When my kids were babies, I found myself thinking about and worrying about so many things. I worried about their safety. I worried about if they would get hurt by choking on a toy and about falling and bumping their head as they were learning to walk. I worried about if they were growing healthy and strong and if they would get into a preschool that was best for them. I worried about what to feed them and whether to co-sleep or use the cry it out method.

I worried about a lot of things.

I thought if they would just grow up a little bit (without wishing away their childhood), I would not worry as much.

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There's no way to completely prepare your kids for every situation - equipping your kids for making their own decisions for future planning is key!

Boy, I’m not sure what I was thinking because as they’ve grown, those worries I had when they were babies, has been replaced with new worries.

There's no way to completely prepare your kids for every situation - equipping your kids for making their own decisions for future planning is key!

As a mom of a preschooler, a 3rd and 5th grader, I’ve now found myself wanting to secure their future in a whole new way. I feel like they will be grown up way faster than I’d like and I want to be ready to help support them in the best possible way. Whether it’s teaching them about the world and all the good and bad that comes with it or preparing them for college and beyond, I want to make sure I’ve done my part as a mom so that they feel prepared and ready.

There’s no way to completely prepare your kids for every situation, but if you cover the basics, you’ll be equipping your kids for making their own decisions and helping them know that they can reach out for help any time. Whether my children’s goals involve traveling, college, sports, building a business or building a home, I want them to know they they CAN do it  – especially with a little help and planning.

There's no way to completely prepare your kids for every situation - equipping your kids for making their own decisions for future planning is key!

Owning your future means knowing what you want, and taking steps to make it real. So, choosing a company that can help with those goals and dreams is so important. As a company with history in serving families through all life stages, COUNTRY Financial® wants to make life a little easier for parents. They can help you on the path to owning your future and help put a plan in place to get you there. Having them help me make my own plan for as far as I can take my kids in life, is the best plan I can have! Right now, COUNTRY Financial® wants to hear from you.

If you won $10,000 from COUNTRY Financial® to #OwnYourFuture, what would you do with it? Would you put $5k in the bank for your child’s future and the other $5k to your child’s school? Tell your story on why financial planning is so important to your family’s future and

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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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