Multi Functional Bags Handbags Hustle Like Mom by Pamela Pekerman

3 Multi Functional Bags, Handbags that Hustle Like A Mom

Hey Mamas,

You are all kick-ass hustlers, working every corner of your cuddles-meets-crazy-meets-chaotic world, as best you.

So, wouldn’t it be nice to wear a handbag that actually works for your busy momlife, a handbag that gets that you need help keeping it all together, and can take you from work, to weekend, to grocery shopping, to day-of-play in the city, to yoga class, to the park, and beyond?

I’ve found three amazing handbags that hustle as hard as a mom.

I hope you like these handbag finds, as much as I do. And, if you already own any of them, drop a comment below or head over to Instagram and snap a photo of yourself wearing one of the below mentioned bags using hashtag #HustleLikeAMom.

Handbags that Hustle Like a Mom – J.Mater

J Mater Handbags Hustle Like Mom

J Mater Handbags Hustle Like Mom





J.Mater is what happens when two fashion-fierce women become moms and want a handbag that looks sleek, withstands vomit (yup tested that one myself!) and controls your chaos, aka the endless about out sh*t, I mean stuff, you have to carry around on any given day.

With three zip pouches ranging in sizes small (ideal for makeup), medium (loose papers, kids craziness, whips, crayons, crackers, extra undies/diapers…) and large (laptop friendly), plus a large zip wallet and changing pad, this handbag truly has it all handled for mamas.

PS What my interview with J.Mater co-founder Johanna Almstead.

Handbags that Hustle Like a Mom – Be BrilliantBe Brilliant Handbags Hustle Like Mom with Mom Lifestyle Expert Pamela Pekerman

Be Brilliant Bags Handbags Hustle Like Mom with Mom Lifestyle Expert Pamela Pekerman

Yes, I will be brilliant today, thanks to this multi-functional tote, ideal for the mom wholikes a bag with structure, i.e. not a slouchy shoulder bag.

The Be Brilliant Tote wins my vote for the super convenient zippered bottom compartment, ideal for a change of shoes. Go from school drop off to stiletto deal-maker, in minutes!

You’ll find lots of other zippers, compartments and takeout pouches for all your motherly roles/needs, but the spot for the shoes, that’s really the clincher.

Handbags that Hustle Like a Mom – The ANDIAndi Tote Bag Handbags Hustle Like Mom with Mom Lifestyle Expert Pamela Pekerman

Andi Tote Bag Handbags Hustle Like Mom with Mom Lifestyle Expert Pamela Pekerman

A fashion-tech brand that’s ideal for a mama who is most likely to drive up to daycare playing Guns&Roses, DMX, or maybe a little ACDC for her kiddos, ANDI has that coolness factor woven into every fiber of this tote.

The Cameo Pink (other metallic and bold color ways available) is perfect for the busy commuter mom – or dad, as this is a unisex-friendly style. The tote can transform from a shoulder bag to a backpack with the ease of a few clicks.

Aside from being 100% vegan, the bags are waterproof and machine-washable. I don’t know about you, but when I hear “machine-washable” I get very excited!

Drop a comment below and let me know if you own any of these bags, or have other suggestions for handbags that hustle like a mom.

health bars wellness experts love

Wellness Experts Share Best Health Bars, for Smarter Snacking

Hey Mamas,

Do you ever get lost in the health bar section at the grocery store? Do wonder if your power bar is a power fail?

For all you on-the-go, busy mamas, I’ve tapped into 5 wellness and fitness experts to find out what they look for in a good-quality, health bar. Happy snacking.

Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD and founder of F-Factor

Her company recommends No Cow Bars to all their clients. This protein-packed bar is obviously #FFactoryApproved (google it – I’m OBSESSED and will share more about how F-Factor has changed my life and body for the better, in future posts!!) This bar has 20+ grams of dairy free protein, and only 1g of sugar. It’s also Dairy Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Non-GMO.

