Family Planning: Redefined

Began the process of switching myself (and my life) over to my new 2011 planner today. Most planners start with the last week of December, and I find it’s a bit easier to break into once you get it going before the new year. I love transferring all my dinner menus, schedules, birthdays, save-the-dates etc. There’s just something so productive about it… productive, yet calm. Organized! That’s the word I’m looking for! It brings a sense of perfect organization, and it’s wonderful.

While I’m still using my beloved cult-object day planner from Gallery Leather (found a copper colored croc-embossed version last month at Marshalls!), I stumbled upon a truly personalizable planner from Erin Condren. This planner is the brain-child of a working mom, i.e. it delivers! With everything you need to stay organized and put-together, this planner features an assortment of specialty goodies any busy mom would love. My favorite feature is the separate spaces for each day’s Morning, Day, and Night – because we all know that the real productivity takes place during the later PM hours… Some of the main features of this planner are; color coded “event stickers” (from play-dates to Vegas weekends), easy-to-navigate daytime planning space (because even planners manage to get cluttered!), “keep it together” pockets (for all those lose papers: invitations, coupons, prescriptions etc.), plastic zip pouch (keep business cards and photographs safe and sound), and built-in personalized notepads (for grocery lists that are meant to be ripped off).

Erin Condren Life Planner, $50.00

Happy transitions…!!

(For some more planner ideas and options, revisit this post on planning!)