Monday, December 5, 2016

My baby carrier and the other 2 things I never leave home without - and $50 GIVEAWAY!!!

My husband is a firefighter/paramedic and goes on shift for 48 hours at a time every week so people ask me all the time how I take my three little girls to do fun stuff so often without his help.
First of all, it takes practice.  Every time I have added a child to our family it's taken a bit of adjusting and when I first go out it's hard.  After a few times it's not as hard or scary and I adjust and get better at it.  The more I do it the easier it gets, both for me and my kids.
 
There are a few things I never leave home without to make it easier to juggle three tinies.
 
First, I LOVE my baby carrier from diapers.com.  It frees up my hands to take care of my other two and makes three not seem as overwhelming.
Second, I always have BAND-AIDS.  I'm not the only one with young kids who goes through a lot of BAND-AIDS, am I?  I have a special pocket for them in my purse because it seems like my active kids are always scraping their knees or have some other trivial "emergency" that can easily be fixed with a kiss and a Frozen BAND-AID.
 
Third, I LOVE these.
You just stick these disposable placements to the table when you eat out and I don't leave home without them.  They make stopping for food super easy because I don't cringe every time my 3-year-old pours her fries at Chick fil A out on the table and the cleanup is a cinch!
 
GIVEAWAY DETAILS
 
Do you want to win a $50 gift certificate to go toward anything you don't want to be caught away from home without (or let's be honest - anything you want for Christmas because it's December)?  All you have to do is comment on this post something you never leave home without.  If you want more entries - comment more!  You can enter as many times as you want as long as each comment is unique listing something you don't want to leave home without.
 
MAKE SURE FOR EVERY COMMENT YOU TYPE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TOO OR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT NAME SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN!!!
 
It doesn't get easier!  Giveaway ends December 12 at midnight Utah time.  Winner will be chosen at random from all comments and must be 18 or older and live in the US.

176 comments:

  1. I don't want to leave home without snacks for the kids.

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  2. I never leave home without my phone! I have a panic attack if I do.. haha :)

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  3. K this is so cheesy but I never leave home without telling my husband I love him. it's super important to me that it's always said even if I'm a little grumpy when I say it.

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  5. I never leave home without snacks for myself. cuz I don't have kids. but i'm sort of like a kid.

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  6. I can't leave the house without snacks... some of my kids favorites are pretzels, the cashew nut clusters from Costco, and dried fruit like mangoes or blueberries (also from costco) ��

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  7. Another thing that I never leave the house without is wipes.. now both my kids are potty trained.. however; those things are awesome! if my kids have been at the park, I feel comfortable going out to eat or doing anything if I know their hands have been wiped clean!

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  8. I can never leave home without lots and lots of snacks for my little boy! -Rachel Munk

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  9. I can never leave home without my phone!!! -Rachel

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  10. We never go anywhere without diapers and wipes. Not worth the screaming baby all the way home

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  11. I also bring a water bottle in my purse and a snack for me so I'm not tempted to stop and buy food somewhere! -Rachel

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  12. I never leave the house without my chapstick! Especially in the winter!
    greenelizabeth_

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  13. I've learned the hard way never to leave home without a change of clothes for both of my kids. Just because my son is two doesn't mean he won't end up needing a clothes change.

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  14. My email is natalieahunt20@gmail.com

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  15. I also never leave the house without my phone of course! I'm so paranoid something's gonna happen and I'll need to call someone!
    greenelizabeth_

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  16. Of course I feel I can't leave without my phone for fear my kids can't get ahold of me. Lisa@huckleberryhighway.com

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  17. I never leave home without diapers and wipes

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  18. I never leave home without my phone or wallet!! I would be lost with them! Indra handle jveloy ��

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  19. Or a change of clothes for Lucy.

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  20. Grocery bags for dirty clothes or yucky diapers

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  21. A mini first aid kit with band aids, infant Tylenol and chewable Tylenol

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  22. Baby wipes are a must! @yesteacher

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  23. Snacks for the kids @yesteacher

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  24. A no-spill kid sized water bottle @yesteacher

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  25. Extra underwear and shorts for my potty-training toddler :) @yesteacher

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  26. Diapers for my youngest! @yesteacher

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  27. Mini travel bottle of sunscreen because we live in California ;) @yesteacher

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  28. Aaaaand lipstick because I'm vain!! @yesteacher

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  29. I never leave home without an extra change of clothes for my kiddo.
    kathyjohn05

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  30. Snacks! My girls get HANGRY very easily!

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  31. Hand Sanitizer because ewww!

