I am a mom on the go, just as many of you are. When I am on the go, it’s essential to have everything I need already on hand. Of course, with not a lot of space, I must be choosy about what I bring along. As much as I wish I could fit my whole house in my purse and only pull out what I need, it’s not possible. Here are essentials for moms on-the-go.
A charged cell phone or tablet
Before I leave my house, I make sure my cell phone is charged. Not just for emergencies, but just in case I get desperate and need to let one a kid play with it for bit. I try not to rely on a device, but sometimes I need some sanity!
Plenty of snacks
I don’t just pack snacks for my kids, I pack them for myself. It gets crazy out there and I need to have snacks on hand to keep everyone in check. Everyone can be all crazy and then as soon as I get the snacks out, they all seem extra happy. I never leave the house without snacks.
An extra change of clothes for everyone
Have you ever brought extra clothing for the kids, but ended up being the one that needed extra clothes? I keep a sack of extra clothes for everyone in my car. You never know when your kids might get sick or have an accident on themselves or on you. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
A Filling Breakfast
During the week, I put Charlie on the bus at 8:35 am then rush to get Owen to Preschool (about 20 minutes away) by 9 am. After dropping him off, I hit the store and run any errands I need to. The next thing I know, it's time to pick him up at 11:30 am.
Before any mom leaves the house, she needs to make sure that everyone had a filling breakfast. And I don't just mean the kids. Between all the running, I don't usually eat lunch until 1 pm or so, which means I really need that breakfast!
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You never know where you'll end up when you're on-the-go. I try to keep a small little bag of beauty basics in my bag. I try to keep some chapstick, lip gloss, and concealer. While it's not beauty exactly, I try to keep eye drops and a spare pair of contacts in my beauty bag also. Momma needs to see!
Tissues, wipes, or baby wipes
There is always someone or something that needs cleaned when I’m on the go. I do not leave home without some sort of tissue, wipe, or baby wipe. They always come in handy when I’m least expecting them. Plus, I’m not afraid to admit that I used the baby wipes more than my kids do.
It’s not always possible to get to a sink when I’m on the go. However, hand sanitizer has been a life safer more times than one. I keep a few bottles around to help in a pinch. Clean hands are always a plus when it comes to keeping germs at bay! Plus, you never know what germs are lurking out there in “public.” Although, I’m sure there are worse gems lurking in my home from time to time.
What essentials do you bring on the go as a mom? Tell me in the comments.
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