My mother-in-law has the kind of house that children run away to, literally, local kids have told their parents that they were running away to her house. Why? Because there are tons of animals and things for kids of most ages to play with. Sadly the majority of these toys are not age appropriate or even safe for my little girl. Tired of always having to specially load the car for trips to her house, my husbands grandmothers house, or the sudden need for a trip to the emergency room I looked for something to make life easier. Enter, the portable play mat. It's both a play mat and a purse. Throw it over your shoulder throw some toys in and you're ready to go. At your destination? Set your bag on the floor and unfurl it - BAM! clean area for your little one to play.