There are all kinds of lists that you can download before having a baby. Lists for what you need in the hospital, lists for what you need at home, lists for what diaper bag you need to buy. But few, if any, of these lists look at what mothers need beyond personal care items. I mean the things that moms really “need” sometimes. And as my child (who, to his credit is a very easy going and lovely baby) is entering toddlerhood, complete with back arching and bonelessness when he doesn’t get what he wants, I’m finding that I need a few more items for me. I call this collection of items my motherhood survival kit.
And obviously I can survive without them (most of the time), but I don’t want to. These are the things I keep at home or in the diaper bag to keep myself and my baby sane and entertained. We’re both happier when all of these are around.
Those are my essential motherhood related items. What can’t you live without?