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I have always liked calendars to remind and store my appointments in throughout the year but this year I received a Family Planner as a gift and the amount of room that you can right your appointments on is amazing. I think I am switching to a Family Planner from now on. What do other mums prefer?


Posted by kjgarner, 26th October 2015


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  • I have a planner sitting by our computer where I write my appointment in. Most of the time it works well. Last week I forgot 2 appointments because I had a lot on my mind and forgot to look in my planner !


  • For me to remember important dates i just save it on my phone calendar


  • My smart phone – I don’t have anything on paper anymore


  • It is great you got that as a present . Every year I go to a bargain store and buy a $2 calendar with the big squares to write comments in and it works for me every time . I think family planners are great if you have a lot of members in the household and you are multitasking so many activities that you cant keep up without one . I think some even have menu planning on it , so both are good depending how busy your household is .


  • I rely on my Outlook calendar and set appointments for the smallest silliest things…..but really appreciate the pop up reminders. It beats having written notes cluttering my kitchen bench too


  • I love my family planner but this year its really hard to find one, still looking!


  • I print my own calendars and ensure that there is enough room to write all my little notes.


  • yeah both. calendar for a reference and the adulty things that need detail or notes for the planner.


  • My daughter loves her calendar


  • The kids have calendars too and it is never too early to start kids with their own calendars!


  • I use a calendar as my quick visual to who has to be where each day. I colour code things for each kid to help make it very visual. And then have my iPhone set as important reminders to specific appointments and the like.


  • Love my calendar,it’s in the kitchen and very handy!


  • I use both. I use my planner for appointments and outings and my calendar for menu planning and chores. Works an absolute treat!


  • I love the Family Planner. I have it at the side of the refrigerator. It’s great to keep track of all appointments. I wouldn’t go back to a normal calendar! :-)


  • love the family planner, on a normal calander a day can get full sso quickly, but on a family planner you can se who has what and when at a quik glance. Although i have our in our study not up in the kitchen for the world to see when they visit.


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