Our Projects: What’s in My Bag

by Cat on November 5, 2009

by Designing Mom Guissell

I should explain that I have never been a fan of diaper bags because they often look like a big diaper with handle! I may be alone in this but that’s just how I feel about them. With that being said these are my two “everyday” bags I interchange with. My mommy bag (which I guess would be considered diaper bag) is my beloved Doors canvas bag I got from Target. My Beatles “singles” bag is the one I use when I’m running solo. After taking this pic I realized I missed one item in the contents picture which is my trusty journal… Why you ask? Well because I was writing on it when I remembered I had to take this picture! Oh but the joy of motherhood….

“Mommy Bag”
1. A set of change of clothes for my little man plus his shades because if I have shades then he has to have shades… you know how that goes.
2. Wipes… I don’t think I need to explain this one.
3. Books… These just happen to be his favorite now.
4. The unstoppable duo of Woody & Buzz Lightyear!
5. Juice box… I don’t use them all the time but I like to have them just in case.
6. Snack… Small finger food can be a melt down savior sometimes.

The items withing the {} are contents that I need at all times and must shift between bags.
7. Shades… A NYer must!
8. Wallet… Business cards reside in here as well.
9. Cellphone… ok I hate cellphones and if you would talk to anyone I know they would tell you how they hate I own one. If it’s not dying, it’s dead. Needless to say I often hear “why do you own a cellphone again?”…
10. Hair tie… Must must must! I use the No Damage by Scunci in black.

“Singles Bag”
11. Magazine… This one is the one I am reading now but it varies with decor mags.
12. SUDOKU!!!… enough said.
13. MP3 player… MUST MUST MUST! But it only resides in this bag. I find it rude when I see parents with their headsets on and walking with their kids.
14. Reading glasses…
15. Pen… To do my Sudoku of course! Funny how I don’t carry one in my mommy bag. Sorry I only got one extra hand and it’s not going to be used for writing.
16. Tissues… Because I need break from the wipes!
17. Trusty Journal… I couldn’t leave it out of my list. It’s a leather bound Banana Republic one I got 10years ago. I have the bad habit of collecting journals.

I should add that when I am working outside of home my “singles” bag is replaced with a business bag and a make-up bag is thrown in the mix…

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RookieMom Whitney November 15, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Love that you took the time to explain your system. I linked to this post at RookieMoms.com today.


Bridget November 16, 2009 at 4:28 am

This is totally me. And I get very frustrated when my husband or someone else uses the bag and moves stuff around.


MamaSove November 16, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Thanks for breaking down the system. I've been really needing an upgrade on my diaper and solo bag routines.


CassJustCurious November 18, 2009 at 3:52 am

This is the kind of nitty gritty that makes me love blogging. I love the system. I need to work out a similar system because the throw everything I could need for Lexi, Me and also Business in one bag = a freaking disaster.


Earthy Beginnings November 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm

thank you ladies! I'm glad you enjoyed the post…


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