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post #21 of 29
I have a Franklin Covey planner and I love it! I write my to do list for the next day every night before I go to bed. There's enough room on the daily pages to write down phone numbers of people I need to call, topics to discuss with them, etc.

One of my favorite parts of the pages (because I'm an organizing freak ) is that there are columns to rank the items in the to do list by priority. And another column to check them off.

I haven't seen the Amy Knapp planners so I cannot comment on them.

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Originally Posted by ashleyhaugh
what sections do you have in your planners? i have an old one that takes the day timer portable pages, about 3.5x6.5 i think, but i havent used it in years.... besides the monthly claendar, nots and phone numbers, what else do you guys have? oh and no kids, so the 2 page per week always worked for me before
The tabs that I have include:
~ Monthly tabs
~ Tasks tab
~ Personal tab
~ Notes tab
~ Address tabs

Monthly -- has two pages for each month and I have two pages for each day. Although, if you'd like, you can order 2 pages for each week from Franklin Covey if you don't have enough to do for 2 pages for each day. Clear as mud?

Tasks -- I don't really use this one, but the sheets have 2 small columns to rank things by priority and to check them off.

Personal -- most of these are pages I bought seperately because I need them: Check register pages, party planner pages, menu/shopping list pages, auto information/servicing pages, recommended books page, website tracker page, and other pages I don't use.

Notes -- blank pages

Addresses -- self explanatory.
post #22 of 29
I've got a day planner... I looked at two different family organizers, but they were both a heck of a lot more expensive than the one I ended up with and they seemed geared towards families with older children who were in school/lots of activities (my kids are younger and homeschoolers). i'm not sure what it's called, but it was very inexpensive ($3.50) and it certainly does the trick. I use it for everything-- doctors appointments, classes, phone calls that I need to make, etc. I use the "To Do" section for all kinds of lists, but the grocery list is stuck to the fridge (so that Mike can add to it when he thinks of something).

If it had a file for coupons, it would be absolutely perfect...
post #23 of 29
hey, i just got home from Target and bought me one of those franklincovey organizers. I sure hope it helps. I have prenatal appts. to remember, along with my sons therapy appts and doc appt. meetings for different things...school field trip days...WOW, hope it works! Thanks for the opinions.
post #24 of 29
Birth Junky, not sure if you will check back, but i use FranklinCovey, Monticello, 1 Page-Compact.
This is small enough to toss in an outing bag, but not too small to get lost. Each day is on one page. When using a two page spread, I found I was wasting alot of paper. (or maybe I just do not take enough notes ) This gives me a smaller notes section, but still has the appointment schedule and daily task list. One last thing, I can fit more pages in my binder, since each day only takes up one page.
Good Luck and Congratulations!
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by Maggi315
I have a birth, prenatal, postpartum section to list all my visits, one section just for directions to houses, one section to list gift ideas for christmas and a christmas checklist, one section for grocery list, a blank section just to jot down notes. I also like having a 2 page spread for each day, athough I don't always keep up with that. I should, but I don't And that is why i forget to send in papers at school, snack day, etc. etc. That's how I feel most of the time!

That's a really great idea bout the birth, prenatal and postpartum section; I'm currently using a Franklin Covey myself and expecting my second...I had been working but now staying home in anticipation of this one and will be planning to be a full time mom for a while...May I ask how you divy up for the prental/birth/postpartum...I'm at a lost at the moment organizing my FC to fit my new "life" and trying to be creative with the sections and refills....would a 7 ring refillable fit with a 3 ring binder?

Busy Woman Dayplanner had some great refills that FC (Franklin Covey) doesn't have and trying to figure out a way to balance things out.
post #26 of 29
I used a Franklin Planner for years (probably 10+) until last christmas I received a PDA I love it, and I sync it online with hotmail. I really don't know what I would do without it, I plan once a week, make tasks with and without deadlines, and even make notes and draw pictures!
post #27 of 29
My spouse is trying to talk me into getting a PDA but I think it'll work better for him than me...

I'm too much of a visual person and need to have a pen or pencil in hand so I can sketch if I needed to and some of the things I need to keep organize...sigh...just couldn't see myself with a PDA...lol

I'll catch up to the real world soon...lol..I think...

Finally figured out that I can combine refills from Franklin Covey with that of a 3 ring dayplanner so I can really customize it by cutting sketching paper in half and then punching 3 holes in them...Just need something for being on the go and when traveling.

Right now I'm searching for printable prenatal and postnatal fillers that I can use...I have two kids (soon to be two kids) to keep up with and we're in the process of designing three rooms in our house so I need to be able to juggle the information and even the paint samples we have.
post #28 of 29
tendersea- it really is like having a pen and pencil, I draw and sketch all the time... and it really helps organize me. Heck! I even do my grocery shopping list on it!

Plus it has pocket word and excel, so you could do things like have a list of prenatals and postnatal info. I charted on it when TTC, and even uploaded pictures of fabric samples when going to shop for some new plaids and prints that I'm making diaper covers with.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by SamanthaLizK
tendersea- it really is like having a pen and pencil, I draw and sketch all the time... and it really helps organize me. Heck! I even do my grocery shopping list on it!

Plus it has pocket word and excel, so you could do things like have a list of prenatals and postnatal info. I charted on it when TTC, and even uploaded pictures of fabric samples when going to shop for some new plaids and prints that I'm making diaper covers with.
Really? How neat...that is pretty useful.
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