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If you’re a woman, and definitely if you’re a mom, you know that there are just some things you can’t leave the house without! Of course there are the givens…snacks and extra clothes for the kids, especially if you have younger ones. However, these are the real must have items that an on-the-go mom just shouldn’t be caught without!
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Gum is a must-have for several reasons. When you’ve promised to take your kids for ice cream just after making a resolution to avoid sweets for life, gum helps you avoid the temptation of giving in. Another reason? Avoid the embarrassment you’d feel when you run into a long lost friend minutes after eating a sandwich loaded with onions! But the best reason of all is that it just tastes so good! My favorite is definitely the new Extra® Gum Spearmint 35 Stick Packages! Not only does it come with durable, recycled packaging but the larger package contains more gum so that I’ll have plenty to share (especially if my old friend was the one that just ate the onion sandwich for lunch)! There’s also enough so that I have plenty to keep both at home and in my purse.
#2 Cell Phone
Can any mom possibly live without her cell phone? I left mine behind one time, just once, and I felt like I had somehow been transported to a deserted island! I couldn’t call anyone, text, read e-mail, check to see if it was going to rain, look up random, unimportant things on the internet…it was crazy! I’m not sure how we ever lived without cell phones and I seriously can’t go anywhere without mine!
#3 My Planner
A busy mom should always have her planner nearby! I have a small one that travels with me everywhere. With a husband that works crazy hours and two kids that have playdates, piano lessons, school events and whatever else, I can’t make any plans unless I check first to see what’s already on our agenda. How else can a mom with a full schedule possibly find a remote 2 hour time slot to make that all-important hair appointment?
#4 Hair Bands
This might seem inconsequential to some but these are absolutely essential to southern moms! I prefer my hair down so I’m always SURE that I’ll be just fine. However, these hot Florida days get me every time and halfway through the day, I just don’t care anymore. The hair has to go up…immediately!
Those of you with kids are nodding your heads right now! You already know that you can pretty much take your kids anywhere as long as you bring box of crayons! You can go to lunch (yes, at an actual restaurant), get your tires changed, get your driver’s license renewed…okay maybe I went too far with that last one (nobody can remain patient at the DMV) but you get the idea. Just whip out a box of crayons and you’ve bought yourself some valuable time!
Do you agree with my list? What did I leave off that you can’t possibly live without?
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