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How Haven Life Plus makes fatherhood less hard

From keeping you fit to helping you sleep better to staving off existential dread (seriously)

Fatherhood is a gift, a window into your heart and into your soul, an experience unlike any other, a spark for boundless love and vulnerability, a journey on a path paved with endless laughter and tears, and so much more. It’s also really freaking hard. (Any tips for dislodging “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from my brain? It’s been there for months.)

That’s why we put together a few fatherhood tips to make it less so, all by using the suite of partner services available through Haven Life Plus, the bonus rider for eligible Haven Term customers. Think of it as our Father’s Day gift to you — and it’s way more useful than a tie.

In this article:

It helps you help your kids take risks

Two dueling impulses of fatherhood: 1, The need to keep your kids safe; 2, The desire for them to push themselves a little, including physically.

If you want your children to climb trees, run around and generally test their boundaries, that may lead to the occasional bump and scrape, but with MinuteClinic, you have a way of patching them up quickly. MinuteClinic is a no-appointment-needed clinic inside Target and CVS where you can deal with minor medical matters and things like vaccinations (another important consideration for adventurous kids or adults). Via Haven Life Plus, eligible Haven Term policyholders get discounts.

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It helps you deal with your kids’ shifting schedule

When school is out, your children’s schedules might not be as consistent as they were during the school year — which means that yours might suffer, too. If your sleep is messed up even more than usual for a parent, TimeShifter can help. The anti-jet lag app offers a no-cost subscription via Haven Life Plus, and is designed to optimize your sleep wherever you are — even at home.

And if time-zone swapping a family vacation is in the cards this summer, the app will really come into its own.

It helps you deal with dadbod

Been exercising less since you became a father? You’re not alone. Whatever free time you still have available, Aaptiv, the fitness app with a no-cost subscription for eligible Haven Term policyholders, has a workout that will fit your schedule, your fitness level and your goals. The app is an embarrassment of fitness riches, stuffed with everything from hardcore cardio workouts to guided walks and all things in-between.

It helps you handle existential dread

One sobering aspect of being a father is realizing that your responsibilities to your kids will continue forever, even after you’re gone. Do you have a will? Have you left detailed instructions on what to do about your funeral and all the other stuff that has to be dealt with by your family after you’re gone?

These are responsibilities that will outlive you, but you can deal with them now. For the will part, Trust & Will allows you to make a legally binding trust or will online in minutes, and you can do so at no cost if you’re an eligible Haven Term policyholder. For the rest, Lantern lets you take care of end of life planning (everything from burial plans to dealing with your social media accounts), and it, too, is available at no cost for eligible Haven Term customers.

We should also mention that a term life insurance policy is an important part of your afterlife planning: Take care of that long-term concern, along with your end of life and estate plan, and you’ll sleep a whole lot easier (or relatively easier, if you’re the father of an infant who still needs a midnight meal).

It helps your kids help you

It’s remarkable how much data children create. Medical records, school information, sports teams, pets, after-school schedules… And that’s added to your own stuff, from mortgage and insurance documents to retirement accounts.

To organize all of those important documents in one place (which is actually in the cloud, meaning it goes where you go), try LifeSite, a digital vault that’s available at no cost to eligible Haven Term customers. It can store all your information in a super secure, access-anywhere system.

And this is where your kids come in. LifeSite works best when the whole family pitches in (you’d be surprised how much information there is to upload). So get your kid started by adding the streaming passwords, then have them deal with more complex documents and files over time.

Eventually, you’ll have them keeping LifeSite up to date for you, while you sit back and enjoy the results. Happy Father’s Day.

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Haven Life is a customer centric life insurance agency that’s backed and wholly owned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). We believe navigating decisions about life insurance, your personal finances and overall wellness can be refreshingly simple.

Our content is created for educational purposes only. Haven Life does not endorse the companies, products, services or strategies discussed here, but we hope they can make your life a little less hard if they are a fit for your situation.

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Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (DTC and ICC17DTC in certain states, including NC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111-0001 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. In NY, Haven Term is DTC-NY 1017. In CA, Haven Term is DTC-CA 042017. Haven Term Simplified is a Simplified Issue Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC19PCM-SI 0819 in certain states, including NC) issued by the C.M. Life Insurance Company, Enfield, CT 06082. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and may not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is OK71922 and in Arkansas 100139527.

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