5 things I never leave home without since having kids

My purse has changed so dramatically over the years.  For a while, it went from containing 100% of my stuff to containing 100% of my kids stuff.  Over the years, I’ve become a little more balanced.

Now, it’s more like 90% their stuff. 10% mine.

I have learned what I really need when leaving the house, but there have been some items that took me a while to realize that every mom should have with her at ALL times.  It may seem like a simple list, but it took some pretty big fails to learn I needed to always have these things.

1.  Kleenex

There are a million scenarios where I did not carry tissues with me and needed them for my kids. Why did this take me so long to get?! Kleenex tends to fix 90% of my problems out of the house.  Now, there is this super cute pack you can take along with you anywhere.  You can easily pick up Kleenex Go Anywhere packs at your local Wal-Mart.

5 things not to leave home without

They are great for an “on-the-go” mom like me and the package is super convenient for running around with my kids this summer.  I love packaging that makes my life easier, and my kids can easily carry these for me, or I can hook them to the back of the seat to keep in the car.

5 items not to leave your house without

5 things to not leave your house without

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2.  Snacks.

I grab some kind of snack every time I leave the house.  Again, easily packaged stuff is my jam. So things like fruit snacks and cheese sticks are my “go-to.”

3.  Hand Sanitizer

Again, this took me way to long to realize it was a necessity.  There are so many times that washing their hands is just not feasible and hand sanitizer saves the day.  Grab a small bottle to keep in your car at all times.

4.  Drinks.

I usually don’t bring drinks for everyone, but keeping a spare water bottle in my car has been a life changer.  There have been too many meltdowns and drama caused by forgetting a drink at home.  Putting an extra drink in the glove box for any time you’re in a rush is so helpful.

5.  Lotion.

This is never a priority to my boys.  There are many times my kids go out with super dry legs.  In black children it pretty much looks like there is chalk rubbed all over their legs.  This doesn’t bother them the least bit, but that is why they have a mother.  Yet, I forget to bring it constantly.  This is when travel size containers come in so handy.

I have learned the hard way that I should never leave the house without these 5 simple things.  Grab travel size containers, and simple items you can grab in a hurry like Kleenex Go Anywhere packs.

…And don’t forget your coupon to use at your local Wal-Mart.




What do you think?

June 19, 2017

All of these are always in the car where they can be reached and used all the time. My purse over the years sounds like yours. I have finally downsized some.

June 19, 2017

That’s so awesome!

June 19, 2017

I never have hand sanitizer and I totally should. My mom thinks I am a crazy person for not ALWAYS having some!! My three year old just always seems to find it and use the whole bottle at once while I’m not looking!!

June 19, 2017

Right? LOL

June 19, 2017

Kleenex and baby wipes are definitely my must haves no matter where we go!

June 19, 2017

Yes! Totally with ya on that one!

June 19, 2017

Amazing how the content of our purses change after having kids. You are so much more organized then I am. The one thing I make sure I always have is wipes. Even with older kids, they are so useful.

June 19, 2017

Yes! Wipes until highschool lol

June 19, 2017

Snacks are a must! I swear, my kid sees food even after just eating, and wants to eat lol.

I definitely agree on the Kleenex and the water especially! I hate when I leave the house without drinks for us!

June 19, 2017

snaaaacks. yessss!!!!

June 19, 2017

I totally agree. I definitely bring these along too. I also HAVE to have wipes! I can’t go anywhere with two boys without those, I use them for everything, haha.

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June 20, 2017

I am with you on Kleenex, and those packs are AWESOME!

June 20, 2017

I know!

June 20, 2017

It’s so funny how we all have those necessities when we leave the house. I have to add hair elastics to that list because I have so many girls!!

June 20, 2017

This is so true!

June 20, 2017

Great list! I seriously always forget Kleenex!

June 20, 2017

Me too! LOL not any more..

June 20, 2017

I have two boys and can agree to all of these!!

June 20, 2017

LOL! Awesome!

June 21, 2017

Yes to all of the above! I keep extras of all of these in my car too!

Yes to all of these!! The new Kleenex is super cute and handy. On top of always having lotion, I need to always have chapstick.

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