DC mom’s go bag
Adults carrying backpacks is a “thing” in DC, and with good reason: it’s a convenient way to keep all your stuff together on the Metro, and healthier for the spine than a heavy shoulder bag.
I’m a writer, artist, model and mom. My go bag is a High Sierra backpack with an optional waterproof tarp in the bottom and plenty of inner and outer pockets. I typically have
- ASUS laptop with charger
- a charger for my Android
- a 5.5 x 8.5 sketchbook (Bienfang in this case, though I’m not picky)
- my planner (a small binder from Staples filled with graph paper— I prefer to make all my own calendars etc.)
- a Sharpie fine-point pen for writing
- two sizes of Micron pens for drawing
- a pencil, pencil sharpener and eraser
And the baby stuff:
- a waterproof roll-up changing pad
- diapers & wipes
- Sophie the giraffe
- a Spoon Cocoon from Baby in Tow
I’ll usually also pack food and beverages for myself and the small one, a change of clothes, and a couple extra toys, but the above is what stays in the bag.