Prior to becoming a mother, not only did my purse vary in sizes but it also varied in the contents I was carrying. Depending on the size, the items I carried were minimal to maximum.
Prior to Motherhood
Before becoming a mom, my purse was composed of a lot of women necessities. I had my wallet of course and my keys. Then I had at least a lipstick or a lipgloss of some sort for my lips. I loved carrying a chapstick as well, but for some reason, I always lost my chapstick. I kept on having to buy a new one, so eventually I just gave up on buying them. It cost too much (laughs out loud). I also had my phone in my purse. (Back then, I used to always keep my cell phone in side my purse). There was also a pack of gum/candy/mint of some sort to help me when I needed a bit of some sugar content. I also had to make sure I carried a pen because it always came in handy. Well with a pen comes a little notepad or a notebook to write in. So there was always a writing tool as well. Sometimes I also carried a little compact or and eyeliner to fix my eye-make-up because even if it says it’s “waterproof,” we all know that, that’s not always the case. Can you tell my purse was probably bigger than my body?
After becoming a mother, I don’t even know where my big purses went because everything fits in a diaper bag. When I had my first, I was gifted a huge diaper bag that weighted about a 1000 lbs or so and it over took my short body. The amount of stuff that I was able to fit in that diaper bag was a miracle. It seemed as if it had a million pockets everywhere and it was awesome.
This was very similar to the one I had. For some reason they don’t carry the one I had before anymore.
I carried everything baby essential at that time and more. So what happened to my purse? It became a crossbody. I started carrying the smallest purse possible to accommodate my HUGE diaper bag. The only things that fit in my purse were a small wallet, keys, and a mint. My phone always ended up in the back of my jean pocket that I was wearing.
As I had my second child, the diaper bag became way too heavy for me to carry. And my husband was not a fan of the huge bag either. So I bought myself this cute jujube hello kitty backpack and made it to be a diaper bag. It didn’t have all the pockets that a diaper bag had but it was more convenient and cute for me to wear without it weighing down on me. It wasn’t bulky like a diaper bag and was very easy to wear. And with that, my crossbody purse became smaller and smaller. It only fit a small wallet and my keys at this point and I was okay with it. Now I use something like this and it works out great.