft skin against your cheek is just about the closest thing to heaven!

One Week Old Baby. Preparing for MotherhoodWelcome our new little Bear to the world!  It’s amazing how instant the attachment to this sweet little face occurs. One look and I knew I would have yet another person to love and worry about.  A friend once said worrying works, because when she worries about something, it doesn’t end up happening!


Bridget at 8 1/2 months into her pregnancyBridget started calling her baby “Bear” while still in utero and the name stuck. As a new mom-to-be, a lot of time is spent preparing for motherhood. Getting the nursery set up, buying clothes, making sure you have enough diapers … the list goes on!  Bridget and I had fun shopping for Little Bear before he was born.

Now that he’s arrived, it’s time to also consider financial planning for the future. A lot of new parents don’t always think about this part, but it’s just as important as preparing for the baby’s physical needs. It’s easy to put it off and think you’ll do it later, and before you know it, the baby is a teenager!

Bridget decided to have her baby at home (which I admit, worried me just a bit). But I had heard of water births and when I had my own children, considered this method of child birth.  Bridget found a doula, or birth companion, to help with the labor. She was very careful in planning everything out.

To help with planning a financial future, COUNTRY Financial® is a good option since they have a full suite of products, they’re financially strong, are highly rated among independent insurance rating agencies, and have been serving families for 90 years.

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One Week Old Newborn BabyAren’t babies so precious when they’re sleeping? It’s hard not to pick them up.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of COUNTRY Financial® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

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