When I was a kid, I would love to take my mom’s handbag and throw it on my shoulder. I would often say, “mommy, why is your bag so heavy?” She would just smile; and as heavy as it was, I would just continuing parading around our apartment with it, like I was grown.
Now I have my own daughter, and of course I am the one who’s carrying the heavy handbag. The truth is, though, it doesn’t need to be. I leave items in there that I definitely don’t need, and over the weeks the weight adds up. But recently, I did a “handbag analysis,” trying to figure out what I just can’t live without. I’ve come up with a list that I think you’ll appreciate. Here are ten items I think every mom should have in her handbag.