Choosing a Planner: momAgenda Review + Giveaway

momAgenda Desktop Planners
Over the next five weeks, I’m going to be reviewing a variety of planners, calendars and to-do list systems to  give you the information you need to choose the one that works for you. With each review, I’ll also be doing a giveaway, so there are plenty of chances for you to win!

Today we’re going to be talking about the momAgenda Desktop planner. Don’t worry — for those of you who aren’t moms, or who are looking to organize other obligations, there’s also a myAgenda version that contains the same great features without the references to mom and kids.

When I first pulled the momAgenda Desktop out of the box, the first thing I noticed was the beautiful cover and solid binding. As a work-at-home mom of four little ones, I can get stuck in a rut that leaves me feeling frumpy, and sometimes it’s the little things that help pull me out of that rut. The cover is classy and gives an air of professionalism to this planner, which is a good reminder that motherhood is a serious endeavor, worthy of an investment in the tools to help us manage our home and families more efficiently!

The standout feature of the momAgenda planner is its horizontal rows, which make coordinating the activities of everyone in the family simpler and more effective. The myAgenda planner features the same great horizontal rows without the “kids” label, to give you space for coordinating school assignments, projects, meal planning or whatever obligations you’re trying to balance on a daily and weekly basis.

momAgenda Desktop Planner Page

The momAgenda planner also features additional sections, such as a list of favorite websites and space for notes on books, movies, fashion, and music as well as vacation and party planning pages and more. With a separate momEssentials pamphlet that slides out so that you can transfer it to your new planner with each new year, this planner functions as a mini home management notebook.

There are a couple of drawbacks to this planner. Most notably, because the pages are bound, there is no way to change out pages or sections to make it your own. However, as I mentioned before, the binding also makes this planner feel more solid, so it’s really a matter of deciding which is more important to you.

Secondly, it is designed for up to 4 children, so if you have more than 4, you’ll need to get creative about how to make it work for you.

This week, I’d encourage you to print out some of the planner pages and give them a try for yourself.

One lucky Organizing Your Way reader will win a pink momAgenda Desktop planner!


Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest (for a total of up to four entries):

1. Leave a comment. Do you currently have a planner? Which of the momAgenda features most appeals to you?

2. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed.

3. Become a fan of momAgenda on Facebook. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment once you’ve done so!

4. Follow @momAgenda and tweet the following on Twitter. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment once you’ve done so!

Get help choosing the right planner & enter to win a Desktop Planner from @momAgenda and @mandiehman:

(1) pink 2009-2010 momAgenda Desktop planner

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, 12/5. I’ll use to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email, and this post will be updated with their name as well!