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Stay Organized With The Unique BusyBodyBook Day Planner

As a busy mom, time-management tools are the key to my sanity. Every year I buy an organizer to keep track of my schedule and hold all my to-do lists.

Last year, I reviewed the BusyBodyBook Organizer. At the time, I was balancing full-time work, multiple volunteer projects and family commitments. The BusyBodyBook  helped me keep everything organized.  

Soon after writing that review, I found out I was pregnant. The BusyBodyBook helped me track all my doctor’s appointments, test results, weight gain and everything pregnancy related. Now that I’m a mom, my BusyBodyBook has a dedicated place in my diaper bag. I couldn’t stay organized without it.

Since my weekends are every bit as busy as my weekdays, I hate planners that expect me to squeeze Saturday and Sunday into a tiny square. I like the BusyBodyBook  for its spacious weekly grid format. Saturday and Sunday are given equal space, and the 5 column view enables me to track my work, blogging, volunteer commitments, baby’s playdates, baby’s pediatrician appointments, husband’s work schedule, and even my limited-now-that-I-have-a-baby-social-life in an easy-to-read side-by-side format.

If you have more than one child, you could use the columns on the grid to track each kid’s activities and projects. Students can use the BusyBodyBook’s grid to record homework assignments for up to 5 school subjects.

There are other handy features, such as the planning calendar which lets you see 6 months in a glance. The 2009 calendar is useful for recording things like dentist and annual ob-gyn appointments. (Much better than trying to remember where you put those little reminder cards.) The two cover pockets are useful for storing flyers and invitations to events. Although I own a separate address book, I use the contact pages to list essential contacts I want to have with me at all times.

Best of all for a listmaker like me, every weekly calendar page is accompanied with a full page for writing and tracking your to-dos. There’s even a perforated section at the back of the book for writing to-do or shopping lists to tear out and carry with you.

Want It:

You can purchase the BusyBodyBook for $17.95 at or at Amazon. 

The makers of the BusyBodyBook also offer a magnetic 7-column weekly grid refrigerator pad. You can purchase the Fridge Grid Pad for $11.95 at

Win It:

For a chance to win a BusyBodyBook, leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm on August 20, 2008 letting us know how you would use your personal organizer.

Want to get another entry to win? Visit our Back to School Guide for more preschool and kindergarten picks and find out how to get more chances to win!

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162 Responses to "Stay Organized With The Unique BusyBodyBook Day Planner"

  1. Susanne Troop says:

    Anything to help keep us organized would be great…two working parents and two school-aged children with various activites and appointments.


    I would use it to keep my daughter school/work, and my son’s music shows. Plus to be sure I don’t repeat working out arms or legs too many times.

  3. Steve Scott says:

    My wife is doing too much this should help her get organized.

  4. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would use it to organize all the appointments my famil has-school, after school, doctor appointments, etc.

  5. Lily Kwan says:

    I would use my personal organizer to keep track of my daily activities.

  6. Heather C says:

    I’m hoping to fill this planner with all kinds of singing engagements and goals for my whole family (and what we plan to do each day to reach those goals). Super Star!

  7. Janet says:

    What a great organizer!

  8. Caryn Bailey says:

    My husband and I have very busy work schedules and this would definitely helps us sort that out and everything my son is involved in

  9. Donna Kozar says:

    I would use it to schedule all of our appointments.

  10. sandra kao says:

    i’d use it to track my exercise regime as i try to lose the baby weight

  11. […] I first discovered the BusyBodyBook in 2007. Its 5 column grid design has made it my favorite. Plus, you can tell it was designed by a mom since Saturday and Sunday have as much planning space as Monday-Friday because moms work a 7-day week! (Read our full review here.) […]

  12. Leisha Heese says:

    Very good article dude. When you’re considering Dieta Disociata pm people.

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