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    Posted on Jun 9, 2016

    21 Things Your Mom Definitely Puts In Her Purse

    Now you know why it's so heavy.

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    1. A flashlight.

    HOW ELSE ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO READ THE MENU IN THOSE DARK RESTAURANTS?

    2. These tissues.

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    Some in there have definitely been used, but she'll offer 'em to you anyway.

    3. An off-brand wireless charger.

    Twitter: @MaybeMisaki

    HER PHONE WILL NOT GO BELOW 65%, DAMMNIT.

    4. Saniwipes.

    Twitter: @mommye

    The better for opening bathroom door with, my dear.

    5. All kinds of lip products.

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    Including varying shades of pink and red lipsticks.

    6. A magnifying glass.

    Twitter: @Kimbo_slyceee

    To hell with tiny fonts.

    7. These pens.

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    Or pens from her doctor's office. All useless, but did you know that licking the tip might revive it?

    8. Quarters for meters.

    Twitter: @thec0rkscrew

    Just in case.

    9. One of these mini bottles of hand sanitizer.

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    Always with the protective rubbery case.

    10. Gum and/or mints and/or floss.

    Twitter: @BlentFryberg

    No garlic breath when mom's around! Hardcore moms also carry their own travel toothbrushes and toothpaste everywhere.

    11. Many, many snacks.

    Instagram: @laurasmcll

    Favorites include M&Ms, Swedish fish, Twizzlers, and Gummy bears; sometimes all of them are in there. Without a doubt, these are no longer in their packages and are as hard as a cough drop.

    12. Lots of bobby pins.

    Twitter: @carleyb11

    They might be a little bent out of shape, but there's nothing a little elbow grease can't solve.

    13. And a fresh sleeve of hair ties.

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    Moms will never let you down when you need one.

    14. All of the receipts.

    Twitter: @dianaapizanoo

    "What if you need to return it?"

    15. An extra sweater or scarf.

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    The air conditioning is always too damn high.

    16. As well as a pair of socks.

    Twitter: @katierosman

    They might be yours, but they might be hers — you know, in case it gets cold.

    17. Mini tubes of lotion.

    Twitter: @BlakeleyWallace

    Gotta keep that skin hydrated!

    18. A couple old coupons.

    19. Every kind of pain reliever imaginable.

    Twitter: @BriPickettt

    Motrin, Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, you name it, she's got it.

    20. A checkbook.

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    21. And a fan.

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    If you don't know why, ask your mom.

    Now it all makes sense.

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