5 Things a Mom Should Have With Her At All Times

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Important things every Mom should Carry

Let’s face it, Moms are BUSY. Between school events, homework, after school activities, play dates, and more Moms are always on the go. I’ve been in the parenting world for several years now and there are a few things I’ve learned that I need to ALWAYS have with me. Most of these things I keep in my purse, but keeping them in my car is important too. (The Daily Momtivity Moms shared what they keep in their purses last year. Come read that post here!)

Important things every Mom should Carry

5 Things a Mom Should Have with Her At All Times

1. Cash:  I’m not talking 100’s of dollars, but it’s important to always have a little cash with you. You never know when you might need $1 for something and it’s a cash-only place (like a snow cone stand or kids’ sports event). I always try to keep $5 with me for this reason.

2.  Snacks: If your kids are like mine they are CONSTANTLY hungry (especially my daughter)! I try to keep some snack mix or pre-packaged snack ready to go for them. The snack might end up being your saving grace for whiny/starving kids! My no bake PB balls make great snacks on the go!

3. Wipes/Sanitizer:    I am constantly wiping little hands and faces and wipes are perfect for this reason. Especially after they’ve been eating those delicious snacks in the car, fingers will need wiping. I’m sorta germ freak too and I can’t stand dirty hands. I wash my kid’s hands immediately after school and after any playground. Just last week we went to watch my husband’s basketball team play and I was so thankful for wipes. My 2-year-old was all over the bleachers and it’s just gross!

4. Toy/Book: It’s a great idea to keep a little toy or book in your purse or car. You never know when you might be stuck in traffic or you need something to distract your kid with while you run errands. A little $1 toy works great and books from happy meals work well too. Lightweight and fun.

5. Gum/Mints/Non-choking candy: This is mainly for older kids but I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been running around and my daughter starts to feel a tummy-ache. Gum is great for her. I’ve also used the candy as a bribe for my little one when I needed him in the car or needed to distract him! Smarties and dum-dum’s work well for this.

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April 12, 2016
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  • Reply Tina

    These are great ideas for things to have on hand at all times. My thing was band-aids and hair ties when mine were little.

    April 12, 2016 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Angela @ Blooming On A Budget

    My kiddoes are older and so we can’t seem to go anywhere anymore without having to pack a spare cell phone charger. I am trying to limit their cell phone time, but it’s a battle and I am outnumbered. I definitely second your need to carry small bills. So many unexpected little expenses seem to pop up when you have kids.

    April 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Oh I’m so not ready for kids having cell phones!!! AHHHH!!

      April 12, 2016 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Jessica (The Failed Dieter)

    Not just for moms…it’s great to always be prepared! 🙂 My top 5 are 1) Nuts 2) Lady Supplies 3) Chap Stick 4) Sunscreen and 5) Tissue!

    April 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Yes! Not just for Moms!! I need to keep nuts for a Mommy snack 🙂

      April 14, 2016 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Kandice Kelso

    Great advice! The snacks… the snacks are soooo TRUE… my kids are the worst in the car seats…and my husband just doesn’t get it… he’ll repack the car and not give me anything that is bite sized and travel safe then put the bag way out of my reach….
    I also always have their darn water cups on me wherever I go… my kids were apparently fish in previous lives….

    April 13, 2016 at 11:41 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Yes! Snacks are very important 🙂

      April 14, 2016 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Angela

    Yes, yes, yes! I always have these things on hand…usually x3!

    April 14, 2016 at 3:19 pm
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  • Reply Inez

    We’ve got a few years for the gum/mints but everything else is a must for us, too! I love that you include cash. Most people don’t carry cash anymore but you never know when you’ll need it. Pinning this!

    April 15, 2016 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Aileen

    I always keep a tube of roll-on sunscreen in my purse. It’s perfect for a once over on my fair-skinned red headed daughter’s face.

    April 16, 2016 at 4:27 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Sunscreen is very important too! I usually have that in my car!

      April 17, 2016 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    Toys and snacks! You never know where you’re going to be or for how long. This list is so helpful!

    April 16, 2016 at 10:53 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Whatever keeps the kids happy 🙂

      April 17, 2016 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply rebecca

    I would add quarters to that list. You’d surprise how a promise of “you can play the crane game if you are good” can make grocery shopping a more pleasant experience! I another “must have” is Tylenol. For the kids, and for mom!

    April 17, 2016 at 8:19 am
    • Reply Shannon

      So true! I’m so bad at those crane games 🙂 Tylenol!! Yes!!

      April 17, 2016 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    Love this list! Even after my kids are potty trained I think I’ll still carry wipes with me. I use them so much!

    April 17, 2016 at 12:25 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Wipes are a MUST have!!

      April 17, 2016 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Crystal

    Love this! So similar to what I carry with me too. I always keep a notebook too. Helps with not forgetting things and gives my daughter something quiet to do.

    April 17, 2016 at 3:09 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Great idea! Yes, a little notebook is nice to have on hand 🙂

      April 17, 2016 at 4:17 pm
  • Reply Ros Emely@stressfreemommies

    Great list of items to have at all times! I always had snacks, drinks and cash with me everywhere I went, among other things of course! Thanks!

    April 17, 2016 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ The Professional Mom Project

    Great list – I also try to remember water for my son. He’s always thirsty and lets me know when there’s no where for us to actually get a bottle of water! Found your post at #SmallVictoriesSunday

    April 17, 2016 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Faye

    Wipes/sanitizer and cash – yes! I ALWAYS need wipes and hand sanitizer… and there have definitely been times when I’ve wanted to purchase something during a walk yet I’ve left the cash at home.

    April 18, 2016 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply Misty

    These are great! Yes especially, on cash and snacks!!

    April 18, 2016 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Mother of 3

    I have three active boys so I find a tiny travel container of band-aids is a must!

    April 19, 2016 at 2:39 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Yes!! Band-aids for sure!!

      April 20, 2016 at 8:13 am
  • Reply Leigh Powell Hines

    These are really great tips.

    April 23, 2016 at 9:24 am
    • Reply Shannon

      Thanks! I like to be prepared!

      April 23, 2016 at 9:31 pm
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