We've not met a mama who is not tied in knots trying to keep her household from dissolving into mayhem. This BusyBodyBook Personal & Family GRID Organizer might be the holy grail of grids. It's a week at a glance, but the trick is that it's got five columns, side by side, so you can keep five lives organized at once. It's spiral-bound and includes a book mark/ruler, pockets for tucking in odd bits, perforated to-do lists (we love these), and a weekly doodle page for scribbles. No wonder the BusyBodyBook won awards from a slew of folks Parenting magazine and iparenting media, among them who understand the pitfalls of keeping a family afloat. --Chicago Tribune - Babrbara Mahaney, Jan 2011
We all have our own needs and wants when it comes to choosing a planner. My preferences include:
De-emphasis of time slots, as I use my electronic calendar for scheduling appointments
Weekly grid format for planning my day-to-day activities
Space for a master to-do list for the week
Monthly pages for planning blog posts
Space to jot dates for the following year
Coil bound, so it will lie flat on my desk, whether open or closed
Good quality paper and construction
When I opened my review copy of the 2011 BusyBodyBook Personal & Family Grid Organizer, I was thrilled to see that it has every one of the above features. Furthermore, it has pockets inside the front and back covers to hold any loose papers, lots of space for additional notes, a couple of pages to record key contact information, and even detachable pages for additional lists. I especially like the heavy plastic cover which not only protects the attractive inner cover but makes it easy to find the cover when the book is folded open to an inside page. As shown above, each weekly page has five columns which you can use in whatever way works for the way you organize your life. I m using mine for: Organized Assistant business, client work, personal, home, and social. That may change as the year unfolds, but since they re unlabeled, I ll be able to make that transition easily should the need arise. Someone who is trying to lose weight might use it to record menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, and physical activity. A student could use it to keep track of homework for different classes.
The possibilities are endless! --The Organized Assistant - Janet Barclay, Jan 2011
About the Author
When Joan Goldner became a mom she joined the ranks of mothers everywhere who struggle to keep up with demands of work and family life. She had been using her own hand-written, column format of tracking and coordinating her time-sensitive business projects and when she first began leaving childcare instructions for the babysitter or her husband, she just added another column, named for her son Jake. And thus the award-winning BusyBodyBook Weekly GRID format was born. Originally from New York City, Joan now resides with her family in New Jersey, where she brings her love of people, business and organization to the BusyBodyBook Weekly GRID line of products.