Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 8 - Calendar

I have tried several different calendar systems, but found them either too restrictive or didn't have enough options, so I buckled down and created my own.

I have a monthly page with lines for me and P, home things like bills or monthly chores, and lines for each of the kids. I don't put much detail on these, just enough to know I am supposed to do something.

I also created daily pages. These have pre-defined spaces for things I do every day, things I do specific to that day, space for things I need to prepare for homeschool, and things I need to do to prepare for this blog. My hour by hour spaces have room for school things and non-school things. I type in recurring events, but the rest I just write in.

I put these on thickish paper, three whole punch them and put them in a pretty binder- well, okay I still need to find a pretty binder...maybe I should just make one...oooooh, maybe a future post.

I have tried to use Motivated Moms, and also purchased products from MomAgenda, as well Day Timer, but find my system works better for me. I do like Motivated Moms system, but didn't like that the chores were already prescheduled, but could see it as being handy for someone who needed help getting organized. I like MomAgendas stuff but wanted the flexibility of a three ring binder rather than the unmoveable page protectors in the system I purchased. I still use their kitchen folio, though, because I don't need to move things around so much.


  1. Oooh I like! I make my own too :)

  2. I will be making it girlier because (per C's request) I will be changing the blue to pink. I can always send the Excel file to anyone who wants it.

  3. I love it! And I've started posting my Homemade Fun updates, too! You can check them out at my newly decorated blog :)

    And I would love the excel file!