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  32. Wipes! For changing, cleaning faces and hands and spills! Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  33. My water bottle because I'm literally always thirsty and my kids like to steal my water ๐Ÿ˜Š Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  34. Lipgloss or chap stick! Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  35. Fruit leather...it may or may not be for bribes sometimes... ๐Ÿ™ˆAlyshaar8@gmail.com

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  36. Rubber bands for my daughter's hair-- they break or her hair is in her face etc etc always good to have extras Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  37. Hand sanitizer because I'm so tired of having sick kids and some crazies take their sick kids in busy public places ๐Ÿ˜ซ Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  38. Children's Tylenol or ibuprofen just in case! Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  39. Diapers because alas the youngest is not potty trained Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  40. My phone, for gps, photo taking, and writing down funny things my children say and do ๐Ÿ˜ŠAlyshaar8@gmail.com

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  41. Extra pair of clothes for the tiny one. You never know... ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ˜‚Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  42. Tissues-- especially in winter! Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  43. Stroller or Ergo Baby ๐Ÿ˜ŠAlyshaar8@gmail.com

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  44. An ergo 360 carrier for baby girl

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  45. Snacks on snacks for the littles

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  46. Diaper bag to carry all of my other essentials ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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  47. Money haha just in case! Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  48. Extra clothes for the kiddos!

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  49. String cheese! My kids love it Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  50. All good chapstick..I recently discovered it and won't ever go back ๐Ÿ˜

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  51. Shoes I can walk in, I enjoy adventures so we usually are out an about for a good while! Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  52. A few small toys to keep my kids happy Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  53. Our little ladybug My Carry Potty in case there isn't a potty near. We keep it in the trunk-- it's a lifesaver! Especially when they are first potty training. Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  54. Lotion! Our skin is so dry in Utah! Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  55. A few Pedialite powder pouches just in case! Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  56. Diaper rash cream just in case! Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  57. P.S. those disposable placemats are genius! Going to have to try them.

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  58. Neosporin and bandaids-- totally feel you on that one Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  59. I like to keep some granola bars to hand out to homeless people in case we run into some. Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  60. I like to bring a book for each of my kids and leave them in the stroller or car to keep them entertained Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  61. My glasses or contacts. I seriously cannot function without them. Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  62. Extra pair of socks-- I hate being caught off guard when we go to a place and find out the kids must have socks to play there Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  63. I have Jammies for each of the kids in the car so if we are out late and they fall asleep in the car we can transition them to bed smoothly Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  64. Snacks and drinks for my kids because we get two blocks away from home and they are both starving or thirsty.
    ashleym@sfcn.org
    __ashleymitchell on instagram

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  65. My diaper bag to carry all this stuff! I really should reduce the amount of stuff I bring... ๐Ÿ˜‚Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  66. My phone
    __ashleymitchell on instagram

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  67. A grocery sack to put a poopy diaper in case there isn't a garbage can Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  68. A diet Dr Pepper with a lime ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  69. A snack for me! Especially when I'm pregnant or nursing Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  70. My membership card to the Aquarium-- if the other activity falls through there is always that! Alyshaar8@gmail.com

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  71. Also, I totally agree with the adjustment period of getting out when you add more kids. It's easy with your spouse but on your own can be intimidating! I'm totally the type that goes crazy staying inside and love to go out and about but when my second was born the first time we went out by myself my daughter tripped and split open her lip and ended up needing stitches. It was horrifying. I felt so guilty. Thankfully after that it was smooth sailing but sheesh, talk about worst case scenario!

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  72. I never leave home without my tide pen. It's my lifesaver!

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  73. Ok i feel like such a slacker reading some of these. I have the basics, phone & wallet. Nothing cool. @mon.beadle on instagram

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  74. A wet bag; you never know when your kid is going to poop out, pee out, or barf everywhere. It keeps the smell and mess contained--huge lifesaver! Instagram @matildaandjo

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  75. Good thing I have a baby cause I can never leave home without my wipes! I use them for everything!! My Instagram is @mckenzieryan ๐Ÿ’•

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  76. I totally agree with you on the baby carrier! I love keeping a wrap in my bag & car!! Instagram: @mckenzieryan

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  77. A 44 oz swig or sodalicious!!! I just got a drink carrier to go on my stroller and it is heaven sent! My Instagram is @mckenzieryan

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  78. I can never leave home without a change of clothes for baby! I also have these plastic rolled bags that I keep in my diaper bag that I can tie up in case of blowouts & I have used them like crazy!! My Instagram is @mckenzieryan ๐Ÿ’•

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  79. Sadly since having my babe my eyes have given out on me haha so I always make sure to grab my glasses! I get headaches if I don't wear them! Also going to a movie without them is the worst! My Instagram is @mckenzieryan

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  80. An extra pair of underwear/change of clothes in case of potty accident! Ha ha!

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  81. Jackets for the boys in case it gets cold!

