It’s that time of year again. Time to start getting organized because before you know it, sports and academic programs will be in full swing. Even if this isn’t you, staying organized is a great way to feel on top of things.
Whether you’re a digital planner, wall planner, or paper planner the key for mothers is this: plan.
In this post we’re going to dive into the best planners based on your lifestyle.
Best Planners for the “On the Go” Mom
I have had friends who choose their purse based on how well their planner fits in. Seriously… they are so “on the go” that it’s necessary to keep that planner handy at all times.
Here are some compact, easy to carry & organize planners for mom:
- GoGirl Planner– This planner is the ultimate organization tool for moms on the go. There’s space for journaling, agendas, and more. It also comes in 12 different colors.
- Bee Design 12 Month Pocket Planner– Two features that I love about this design is that it has a pen loop, and it has two built in bookmarks. Good stuff!
- Pocket Planner/Calendar– Organized by weeks and months, this planner has space to write in appointments, notes, and more.
- 12 Month Pocket Planner– This one is super cute and lays flat. One feature that I love is that it has extra space for random notes.
- You are Made of Stars Weekly Planner– This wire-bound planner is the perfect size to slide inside your purse. It has a pocket (like your favorite dress) and is super durable.
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Best planners for the “micro-organized” mom
For some, writing it all down is the best way to stay on top of life. The ultra-organized mom needs a well taught out planner. Here are some that may do the trick:
- Little More Dated Daily Planner- If you’re looking to stay ultra-organized, this planner is the ticket. It’s got one day per page with places to write in exact times. It’s perfect for the micro-organized mom.
- Clever Fox Planner– This one is designed to increase productivity and time management. Some of its features include a weekly and daily spread, gratitude journaling, and goal setting. Oh, and it has 15 colors to choose from.
- Clever Fox Planner Pro– Similar to it’s original version but with more organizational tools (stickers). It also comes in a leather feel soft cover.
- Legend Planner– This undated daily planner comes with some really great tools to organize. Best feature, you can start this planner any month of the year. Super cute stickers and organizational tools as well. It’s also 7” x 10” in design.
- The Three Year Planner – There’s no need to change your planner out after each year with this three year planner. It’s 11”x 9” and comes in a double wound wire binding. It’s got all the things including monthly tabs, double sided pockets, and contact pages.
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Best Planners for the “Keep it Simple” Mom
Let’s be honest, sometimes it’s best to just keep it simple. No extra pages or features to boggle down your day… just straight forward planning. Here are some that may work for you:
- Simple Elephant Undated Planner– It’s leather, it’s pretty, and it’s undated. What more could a keep it simple mom ask for? Comes in 5 colors to choose from.
- At-A-Glance Monthly Planner– Perfect if you love lots of space and a lay flat design. I really like the “modern” color schemes to choose from as well.
- Essentials 8.5” x 11′ Monthly Planner– This planner is simple, professional looking, and practical. It’s organized by the calendar months and easy to write in.
- “23” Planner– This sleek and twin-wire bound flexible planner is perfect for the personality that prefers simple. It is 6.45” x 8.45” in size.
- Time Works Wonders Planner– The best feature on this planner is the “easy track corner.” It’s one of the best ways to keep planning simple. It also has a strange pocket and monthly tabs.
Best Planners for the Super Busy Mom
Whether you have “too many irons in the fire,” or you just like to stay super tied up with kid’s activities… these planners may be your ticket to keeping it all straight:
- Reminder Binder– If you are a “soccer mom” in the sense that you have to take your kids to dozens of activities each week… this is the planner for you. It is built to keep up with you! Some of my favorite features are the “lists” pages and laminated tabs. Just wait until you see the stickers…
- Amy Knapp’s Family Organizer– This planner is designed for the busy mom. It’s a 17 month productivity planner and family agenda. Go get ’em momma.
- Mom Life Planner– Organize chaos with this mom life planner. Some of it’s great features include a meal planning section, budget section, and and online shopping tracker.
- Organized Chaos Planner– Get organized with the 17 month organizer built to withstand however many irons you’re holding. It has sections for monthly, weekly, and personal planning goals.
- Planning for the Weekends Soccer Mom Planner– This one is sure to help you keep all your sports activities lined up properly. There are sections for fitness goals, important dates, and even a passwords keeper. One thing I love about this one is that it has two extra blank pages at the end of each month.
Planners that Inspire & Motivate
I like to turn the page and read something that inspires me. It’s hard to not look ahead, but the excitement of what Bible verse or inspirational quote is fun. Here are some planers that may keep your attention for the year:
- Amy Knapp’s Christian Family Organizer– Weekly inspirational/devotional verses are included in this very comprehensive mom planner. It’s also got a beautiful design that is sure to make you feel inspired.
- A Year of Mindful Living Weekly Planner– This is a compact planner with intention. For each week there are inspiring notes and the beautiful teal color is calming. Just lovely!
- Live Life Beautifully Planner– In this planner, there is a new quote all 365 days of the year. It’s designed to simplify, organize, and inspire your day.
- “I Know the Plans” Monthly Planner– This is a faith based planner that dedicates one page to each day of the week. For every week, there is an inspirational scripture.
- Strength & Dignity Daily Planner– The cover of this one is absolutely beautiful. A few features that I love are the way the pages are divided into AM/PM and its sturdy wire binding.
Wall Planners for the Entire Family
One of my friends recently told me that her family has adopted a wall calendar system. Basically they write down their monthly obligations so everyone knows where the others are at. Here are some good ones I found for this:
- Do-It-All Mom Wall Calendar– The best feature about this wall calendar is it’s magnetic moveables. It hangs long and has a pocket at the bottom for the assignments which you can select each month. Did I mention that it is super cute too?
- Mom’s BIG Family Planner– 12” x 24 ” is sometimes what it takes to get it all written in. I absolutely love the way this planner lays out the days. They are listed instead of in calendar form, which leaves room to write everything you need.
- Floral Wall Hanging Calendar- This calendar works great if you need to look at the entire month in a glance. Appointments, games, or whatever can be written in to synch the entire family together
- Large Dry Erase Wall Calendar (3 months)– I felt like this one is an extremely good deal for what it all has. It comes with the markers and double sided sticky dots to hand. It’s going to be easy to synch the family with this one.
- Clear Acrylic Wall Calendar– I had to do a double take because of it’s clear design. You can hang int over anything and write your month in. It’s super pretty and would look good even in a nicely designed space.
Super Cute Planners for Mom
I can’t write a planner post without sharing some planners just because they are cute. I mean, some people love to plan… but others like to look at cute things and it keeps them writing in it. Here are some cute planners for mom that may keep your attention for the entire year:
- Mom’s Plan-It Planner– I am obsessed with how cure this planner is. The art and colors are great. My favorite features are its tabbed sides and agenda stickers.
- Watercolor Butterfly Hardcover Planner– This is an 8.5” x 11′ hardcover planner with adorable butterflies on the cover. Best of all, it comes with a matching bookmark and sticky notes. So cute!
- Blue Sky Weekly and Monthly Planner– It is just so pretty. The floral designs at the top of each page just make me smile.
- Cute Dogs Planner– There are 19 different breeds of dogs on the cover of the planner and paw prints on every page. Perfect for a dog lover!
- Brown Leopard Print– You can write your schedule, goals, and plans in a pretty gold font leopard planner. It’s as fancy are you are!
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I hope you find a planner that fits your interests, needs, and personality. There are certainly a lot to choose from.