What’s in Your Purse?

I read a blog the other day where a woman dumped out her purse and let the world see what she carried around every day.

If she can, I can.

Okay, okay – I’ll be honest and say that I did throw out all the empty gum wrappers, I put all the loose change in my wallet and I pulled all the random business cards out.

The mess you see on the floor, IS what was in my purse – but it’s an edited version to impress you.

First off – my purse:

 It’s a Thirty-One tote bag, but I use it as a purse.

Too often the kids ask me to carry their iPads, or gloves, or drinks and a little purse just wouldn’t do.

The embroidery is shameless self-promotion.

These are the contents of my purse and I will admit to laughing when I poured them all out.

I hate those sour apple Laffy Taffy’s – I’m not sure why I decided to pilfer the kids Hallowe’en stock and put those in the bag?  (Must have been starving that day)

The glasses case is missing a pair of glasses?
Don’t worry, I leave a set in my car so I always have them on when driving – but really, where did I lose these ones?

The fast food flyers…  I’m embarrassed.
I hate cooking.  I hate planning to cook.  I hate when Hubby’s away and I’m forced to do both – so every once in awhile the girls and I will hit a drive thru.  I call these “sanity savers”.

Honey Nut Cheerios has been a “sanity saver” a few times as well. 

The foldable brush and hand sanitizer (which I guess you aren’t supposed to use anymore?) are mainly for the kids before and/or after a lesson.

The little composition book is so I can leave nasty notes on people’s cars when they double park and piss me off, are for capturing those great ideas that only come to you when you’re not at your computer.

The media kit is just in case someone is looking to advertise on the blog.  I live in hope of new sponsors.

The brag book is a little something I made on the Mac.  
(I’ll show a post on that soon.)

The rest are “Mom basics” I think?

I am missing bandaids, which I will restock today.

No feminine products – particularly dangerous if you squirt when you sneeze (an ‘I’ve given birth and my bladder remembers’ hazard).  Time to get some.

I do usually carry little roll of doggie poop bags.  They are great for packaging up wet bathing suits after swim lessons, or packaging up garbage in your car.
Oh, and they’re great for picking up dog poop when your pup squats unexpectedly.

Finally, I carry my iPad.
My phone doesn’t have a data plan – I don’t even know how to retrieve messages on it.

My iPad is my life.  
It has my and my kid’s social calendar on it, my to-do list, books to read while waiting at lessons, everything I need to survive my day.

What am I missing?
Any suggestions on something that’s not here that would make life easier?

There it is – my soul bared to the world.  Boogie catchers, poop bags, junk food and an empty wallet.

A true Mom-purse if you ask me.

Have a great one!

2015-01-31T17:09:37-05:00January 14th, 2014|ORGANIZE|4 Comments


  1. Anonymous January 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    I am actually impressed… How do you live without a smart phone? iPad I guess. My son is still young so I have random cars and about a dozen little inner yellow eggs from Kinder-surprizes (my little “give-me-20-mins” sanity saver). Man, I have got to put a pen in my purse…and restock my kleenex. Where do you keep your chequebook? I also have kids sunglasses, my sunglasses, my reading glasses (for when I wear my contacts) and my driving glasses… and a couple USB sticks (swapping movies and the like).

    Funny you wrote this. I was marvelling (drooling really) at a mom the other day carrying around one of those little satchel purses… Where does she put her stuff? Do her kids not get runny noses? Maybe they carry their own purses??? I don’t get it.

    • Shelly January 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      Chequebook? That would imply I had money. No need for that in my purse. lol Kid’s sunglasses would be important – I should work on that – but then I didn’t even have my own (prescription) glasses when I cleaned the purse out.
      Women with little purses hit up ‘us women’ with beastly bags for everything they don’t have – that’s my only guess.
      Thanks for the chuckle!

  2. Lynn Grushka January 15, 2014 at 4:18 am - Reply

    iPad? Where is your Eye Pad. Never leave home without it. ;)

    • Shelly January 15, 2014 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      The iPad is my umbilical cord – so I’m pretty sure it was sitting next to me when I took the photo. lol

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