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Smarter Mom: What’s Your Must-Have Item?

Posted by on Jul. 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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It is in your purse or diaper bag or car. It is always with you. Sure, you may have to rummage around for a minute or two, but it is there. It has to be. It's your must-have mommy item. Maybe you have one, perhaps a few, but you need them, you feel a tad lost without them. They are like your security blanket, your binky, your stuffed sockmonkey. 

For every mom, that must-have is different, but I polled a few moms in my world, and here's a brief list of what they need to make it through their day:

-- Wipes: for sticky hands, snotty noses, spit-up in your hair.

-- Sunglasses: to hide lack-of-sleep peepers.

-- Mascara: to brighten those lack-of-sleep peepers.

-- Coffee: for caffiene. 'nuf said.

-- Band-Aids: to stop the tears faster than anything...except a treat.

-- A covert stash of treats: the last go-to when everyone is hitting the wall, a little treat is magical enough to stop the tears faster than Band-Aids.

-- A lone sock: to transform into a puppet when waiting for the tow truck, a cotton bag to hold a newly lost tooth, or any other random need. Right, there are many.

-- Humor: because you have to be able to laugh at it all, including yourself.

Share your must-have item(s)! 

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by on Jul. 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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she_walk_softly
by on Jul. 20, 2012 at 12:01 AM
A band- aid .If I don't have one my kid will get a boo boo while we are out.
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Bradensmommy719
by Anji on Jul. 20, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Chap stick. Also wipes or tissues.
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deadlights86
by Bronze Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Wipes and Netflix. I have it on my kindle fire and my cell phone.
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bloomsr
by Bronze Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 12:23 AM
2 small boxes of raisins for my kids to snack on. It works to get them into the car when it's time to leave the park and the tiny boxes keep their fingers busy.

If its a super stressful day I up the ante to fruit snacks...
amyjane22
by Amy on Jul. 20, 2012 at 1:05 AM

wipes, tylenol & gas meds, a snack for the older child

Flaca43
by Ruby Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 8:20 AM
Snacks! My little one is always needing one. Healthy ones of course..mostly!
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mom2jessnky
by Platinum Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 8:33 AM

My iPhone. I feel naked without it.

nana9106
by Darlene on Jul. 20, 2012 at 9:02 AM

 Hand sanitizer

Lotion

lip balm

wendums1229
by on Jul. 20, 2012 at 9:22 AM
I have these also


Quoting nana9106:

 Hand sanitizer


Lotion


lip balm


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Rain2Rinse
by Gold Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Chapstick, hand sanitizer, wet ones sanitizing wipes, and gum.
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