Want to know how to be an organized mom? Erin Condren created my new secret weapon to being a multi-tasking queen. It is the Erin Condren life planner! Bye bye post it’s and a brain filled with 20 things to remember for each of my kids.
Please note that I was gifted the Erin Condren planner in this post without any need to post. All thoughts and opinions are honest an my own.
I’m a paper and pencil kinda girl… I mean, I love my technology but often times technology makes me feel like I have MORE on my to do list, rather than less. What is it about the act of writing things down that can sometimes soothe the mind?
I received my Erin Condren journal last year thanks to the kind folks at Erin Condren! I had seen these planners around for a long time and it always caught my interest. I have always been a planner girl, all the way since middle school when our school gave us something called a binder reminder. It was provided for the benefit of helping children remembering to do their homework for multiple subjects, but it soon became my life planner. I couldn’t believe how organized life felt with a daily planner.
For the past few years I have been using a MomAgenda planner and it was really great. It worked well for my purpose, the only thing it was lacking was a pop of color. This year I tried an Erin Condren life planner and I have to say, I LOVED it.
I got one Erin Condren Horizontal planner and one Erin Condren Vertical planner with the intention of using them for different purposes.
The horizontal planner was to be used for journaling and memory keeping. I need that peace at night. I need that time to reflect on my day, to absorb my thoughts and feelings and to be able to remember small snippets of my day that could easily be forgotten. Throw in some fun picture printers like this sticker printer or this polaroid camera and some fun pens and you’re good to go!
Learn how to journal with the Erin Condren planner here, but for now let’s go back to learning how to become a multi-tasking queen.
I previously spoke about this planner in the family gift ideas post because I do believe it encourages family togetherness… just make sure to slot in special activities to do together.
Erin Condren Life Planner
When searching for a life planner, I needed to make sure that I had something that could be adaptable to my particular needs. I need my daily planner to organize my personal life, my kids activities and my blogs daily to do list. Plus, I needed space to work out my meals in advance. It’s always helpful to know what to cook each day of the week and makes me a lot more productive.
My absolute favorite pages are the monthly planner pages… the ones that you can see your calendar at a glance. I think that if I just had a monthly calendar, that could be all I need in a planner. Sure, the daily planner pages are used a lot too… but this month at a glance is everything for me, especially when it is completely filled to the brim!
When using my daily planner I prefer to use my FAVORITE erasable pens and erasable markers. This is so helpful so as not to life any pen scratches in your Erin Condren life planner because you’ve changed or re-scheduled something.
I have a million packs of these at home and am always buying more. They have been a game changer for my mom life!
At the back of each month, there is this blank page with circles. I use that to write out which books I have read for the month.
Size wise, the Erin Condren planner is portable enough especially when you add the sleeve/bag.
I love that the planners can be personalized, come in a variety of different styles including a rose gold planner too! The coils can be different colors, which is always a pretty change.
Erin Condren life planners come with
- monthly quotes
- dividers in the journal
- extra blank pages
- planner stickers
- year at a glance page
- monthly at a glance pages
- and more!
Have you seen their teacher planners? They are AMAZING too!! What a special gift that would be, to give to a sweet teacher in your life.
What to buy from Erin Condren
Here is what I would get if making a first time purchase:
- A horizontal or vertical planner – I prefer the vertical planner for my needs.
- Planner Folio
Erin Condren Coupon Codes
If you are like me, before you make any purchase, you search online for coupon codes. I will be updating this section whenever I see a new Erin Condren coupon code.
Current coupon codes: Use Coupon Code ECTREAT2018 for 20% off sitewide!
Have you ever used a daily planner? Do you prefer paper or tech based planners?