What’s in My Mom Purse


As long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with purses and what women carry in them (think “what’s in my purse” videos on Youtube). I remember as young as age three, my mom seemed to carry just about anything imaginable in her purse and would always have a piece of gum if I asked for it, or some extra napkins from McDonald’s if I needed to blow my nose.

My mom was the person that would grab 20 napkins for four people to eat lunch, you know, just in case there was a ketchup explosion or something, but I digress. And my Grandma Sharon always had a lovely little mirror that clasped onto her coral lipstick so that she could watch herself as she reapplied her Maybelline pout.

I have been carrying purses, longer than I have known how to read.

One of my first purses was somewhat clear and sparkly, with The Little Mermaid on the front. I kept items in it such as grape Bubblicious Bubble Gum, assorted change, and a few random Barbie shoes. Although my purse styles and contents have changed, I still am a purse girl through and through. I am a mom to three young boys, and I also work full time, so I feel like I am out and about quite a bit. I am sharing the contents of my purse with you in hopes that I may give you some ideas, or you may just decide that I carry too much.

The view of my purse from the top. I stand all of my bags up on their side so that I can easily see what I am looking for. I am a “bag lady,” meaning I keep bags in bags because otherwise, I end up with a pile of stuff in my purse and I cannot find a thing.


Pictured from back to front (Note – I always have hand sanitizer attached to or in my purse). 

  • Wallet
  • Zippered pouch with feminine products
  • A cheap first aid kit
  • Sunglasses


This is all the kid’s stuff that I keep in my purse, currently. I keep crayons in a travel soap container, a granola bar in what used to be a cardholder (because who wants a smashed granola bar?), and a few random candies when I need to make miracles happen.


Some of the “just in case” items for myself. I have a carabiner to keep the ponytail holders together, a nail file, a pill holder, deodorant, antacid, and assorted lip items.


This is the technology and knitting project bag. I carry my knitting with me because I seldom get an opportunity to knit at home, so I often work on it during my lunch at work. You may have noticed that I have a bag twist on the cords to keep them tidy. It is a free way to organize my cords.

Items not pictured: There are two pockets on the outside. In one pocket, I keep my keys and I.D. for work and in the other pocket, I keep my most frequently used items – lip balm, lotion, tissues, and gum.

Although my purse may be a bit on the heavy side, I do not carry it around constantly.

I will often grab something that I need out of it and leave the purse in my office or at the bottom of my stroller. Sometimes I will just throw my wallet and phone in my diaper bag and leave my purse at home.

Do you keep more or less than what I keep in my purse? What is the most random item that you keep in your purse?



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Zandria is originally from Northwest Ohio. She met her husband in the beginning of her freshmen year of college. He is a born and raised Cincinnati west sider. He took her home to meet the family that December and Zandria fell in love with her husband and Cincinnati. It was an easy decision to make as to what city they would live in after Zandria was done with school. Zandria has been married since 2008 and has lived in Cincinnati since 2009. She has two wonderful boys whom are 4 and 1 and also is pregnant with a third baby due in August 2017. When Zandria is not driving her boys around the city to have an adventure, she enjoys sewing, crafts in general, taking pictures of her family, debating with her husband over who is using a word correctly (and often getting out the dictionary), coffee, and great conversation.


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