Today I want to talk a little bit about organization. I am not the most organized person in the world, and things only get worse when I have to keep track of the other three people in my family. This is a huge stress trigger for me, so I have to work hard to keep everything straight. Having the right planner or agenda is CRUCIAL. Right now the kiddos are so involved in sports, I can’t tell if I’m coming or going most days.
When it comes to keeping all this stuff straight, I go old school with my paper planner. I feel like I look at my phone way to much as it is (check out this post where I talk about Tech Neck) so I keep my planner open on my desk all day at work, and bring it home each evening.
Don’t get me wrong, I still use the Tasks app on my phone and I do have some things scheduled in my Calendar on my phone which integrates with my work e-mail, but the book planner trumps all that. It’s the bible of my schedule.
Enter the MomAgenda. It’s a gem that I have been buying every year for the past seven years.
Here’s the reasons I think it’s cool:
- Durable cover and pages that still look great after a full year of being thrown in bags, gym bags and opened a million times.
- Classy look- I can get a funky color and it still looks professional and put together.
- Each week has space for the schedules of the other 3 people in my life, so I can get an overview of multiple schedules at a glance.
- Plenty of extra pages in the back for recipes, notes and lists of passwords. I hate passwords.
- A removable address book at the back that I switch out each year instead of having to re-write. Really helps with that Christmas card list!
- Runs from August 1- December 31 the following year, so each year about this time I start to think about buying the next one. Makes for an easy transition.
If you are like me and you are a Mom who prefers a paper agenda, this one is worth the money (It retails for $43, and you can get the mini for only $36.) If you sign up for the newsletter you will receive 10% off your first order. The colors this year include the prettiest color of fuchsia, robins-egg, navy (that’s what I’m getting!) and soft gold, just to name a few.
Scheduling and staying organized is a tough job. Hopefully this planner can be a great tool for you to be the best Mom you can be!
Interesting time-saving articles I found on the web:
An awesome 12 days of Christmas winebox that I am lusting after. Will someone please buy this for me? Saves time because I don’t have to decide which bottle to open every night for 12 nights…