This year, I’m trying to give the kids a little bit more ownership over their pool items because quite frankly, I’m tired of lugging my huge pool bag, a cooler, and a hundred million other things to the pool.
I’m getting old. And I’m getting tired. And it’s due time that my (gulp!) 8, 6, and 5 year-olds take on a bit more responsibility when it comes to our pool days.
So Maddy, Owen, and Cora each have their own pool bag.
They are each to bring a towel, a pair of goggles, and a cover-up or sweatshirt to the pool each day. And they are each to bring that very same towel, pair of goggles, cover-up or sweatshirt back home with us each day.
So far, it’s been a complete bust. We’ve lost two pairs of goggles, and we’ve had three towels end up in the lost and found. And we’ve left one water bottle (okay, it was mine). And every day it’s been a mad scramble to get there and come home.
I’m hopeful that things can only get better. Right?
But two things have helped me to stay organized and has turned my huge, enormo, black-hole pool bag into a more organized, happy place: the PishPosh Mommy Carry All Organizer and the PishPosh Mommy Wet Bag. And I have a great discount for my fab teach mama readers so that everyone can make her pool bag as happy as mine.
For this summertime New For Us Friday, here’s the skinny. . .
I love the PishPosh Mommy Wet Bag and how snaps in half. . .
. . . and I love it when it’s un-snapped–it can fit all three wet bathing suits!
- PishPosh Mommy Carry All Organizer and Wet Bag: PishPosh Mommy is a company founded by two moms who wanted to keep using their cool, before-kids, designer purses but stay organized in the mom-chaos that so many of us experience. So they came up with the PishPosh Carryall, which I used to organize my monstrous pool bag.
I wish wish wish I had something like this before I had kids, but alas, I was a big and bulky diaper-bag carrying mom.
Now, however, I’ve been using the PishPosh Mommy Carry All Organizer & PishPosh Mommy Wet Bag in my pool bag, and it’s been an absolute dream. Because we all need organization–new moms or not!
Seriously love my PishPosh Carryall Organizer–totally cute and so functional I could cry.
I’ve kept my pool bag ‘cool’ with the Carryall Organizer which has pockets on the outside of the bag where I’ve stowed sunscreen, combs, lip balm, you name it.
And on the inside–which zips shut–I’ve kept the items we don’t use as often: backup sunscreen (seriously), bug spray, teeny first aid kit, my ‘mom necessities’ like eye drops and lip gloss.
The Wet Bag has been awesome for holding onto the kids’ wet bathing suits at the endof the day. It holds much more than it seems like it would, and it snaps in half to save space when it’s empty. I love the cute print on the outside and the fact that it’s got a front pocket for dry items.
It’s cool. And they both make me really, really happy.
I love that I don’t have to lug my entire pool bag everywhere this summer–I can just pull out the super-cute Carryall Organizer, throw it in my purse if we are going to a picnic or cookout, and we’re good to go. We’ll have everything we need, and I’ll still have my sanity.
And the great people at PishPosh Mommy have offered to provide you guys–my fabulous readers–with a special, 25% off discount code so that you can purchase one of these for yourself. (Yaaa-hooooo!)
Feel free to check out PishPosh Mommy and the other oh-so-helpful-for-every-busy-mom items. Then choose any one of the adorable, chic patterns to really make the products your own. Please use TeachMama25 as your special discount code to receive 25% off of your order.
Three cheers for super-cool, organized pool bags!
And let’s hope for a successful summer of my three kiddos learning how to get their things to and from the pool–now that Mom’s on top of her things!
fyi: Though PishPosh Mommy did send me the two mentioned products for review and I was compensated for my review time by PishPosh Mommy, my opinions here are all my own, influenced only by my three little swimmers and my experience as a mom who has lugged kids to the pool for the last 8 years.