Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Pack is Growing

The SAHM Survival Pack is growing! You can check out details here, here, here and here. (And FYI: you can leave a comment on each for multiple entries to win the SAHM Pack.)
Today I'll add those random things that I really couldn't live without as a stay at home mom. And as always, I'd love to hear back from anyone who has any other ideas about the necessary items for a SAHM!
If I were smart, every morning I would strap on a tool belt kind of contraption that has in it tissues, hair diddles (our word for the tiny rubber bands that keep my daughters' bangs out of their eyes), a gummy pack or two, the spray bottle with water and GSC in it, and a water bottle for myself. Then as I teach and clean and cook and play and follow the kids around, all my bases would be covered! Hair in the eyes, whip out the hair diddles! Runny nose, it's covered by these handy tissues! Poop all over the floor? Here's the sanitizer right here. You get my drift. Well, there (unfortunately) won't be a tool belt in the SAHM Pack, but there will be tissues, a spray bottle, a water bottle, and hair diddles.
I also think that the Anonymous comment on last week's SAHM post deserves highlighting. She (I'm assuming it's a she) said, "I also think it's important for our children to learn that life does not cater to them and they need to exercise patience when they do not get what they want or joy even when they are tired or cheerfulness when they have to walk through the grocery store. Life is not always going to "entertain" them. Sometimes they just need to push through and learn to persevere." I totally agree with this. It's so easy to get caught up in supplying your child's every need and forget that there are wonderful lessons in going without. These are lessons I need too!
So besides the items listed in this post, here are the contents of the pack so far,
baggies, band aids, Tums, Tylenol, Benadryl, Neosporin, (these may be generic), a thermometer, grape fruit seed crush, kids' vitamins, Spirulina, an egg timer, a $5 gift card to Starbucks, bath salts (time for yourself), and a water bottle.
Remember that this giveaway is scheduled for the week of February 1st through 5th. I will post a few more Survival Pack posts, and as long as you are a follower of Of Such is the Kingdom, any and every comment that you leave will be counted as an entry for the giveaway. (As long as you are a follower, you can leave unlimited comments!) I would love it if your comments left me more ideas for what a SAHM can't live without. Thanks!


  1. Thanks for linking up with Sweet Sweet Reality
    ! I sure do heart giveaways!

  2. Love the quote from anonymous. So true, and something a lot of kids are missing these days.

  3. Maybe stick a pack of wipes or something in there? And I love "Anonymous'" comment! That is hard to teach, probably because I'm still learning it. Hey, and since you're so into muffins, maybe you could stick a box of krusteaz muffin mix in there, they were buy 1 get 1 free at publix the other day...

  4. The image of a stay at home mommy toolbelt cracked me up!! Seriously though -- I could have used one this morning!! :)

  5. I would throw in hand santizer. This time of year we are practically bathing in it.

  6. gotta put in the GOLD BOND ULTIMATE HAND SANITIZER - it's a sanitizing LOTION and it's awesome. i can give you a sample to put in there if you want!

  7. i totally agree w/ "anonymous" comments as well - I try at least a few days a week to talk to my kids about patience - I ahve a 4, 2 and 1 yo and it is hard for me to help each of them at the same time (b/c they all seem to always need me at the exact same time - lol!) - I'm always explaining waiting their turn and having patience :)

    I just thought of something too - a pocket pack of tissues - my kids noses are ALWAYS running this time of year! I make sure there is always a pack in my purse.

  8. I think all SAHMs need a secret stash of chocolate or whatever treat it is that gives them a little moment to close their eyes and savor something sweet...when there are not so sweet moments during the journey.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!