Commute With Your Kid? Get Organized with These Tips
Being a working mom is all about being prepared. And because you're going to travel with your kid, you've got to get organized so you're ready to handle anything on your way to and from nursery school. The key here is to pre-pack two everyday bags to keep by the front door. Be sure they're easy to carry together, plenty roomy but not too heavy.
The first bag will be your preschooler's bag. Get it organized with a few books, drawing paper, crayons, some toys and other things to do (you can switch things up from week to week to keep the travel activities interesting). If your kid has a cubby at school, leave it there when you drop her off, so you don't have to lug it to work every day.
The other bag should be your own tote bag—some working mom must-haves include tissues, an umbrella, a change of shoes and snacks. So you're super-prepared, get organized with a 'before you leave' checklist to post by the door. On that list, write down the items you might need to add at the last-minute such as lunches, drinks, gym shoes, class projects, etc., so you don't forget them.
If you get organized with all the essentials you need to travel with your kid, it will make your commute that much easier. And once you're in the groove of commuting and finding fun things to do on the train together, you'll be so thankful for that extra one-on-one time.
By Julie Morgenstern