Good Mom Guide: The Handbag

What good moms pack in their handbag

Leanne Mullan
2 min readAug 30, 2021


Photo by Irene Kredenets on Unsplash

Being the perfect mother starts with packing the perfect handbag. You know a good mom when you see her delve into her ‘Mary Poppins’ bag and pull out scented wipes to clean up her child’s face.

To help out moms all over the globe, I’ve jotted down just a couple of things a good mom always packs in her handbag. A handbag that is not too big, not too small and is fashionably ‘on-point.’

So, lets get started.

  1. Band-aids
  2. A pen
  3. Another four pens because they all don’t work
  4. A spare set of clothes for each child
  5. Drink bottles
  6. Crackers
  7. Poo bags for the dog
  8. Wallet
  9. Ball pump
  10. Phone
  11. Dental floss
  12. iPad charger
  13. iPad
  14. Backup charger
  15. Coloring books
  16. Crayons
  17. 18 face masks
  18. Dog leash
  19. Kid leash
  20. Lip gloss
  21. Sanitizer
  22. Tampons
  23. Tissues
  24. Scented wipes
  25. Unscented wipes
  26. Hypoallergenic wipes
  27. Hand-held gaming device
  28. Four hats
  29. Tweezers
  30. Stuffed toy, preferably an ostrich
  31. Note book
  32. Glasses and glasses cleaner
  33. Bus / train card
  34. Lube
  35. Postage stamp from 2003
  36. Thermometer
  37. Random rock from the local park
  38. Tennis ball
  39. Laptop
  40. Old squishy banana
  41. New banana
  42. Juice box
  43. Tylenol
  44. Beach towel
  45. Menstrual pads
  46. Nail file
  47. Day planner



Leanne Mullan

Frazzled mom. Creative, nerdy, lover of green. Obsessively organized. Donut addict. Diabetes specialist. Doctor of Philosophy.