Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I can't be the only mother with this concern, so I'm throwing this out there for the rest of you who either have the same problem or just have a ready solution because you're smarter than me and need to feed that uncontrollable desire to prove it...

Either way, I'll take it because I just can't seem to find anywhere a passport holder that will carry multiple passports. I know on the surface it doesn't seem like such a big deal, but when we travel, I carry all four of ours the entire trip, which means I end up using a single passport holder stuffed with all associated documents (which means, as a lesbian couple, not only am I carrying the 4 passports, I need to also carry a letter from my OB indicating that I was inseminated by an anonymous donor, and therefore do not require paternal permission to take the children out of the country....AND we need to also carry the children's birth certificates [which have both our names listed as parents] in order to prove that they belong to both Amy & I, which inevitably involves producing our own birth certificates, just so that they can get that glare off their faces).

[deep breath...]

So...the thing is quite bulky and, honestly, just too damn unattractive, what with the broken zipper and the hot pink rubber band holding everything together. And I just won't do it anymore!!

So, PLEASE tell me you've seen something that can accommodate our little globe-trotting family. It doesn't even have to be a passport holder by birth, but does need to be compact enough to squeeze into my bag o' the day [and there's just no telling how large or small that could be at any given moment].

Okay, folks, challenge is out...let the suggestions roll!!!

And in the event that nothing turns up, I formally reserve the right *(c) Jo Anna Guerra 2008* to produce and market this concept on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch myself! Thank you very much for your support.


girlranting said...

Ok, here are a few things I managed to find for you.. Don't know how practical they'll be and I can't call international long distance to make sure how many passports fit in them, but they look roomy enough, so here goes:








Found this too:


You might want to look into those nice zippered planner/agenda/organizer that -dont- have built-in rings... That's what I actually had in mind to begin with...

girlranting said...

*poke* where are yous?

Big Mama said...

O.K. I'm a big dork because when we travel internationally I get to wear the infamous fanny pack. *sigh* Yep, those ugly-fugly fanny packs. It keeps everything safe and sound and I carry it under my shirt...

I know that doesn't help, but it IS what I do.

girlranting said...

Where are you guys??????

saia and chago said...

Okay, so, girlranting, sorry for the waaaay delayed response, but, girl, there are at least 3 items from that list of yours that might actually be doable! This is really fantastic. Thanks so much for the recommendations!!! Will let you know what we end up with.


saia and chago said...

Just wanted to give you the latest...

I'm working on my MBA and am totally using some of your preliminary research for my new product proposal. Will fill you in on all the details once I get my grade!!

Thanks again!
Jo Anna