Ask a child-free human what they “need” to carry on their person every day, and you may well get a funny look, or a shrug and an “I dunno, my wallet, phone, and keys I guess?” To which a (rude) parent like me might respond, “LOL I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS.” Because when you’re also toting/chasing a small child or five wherever you go, you know you can’t just get away with shoving the essentials in your pockets anymore. Or rather, your definition of what is “essential” changes; if you’re leaving the house with kids, for example, you’re likely going to want to bring food, entertainment (for you, not them, silly), first aid, and who knows what else — it’s probably a good bet to throw a screwdriver in your purse in case of an emergency? No? Well okay then.
We spoke to blogger/influencer and mom Tamara Bowman of Tamara like Camera to get her primo picks for what she believes every mom needs in their bag right now — to avert (or, you know, at least cope with) all those daily parenting disasters that seem to pop up in every category of #momlife. The products ahead will set you up to succeed, whatever your day throws at you. And they may even be the saving grace your headspace (and/or your hygiene) needs.
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Ten years a mom today. How!!?? As I wrote on my blog, “She is my living and breathing proof of all of the theories I’ve held about myself, and others, that there is magic and there is strength and there is beauty, and wherever it all comes from, we may never know, but we know at least one of the sources. Happy Birthday to Scarlet!” . . . #lethembelittle #thatsdarling #thehappynow #momlife #magicofchildhood #letthekids #motherhoodunplugged #kidsofinstagram #littleandbrave #instakids #motherhoodsimplified #our_everyday_moments #childhoodunplugged #darlingmovement #photooftheday #livesimply #infantclothes #dresses #postthepeople #instabest #motherhoodthroughinstagram
Here’s what Bowman totes around New England with her kids on the daily — and where you can snag the goods, too.
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