Femininity is for all women – single ladies, wifeys, and mommies. Chrissie has covered a lot of the essentials for women, but I wanted to dive deeper and cover some essentials for mothers. This list is hardly comprehensive, but it’s the most pertinent items that came to mind when I recalled how my transition from single lady to mommy went. It can be a lot to balance at times, but remaining feminine, poised, and attractive is possible, even with your little ones in tow.
First, be sure to invest in a great mommy bag. You’ll want this bag to be functional with lots of compartments with which to store bottles, toys, extra diapers for the little one, wipes, and your own items. You’ll want it to be durable, so I recommend dropping the extra money on a designer brand canvas bag. Coach makes a great one, as does Michael Kors.
Your mom bag will have items spilled in it, pen marks inside of it, and at some point, you might even get into a tug-o-war with your toddler over it. You want something that will hold up to the use and can easily be washed by tossing into the machine then hanging dry. I do not recommend loading your bag down with too much as this can make it heavy and hard to carry. Tote bag organizers are useful for keeping items sorted and easy to reach for, and they are sold relatively cheap on Amazon.
Inside your bag, make sure to always stay stocked on baby wipes, lip shade, hair ties, and bobby pins. Don’t clutter up your bag trying to bring along all of your makeup as well as the baby’s things. Too much in your bag can just make it a cluttered mess, and part of being a poised mom is being able to act quickly. With that being said, I recommend keeping an umbrella in the car that can be grabbed on rainy days as well as an essential oil topical rub for some aromatherapy. The umbrella’s use is obvious, but the essential oils might sound new.