By using the Family Life Book I can easily keep track of appointments, phone numbers, and activities and appointments for other family members. I even have a place for organising Christmas and keeping track of birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates.
No more tiny bits of paper. I just write appointments directly into my Life Book.
The columns gives me space to keep track not only of individual family commitments, but also space for bill paying, meal planning, and even a place for jotting down ideas for writing when I'm out and about.
Sections in the back provide areas for writing down shopping lists (perforated to be easily removed) and monthly planning pages to give a larger overview as well as space for notes and tracking things to be done.
Every part of the Family Life Book Diary is geared towards keeping busy moms on track from day to day, and month to month. Whether you're a stay at home mum or a working mum this is the book you need to keep you and your family organized.
The Family Life Book goes from September 2010 to December 2011. The 16 month calendar follows the school year, plus gives some overlap so that you don't have to carry around two diaries as you get to the end of the calendar year. I know that used to drive me nuts come December as I'd be making appointments for the coming year and have nothing to write them down in.
The Weekly Routines pages provides space to list out weekly routines for every family member. This is the perfect place to keep track of each child's before and after school activities. I use extra pages here to write out weekly and daily cleaning routines and my weekly menu plan template.
Each Weekly view covers 2 pages and includes a grid with 7 columns to keep track of every family member. Each column can be assigned to a family member. Extra spaces can be used for keeping track of volunteer or work activities. In the past year I designated one extra column for my volunteer activities and a second extra column to keep track of tasks I need to do for my writing. In addition there is space on each page for menu planning and a to do list.
The Month-at-a-glance section lets you see instantly what is happening in the upcoming month. I like it for this and also for making sure I don't schedule myself for too many activities in a month.
Year-at-a-glance planning pages are useful for mapping out holidays, school breaks, and such.
Other features of the Family Life Book include perforated shopping list pages, monthly budget pages, Christmas planning pages, summer holiday planning pages, and an address book for keeping track of important numbers.
There is a pocket at the back for keeping important papers and clear repositionable page dividers to help you find pages quickly. These dividers are made of clear acetate and can be written on with any water-based pen.
To make life just that little bit easier, each Family Life Book comes with 288 themed stickers to highlight important dates.