What’s in Your Trunk?

Busy moms live in the car, especially busy moms with a few kids. And busy moms know that life works best when they are prepared!

Here are some things we’ve found helpful to have in the cabin of the car:

  • One or two plastic grocery bags
  • Box of tissues
  • Baby wipes
  • Bottle of drinking water (in glass or metal)
  • Non-perishable snacks (keep an eye on the expiration dates)
  • Two pens (in case one runs out of ink)
  • Small pad
  • Blank envelope
  • Small pouch with the registration and insurance card
  • Large zipper pouch with current coupons for restaurants and activities

A well-stocked trunk brings peace of mind. Here are some great things to keep in your trunk:

  • Camping Chair
  • Blanket
  • First Aid Kit
  • Jumper Cables
  • Gallon of Water (tap is fine – this gallon is for washing, filling a radiator, etc.)
  • Light jacket
  • Rag Towel
  • Reusable grocery bags
  • Plastic grocery bags (just a few – we’ve seen people really overdo this one)
  • Small box of balls (tennis balls, volleyball, basketball, etc.)

We also like to keep a plastic tote in the trunk with a variety of things:

  • Car manual
  • Sunblock
  • Bug Spray
  • Clorox wipes
  • Extra baby wipes
  • Travel-size tissues
  • Umbrella
  • Clean, empty sports bottle
  • Rain poncho
  • Emergency flares

So…what’s in your car?

 

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 1 to 30), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.

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Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 1 to 30), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.