Monday, February 24, 2014

From Diaper Bags to your "Mom Purse"

Happy Monday Friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. My household just survived the dreaded stomach bug and lets just say I am ecstatic for that nasty thing to be gone... :(
Usually on Monday's I clean, do laundry, and organize for the upcoming week and today I was cleaning out my purse and was thinking how much it has changed in the last year. Since becoming a Mom, my purse turned into a diaper bag filled to the brim with everything baby!! I'm pretty sure most moms could live out of their diaper bags if need be. A million diapers, wipes, extra outfits, many toys, snacks for you and baby, bibs, hats, burp cloths, etc. (Wow, that gives me anxiety just thinking about how much you have to pack for a new baby.) Here is what my diaper bag looked like this time last year when my Harper was about 8 months old.

Wow, so many things for such a small babe!! I tried many styles of diaper bags but I found a backpack was the easiest when you are toting a heavy baby in a car seat and your entire life in one bag... Literally.

Once Harper was around a year old I noticed I never really carried my overly packed backpack around anymore. I just started carrying whatever purse I was into that month and would just throw in a few essentials that Harper might need when we left the house. This might sound like a trivial thought but it kind of is life changing ;) It feels so good to simplify and know that you and your little human can now function a little easier in the outside world! Yay!! This is how my bag looks like most of the time now that my baby is almost a two year old.

I usually just carry around my beloved Louis with a small wristlet (because I love the versatility of these) for my wallet. Of course wipes and diapers because I have somewhat of a baby still and butt paste just in case. I always have my Betsey Johnson Wristlet to hold various chap sticks, lip gloss, sunscreen, and other random beauty products. A little hand sanitizer, lotion, perfume, and gum is a must for me. A few Harper musts are bows, a little toy doll, and our sunnies just in case! And of course my iPhone that never really even leaves my hands lets be honest, but yup, its always there! But this is just the cleaned out version because the dirty version is filled with receipts, crayons, pacifiers, crumbs, and more "ickies" as Harper would say. LOL. You can all relater right?! :) What are some of your baby/toddler mom purse must haves?


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