Things Every Mum Has In Her Bag

  • November 14, 2016

When I wrote my recent post about things working mums can relate to, I mentioned finding random child-related items in your handbag.

I had a clear out of my work bag the other day – it’s huge and I can never find anything in it which isn’t surprising with all the crap that’s in there.

The contents of my handbags have certainly changed since having a child, long gone are the days when I can carry a nice, small little bag with just my phone, purse and lip gloss in it.

How many of these items are at the bottom of your handbag…


Snacks & Empty Wrappers

Little H is always hungry so I try to make sure I have emergency supplies on me. I found a cereal bar and a pack of raisins in my bag – I’m not sure how long they’d been in there for though. Plus several sweet wrappers, a lollipop and a few loose Smarties. On the plus side, I guess at least if I get starving at work I should always be able to find something!

Wipes & Tissues

Kids always have sticky hands and runny noses, especially when they’re in the back of the car. Not only do I have packs of tissues and wipes in my work bag, I also have antibacterial hand gel. Definite mummy items.


I was rooting around in my bag during a meeting the other week looking for a spare pen and found a Littlest Pet Shop, a plastic bow from some doll or another, a bracelet, a magnet and a Hello Kitty lip gloss.

Hair clips

I regularly comment to Little H that I’ve no idea where all of her hair clips go, I can never find 2 that match. It looks like most of them end up in my handbag.

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A colleague was looking for a plaster the other day and our office First Aid box isn’t very well stocked. Being a mum I knew I’d have plasters in my bag – unfortunately, all I could offer was a Disney Princess one!


For those days (every day?!) when the kids are giving you a headache.

Things picked up from the floor

Why on earth have I got a stick in my work handbag?


No wonder it’s so flippin’ heavy! It’s lovely and clean again now, but I doubt that will last very long…


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  • Lucy

    Wipes have come in so handy! I feel like such a ‘mum’ whenever I pull out my wipes! #SharingTheBlogLove

  • Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    Apart from the hairclips I can guarantee I have at least one of all of those in my handbag – and multiple sticks! Probably not many snacks though, just the empty wrappers as my son is a hungry snack thief! I look forward to the day I can move to a smaller handbag again! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  • The Aloha Mummy

    Ah how true!! I have socks, a flat biscuit wrapper unopened except for a tiny little puncture hole yet as the biscuit has crumbled away it has ALL escaped from the wrapper! I now have a biscuit crumb puddle and a mysterious unopened wrapper! David Blaine would be in awe!!

    Nit to mention of course the hand sanitiser and many packets of tissues! Plus calpol caplets-life savers these!!!

    #stayclassymama ? ?

  • My Petit Canard

    Oh gosh, the dreaded hangbag clear out! Mine always has a load of little people stuff lurking in it. I always say the same about hair clips to my little one and always end up finding a handful in the bottom of my bag! Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily

  • dearbearandbeany (@dearbearandbean)

    Yes, this is my handbag! Your right no wonder it’s so heavy. I long for the day to have a bag I want to use and to just leave the house with nothing. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove X

  • Cathryn- Little Paper Swans

    Haha a stick!! I’ve just cleared my bag out. Full of snacks and wrappers.


    (I’m catching up with last weeks comments, I’m such a bad blogger! Haha)

  • Sarah Aslett

    Haha – the stick one is me! Plus feathers and conkers and other “treasure” my son has found and then asked me to ‘look after’ lol #stayclassymama


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