With the new school year starting up it can be hard to keep track of all the comings and goings of an active family. With sporting events, holidays, school functions, and everything else (don’t forget birthdays, doctor appointments, and your own social life) you can probably use a little help keeping everything together and happening on schedule.
If this sounds like your life, we have the perfect tool for you. Right now we have in stock two different planners specifically designed to keep a family organized.
Amy Knapp’s Family Organizer and Mom’s Plan-It Engagement Planner both go from August 2014 through December 2015, so you can start using them now and not need a new planner until 2016. They both feature weekly calendar pages with plenty of room to write appointment details, and every page has space along the edges for such things as meal-planning and to-do lists. As a bonus this lists are perforated so you can easily take them with you everywhere you need to them to go. Both planners also have the usual pages for addresses and contact info and other important data, like birth dates and anniversaries, plus lots of calendar stickers to make it easy to mark routine activities with eye-catching color.
Amy Knapp’s Family Organizer claims to be the #1 National Bestselling Organizer and has additional pages for recording information specific to running an organized family, such as everything a babysitter needs to know, details of all the organizations and teams your children are involved with (including weekly schedules and carpool duties), and usernames and passwords for important websites. For a final touch, each week includes an inspirational quote.
Mom’s Plan-It Engagement Planner opens to a large pocket inside the front cover you can use to keep receipts or other necessary scraps of paper. There’s also several pages available for note-taking as well as some space for notes on each weekly page. At the back is a 2016 calendar so you can easily plan ahead even past the end of the weekly pages. Finally, each weekly page includes helpful strategies and tips to help you keep organized in ways that even the best planner can’t.
Either one of these planners should make running a family a little easier, and most of the differences come down to personal preference and style, so if you need some help keep track of your busy life and the busy lives of your family, come check them out.