If you’re anything like me, you’d also much rather divulge the contents of your Facebook search history (read: stalking) than unpack your handbag and open your whole being to the scrutiny of this cruel world.
Finding a good bag might be as precious as finding a good gynae; a treasure to behold from now onto eternity. The difference is that if you find a really great bag you might actually share the info with your besties and even your mother-in-law.
We all know that the value of a good mom lies not in her cooking, curves or charisma – it lies in her ability to whip out a wet wipe with the same dexterity one might expect from a highly-skilled engineer changing the tyres on an F1 racing car at a Grand-Prix pitstop.
With kids in tow a clutch bag just won’t cut it – save your illusions of grandeur for date night, retirement or death. For efficient and successful child-rearing, the only bag that is worth its salt is one that is strong enough to withstand the onslaught of a million cute but very destructive minions.
This special bag may or may not include the following: tissues for tears and runny noses, healthy snacks for kids (or for busy mom stuck in traffic), less-healthy snacks intended for bribery (also to eventually be consumed by said mother stuck in aforementioned traffic), hand-sanitizer, make-up, purse, phone, sunscreen, perfume, chewing gum, 5 pens (of which none work), a notebook (never to be used, but I’m old-school so bite me), sunglasses, crumbs, sand, contact lenses, a collection of small rocks, magic crystals and a dried lizard tail (because, boys.
But the madness continues… you may also find other unnecessary items such as plasters, a tweezer / screwdriver combo thingy, allergy tablets, pain meds, a plastic fork, small change, tooth floss, 17 individually wrapped wet wipes collected from various family restaurants, and my lost hopes and dreams of ever wearing white clothes again.
So, I’m sure you’ll share my joy at eventually finding The Bag. The ultimate, the one and only to carry the weight of all my expectations and above-mentioned life-and-death items. And it’s sort of fancy too – very practical, elegant and beautiful. And it has the perfect name: Go-Go Bag. It is truly the Mary Poppins of mom bags. Thank goodness I’ve resurfaced to real life after the nappy years, but if you’re still down there, I’m sure you’d be able to fit a handful of nappies and a jumbo pack of wet wipes into this bag as well, even if you have half your life in there already.
After finding the Go-Go bag I was hungry for more, so I visited their Facebook page and their website (www.migidesigns.co.za). Go-Go bags are designed by MiGi Designs and they have so many practical and beautiful things that most moms would love. The website is very user-friendly, and I like the fact that they are a local company focusing on good things: quality, beauty and giving back. You can shop for their items on their website or through takealot.com, and their products are also stocked in a selection of gift/lifestyle shops.
I am #blessed to have found the perfect travel companion in the Go-Go bag, it’s perfect for the crazy and happy mess that being a mom brings.
And no, you can’t look inside.