It’s now springtime, and my kids and I are often going out to enjoy this beautiful sunshine. I like to keep my kids’ stuff (wipes, water bottles, snacks, pull-ups, etc) in their own diaper bag. But of course, as a mom, I have other items that I like to bring with me, aside from my phone, keys, and wallet. Here are a few of my favorites.
1. HAND CREAM
Since my hands tend to get dry quickly, I don’t want to leave the house without bringing hand cream in my bag. This L’Occitane hand cream was a gift from my mother-in-law, and I totally love how it moisturizes my hands and absorbs quickly.
2. LIP BALM
I use this Smith’s Rosebud Salve as my lip balm every day, as well as before I go to bed. It helps prevent my lips from chapping. You can also use this for grooming your eyebrows.
3. LIQUID LIPSTICK
Although I love applying makeup, I don’t bring all the makeup that I use in my bag, since I don’t like to retouch outside the house (except if there’s an event I’m attending). Liquid lipstick (this color is Juju from BareMinerals) is my favorite makeup that I love to bring. It comes with a wand that is easy to apply. BareMinerals also offers plenty of shades to choose from that will fit your skin tone.
I love to plan and make a list of things that I want to do in advance, whether it’s for a doctor appointment for my kids, blogging, or the kids’ activities. I love this planner that I got from here. It’s not too big for my bag and it has a cute gold foil chandelier effect on the cover. Having a planner makes my motherhood and blogging much easier, especially since I’m forgetful sometimes. ;-)
5. BOTTLE OF WATER
Staying hydrated is important, especially since I live in a much warmer place, here in Texas. It’s also a great way to refresh when I’m with my kids doing some outdoor activities.
What items can you not leave home without?
* Em Smith is a mom and wife who lives in Houston, Texas. She loves sharing blog posts about motherhood, DIYs, makeup, and beauty. She is currently enjoying and embracing motherhood with her kids, and loves to meet and make new friends. Follow her blog at www.helloislandmama.com