I don't believe that I carry more than the average woman and believe that now that my children are older, I carry less than the average mom.
Here's a photo of what's in my purse as well as an inventory:
Yearly planner (I start off every year filling out a planner. By mid-January, it takes its place in a drawer)
Work Cell Phone
Blackberry Instruction Manual (it's new and still difficult to navigate)
DVD: Peyton Place
Ipod Connection Cable
Headphones for iPod
THREE pairs of sunglasses (I don't get this one either)
Eyeglasses & case
Earphones for….? (still new and in package)
Holistic tummy medication (which incidentally is overpriced and does not work)
L'Occitane Hand Cream
Organza bag with three prescription meds that I don't take
Black Tumi bag (holds bills that hubby told me to pay)
Deposits (last two paychecks, health savings account reimbursement and some legal reimbursement from Lens Crafters)
Case for Blackberry
Case for iPod
Two Bic Pens, blue
Screen protectors for Blackberry and….
My question to you dear reader, other than the three pairs of sunglasses, am I carrying too much "stuff"?