Elaine Croft
Mum of 3
Changing bag, handbag and mobile office all rolled into 1
Photo taken 26/08/2011

Nappies, Wet Wipes, Nappy Sacks
Sachet of coffee
Notebook
HTC Wildfire
Business Cards
Baby Sun Hat
Knickers (for Harriet)
Linky Toys
Purse
Hinges for the Phil & Teds Explorer
Cutlery for Dominik
YSL lipgloss
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder
CND Creative Solar Oil
Vivienne Westwood Boudoir Perfume
Handcream
Teething Granules
Dominik & Harriets Allergy Meds

Elaine Croft

Mum of 3

Changing bag, handbag and mobile office all rolled into 1

Photo taken 26/08/2011

Name:Joanne DewberryNumber of children: 3 (what was I thinking!)Blog: http://www.joannedewberry.co.ukDate of photo: 26th August, 2011Items from left to right:
Nappies for baby Olive, bottle of boiled water, first aid kit, 2 pens, Dodo Pad for world domination, hand cream, green wooden puzzle piece, wooden dog, sudocrem, lipsalve, bonjela, wet wipes, spare clothes, cloth shopping bag,  business cards, breast pad (just one ekk if I go out), Olive’s red book.

Name:Joanne Dewberry
Number of children: 3 (what was I thinking!)
Blog: http://www.joannedewberry.co.uk
Date of photo: 26th August, 2011
Items from left to right:

Nappies for baby Olive, bottle of boiled water, first aid kit, 2 pens, Dodo Pad for world domination, hand cream, green wooden puzzle piece, wooden dog, sudocrem, lipsalve, bonjela, wet wipes, spare clothes, cloth shopping bag,  business cards, breast pad (just one ekk if I go out), Olive’s red book.

Name: Primrose Hill
Blog: http://postcardsfrompramstead.com/
Number of children: 1
Date of photo: 18 August 2011
Contents: Diary, novel (The Paris Wife), Oyster Card, pen, payslip, keys, raisins, Rescue Remedy, purse (a disastrous Christmas present from H turned good, thanks to Paul Smith’s forgiving returns policy), headphones for iPhone, lipbalm, hairdresser appointment card and a very important emergency sherbert lemon. Never underestimate its healing and calming properties. In the interests of full disclosure I should mention that I also carry another bag containing umbrella, baby wipes, sunglasses and, if it’s a weekday, my lunch for the office.

Name: Primrose Hill

Blog: http://postcardsfrompramstead.com/

Number of children: 1

Date of photo: 18 August 2011

Contents: Diary, novel (The Paris Wife), Oyster Card, pen, payslip, keys, raisins, Rescue Remedy, purse (a disastrous Christmas present from H turned good, thanks to Paul Smith’s forgiving returns policy), headphones for iPhone, lipbalm, hairdresser appointment card and a very important emergency sherbert lemon. Never underestimate its healing and calming properties. In the interests of full disclosure I should mention that I also carry another bag containing umbrella, baby wipes, sunglasses and, if it’s a weekday, my lunch for the office.

Name: Nickie O’Hara
Number of Children: 3
Blog: http://www.iamtypecast.com
Date of Photo: 21 August, 2011
From the top, moving down in rows (sort of):
My gorgeous MiaTui handbag (see the picture above - you can stroke or lick the screen, it’s allowed).
Business cards, anti-bacterial hand wash, wide toothed comb, large sunglasses (£1 from Primark), Parker pen, chewing gum, MiaTui minibag which I keep paperwork in, car keys, office keys, house keys.
Notebook, HTC phone, clear MiaTui bag (housing roll-on deoderant, cheap emergency lip gloss, Stila lipshine (colour: Traci - great moisturising lippy) and the mirror from my Pink Lining bag), red leather purse (of which the contents are a whole other blog post).
Notepad (freebie from Cybermummy - great for idea scribbles on the move), my Filofax (currently using the Personal Spring Green Chameleon), a wallet with extra payment/reward/library cards in, passport (needed for ID at the bank this week after my debit card was cloned).
Missing in action are:
My petrol points card, the paying-in bank book for work, my headphones, a small bottle of perfume, my Open University books (after putting my studies on hold), my aloe vera Vaseline lip therapy, blister pack of paracetamol (used the last one a couple of days ago), small pack of plasters.

