I like to be organised.
I try to be organised.
I am not very organised.
I do, however, keep a diary. It is the only way anything in my life that is meant to happen will actually happen. If it’s written in the diary it is THE LAW. If it ain’t in, it ain’t happening. Sadly this once meant due to a minor entry error I turned up for a flight a day late because that is what the diary said, and who am I to argue?
My diary is also pretty big. It is, oh Lord this sounds so nineties, a filofax if you will. Lately however it is not quite big enough.
You see Mr B and I are both self employed which means our working habits will, and do, change on a weekly basis. We need to try and keep track of where the other will be to co-ordinate who is going to drop off and collect the smalls from nursery on the days that they attend, and who will be keeping the home fires burning on the days that they don’t. So as well as recording my work schedule, his work schedule, various doctor, dentist, hairdresser appointments along with family birthdays etc the teeny little square available for me to scrawl in for any particular day is getting rather full.
Come September this is about to get so much worse.
As well as dealing with our different work schedules The Boy will be starting school. We will then need to co-ordinate both work schedules alongside nursery drop-off and pickups for Little Miss and school drop-off and pick-ups for The Boy and who will be home when Little Miss is not at nursery.
Thankfully, Mum’s Office have come to my rescue.
Already a huge fan of their weekly planner I was delighted to receive their BIG Family School Year Diary which is truly the answer to my prayers.
It runs from August to August and allows you to view an entire week over a double page spread which incorporates a grid of columns for each family member.
This now lives atop the island in our kitchen where Mr B and I can add in our work days as and when we book them and are easily able to co-ordinate our clinics around the needs of the smalls. The left hand side can be used to record birthdays, trips, visitors etc. There is so much room!
It is also very sleek looking, and even available in pink.
We have now used it for a month and are already completely dependent on it. I may just let Mr B fill in any flight details for the future though.
So, if the thought of timetables and schedules has your head in a spin with ‘back-to-school-time’ approaching I cannot recommend this more highly. At Casa B it has been a lifesaver.
The BIG Family School Year Diary is available from Mum’s Office for £16.95, and is worth every single penny.
Disclosure: This diary was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and entirely honest.