I have a friend who once her youngest was potty trained tossed her giant mom/diaper bag in place of a cute, fashionable purse. If ever there was a prize for mothers to no longer have to change diapers on nasty bathroom changing table, a new purse is a catalyst.
Let me tell you a little about the well-worn aspect as this bag was purchased when Ben was weeks old. It has gotten me through many a stroller ride, zoo visit, multiple 1400 mile Florida road trip solo with the boys, lots of nasty has been cleaned out or on this purse. I have loved, loved, loved this bag.
It started smelling like all the places we've visited with a public bathroom being tops on the smell list. I started only carrying my wallet and phone only to leave both on a store counter leading to a mad dash upon realization.
While we were in Atlanta I borrowed Bill's Osprey bag that he carries to work. Instant bag love. So much so that I tossed aside any notion I had of a fancy designer purse and went for a special order to get my favorite lime green shade in a smaller version.
I cannot rave enough about this bag. It has pockets galore, a comfortable shoulder strap, a side pocket for a water bottle. It's deep enough to fit my on the go lunch box for the boys including two more water bottles. It even a deep pocket perfect for a book or Kindle on the back. I haven't lost my phone or wallet once since carrying it.
Better yet after walking away from a group of people I'm not leaving behind the lingering fragrance of Chanel Number 5. More appropriately, Urinal #1.