Baby Weight + Bag Weight = Unhappy Mama-to-Be

heavy bag pregnancy

Photo from Laila Rowe

Guest blog from Lucky magazine editor and CafeMom Meredith Rollins. She has a two-year-old son and is pregnant with her second, due in September.

My bag is killing me! I love my daytime purse, but it's leather, and has some metal buckles on it...and I just can't lug around the extra two pounds of weight at this point in my pregnancy.

When I'm trudging up the three flights of stairs to my apartment -- ugh -- I make the silent promise to myself to buy a different bag. But I never quite managed to pull the trigger.


Then Lucky Fashion Director Hope Greenberg reminded me of Laila Rowe, a fantastic resource for inexpensive accessories. After a super-quick search, I found this adorable, perfect-for-summer Woven Rayon Plaid Print Hobo Bag ($15.40, other colors available). It's big enough to hold my phone, wallet, lip gloss, magazine, and (most important) snacks, but it weighs about an ounce. Brilliant!

What kind of bag do you carry -- big or small?

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