Essentials for the Ultimate Fanny Pack


I am not up on fashion, so I couldn’t honestly tell you if fanny packs are in or out. What I can tell you is that my fanny pack has been a game-changer bringing new hands and shoulders-free freedom to my life.

It all began with a gift exchange between my college roommates and myself. One day, a package arrived at my door, and I found myself the owner of a brand new pink fanny pack!

The first thing I did was wonder how I could possibly get everything I needed into this tiny little purse-like pack. I mean, I’ve spent years carrying around ALL THE THINGS for my kids.

Thankfully, I am past the stage of diapers and bottles. So, I decided to pare down. I went through my purse and determined what I actually NEED. Full disclosure, I put all the things that didn’t make it into my fanny pack right back in my giant purse. (There are times when you just need that purse and all its treasures.)

Over several months, it took some trial and error to truly hone in on what I believe to be essential for my fanny pack. But after several hikes, the beach, the zoo, sports classes, play-dates, etc., I feel pretty good about my supplies.

Here are my tried and true fanny pack essentials (many available on Amazon!). Check them out if you’re interested in joining the hands-free club.

I’m now the go-to mom at the park. My fellow mamas look to me and my fanny pack to provide wipes, band-aids, Kleenex, and other essentials to get us through our adventures.

I am very grateful to have been introduced to the world of fanny packs. Do you sport a fanny pack? What are your essentials? I’m always looking for tips and would love to know more about how you fanny pack!

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Jaclynn knows a good thing when she sees it, that’s why she and her husband, Dave, decided to raise their son and daughter in Brookfield, the same Milwaukee suburb where they grew up. After earning her English degree from UW-Madison, Jaclynn attended Marquette University Law School and worked for several years at a small Milwaukee firm practicing estate planning and elder law. When her son was born a few year ago, she followed her heart and became a SAHM. She is now the mother of two, having welcomed a daughter last June. When she's not managing her family circus, you can find Jaclynn instructing or taking classes at the Barre Code. Jaclynn would be lost without dessert, family friendly breweries, books, comfy pants, and the moms who have helped her navigate the labyrinth that is ‘momming’.


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