The Greyson Diaries

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To Stockpile or Not to Stockpile

As a mama and a wife I wanted to make sure we had enough of everything for the next month, but I didn’t hoard toilet paper (in case anyone was wondering). I was not one of those people! I always have enough rolls in our pantry closet along with paper towels. I went shopping Friday morning, when everything broke and people began to panic buy. I also went shopping yesterday, once again to grab some more food and essentials just to be safe. I bought my normal Love Beauty and Planet shampoo and conditioner from Target, along with a few of my other routine purchases over the weekend. Andrew and I bought Greyson a new hoodie from Target and a couple of toys, shopping like we usually do. We were calm in the middle of mayhem.

Acme was fairly well stocked on every item, except for toilet paper yesterday. It depends on where you shop, but as someone who worked in fashion retail and marketing from age sixteen until twenty-four (last year), I know that shipments and restocking will occur shortly if they haven’t already occurred. Remember, anyone who is currently working in any retail environment is dealing with high levels of stress and chaos. Please, be kind to others during this time and don’t take your fear and frustration out on others.

Here’s my list of items I’ve decided to stock up on during the pandemic…

  • Toddler meals by Gerber and Happy Tot (these are great to have in your home, along with other meal options for a toddler and Greyson loves them)
  • Toddler puffs
  • Tampons
  • Dish liquid
  • Dove bar soap
  • Batteries
  • Canned goods (fruit, veggies, soup, beans)
  • Rice
  • Pasta (including alphabet pasta for Greyson)
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Infant Tylenol
  • Razors
  • Advil
  • Make up wipes
  • Water
  • Wine

Baby and toddler products and essentials continue to be well stocked in most stores, along with many food products, which is comforting. I cannot understand why so many felt the need to hoard all of the toilet paper, leaving the calm customers with no options, but there will be more for anyone becoming increasingly worried. If you cannot find meat or bread, get creative! Eat more salads and buy some fresh produce. I love a good salad. Wraps are wonderful, too if you can’t purchase bread. It’s a time that requires a deep breath and patience. This weekend should be easier for grocery shopping and the panic should fade away, with time. I want to thank Shoprite, Acme, Target, Wares Feed Supply, my local liquor store, and Amazon for keeping me well stocked during this crisis and for being kind despite the negativity surrounding us.

There are great delivery services for wine, pet food and supplies, and more! Amazon is still busy delivering packages door to door, so take a moment to thank anyone who works in customer service!

I wish everyone the absolute best 🤍

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The Author

Hi loves, I'm a New Jersey writer and blogger with an immense passion for love, lifestyle, and adventure. I'm the luckiest mama in the world to Greyson Bryce and Waverly Belle. My heart belongs to my children and my husband, Andrew. The Greyson Diaries, an ongoing blog series is based on my daily experiences as a young mom and my love for my babies. I worked in the fashion and marketing industry from age sixteen until becoming a stay-at-home mama at age twenty-four, which drives my passion for fashion, design, and creativity. I don't blog to impress, I blog to inspire. If you’re ever interested in my creative work, please feel free to reach out to me… Email:


    • I am sure all stores will restock soon. Thank you so much and I hope you stay safe and healthy! I think we will all come out of this crisis stronger and better ♥️ My writing is here to hopefully give everyone some inspiration and light during this trying time.


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