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Ever since I was a young child, I knew that I would love being a mom. I love to care for every detail of Tikka’s existance. I love to get her dressed and take her out with me. I love attending classes with her and singing silly songs over and over while she stares at me with a big smile on her face and eyes that say “I have no clue what you are doing.”

What I did not know about being a mom in the city is… it no longer matters how nice your house is, or how big your diamond ring is… now it is all about the diaper bag.

I was invited to join a mommy group that held a weekly “class” for our babies where the do tummy time, look a bubbles and play with a parachute. I was thrilled to be included and because I was new to Toronto, relished the chance to meet other new moms and create some friendships. I was feeling all happy-go-lucky, at least until I spoke to another friend who knew some of the moms in this group. She asked me if I was getting a blow-dry before the class. A blow-dry? I don’t even know where my blow-drier is, nor have I figured out how to get Tikka to sit still without crying for long enough to shave my legs, let alone blow dry my hair. This is when the panic set in.

At class the next day the girls were incredibly nice. They did all have impeccable hair… but what I wasn’t planning on was the diaper bag envy that took place within 10 minutes of arrival. They all had this one beautiful, clean, sparkling diaper bag. I left thinking to myself… “Self, you have a great diaper bag. Don’t be a poser.”

So, of course I get home and turn on my iPad and immediately Google this bag. This bag costs more than my monthly mortgage payment. For a bag that carries poopy diapers and crushed up Cheerios.

This was the end of diaper bag envy.

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I am a first time mom of a beautiful baby girl. I live in Toronto and eat way too many cookies.

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