Name: Nickie O’Hara

Number of Children: 3

Blog: http://www.iamtypecast.com

Date of Photo: 21 August, 2011

From the top, moving down in rows (sort of):

  • My gorgeous MiaTui handbag (see the picture above - you can stroke or lick the screen, it’s allowed).
  • Business cards, anti-bacterial hand wash, wide toothed comb, large sunglasses (£1 from Primark), Parker pen, chewing gum, MiaTui minibag which I keep paperwork in, car keys, office keys, house keys.
  • Notebook, HTC phone, clear MiaTui bag (housing roll-on deoderant, cheap emergency lip gloss, Stila lipshine (colour: Traci - great moisturising lippy) and the mirror from my Pink Lining bag), red leather purse (of which the contents are a whole other blog post).
  • Notepad (freebie from Cybermummy - great for idea scribbles on the move), my Filofax (currently using the Personal Spring Green Chameleon), a wallet with extra payment/reward/library cards in, passport (needed for ID at the bank this week after my debit card was cloned).

Missing in action are:

  • My petrol points card, the paying-in bank book for work, my headphones, a small bottle of perfume, my Open University books (after putting my studies on hold), my aloe vera Vaseline lip therapy, blister pack of paracetamol (used the last one a couple of days ago), small pack of plasters.
Name: Lucy Roberts Number of children: 1Blog URL: http://dearbeautifulboy.blogspot.comDate of the photo: August 17th 2011Contents of my handbag/changing bag:2 Pampers nappies, LittleMan’s red book, a teething/rattle type thing, baby sunscreen, a Next gift card, sunglasses, packet of Kleenex mansize tissues, phone, travel toilet roll, the little pot that you put washing detergent in for the washing machine, bracelets, Carex hand get, a pair of LittleMan’s socks, a swim nappy, iPod touch, half a packet of chewing gum, half a packet of Dextrose energy sweets, a pair of fingerless mittens, packet of babywipes, Clinique bronzer compact, lip balm, Urban Decay lipglossI have absolutely no idea why the washing detergent pot is in my bag. But then I clearly don’t clean it out very often as it still has mittens in it…. in August.

Name: Lucy Roberts
Number of children: 1
Blog URL: http://dearbeautifulboy.blogspot.com
Date of the photo: August 17th 2011
Contents of my handbag/changing bag:
2 Pampers nappies, LittleMan’s red book, a teething/rattle type thing, baby sunscreen, a Next gift card, sunglasses, packet of Kleenex mansize tissues, phone, travel toilet roll, the little pot that you put washing detergent in for the washing machine, bracelets, Carex hand get, a pair of LittleMan’s socks, a swim nappy, iPod touch, half a packet of chewing gum, half a packet of Dextrose energy sweets, a pair of fingerless mittens, packet of babywipes, Clinique bronzer compact, lip balm, Urban Decay lipgloss
I have absolutely no idea why the washing detergent pot is in my bag. But then I clearly don’t clean it out very often as it still has mittens in it…. in August.

Name: Maria @ Feisty Tapas

Number of children: 1

Blog: http://feistytapas.blogspot.com/

Date of photo: 16/08/2011

Items from left to right (starting at top left corner): Red purse; foldable polka dot bag with matching pouch; foldable hairbrush and mirror; Chatsworth leaflet (we were there on Sunday); small polka dot purse containing baby toothbrush, hair accessories, eye make-up and mascara (not that I ever actually wear any make-up, I think it’s just in case by some miracle I have the time to slap it on) and a variety of lipsticks and lipglosses (I do wear these to save my poor lips); red heart-shaped coin purse; my Chanel sunglasses (a gift that I am very proud I haven’t broken or lost despite having been in my power for about 11 years!); baby’s sunglasses; big hair clip; house keys; random piece of paper; out of date Boots vouchers; dummy cover; polka dot tissues; Clinique SPF 15 cream; Bonjela; Carefree pantyliner and wallet with business cards. 

Just to clarify: yes, I am a massive polka dot fan but I have only just noticed that even the pantyliner is wrapped in polka dots!

Thank you Britmums for the chance to clear out the junk in my handbag!

