My kids are very close together in age. For many months I had three kids in diapers and I thought the day would never come when I wouldn’t be changing at least a dozen a day. I am now just recently in a new season where there is no longer an infant in the house and ALL of my kids are out of diapers!
Baby products and supplies are not quite what I need anymore…but having five kids doesn’t exactly mean I travel light these days either. Each stage and each season requires a new way of packing up. (Although, I honestly believe I will carry baby wipes with me for forever, ‘cuz they pretty much fix anything.)
I no longer carry pacifiers, but I sure do need a first aide kit with me at all times. With four young boys I’ll leave it to your imagination how often one, two or ALL of them get hurt. I love to carry a small bag of snacks for on the go emergencies, for me and for them. I’ve always got the kids’ and my water bottles with me. I have about 3 pairs of sunglasses, mainly because
I forget I already packed them, they break SO often, and at least 2 packs of gum, because they ALL chew gum now too! I have a small bag of meds just in case, sunscreen for when we stop off at the beach, chapstick because I refuse to go anywhere without it, my headphones for when I’m headed to the gym, and of course my wallet.
This bag is perfect for not only any and all life stages but for the quick changes that happen throughout my normal day. The removable insert with all of the kids “stuff” in it can easily be removed as I drop them at the gym, run a quick errand, or leave a few items with a sitter. I am then able to take just the purse with me. The strap converts the bag 3 different ways for convenient carrying…or indecisive styling…which, in my case, it’s both! 🙂 And quite honestly, I just absolutely love that it doesn’t look like a diaper bag.
“How It All Began”:
When Meggan Wood’s oldest daughter, Caroline, was born, Meggan found herself frustrated by the lack of beautiful, quality bags for moms with kids. She wanted a bag that was gorgeous AND hardworking, and one that wasn’t just for women with small children.
After Meggan’s second daughter, Madeline, was born, Meggan sketched out her idea of the perfect bag, and Lily Jade was born. The real genius behind Meggan’s idea is a removable, washable, 16-pocket organization insert that’s included with every full-size Lily Jade. The insert allows mommies to move from diaper duty, to meetings, to girl’s nights. Lily Jade bags feature details like backpack-wear options, premium full grain leather, and thoughtfully designed hardware and pockets.
- Lily Jade bags are incredible values. Normally, full grain leather premium totes would retail for hundreds more, but because of their unique e-commerce model they are able to get gorgeous pieces into even more women’s hands for less
- Lily Jade’s most popular styles can be worn three ways: 1. Over the shoulder 2. Crossbody 3. As backpacks
- Every Lily Jade bag comes with a removable, washable 16-pocket organizer to protect your investment, and to organize your gear
My bag is the Elizabeth in Camel and you can find the exact style here.