About the calendar
It’s the super calendar for super moms. Mom’s Familycombines the usefulness of a planner with Sandra Boynton’s funny, colorful, and energetic animal illustrations. The generous, ingeniously designed grids allow parents to see what each family member is doing every day of the month. Add a lively crew of silly chickens, tumbling cats, marching reindeer, and befuddled frogs, and it’s total Boynton charm.
Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, writer, and songwriter. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over forty children’s books and seven general audience books, including four New York Times bestsellers. More than 60 million of her books have been sold—“mostly to friends and family,” she says. She has also written and produced five albums of award-winning children’s music. Three of her albums have been certified Gold, and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, is nearing Platinum. She lives with her family on a farm in New England.
I love a calendar that I can easily discover what is happening when for every individual in our family. Most calendar will have only one square for a specific day. This particular calendar is flexible to the point the each people have their own column through the month and for a specific day I just have to look at the row to see who has something going on that day.
Okay, I will admit that I use various calendars – one in the kitchen for a quick look at it if I am on the phone and the outlook version on my pc and iPad for when I am out of the door as well as to coordinate with my husband. The computer is not always open in my office so it is easier for me to have a quick look on the kitchen calendar in order to see if there are any issues with appointments or activities.
I particularly like this calendar because of the bright colors, the funny illustrations and the stickers that are included in it to make the month more interesting. Besides, with this calendar starting at the month of August 2014 and going on until December 2015, you can be sure you will be all set up for the upcoming school year. We already started entering the events going on in our lives in August and September – things like camp, vacation, a birthday party, coop days, Awana nights and much more. I am waiting to learn when the swimming lessons will start in September. Already I have four appointment for my eldest son who will have orthodontics as well as our regular dental appointments and the optometrist for the kids. Without realizing it, the calendar is slowly getting filled for Aug., Sept, and Oct.
To be honest, knowing when our coop days for our homeschool will be happening, I have already entered them through the calendar. Same goes with birthdays in our family. That way the kids can flip the pages of the calendar and learn when they will have something happening. They love to check the next month when the current month is almost finished.
In our family, mom and dad share a column and each kids – all four of them – have their own column. So it is easy for my 6th year old girl to check the last column and see if something special is happening for her that day. Right now, I feel as though my oldest son has a more active life than us but seeing that he is at youth on Tuesdays and serving at Awana on Thursdays it make sense.
If you are looking for a calendar that will give you a quick idea of what is happening for each person in your family, I think that the Mom’s Family Calendar would be a great product for you to look at. I have seen another mom calendar at Costco and I don’t find it as flexible as this one since it doesn’t give you a column per person. I really like the fact that I can do quick glance view in order to see if a specific family member has something special going on.
The 2015 Mom’s Family Calendar is available for purchase at your favourite store, even on amazon.ca and amazon.com.
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.