I know I’m not the only mom who often feels like Mary Poppins when it comes to all of the stuff they carry around. The amount of things I can fit into my purse is honestly pretty impressive. But lately I’m trying to pare down and just stick to the basics. It’s nice to be able to find your keys quickly, after all.
So what do I make sure to keep in my bag now?
And by basic, I mean basic. In my purse I carry concealer, powder, mascara, and my favorite red lipstick. With these four things I can look at least halfway put together in a few minutes time. Everyone once in awhile I throw my bronzer in there too, this can allow me to contour and use it as a quick eyeshadow.
Let’s be honest, the world is nasty and so are my kids. I know you are thinking I’m a germaphobe who won’t let her kids even touch dirt, but that’s not the case. I just have a kid who can’t get sick. A small cold has been known to send her to the PICU, so I don’t take my chances. I have the kids put on hand sanitizer after leaving a store, going to the park, or even the zoo. Maybe I’m crazy, but I’d rather be safe than sorry.
These might seem like an obvious addition, but I can’t tell you how many times I have accidentally left my wallet at home. I now make a point to put it back into my purse as soon as I take it out. I’ve paid for gas with spare change way too many times for my liking.
Your girl is hungry. Not just your pregnant girl, or your breastfeeding girl. From my experience just being a mom makes me ravenous. So I always keep a small nonparishable snack in purse. This could be crackers, nuts, or even mini candy bars if the weather permits (aka they won’t melt).
The Girls Emergency Meds
As many of you know, my youngest has a genetic condition known as Dravet Syndrome, which causes her to have intractable epilepsy among other things. Her emergency meds are a non-negotiable addition to my purse, as they could literally be the difference in life or death for her.
But she is not my only child who requires emergency meds. We recently found out that Addi, my oldest, has a shellfish allergy and so I have to carry around an epipen for her. I cannot leave the emergency meds in the car with our first aid kit because Austen’s meds are heat sensitive and Addi
A Notepad And Pen
Whether it’s an item to add to the grocery list or an idea for a blog post, I always find myself needing to jot down notes when I’m out and about. To keep myself from compiling a stack full of paper napkins ala JK Rowling I try to keep a notepad and pen in my purse. This allows all the thoughts in my mind to stay in one place and not get lost.
I could put my notes into my phone, that’s true, but I like pencil and paper best. I feel like I remember it better that way, plus Austen almost always has my phone, so I would never be able to look at the notes in there anyway.
Do you have any must-have items that you always keep in your purse? Let me know in the comments below!
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