Perfect Planners for Busy Moms

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From PTA meetings, to after school activities, to doctor’s appointments it can be hard to keep up with everything having to do with your children, let alone your personal plans. Keeping up with all of these plans can be overwhelming without a one stop shop to write it all down. We’ve compiled a list of planners that can help mom’s to keep track of every upcoming event and to-do. From customizable covers, to daily pages, to fun stickers, to monochromatic functional pages there is a planner option out there to suit every mom’s needs.

Day Designer $49-$59

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The Day Designer is the perfect planner for extremely busy moms who need to organize their days in order to maximize productivity. The Flagship planner is 9″ wide x 9.75″ tall and has space to schedule events from 5 AM to 9 PM as well as a list of 17 to-do’s. For mom’s who are balancing work or maybe even their own business plus taking care of kids and home this planner can really help to organize everyday life. The Day Designer allocates a page to every week day with Saturday and Sunday sharing a page. As you can imagine, with most days having their own page the planner is a bit bulky. However, for super busy moms the trade off of a large planner for more space to write plans and to-do’s may be worth it.

If the size of the day designer is going to be an issue for you they also have a mini edition that is 6.625” wide x 8.3” tall. This edition is slightly different because the schedule portion of the daily pages go from 7 AM to 7 PM and has 13 to-do’s as apposed to 17. So it all comes down to if you want more room and a bigger planner or slightly less room and a more portable planner. Either way you can’t go wrong with the structured pages of the Day Designer.

Erin Condren Life Planner $50-$75

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The Erin Condren Life Planner is all about creating a customizable, colorful, fun, planning system for every woman. They have an array of layouts, sizes, color options, and customizable planner covers. With their planner layouts, you have an option of choosing a horizontal, vertical, or hourly layout. They also have the option to choose between silver, gold, rose gold, and black coil colors. In addition to customizable layouts and coil colors they also have personalized interchangable covers to swap out on a whim. For another layer of customization they also have the option to choose between a colorful or neutral design. All of the layouts that Erin Condren provides are one week on two page formats. This is great for moms who don’t need a whole page allocated for every day like with the Day Designer planner.

Emily Ley Simplified Planner $58

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The Emily Ley Simplified Planner is another daily planner option that is very similar to the Day Designer. Like the Day Designer, the Simplified Planner allocates one page for every week day with weekends sharing a page. However, the design of the Simplified planner is less monochromatic and more simplistic in design for lack of a better word. The monthly tabs on the simplified planner feature alternating colors while the day designer’s are gold. In other words, the simplified planner goes for a more light-hearted approach approach to a daily life organizer.

Plum Paper Planner $18 & up

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The Plum Paper planner company has a website that is full of customization options to create the perfect planner system for any mom. They have many different layout, size, and customized cover options. In addition to that, they have customized add-ons such as blank note pages, checklist pages, meal plans, wedding plans, my home sections, and budget planning sections and much more. This planner company is designed to be able to accomadate anyone’s schedule and any additonal things that they want their planner to hold. Plum Paper is also a very inexpensive price compared to other comparable planners.

Happy Planner $20-$35

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The Happy Planner is another highly customizable planner option that is much like the Erin Condren planner in terms of layout options. However, this planner functions within a disc-bound system rather than the coil that the Erin Condren features. This planner comes in three size options. The Mini Happy planner is 5.125” wide x 7.5” tall. The Classic Happy Planner is 7.75” wide x 9.75” tall. The Big Happy Planner is 9” wide x 11.25” tall. The three size options offer an array of sizes to fit the needs of every mom. If  you would prefer to take your planner everywhere with you, you may prefer the smallest option for maximum portability. In contrast, if your planner is going to stay on your desk you may be alright with getting the biggest size to have more room to write. The advantage of the disc bound binding system that this planner uses is that you can add or remove pages with ease. Mom’s who want to randomly add in notes, grocery lists, or even their child’s school schedule might appreciate this.

Closing Thoughts

All of these planner options have great features that can make them a great organizing tool for moms. It all comes down to preferred planning style, design, and price range. No matter which planner you choose, having a space to write down all of your upcoming events and to-do’s is invaluable in the life of moms.

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