This post was made in partnership with Kleenex® Wet Wipes. All opinions my own.
Many people ask me about the best things to know and do to prepare and be ready as a traveling mom. The truth is, that everything I’ve learned has been through experience and I have made some pretty silly mistakes that have taught me to do better next time!
Here, I want to share 6 things I always must have in my bag, when we set out to explore or get on an airplane to see the world. Wether we are going to the field up the street, to a new playground, a museum, or a new city, I always put these in my bag! even if the boys have some similar things in their packs, I feel better knowing that I have my 6 essentials when I need them most. It just makes the traveling mom life easier for me and it allows me to keep on going!
Traveling mom bag must haves
Being hydrated is so important! One time we went on a long hike and the boys forgot their water in the car. Thankfully, having my own water, helped us all to share a bit of water until we were back. It wasn’t ideal, but given the circumstances, it was the best we could do and a real life saver!
Wherever we are, we like to explore, and touch, meet people or creatures, and of course get way way dirty! But we aren’t afraid of being dirty! If there is a frog, it needs to be held and touched and talked about. A puddle, it needs to be jumped on and explored too! Any interesting wall, you better believe that they will be touching it! When there are new people and cultures, we want to be right there with them, experiencing what they experience and learning from the best source! These experiences will forever be priceless! and we always feel like we have friends all around the world.
I absolutely love to foster their adventurous and fearless personalities! I want them to always go and do and conquer! And that is why I love to always have Kleenex® Wet Wipes* available. They are thick and soft, and contain no harsh chemicals, even though they are clinically proven to wipe away 99 percent of germs from skin. When we feel like we want to do a quick clean up and head to a new place, or before we eat some snacks.
Even with all of the germs and dirt that we acquire during our adventuring, Kleenex® Wet Wipes Germ Removal* has helped us stay pretty clean and healthy! Avoiding any slow downs for our fun adventures.
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You can also keep Kleenex® Wet Wipes Germ Removal* near by and not let the germs slow you down! Pick them up on your next Walmart run or on this link! I Don’t only keep them in my bag but in the house as well! They are amazing when crafting some new artistic creations too.
Speaking of cleaning hands, we all know that having snacks with us can get us out of so many situations! when someone is starting to get grumpy, it’s almost always the need for a snack for us! So get a few healthy options and keep your stash of magic in your bag!
It seems so obvious that everyone would remember their sunglasses! But I mostly don’t. I need to keep a spare pair always in my bag because my mom brain gets the best of my on a daily basis. Hopefully that’s not the case for you but just in case!
I mean, my camera is my baby! You always want to have some sort of camera with you. Trust me, whenever I don’t bring mine, I regret it later. You are out exploring! Making memories. You always want to be able to look back at some photos and re tell the story. It’s such a wonderful warm feeling.
- Phone Charger- I don’t think I need to explain this one too much! We are always using our phone for translations, GPS, compass, and more! I can also tell you that I have been in the place where I don’t have more battery and I don’t have a charger and I need to get everyone back. So now, I just have an extra charger for my bag.
So these are the main go to contents of my bag! What’s in your bag? I can use all the traveling mm’s wisdom out there! We are all just learning as we go!
Can’t wait to hear of all the goodies you keep in your bag! Until next time friends :).
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.