MomPowers Episode 3 – Being Prepared; Like a Boy Scout on Steroids

By:Jessica Azar One of the most useful powers I’ve acquired is “Being Prepared” for life’s little emergencies…. Ok well it’s IMPOSSIBLE to truly be prepared for whatever occurs in the throes of child-wrangling… But I’ve learned to be a whole lot better prepared for things-that-could-and-very-well-may-happen. We learn to see potential in everything…. Potential opportunities for our kids, the potential greatness within our children waiting to be realized…. And potential disasters. On any given day, if you look in my purse (which is more of a Mary Poppins bag in a Vera Bradley Pattern disguise)you will find lollipops to reward/bribe/calm a kid down, band aids and antibiotic ointment (because someone WILL get a boo boo somehow if I don’t have them with me) hand sanitizer (for obvious reasons), a random Sippy cup, benedryl, tissues and the list goes on and on. In packing these things, I’m preparing for potential disasters, but also trying to ward them off by being ready. A Boy Scout would look like an ill-prepared, inexperienced slob next to most Moms…. And our preparedness is born out of disastrous experiences. One of the biggest surprises about having a baby for me was the sheer amount of junk that…

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