Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mom Family Calendar 2013

9780761166948Mom’s Family Calendar 2013 – Who does what and goes where when.  (But not why.)
By Sandra Boynton
Published at Workman Publishing

About the Calendar

Mom’s Family is the calendar that you can’t live without. This 17-month planner-meets-calendar is abetted by an inimitable cast of quirky Boynton characters—those frantic chickens, noble elephants, confused ducks, and spiffy piggies. Every page features an ingenious vertical grid with five columns across the top (one for each family member) and the days of the month running down the left-hand side. There is plenty of room to write in each person’s daily activities, so it’s easy to see who’s doing what with just a glance. And if that’s not enough, there’s a drop-down storage pocket, 500 full-color stickers, and a write-on, wipe-off magnetic phone list to hang on the fridge.

Who is Sandra Boynton?

Sandra Boynton has been a bestselling Workman author for 25 years. She's written the New York Times bestseller Chocolate: The Consuming Passion, the national (and New York Times) bestselling musical for the whole family, Philadelphia Chickens, the phenomenally successful Boynton on Board series (led by Barnyard Dance!), and the one-of-a-kind Grunt, the sublime collection of Pigoroian chant. All told, her books have over 15.3 million copies in print, a number that will already be out-of-date when you read this. She lives with her family in western Connecticut.

My Thoughts

I’ve seen them for the past three or four years at the Costco at the beginning of the school year.   My curiosity was there but I never made the move to purchase one of the Mom’s Family Calendar.  Why?  Probably because I knew that the section of wall I was thinking about wasn’t big enough.   But my family is moving in the next couple of months and I knew I needed a new calendar for this adventure in our life.   Usually I always take a free calendar where I could write down everything that goes in our family – particularly appointments.   But when I saw this title on the Workman Publishing website, I figure I could try to review it.  

When I received the calendar I was quite excited about it.   Not only will it cover the whole year of 2013 but you will also find the months of August till December 2012 included (17 months total)!   Perfect for our new life away from the surroundings we know so well.   A new house, a new job for my husband, new contacts for homeschooling definitively requires a new calendar.

The Mom’s Family Calendar contains 500 stickers as well as a magnetic phone list.   And inside the calendar you can find a cute storage pocket that also display 3 full years of calendar.   The calendar is perfect to manage a family of five people.  Since we are six in the family, the mom column will be transformed as a MOM & DAD column.   Each column after that one doesn’t have a heading since you can personalize the column with the name of your kids.     The grid is laid out vertically with the days of the month running down the left-hand side of it.   This sort of presentation will allow you to see with a simple glance who’s doing what, and when.     

Each month of the year illustrates one of the numerous characters from Boynton and will bring a smile on your face whenever you give a glance at it.    The colors are bright and the space to write down an appointment/activity is quite large.    I love having lots of space in a field to write details if needed be.    This calendar is definitively perfect for every family whether your kids go to school or if you homeschool.

It has been a while since I had an original calendar in my home.  I am so happy to have had the opportunity to review a Mom’s Family Calendar.  I know I will use it quite a bit.

Mom’s Family Calendar is available at your favourite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Allen for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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