Shannon A. Garvia, MDS, RD, LD with KISS in the Kitchen

My favorite on-the-go bars are Thunderbird Bars and RX Bars. I look for bars with real food ingredients (the fewer the better) and ideally are gluten and dairy free, for my own dietary restrictions. Her fav flavors include Cashew, Fig & Carrot from Thunderbird and we both agree that RX Bars’ Chocolate Sea Salt is a winner.

Jeannine Morris, Multimedia Beauty & Wellness Journalist

Being Vegan and Gluten Gree, I love Kind Bars. The dark chocolate, nuts and sea salt are my favorite flavors. Also, the Lara Bars Blueberry is delicious. I never know where I’ll be when I run into a situation where my dietary restrictions can’t be met, so it’s ideal to have healthy snacks like these on hand.

Bianca Jade aka Mizzfit, Fitness Expert, TV Host, Founder of Mizzfit Box

Rise bar is really simple. It’s a protein bar with 5 ingredients or less that’s non-GMO, gluten-free and soy-free. It doesn’t kill your appetite, but it cuts your craving pre and post workout.

Kristin McGee, Celeb Yoga + Pilates Instructor, Author of Chair Yoga & Wellness Expert

She really likes the quality and taste of Clean Eats Bar, which she’s discussing today on Mommy Moments with Pamela. Tune in 1pm EST for our live chat.

Travel Beauty Essentials by Pamela Pekerman

Travel Beauty Essentials: FRIDAY 5 FINDS

Hey Mamas,

Happy Friday. Happy sunshine.

Summer unofficially kicked off, this past Monday, with Memorial Day. And, that means it’s time for weekend getaways, lots of time in your car getting to picnic spots, camping grounds, museums, and more.

And while I probably should be telling you what I like to have in the car to keep the kids engaged, clean and fed, that will be next week. I’ve prioritized sharing my in-the-car, travel beauty essentials first.

How are you going to be happy in your mom mobile if you look or feel like a hot mess? #YouAreWelcome

Travel Beauty Essentials Friday 5 Finds by Pamela Pekerman

Travel Beauty Essentials for Lips

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lip TreatmentLove your lips as much as I do? You’ll want to keep them well conditioned for that next kiss. I always seem to get dry, especially when drinking around during the summer – hot outside, AC inside. Neutrogena nailed it with this hydrating lip treatment that splashes your pucker with hyaluronic acid. #LipLove

Travel Beauty Essentials for Health

Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Water – Water is one of my biggest beauty essentials, but I like to kick it up a notch and pour in a packet of Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Water powder. These compact, on-the-go packets have a mix of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and probiotics that help improve skin tone and elasticity, while also giving your water an organic, spa-like taste. Lavender lemon is my favorite, but they also have Melon Mint and Cucumber Aloe. #CollagenCraze

Travel Beauty Essentials for Hydration

d.stil Water Bottle – This isn’t just a water bottle, it’s a do good water bottle. Together with, d.stil has already helped transform lives of over 400 people by providing access to safe water and sanitation. I hydrate myself and I help others hydrate and elevate their everyday lives. What I love about this brand is they don’t just donate, d.stil has partnered with from the get-go, to make the mission long-term and more than a pr blitz. I see plenty of those! We have so much power with every purchase. I urge you to choose to do good with your wallet. #HydrationWithPurpose

Travel Beauty Essentials for Hands

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream – Hands down, pun intended, this is my favorite hand lotion. Everyone needs a good hand lotion in their car. This natural sea buckthorn lotion moisturized like no other, and comes in a convenience 1.7oz size. #HandUpBaby

Travel Beauty Essentials for Stress

This Works Stress Check Breathe In – This roll-on is formulated with a 100% natural superblend of pure essential oils includes Eucalyptus, which helps combat physical and mental fatigue (much appreciated when I’m stuck in 2+ hours of traffic heading home from the Central Park Zoo!), frankincense which help fight infections and the always nerve-numbing lavender. I keep one in the glove compartment and one in my bag at all time! #TrafficJamFix

Travel Beauty Essentials Pamela Pekerman