Name: Cat Price
Number of children: 2
Blog: http://catsyellowdays.wordpress.com
Date of photo: 15th August 2011 in Birmingham
Items from left to right, top to bottom:
Wallet, Biro, iPhone
Label and Ribbon from wedding favour
Tissues, Ear Phones, Humbug, Alcohol Hand Gel, Hair Brush
Umbrella

Name: Would Like To Be A Yummy Mummy
Children 2 (aged 1 and 3)
Blog: http://wouldliketobeayummymummy.blogspot.com
Date of photo: 15/08/2011

With 1 in nappies plus a toddler, I carry my Pink Lining Yummy Mummy bag everywhere. I have just emptied it to find:
1 changing mat, 3 Pampers nappies, 1 pack Johnsons wipes, 5 nappy bags, 1 bottle of Carex hand gel, 1 Radley purse, 1 set of keys, 2 tampons, 1 Garnier roll on anti-dark circles, 1 Revlon pink lip gloss and 1 next just pink lipgloss and fragrance duo

Name: Clare Anderson

Number of children: 1

Blog: www.seasiderinthecity.co.uk

Date of photo: 15th August 2011

Items left to right: The bag (animal), handicap certificate, pink panther & dolphin from 2p machine, receipt, golf course guide, animal purse, chuppa chupps wrapper, 3 pens, 3 stolen ikea pencils, secret santa draw, newspaper clipping, glasses, tesco credit card that expired last year, 2 usb drives, chapstick (cherry), soothers, golf glove

Name: Karin Joyce (aka Cafe Bebe)

Number of Children: 1.5

Blog: http://cafebebe.co.uk

Date of Photo: 11 August, 2011

Items from left to right: small zippered bag w/ various lip glosses, inhaler, ponytail holders, make-it-better-cream Neosporin; won’t-leave-home-without-it London Guide; BritMums business cards; Cafe Bebe business cards; Soltan Kids 50 Sunscreen; Pen from The Portland Hospital; Box of Anadin paracetemol; Cuticura Hand Sanitizing Spray/Gel; Sunglasses; Baby Wipes; purse w/ various cards, vouchers, receipts & change but NO cash; t-shirt/shorts/pants for Ella

Name: Alex Ozansoy
Number of children: 1
Blog: www.doingitallforaleyna.blogspot.com
Date of photo: 15th August, 2011
 Items from left to right: Burger  King chips bag *shame*, rosette from Miniature Pony Centre in Devon,  Sat Nav, twiddlies (AKA straws that Aleyna needs to fiddle with), mini  toothpaste, “ladies’” pad, 40p, Ketchup, hairband, mascara, leaflet from  Pony Centre, business card, plaster, toy dog, Ibuprofen, Mulberry  purse, Moleskine notebook.

Name: Alex Ozansoy

Number of children: 1

Blog: www.doingitallforaleyna.blogspot.com

Date of photo: 15th August, 2011

 Items from left to right: Burger King chips bag *shame*, rosette from Miniature Pony Centre in Devon, Sat Nav, twiddlies (AKA straws that Aleyna needs to fiddle with), mini toothpaste, “ladies’” pad, 40p, Ketchup, hairband, mascara, leaflet from Pony Centre, business card, plaster, toy dog, Ibuprofen, Mulberry purse, Moleskine notebook.

Name: Jen Howze
Number of children: 2
Blog: www.jenography.net
Date of photo: 8 Aug 2011 in Houston, Texas
Items from left to right, clockwise: Touche Eclat, exchanged money, Vaseline lip balm, lipstick in Chocolate Cherry, sunglasses, Virgin Mifi, zinc sunscreen stick, contact lenses, keys, British passport, memo book.

Name: Jen Howze

Number of children: 2

Blog: www.jenography.net

Date of photo: 8 Aug 2011 in Houston, Texas

Items from left to right, clockwise: Touche Eclat, exchanged money, Vaseline lip balm, lipstick in Chocolate Cherry, sunglasses, Virgin Mifi, zinc sunscreen stick, contact lenses, keys, British passport, memo book.

Name: Susanna Scott
Number of children: 3
Blog: www.amodernmother.com
Date of photo: 6th June, at BlogHer11
Items from left to right, clockwise: Always pad, iPad 2, Clarks red heels, stack of business cards, Lancombe Crème De Marron lippy, pink hair band, Lady Speed Stick antiperspirant, cheap big sun glasses, paracetamol, USB stick from Huffington Post UK launch

Name: Susanna Scott

Number of children: 3

Blog: www.amodernmother.com

Date of photo: 6th June, at BlogHer11

Items from left to right, clockwise: Always pad, iPad 2, Clarks red heels, stack of business cards, Lancombe Crème De Marron lippy, pink hair band, Lady Speed Stick antiperspirant, cheap big sun glasses, paracetamol, USB stick from Huffington Post UK launch