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What Kind Of Mom Bag Do You Carry?

You’ve all heard about mom jeans, haha (for the record I wear skinny jeans!). But what about a mom bag? I’m not talking about a diaper bag—my kid is nearly 4 and has been potty-trained for a year now! Here's how I potty-trained JD in a week flat.

I retired my diaper bag as soon as I didn’t need to carry diapers around anymore. But I still needed a roomy, stylish bag to carry my stuff (um, wallet and lip gloss) and all of JD's things in!

And I also wanted, needed something that I could clean easily (in case of a sippy cup spill -- inevitable, or let’s face it—little, grubby hands -- inevitable). Of course I needed something with a long enough strap that I could wear crossed over my body, so I could have both hands free for JD (trust me on this). I wanted something that would go with a cute dress (think day or night party with JD in tow) -- and demin shorts and flip flops (think park or zoo).

I chose the LeSportsac Deluxe Everyday Bag, in black available at It is always on the kitchen counter, stocked with antibacterial wipes, baby wipes, tissues, cars, snacks, snacks, snacks, snacks, crayons, a mini coloring book, a hand-held computer toy and 100 army guys. All I do is throw in my wallet and a sippy cup. Splurge Alert: 30 Designer Diaper Bags.

This is the "mom bag" I use whenever I have JD with me, which is often, always, 99% of the time. However, on the days I work at a magazine office, I rotate between two Marc by Marc Jacobs bags and a Gucci. My Gucci and one of the Marc bags are a good five-years-old (the newer Marc is a gift I bought myself when I turned the BIG 3-0). I like nice bags, because they don't weather and I tend to think they are classic and wearable. My mom gave me her Gucci circa the 80's and I rock it, often (it's navy and grey with gold hardware and the old GG pattern -- and it's an old-school pocketbook with a long strap). I'm not a new season, new bag gal -- I can't afford to be anymore. I have pre-school tuition to pay. And 8 years of college to save for. I said 8, yes.

Moms, do you have a "mom bag?" Share the brand and style. I love fashion and I’m interested in what you carry. Let's chit-chat!

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