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  82. Reusable bags since stores here in CA don't give out plastic bags anymore! : (

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  83. Hats-- sun hats in the summer and wool hats in the winter @ayshaar8@gmail.com

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  84. A sunscreen stick. Even in the winter-- my daughter who has to get stitches needs it on her lip to prevent scarring @ayshaar8@gmail.com

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  85. Jackets or coats, I leave extras in the car just in case ayshaar8@gmail.com

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  86. I never leave without an extra change of clothes for each child
    arod1224@gmail.com

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  87. Is so funny because my purse I'd always loaded with certain items. I have a little container filled with medications, a note book, pens, feminine produts, essential oils, & then there is what ever my husband and son have deemed necessary to have stuffed in there as well. My son is 15 now. When he was younger my purse was quite large because depending on whatever activity he had going on like swimming lessons I would have sun tan lotion,goggles, & towels in my purse. My purse has shrunk with his age and my back surgeries but the need for me to carry things like his kindle has not. Mom's job is never done!

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  88. I always carry my Pure Haven Essentials Boo Boo stick in my purse or diaper bag. With five kiddos someone is always falling down or getting hurt and this stuff works great and it's non-toxic!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. Never leave home without my water bottle.

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  90. I also have snacks. With my two littles I can't leave home without them.

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  91. I can't ever leave home without an extra set of clothes for my little boy! We've been potty training and the two times that I've needed the extra set I haven't had one but luckily both times we were at a store so he got to go home with cute new clothes! ���� @tinaj1217

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  92. I never leave home without my phone.

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  93. I always have nice smelling lotion in my purse.
    keerstah@yahoo

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  94. I always have a snack for the kids with me—granola bar or pretzels or something. keerstah@yahoo

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  95. I never go anywhere without my sunglasses. keerstah@yahoo

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  96. I always have my water bottle with me as well!

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  97. I always have to have water, gum and snacks... but I am currently pregnant lol @shayhardman

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  98. Oh I guess I never leave my house without my child. I have only left her to bake baby sat twice in her life! @shayhardman

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  99. Oh and my phone. I feel lost without it. @shayhardman

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  100. I never leave home without my chapstick.

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  101. Also never without fruit snacks. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  102. I never leave home without wipes and drinks for the kids. :)
    #rafhaelabarros

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  103. My Lilliebaby carrier. Hbrayphoto@aol.com

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  104. I never leave my house without my kids haha. Even while I'm Christmas shopping for them! Hubby at law school and no way getting around it. To go along with that, I never leave without snacks for the kids, to distract them when I buy said Christmas presents.

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  105. I never leave home without diapers and wipes! With my first I've done that and believe me it's not pretty haha! I also never leave home without my phone and a paci!

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  106. I don't wanna leave home without snacks for my 1 year old!

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  107. And I never leave home without my cell phone!

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  108. I wish I could say I never leave home without my drivers license but I tend to forget it often!! Kkresser85@gmail.com

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  109. And I should leave home without my target debit card, but I usually don't because heaven knows if I have spare time I shall end up at target!

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  110. I never leave home without diapers and wipes because I've been there and it ain't pretty.

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  111. I try to always never leave home without my wallet but sometimes it does happen. Haha.

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  112. Diapers and wipes. Something I never leave without.

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  113. A pack of gum. I love chewing gum. Probably chew it too much.

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  114. A change of outfit for my little man. Something I wish I would have done for when my little girl was little.

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  115. I never leave home without my phone. kristin_manning

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  117. Can't leave without a coat because I'm always cold ๐Ÿ™„

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  118. Also can't forget about lipgloss!! You always need some of that !!

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  119. I never leave home without tissue/napkins. I'm not messy at all, it's everyone else around me. haha. jk.

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  120. I never leave home without my kids! Lol seriously I need time away :-P

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  121. I never leave without wipes! Kids sure are messy!

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  122. I never leave without snacks for the kids. It's like the second we get in the car they are starving

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  123. I never leave home without my phone. I would be lost without it

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  124. I never leave home without water. I love water and I'm constantly drinking it.

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  125. I never leave home without diapers & extra underwear for my kiddo's.

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  126. I'm the brand new momma of a two week old and I have been IN LOVE with my Solly Baby Wrap. It's always with me in case I've got some errands to run where it'd be more convenient to baby carry than keep him in his car seat! Instagram: @hkrop

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  127. Definitely never leave without my phone. It's now my feeding tracker for nursing as well and that's been pretty much priceless! Instagram: @hkrop

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  128. I never leave home without my phone I accidentally do I feel so lost without it. @mrs.kalamafoni

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  129. And I usually never leave home with out my keys (vroom vroom) lol @mrs.kalamafoni

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  130. If we are lucky enough to have money my wallet comes also, so I'm not just window shopping ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ @mrs.kalamafoni

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  131. When my husband is on his 48 hour shift just like your hard workin hubby,Our kids are luckily not forgotten at the house๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ those are a must to bring along lol @mrs.kalamafoni

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  132. I never leave home without a pair of gloves in the winter! Rebecca35@gmail.com

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