If your schedule is splitting at the seams and staying on top of things is not working out, we can help. Take a look at our roundup of nifty products to keep moms organized and collected.
Every organized mama needs an amazing planner; why not try one designed specifically for busy moms? This is where the momAgenda Desktop (momagenda.com, $22) comes in. It’s available in an array of colours and prints, and it features a week-by-week view with schedule space for up to four children, a vacation planning section and a removable momEssential pamphlet so you’ll never have to rewrite your contacts, birthdays to remember and the like ever again. Now we call that convenience.
Never again shall the milk and eggs be forgotten! Instead of fiddling around with notes and magnets, hang this baby up in plain view, and it shan’t be ignored. This simple framed chalkboard (potterybarn.com, $128–$219) is a great decorative item but can also act as a family menu, memo pad and quick schedule. And if you’re really bored, it can also be a doodle pad.
A good label maker is a busy mom’s best friend. If you’re swimming in plastic containers and bins full of things you cannot quite remember, whip out this puppy. The DYMO LabelManager 280P label maker (staples.ca, $80) is small, has different font styles as well as sizes and is quite simply sent by the heavens to this good Earth. Organize cupboards, boxes, bins and files without using double-sided tape or a glue stick.
When you’re a busy mom on the go with a kid or two in tow, just carrying necessities becomes a hassle. Finding a bag that can fit it all, is easy to clean and isn’t hard on the eyes is even tougher. Cue the Petunia Pickle Bottom “City” carryall (petunia.com, $159). This bag is roomy, comes with a shoulder strap, is made in a variety of fun patterns and — this is the best part — for any mom with a baby, it has a changing station built in. That’s right; there is a detachable, unfoldable insert for diaper changing in this bag. Amazing, yes? Yes.