Monday, July 17, 2017

The Mom Purse - The Summer Tote Project

Last, but not least, in this three-part Totes series is the jam-packed, summer-ready Mom Purse.

I'm a big fan of having a few purses at the ready: a tiny one for just my wallet and phone, a medium sized bag for adult day trips when I don't have to pack like a Mom and a big Mom tote. And I like to switch based on the need for the day, when I can.

Items very in each of the bags, but the Mom Tote is what I tend to use the most. It's slightly over-sized for a purse and I can jam whatever I need into it -- or out of it.

Here's the rundown of what's usually inside:
The Summer MOM TOTE
  • Wallet, keys and iPhone, obviously
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses for me and child-sized
  • Notebook for to-do and grocery lists
  • A little bag of Advil, lotion, lip balm and Altoids
  • Tissues
  • Felt pens in assorted colors, also a Sharpie and pen/pencils
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • iPads - mine and/or the kids'
  • Book or Kindle or magazine
  • S'Well Water Bottles, because they're friggin' magic
  • A bag of nuts or granola bar for an emergency
  • Foldaway shopping bags
This Mom Tote is also from LL Bean ... because you know how much I love those interior pockets. I picked it up last year, so the pattern is no longer available. I also got it monogrammed, because I'm fancy. 

There you have it. All my Summer Totes ready to roll. 

There are a few others events that might warrant a pre-packed totes ... such as camping or picnicking. But I find my family doesn't do that kind of thing often enough. What do you have?  

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