One day, while driving to work, my tire blew out. This happened before I became a mom and before I worried about what I should keep in my car in case an emergency were to strike. Fortunately, no one got hurt, and I was only inconvenienced when waiting for the tow truck to show up. At the time, my brother-in-law owned an auto body shop. So I didn’t need to be prepared – I had my big bro to send the rescue squad to my side. But then I grew up and gained independence. I became even more prepared when I became a mother and made sure that I not only think about by act on the what if scenarios. Here’s what I learned you should keep in your car: Cell Phone: Make sure your battery life is full before taking long roads trips. If you suffer from mommy brain, no worries! Some cars are now installed with electrical and USB plugs. You also should check the cellular service. Hard Copy of Directions: I depend on my GPS when I navigate across the county, but when I cross local lines, it’s a good idea to print out directions. Sometimes technology fails! I remember my aunt and uncle pulled up Ocean City, New Jersey instead of Ocean City, Maryland. Years later, my family is still laughing at that trip tale. Click here to read the article in its entirety. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.