Friday, August 14, 2009

Good-bye MomAgenda--I am a FamilyTime.Mine Girl!

Time.Mine

These are my friends Sarah and Lisa (and their beautiful families) who started a wonderful business of planners call Familytime.mine (part of the dot.mine group). They sell their products on their own website and through Amazon and Borders (Borders has exclusive designs made just for them). Their planners are designed for busy mothers who have to manage the lives of their busy children. Lisa and Sarah sat down with a bunch of active women who gave input into the actual functionality, layout and design their planners and voila....FamilyTime.mine was born. I AM A HUGE FAN!

I have been using these planners for the past three years. Last year, I lost my FamilyTime.Mine planner and because I was in Chicago and desperate, I replaced it with a MomAgenda--big mistake. MomAgendas are way too small. I need space for all my kids activities and always had 8.5x11 inch paper sticking out of my planner--I looked like a slob!

I also use google calendar, but when I am in a meeting, I like looking at a monthly and yearly calendar--I guess I am a big picture type girl and need to see it all.

Cute Bubbles (Time.Mine-Standard Calendar)

Purples are "in" for fall--great cover (FamilyTime.Mine)

Love this one--so fresh! (FamilyTime.Mine)

Fun Dots! (FamilyTime.Mine)

Month at a Glance -FamilyTime.Mine

Has Week At A Glance too -FamilyTime.Mine

Lots of extras--I write it all down here and keep my calendars year after year!

These fabulous calendars are available on Amazon, Borders.com or Borders Stores,

Let me know what type of calendar you are using!!!!

18 comments:

Jennifer said...

The SAME thing happened to me with MomAgenda--too small, WAY too expensive and not very useful in general.

I am so glad that I discovered the family_time.mine planner a few years ago. I cannot live without it!!!

I bought the "Buttons" cover for this year and love it--I'm already using it, since it starts in August each year (just in time for my kids to head back to school!).

Thanks for blogging about this--I tell everyone I know about this great planner!!

Jennifer said...

I just use my Blackberry right now and I want to get the Lilly planner for next year. I love the Port of Call one!

Pink Maple said...

I wonder, do they have non-Mom calendars too? I've been using a small leather-covered one from Barnes and Noble and had been thinking of switching to a Lilly one for next year.

Kerree said...

I use a PDA. I constantly go back and forth between paper and electronic so I will definitely give these planners a go next time I'm in the paper mood. They are very cute.

Kate said...

Oh I am going to buy one RIGHT NOW!! I was sooo disappointed with my Momagenda. Cute but too small & no where to PUT anything!

Sherrie said...

That looks very interesting. I will have to keep it in mind.

Melissa Miller said...

Great looking planners! :)

Tickled Pink And Green said...

How cute! Do you really know them? What fun.

preppyplayer said...

I tried the Mom agenda, also too small and it didn't open wide enough. I need a calendar too lie flat and then fold up.
I am checking these babies out!

preppyplayer said...

I tried the Mom agenda, also too small and it didn't open wide enough. I need a calendar too lie flat and then fold up.
I am checking these babies out!

Miss Janice said...

I use my iPhone and my Louis Vuitton agenda/calendar.

The Mrs. said...

I am using the August to August calendar book. Love it but this looks good!

Jenn Cornell said...

Pink Maple, check out the time.mine. I don't have kids & it's what I use -- same great functionality of a family_time, same great price, but more oriented towards those of us who aren't in the family way.

Tippy said...

Hey, thanks for the tip. When I was in Borders last week I looked for it and bought the dots one. I needed a new planner for this year. My old one was a MomAgenda and the things I didn't like about it were the way it opened and how expensive it was. $15.99 is much easier on the pocketbook! and I like the spiral notebook style.

I've already input both kids' school schedules and my own appts. Thanks!

The Decorated House said...

Hi~
So fun to do a little catching up with you from the calendars to the cookies and then some more.
Hope you have a great holiday weekend

Jill said...

Missing your great blog! Come back to us...

Lindsey said...

Gals you would love the Jon Hart zippered agenda. It's huge with all the sections you could want. It's a bit of an investment once, but they last a lifetime and they are monogramed. You just buy a refill pack once a year!

newmom1278 said...

I'm sorry, but these look very cheesy and the designs do not have much class to them at all. I would consider many other products before picking one of these up. You make a couple of points to their function, but who wants to lug around a peechee folder like they are back in high school?