Monday, August 2, 2010

Do It All Mom Calendar and Do It All Mom Planner Product Review & Giveaway

Do It All Mom Calendar
Do It All Mom Planner












Product Review 
The easiest way for a busy mom, who is trying to do it all, to reduce her stress level is to be a good planner. When you are faced with the task of coordinating schedules for everyone in the family it can be overwhelming - especially if you have school-age children who are involved in a variety of sports and extra-curricular activities! As a mom who is trying to juggle my schedule, my husband's schedule, and the schedule of two active little boys; I was thrilled when Orange Circle Studio approached me about doing a product review for their Do It All Mom Calendar & Do It All Mom Planner.

When I received this product I was so excited. I, like many moms today, use the calendar on my phone to schedule my family's many activities, doctor appointments, and school schedules. However, with two young children and a husband always asking me when this game is scheduled, or what time does that activity start, I like to keep a physical calendar hung up in our kitchen for everyone to see. The Do It All Mom Calendar is not only a fabulous visual aid to my family's hectic schedule, but it is also a very practical and efficient way for my family to stay organized.

The Do It All Mom Calendar is a 17 month calendar (August 2010 - December 2011) - perfect for a mom, planning around her children's school year. In addition to the awesome graphics and design, this calendar is magnetized! It can be hung up on the refrigerator so there is no need to get out a hammer and nail to pound a hole into the wall - like you must do with other calendars. It comes with a pen, and a built-in pen holder(!), so when you need to write something down you won't have to search the junk draw for a writing utensil.

The calendar is designed with extra large grids for posting everyone's schedule. In addition there is a fold-out wing flap, where you can write down everyone's name. Each family member has their own grid-line on the calendar so there is no need to write initials or names next to each event. Also, there is a pocket so busy moms can stash those field trip permission slips, sports signed-up paperworks, or important school notifications - no more hunting and search for that piece of paper you know you stashed somewhere safe.

Finally, my favorite part of the Do It All Mom Calendar, is the 225 stickers that come with it to indicate holiday's, doctor appts, dentist appts, vet appts for the family pet, anniversaries, family outings/events/vacations, birthdays, parties, school-related activities, carpools, sports games/practices, and even blank stickers in case anything was overlooked!

The Do It All Mom Planner is just as awesome! The planner is also a 17 month planner from August 2010 through December 2011. It comes with 288 stickers to note the various events and activities listed above. In addition, it comes with 60 tear-off grocery/to-do lists.There is a handy-dandy storage pocket in front for the odd and end receipts, coupons, and other papers you need to store. An elastic band to securely closes the planner.

Promotional Deal
Orange Circle Studio is offering a 20% discount for any of their unique products if you "like" Orange Circle on Facebook. You will receive a promotional code after becoming a fan of the page.

Giveaway
There will be two winners. One winner for the Do It All Mom Calendar and one winner for the Do It All Mom Planner. You may enter to win both. Each comment left on this blog post (as described below) is counted as one entry for one of the two products. ie. If you are entering to win both the Calendar and the Planner, please comment separately for each items' entries. You will be able to enter up to 8 times using a combination of the below entry methods. Each comment = 1 entry.

The contest will run from Monday August 2nd through Sunday August 8th and the winners will be announced on August 9th. In addition, the winners will be notified via email so if there is any doubt that I may not have your email address, please leave it in one of your entry comments. Winners will be randomly drawn - I will have my boys draw a name out of a hat for each prize.

Mandatory Entry: Comment on this post and tell me why you like the Calendar or Planner and how it can help your family to organize and plan for your busy schedule.

Additional Entries: You will receive an additional entry for each of the following; 1) Follow A New Breed of Mom with Google Friend Connect. 2) Follow me on Twitter @NewBreedMama. 3) Like A New Breed of Mom on Facebook. 4) Grab my badge and post it on your blog. 5) Vote for A New Breed of Mom on Top Mommy Blogs. 6) Vote for A New Breed of Mom on Picket Fence Blogs.





31 comments:

MamaOnDaGo said...

Never too organized. No such thing in the mommy world. Two working parents with two crazy kids, we could use some help

Melissa said...

Love the planner and calender. Girly but not overly so.

Can come in very useful!

Thanks for the contest :)

oola said...

LOVE the calendar...with my daughter joining her brother in school this September & both of them w/extracurricular activities, it would be so useful for keeping things straight!

lhemmons (at) gmail.com

Jessi said...

I am a sucker for calendars. Me likey!!! Great giveaway, mama!

Jessi said...

I'd never get anything done if I didn't have my planner. I want one. I've totally got my fingers crossed.

Jessi said...

I follow you on twitter!

Jessi said...

Google friend connect...heck yeah!

Jessi said...

You bet the New Breed badge is on Mama's Got Flair!

Jessi said...

I follow you on Facebook!

Jessi said...

I voted you up on Picket Fence!

Jessi said...

I voted you up on Top Mommy Blogs! Woot to the Lindsay!

Tracy said...

Seems like an awesome planner. Anything that helps organize something is always a useful tool. How would one go about getting this product besides commenting in your comment box?

Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli said...

I use a very similar calendar made by a Canadian company. Love it.
Good reminder, I'll need to pick up a new one.

New Breed Mama said...

Glad everyone likes The Do It All Mom Calendar and Planner as much as I do!

Tracy: The Calendar and Planner can also be order off the Orange Circle Studio website. There is a clickable link in this post or here is the url. http://www.orangecirclestudio.com/

Kristin: This type of calendar and planner is awesome! Why don't you enter the giveaway instead of paying for one?! ;)

mommytojenna said...

I love calendars and mine is falling apart - this looks great

mommytojenna said...

planner looks like it's small enough to carry around but big enough to be usable :)

mommytojenna said...

follow you on google connect

mommytojenna said...

following on twitter @melrose520

Lindsey Muth said...

Ooh, they both look great but I would reallllly love the planner! It is so cute and portable so I could take it everywhere and hopefully get my act together just a "bit" more :) Because I could really use it!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

Lindsey Muth said...

I follow you w/ GFC!

ps my email is lindseymuth at gmail dot com

Lindsey Muth said...

I already LOVE tweeting w/ you on Twitter! I'm @OttosMomBlogs and I'm a long time follower :)

Lindsey Muth said...

I voted for you on top mommy blogs earlier this morning when I clicked this link but it took me all day to get back here and enter my comments! :)

lindseymuth at gmail dot com

xo

Erica said...

I like them both, but the calendar is more my speed!

Erica said...

I follow you on Twitter already. Just followed you on Facebook and Google connect. email is ebatte at gmail.com

julie said...

I love them both, but the planner is more me! I LOVE having a planner, being organized, and being a mom makes that job difficult sometimes!

Mary said...

Like the look of the calendar. I always LOVE anything with stickers! I follow you on Twitter @gizzardgoop

Mary said...

The planner looks like it would fit easily in my purse. It would be nice to have a traveling organizer. :) I follow you on Twitter @gizzardgoop

julie said...

I follow you with GFC!

julie said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Sadie said...

I follow you on twitter

Sadie said...

i like ANBoM on facebook

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