More Time Moms Calendars

Homeschoolers can be busy people – classes and programs, field trips and clubs, appointments and lessons. Trying to keep it all straight and make sure everyone gets where they need to be when they need to be can be a challenge.

When I stumbled onto More Time Moms I was thrilled. This Canadian mom business is all about making mom lives easier with their organizers – like calendars and meal planners.

There are two family organization calendars to choose from: The Family Organizer & The Fridge Calendar. Both of these start on September 1st and cover the next 16 months until December of the following year. Included with each is a full page of stickers which you can use to mark important features like birthdays, appointments with the doctor or dentist, car tune up reminders, sports games, and other special days. {Want homeschool specific stickers?}

Getting Organized with More Time Moms

The Family Organizer

This calendar is a traditional style wall calendar with a spiral binding and a place to put in your pushpin. But instead of having the top flip up be a photo, the calendar takes the whole double page spread – with tons of writing space on each day’s square and other blank sections around the page where you can write your plans and chores for the month.

Holidays and special days are clearly marked, along with the moon phases, and there are cute little graphics around the edges of each month. I love that there are little extras too – like meal ideas and quotes. Plus there’s a little pocket inside the back cover to store anything important.

The pages of this calendar are thick and sturdy, which is handy when you have to change appointments and erase things.

I love that it’s big. With 5 kids, my husband, and myself, appointments and activities all over the place. I can make sure that everything is on the calendar. I’m a visual person, so having it clearly marked in front of my face means that I’m more likely to remember to get to the doctor’s when I’m supposed to.

The Fridge Calendar

This calendar is more of a use and toss monthly style calendar. Each of the pages has the same great detail as the one above – graphic work, holidays, moon phases, the occasional recipe, etc, but the squares are slightly smaller (but still bigger than most calendars I’ve ever used). The magnets come unattached, meaning that you aren’t obligated to put it on the fridge if you don’t want to – maybe a bulletin board would work better for you. But the magnets are heavy duty, so I know that the calendar will stay on my fridge without an issue.

More Time Moms has other great products too – like a calendar just for students, meal planners, to-do lists and note pads. I especially love the cute little sticky notes. They would make great lunch box notes if you send your kid somewhere for lunch, or just a fun way to perk up someone’s day – or to add to your calendar as an extra.

As the fall approaches, I am super excited to feel more organized with these terrific tools.

See what Shari & Tiffany thought about these calendars.

22 Comment(s)

  • by jeanine Posted August 5, 2015 12:05 pm

    to save time I try and meal plan!

  • by Freedom Posted August 5, 2015 12:27 pm

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  • by Anna Eastland Posted August 5, 2015 12:52 pm

    Having everything written down sure helps…especially if I can actually see it! I have a place more reliable to check than my mommy brain when scheduling things! And it’s satisfying to tick stuff off once it’s done…to show you on those busy days that good things are happening in the midst of the chaos!

  • by Alison Posted August 5, 2015 1:31 pm

    To save time, I like to cook double batches of family favourites – then we have an extra meal in the freezer for a busy day 🙂

  • by Monique L.S. Posted August 5, 2015 9:04 pm

    I multi-task when I can….i.e. fold laundry while watching a tv show; make several meals for the week at once.

  • by Tracy Posted August 6, 2015 10:46 am

    I set aside one night a week to plan for the week ahead -using my fridge calendar, agenda, etc.

  • by Melissa Shears Posted August 6, 2015 12:38 pm

    I try and save time by double-batch cooking…we’re a large family, so every extra bit helps! I also assign chores to each of the children to help keep the house tidy and clean. And I generally set aside some time on Sundays to meal plan and prepare a shopping list for Monday. And writing things down is a big time saver! I’ve even started putting alarms into my phone calendar to remind me when something (even the most mundane of things) needs to be done.

  • by Tamar Posted August 6, 2015 12:39 pm

    I try to avoid my computer to save time!

  • by Elena Posted August 7, 2015 2:56 pm

    I prepare as much as possible the night before work/school

  • by Susan Posted August 7, 2015 3:53 pm

    Multi-task and stay as organized as possible!

  • by Courtney Posted August 8, 2015 9:01 am

    I multitask and plan my meals for the week on Sundays

  • by Amy Heffernan Posted August 10, 2015 11:05 am

    I try and always prepare things before hand!!

  • by fatemaa Posted August 10, 2015 11:18 pm

    I set realistic goals for the day. Things get done and I feel like I’ve accomplished something at the end of the day.

  • by andrea amy Posted August 12, 2015 2:31 pm

    I keep a calendar/agenda so that I don’t forget anything

  • by Michelle B Posted August 13, 2015 7:27 pm

    I prepare lunches the night before to save time in my day.

  • by Jy Posted August 13, 2015 8:06 pm

    Have a set day every few weeks for mass baking and supper prep. Meal planning every other month.

  • by Whitney Posted August 14, 2015 11:29 am

    Love these calendars!

  • by Mandi Galovan Posted August 14, 2015 6:11 pm

    I’ve found that keeping up with the housework saves a lot of time in the long run (cleaning up dishes and the table after each meal, picking up the little things when I see them, etc)!

  • by Erin W Posted August 14, 2015 6:19 pm

    I try to save time by multitasking as much as possible! Mainly getting exercise in while playing with my daughter and doing housework.

  • by Leanne T Posted August 15, 2015 1:46 am

    I make a to do list and plan my route ahead of time to make sure that I get to everywhere I need to go in the most efficient way. I can’t stand criss crossing my path throughout the day because I’ve forgotten to do something on the other side of town 🙂

    • by LisaMarie Posted August 15, 2015 6:47 am

      I like to do that too!

  • by Jacqueline Posted August 18, 2015 3:35 pm

    I try to plan the weeks meal in advance

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