"Eat, Nurture, & Live Glam!" is MAED's mantra. Founded by actress and mom Denise Vasi, MAED is described as an "inclusive, accessible and diverse community for women who want to encounter each day mindfully, with balance, moderation and beauty". Below, Denise writes about why she's in love with the Levy Backpack, and shows what she packs inside.
Diaper Bag Essentials: What’s in My Diaper Bag?
by DENISE VASI
I’d be lying if I said that taking my daughter out way back when I was a first-time mama didn’t give me anxiety. One of my constant worries was that I would forget the very one thing we would need or she would want. So my solution was to bring everything. And by everything, I, of course, mean that I brought two of everything. Everything! But these days, I’m much more practical about what I pack in my diaper back. Not only because I’m a veteran mama, but also because I can’t lug around unnecessary items while trying to juggle both my four-year-old toddler and my newborn.
Below, you’ll find my current list of diaper bag essentials.
The very first diaper bag I bought, I bought purely based on the brand name and popularity. Then, I boughthigh-end designer diaper bags, leather diaper bags (don’t do this, the leather adds unnecessary weight), and I even turned non-diaper bags into diaper bags by using this insert.
This time around, though, I wanted something cute, but more than that, I wanted something practical and functional. I decided to go with this Happ brand diaper bag. The nylon material means the bag is not only incredibly lightweight but that it’s also super easy to clean.
I chose the “levy backpack” because of its versatility and the different, chic ways you can rock it. Although I loved the dusty rose color, I chose the bag in black because the wear and tear on a black diaper bag is always less visible.