School is starting, time to get things in order- school calendars, sports and extra curricular activities, play dates, my at-home business to run plus my hubby’s work and other commitments I need to keep track of. This is going to take something special. Normally, I have a monthly calendar and a weekly calendar and go between the two. I was just about to get each when this chance came up to try the dotmine day planner. It came just in time!
I got the Life_Time.Mine. There’s also a version for Family and Teens. They are fun on the outside- lots of different styles to choose from and I found one that fit me well. There’s even a questionnaire on the website you can use to find your perfect match! I chose the Renee:
I love the story of how DotMine got their start: Sarah and Lisa were busy working moms running their households and got together to create these planners- they are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year!
These planners are 17 months- which is what is needed to help get through a school year and into the rest of a calendar year at the same time. Then any notes from Aug-Dec of next year I can transpose into the new planner. This is what I started with on the page above, before school began- the rest of the calendar got a lot more filled in once everything started!
There’s even a pocket in back for the papers to keep for reference.
The weekly pages are great for our everyday activities- the side columns even help me keep my business tasks and home tasks separate. Menu planning is one area where I need to write it down or I do the mommy-panic and try to cheat through dinner. It also gives me a spot for my weekly goal at the top of one of the pages- something I want to accomplish that isn’t part of the everyday hustle and bustle. There are 2 columns on each weekday- I use the left side for morning appointments and reminders and the right side for afternoons. My goal is to get the left side done before picking kids up from school- the right side is mostly filled with their activities that we need to do to finish out the day (sports, scouts, etc).
I use the monthly pages for my business- dates that deposits are due or other important dates for my client’s vacations.
You can purchase dotmine planners through their website and they’re offering our readers a 10% discount with the code MOANASAVES. There’s even some fun FREE .pdf’s on their website.
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