Since I was a college student, I always had a planner. Before it was just because it looked nice and I had this idea to use it as my diary, but it then evolved as I grew older as an item to help me function well. This year, after spending more than half an hour at Powerbooks in Greenbelt I decided to get the Mommy Mundo Mom 24/7 Planner.
The top contenders for my 2016 planner were:
- Mom 24/7 Planner
- BDJ Planner
- Tita Witty Planner
In the end, I picked the Mommy Mundo Planner because:
- It had a simple lay-out that I can work around with. I liked the fact that it allowed me to list down my to do’s as I go and it had a section of to-do’s or reminders specific for my mom duties.
- The planner is just the right size, not too bulky nor too small
- It has a pages and perks section wherein I can input our medical history details (which according to E is perfect for OC moms like me)
- It has discount coupons which is hand picked for moms like me (I love that it has a coupon for Mommy Treats!)
- It has a weekly #MindfulMom corner which helps me zone in on what I need to think about/plan out as bunny’s mom
After a week of using it, I was able to personalize it’s simple spread layout:
As you can see I picked colored pens to help me organize to-dos depending on the life side of myself it is assigned to (pink for work/green for blog/purple for family). Aside from just using it as my work-family planner, I also maximize the bottom part of the page with:
- Daily thankful for list (my version of the gratitude jar)
- Expenses monitoring sheet
A week after of using it, I am satisfied with this planner because I really think that they really though of the modern mom when they made this planner. I do hope though that the next planner would have:
- A back panel pocket, so that I can use it to store receipts or notes
- A ziplock page, just like the one I think from BDJ. This is something that can be very useful for mommies
- A monthly expense page, to be part of the first part of each month spread – moms usually are the ones tasked to budget household finances and this will come in handy
- A list of declared holidays – although I did print out my own and pasted it on the back of the front cover of my planner
- Frebbie sticky notes (for random reminders and to list down quotable quotes from the kids or husband or friends
- Ad pages to be well integrated with the overall look and feel of the planner (although I get the need for this I hope the execution part is similar to that of BDJ’s)
Overall I give this planner a 3.5 out of 5.
How about you? What’s your planner for this 2016?