Why are your planners 17 months?

We did our research and learned that some moms plan on a school year basis (August-August), while others do their planning on a calendar year basis (January-December). We wanted to accommodate both types of moms – so momAgenda planners cover both the school year and calendar year. Doing it this way is way more environmentally efficient that doing 2 different calendar versions with 2 separate print runs! As a result, you get 5 bonus months. If you don’t need those months, use them for journaling, notes, to do lists, anything you like.

What is the difference between the momAgenda and the myAgenda?
(This refers to the bound books only.)

Overall, we designed the myAgenda for women who love the momAgenda way of organizing, especially the weekly layout and the pretty covers, but either are not moms or who do not want a calendar that identifies them as a mom on the front cover. To that end, the calendars are very similar, with the “mom” versions geared more toward moms, and the “my” versions geared more toward all women, including but not limited to moms. More specifics appear below.

Here is what they both have:

  • our unique week-at-a-view layout with space for mom and up to 4 kids
  • monthly views
  • blank lined pages
  • space for recording notes on books, movies, music, fashion, restaurants, wines, health, fitness, entertaining resources, party planning, and vacation planning
  • essentials pamphlet for recording permanent information like contact info, medical information, websites and passwords, and birthdays
  • Dimensions of large size are 7″ x 9″; dimensions of small size are 5″ x 7″
  • Here are some key differences:
  • myAgenda does not mention the word “kids” anywhere in the book
  • momAgenda has colored pages (blue, pink, purple, and green), while myAgenda has ivory pages
  • the momAgenda weekly layout includes a “dinner” planning line, while the myAgenda does not
  • myAgenda covers are metallic, momAgenda covers are not.
  • the momAgenda Mini Daily is a day on a page planner that runs August-August. The myAgenda Mini is a weekly planner that runs from August-December, like the larger versions of both.

Which product is right for me?

This is the trickiest question of all! Here are a few thoughts:

  • If you want a planner that’s portable try one of our Desktops or Minis.
  • If you are going to leave your planner at home try the Personal Portfolio or the Home Office Edition.
  • If you want something that is professional looking try the momAgenda in Charcoal Python; the myAgenda in Graphite; or Personal Portfolio or Refillable Folio Cover (with Spiral) in Shimmering Smokey Gray.
  • If you want something that will last longer than 17 months, try the Personal Portfolio (you will just need to buy refills each year after that) or the Refillable Folio with Spiral (you will just need to buy a new spiral each year after that).
  • If you want pockets in your planner, Buy the momAgenda or myAgenda Desktop or Mini, and also buy a set of coordinating pockets that adhere inside the front and back covers. They are durable and sturdy and will last for the lifetime of your planner. For built-in pockets, try the Home Office Edition or the Personal Portfolio.
  • If you are looking for a bargain buy the momAgenda or myAgenda Spiral, which has most of the same features as the Desktop versions with a lower price.

Which day planner do you use?

I switch planners every year so that I can really experience each product and learn what the pros and cons are. In the past, I have used the momAgenda Desktop, the momAgenda Mini Daily, the myAgenda Desktop, the Refillable Folio (with Spiral refill), and the Personal Portfolio.

This year, I am using the momAgenda Spiral with the Refillable Folio Cover in Pink, and I carry it everywhere with me. I also use the Home Office Edition at home; I leave it on my kitchen counter and use it to communicate with my nanny/kids/husband.

Why does your calendar week start on Monday instead of Sunday?

We did our research and learned that moms tend to view Monday as the beginning of a new week. Weekend days are lumped together as “the weekend,” and so they are easier to plan when they are next to each other on the calendar.