Sports Mom's Survival Bag

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Any mother of children who play sports knows that the key to surviving these years of double-headers and all-day tournaments is the right bag filled with essentials...that and a good stain-fighting laundry detergent. My Sports Mom's Survival Bag stays packed through the soccer and baseball seasons with all the things I might need while out at the ball fields.
When my kids were small and we were past the diaper bag stage, I still carried a large bag with a few toys, snacks, and a supply of baby wipes with me just in case I had a face to clean or hands that were caked in mud that needed attention. Even though my kids are long past the the days of me wiping their faces, I still keep a package of Wet-Nap Hand Wipes for them to clean up themselves.
Many of our meals in between sports games are either from the drive-thru or from a cooler in the back of our car. I like to make sure there's a way for hands to get cleaned up before we eat, especially when we are dining picnic style in the bleachers or in the grass, and our only options for restrooms are the porta-potties. I know, I know, what's a little dirt going to hurt? Well, I like to play things on the safer side. So, I just replenished my supply of Wet-Nap wipes this week at Walmart where I used this coupon for $.55 off.

Okay, do you want to know what a seasoned "sports mom" keeps in her survival bag? By the way, I try to keep the bag stocked with these items so that I'm not looking for them every time we go out to the fields. No one is supposed to "swipe" things from the bag for other purposes.

Sports Mom's Survival Bag contents
sunscreen
bug repellant
Wet-Nap Hand Wipes for cleanup
Tissues
towel (for wiping off bleachers)
umbrella - if it rains or I need shade
playing cards and/or Kindle for in-between games
a bottled water (just in case the cooler isn't near)
Snacks- granola bars, pretzels, trail mix
Essentials bag: band-aids, antibiotic ointment, ice-bag (to put ice into in case of injury), Dermoplast- pain relieving spray, small deodorant, Tylenol, Benadryl, and Tums (snack bar food might not agree)

In addition to the items in the bag, we've usually got a cooler loaded with ice-cold waters and sandwiches or these wraps if we are going to be at the fields longer than one game, or if it is over the lunch or dinner hour. We also keep some fold-up chairs and a blanket in the the trunk. You never know what the weather conditions or the seating options will be...best to be prepared.
Although my kids' messes aren't quite as over-the-top as in their younger years (did you catch the picture of them with their cupcake faces?), you might have some prize-winning messes to show off in the Most Original Mess Contest. Upload a photo of your messy kids and share the link across social media. The photo with the most votes wins a $1000 gift card to Walmart and a year's supply of product! Click on link above for more information. I might need to go looking through some old, embarrassing photos of my kids!

Tell me, do you have a dedicated bag to take to your kids' games? Whether you're a soccer mom, a baseball mom or a cheer mom, I'd love to hear what's in your survival bag.
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5 comments:

  1. Great stuff Nici!!! I need to make myself a bag too!! Thanks :)

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  2. Hello! I'm visiting from the One Project at a Time party. This is a great idea. My daughter has her own bag when she plays soccer, but I never thought to pack one for myself. I will definitely use this! :) P.S. Following on G+, FB and Twitter! Enjoy your week.

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  3. This bag would have come in handy during our 4-hour track meets!!! I wholeheartedly promote every item you've got in your bag - half of my doubleheader, soccer, baseball, basketball, track, dance dress rehearsals, band competitions are over (my daughter is 20) but my son is just 14 and starting high school in the fall, so a few years left!

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  4. I wholeheartedly agree with every single thing you have in your bag! My doubleheader, soccer, track, basketball, tournament, dance dress rehearsal, band competition days are half over (my daughter is 20) but my son is just 14 and will be a freshman soccer, basketball, and track team player in the Fall.

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  5. I absolutely love this idea! My boys play soccer so it is really important I have all of these things on hand. I need to make one of these. Love the suggestions!

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