My boys are leaving next weekend to go to sleep away camp for a MONTH! Don’t grab your tissues just yet…..this is not my sappy, tear-jerking post about what in the world will I do for a MONTH without my boys. This is the story of how a great idea was born out of packing them to leave.
My boys may leave next Sunday, but their luggage heads out this Wednesday, and being the organized mom that I am…..it is mostly packed. This will be JB’s 3rd summer at the camp and BB’s first time going longer than a week. Thanks to JB, I have some experience packing a boy to go to camp for a month and the ins and outs of what they really need.
For some of my friends whose kids are going for the first time, asking JB for the details has been an added bonus. JB took the official camp packing list and made his very own “boys specific list.” This is awesome for me, being a “girl,” I have different expectations about what to pack for a month away from home that involves more than ratty old t-shirts and body wash.
JB insists that there are different essentials for boys, and being the consumer that he is, they are brand-specific. At the top of the list for JB is the Holmes Clip-On Fan, Axe Body Wash, and Banana Boat Sport Spray on Sunscreen (yes – the big companies’ advertising dollars are working). I mean, who doesn’t want to smell on top of their game for these guys?
As I answered texts and calls regarding packing, it was almost as if lightning struck, and I had an amazing idea! A few months ago, I wrote a post for StartUpNation on Do Not be Caught without these Items in Your Bag of Tricks. Since then, I received great comments on additional mompreneur must-haves plus discovered a few more myself. Now JB does not come by his consumerism by chance, I am a bit of a consumer myself. I love fashion, shoes, technology, and make-up to name a few, and when I find a product that I love – I am loyal to the bone.
What better way to marry my flair for great products with my desire to help women in business than to provide a list of Groovy Moms in Biz Must-Haves? Now, I am going to have to work on the official name (I hope that Anthony at Idea Mill is reading this), but for now be prepared to get the most up-to-date Moms in Biz Must-Haves each and every Thursday. Every Thursday, I will provide the Back’nGroove Readers with a Groovalicious item that I fully endorse as a must-have for moms in business.
Just a little note, I do not do paid reviews on Back’nGrooveMom, so these will all be products that I use and love. You may see anything on this list from the greatest portable beauty product to the most amazing smart phone app. I am really excited for this new feature on Back’nGrooveMom, and I am thinking hard about what I want for my debut must-have this Thursday.
In the meantime, I will be taking suggestions for the list at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “must have” in the subject line and the name of the item and why you think it is a groovy must. Of course, I will insist on trying the product first before including. Which is an added bonus for me (not my budget) that I get to check out some of your recommendations. Don’t forget that I will need a little retail therapy over the next month while my boys are away……
Try opening your bag and pulling out the 3 items that you cannot live without, and SHARE!