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Need a Day Planner? Local Moms Share Their Favorites!

Getting more organized always makes the top 10 list of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. While technology has made it easier to take our calendars with us no matter where we go…as long as we have our smartphones…nothing quite beats being able to flip through the pages of a paper calendar. If you haven’t yet purchased your new day planner for 2017, we’re here to help! We asked local moms to share their favorites to help guide you to find the planner that fits your daily needs.



Simplified Planner by Emily LeySimplified Planner by Emily Ley:

We love the Simplified Planner because it truly feels like it was designed with the busy mom in mind. It was created by Tampa mom, Emily Ley. If a daily planner is too much, you can also check out her weekly planners which are equally as beautiful. The Simplified Planner is $58. The Weekly Planner is on sale (as of Thursday, December 29) for $40. She also has a line designed with the gentleman in mind, Dapperdesk and a The Home Base Binder to help you keep household responsibilities organized. Read our Q & A with Emily as she shares her tips on organization.




Blue Sky:

Blue Sky calendars and planners are beautiful and economical. Prices start at about $11.99 for a pocket sized calendar to $24.99 for a full sized planner. You can find Blue Sky products at most Target stores, but if you want to find a wide selection, visit You can also design a planner, personalized just for you! Use discount code: BSP-HJKAU




Plum Paper: 

Create a planner personalized just for you! We love the variety of options and add-ons offered by Plum Paper. It’s equally as awesome to know each planner is handmade just for you.


Erin Condren Planners and CalendarsErin Condren:

Erin Condren’s line of personlized planners, calendars, stationary and more truly offers something for everybody. Whether you are planning a wedding or even just trying to map out your family’s week, you can create a product that is customized for your unique needs. is offering a 20% discount on most products through 1/1/2017.


preview-full-hapev-18calendarCoton Colors Dry Erase Wall Calendar:

The Coton Colors Happy Everything dry erase magnetic wall calendar is a beautiful way to keep the family organized! The calendar includes interchangeable monthly attachments. Prices start at $104.95 for the 18-in wall calendar to $159.95 for the 34 inch x 30 inch wall calendar. You can also purchase additional magnets to mark special occasions like holidays and birthdays. A regular dry erase calendar is also a good option so everyone can keep an eye on the monthly schedule!


Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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