I recently switched out my diaper bag to this backpack so that I had the ability to bring my purse out again. It’s a small thing that makes me feel a little bit like myself and much more stylish. Aside from the typical diapers, wipes, baby toys, formula, bottles and baby food, I still like to carry a few items that keep me feeling good throughout the day.
My planner. My brain is a cluster of information these days so it is really important that I have a pen and paper on hand at all times.
Lavender oil. When I was pregnant I really got into essential oils. I kind of feel like a hippie telling you this but I truly believe that they have magical powers. Charlie sleeps with a diffuser every night and I carry lavender around and put it on my wrists and breathe it in with a few deep breaths every time I feel panicked. It helps me to calm down when I feel stressed.
Vaseline lip tins. I’m the kind of person who always has chapped lips. I really can’t wear lipstick anymore because it just looks like a hot mess. Lately so many of you have been complimenting my lip color and I always feel guilty responding that it is my natural lip color (chapped lips are always a bit more red) but highlighted with Vaseline’s lip tin in rosy lips. It really enhances your natural color, nourishes and gives the perfect amount of shine. I also carry the Aloe tin around for when my lips for dry cuticles/knuckles and when Charlie’s nose gets chapped since our apartment is so dry. Vaseline works magic on everything.
A contouring palette. Makeup is kind of the least of my worries these days so it’s important that I have a palette on hand that can give me everything I need.
…additional items include my wallet, gum, a comb and a pacifier.
In collaboration with Vaseline.