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

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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)! 

© BrianAJacksom

by on Jul. 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 1:31 PM

sunglasses... seriously MUST HAVE THEM.

by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 1:31 PM

And, finally, chapstick.

by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2012 at 1:32 PM
Band aids. I have them in my purse, car, dhs wallet, dhs truck, and diaper bag. When the boys started carrying a wallet they asked if they had to put bandaids in theirs too. Yep. They each have a couple.
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by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM
Chapstick, wipes, hand sanitizer and my phone. My phone has all their kid games and netflix so they are never bored during appts or car rides!!
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by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM
Chapstick, hair ties and baby wipes!
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by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2012 at 9:45 PM

My Nook.

by Carissa on Jul. 23, 2012 at 10:38 PM
A water bottle, water goes everywhere with me. Tissues and Chapstick as well.
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Wipes, a pacifier, juice cup, snack. I carry my whole world in there. Lol
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by on Aug. 24, 2012 at 12:07 AM

cell phone
snack for DD
bottle of water

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