School starts again in three weeks, which feels like both a blessing and a curse since the new school year brings on a slew of additional tasks and things to remember. The only way for me to manage day-to-day life is to get supremely organized - and for that, I'm totally old school. I love technology and I'm happy to use my smart phone and iPad, but they simply can't replace paper and pen in some areas of my life.
Blue Sky to the rescue! The Susy Jack* Contemporary Paper line offers smart organizers designed for real moms at a reasonable price. There's the magnetic grocery checklist conveniently divided into categories (which saves me time at the grocery), the door hanger notes (LOVE!) that will replace my many post-its on the door, multi-task notebooks divided into sections (Do, Call, and Buy) with handy storage pockets, and the weekly/monthly planner that covers the school year (July 2011 to June 2012) instead of the calendar year.
Fresh, colorful, and useful. Sold in Target stores and from the Blue Sky website - but only through September, so get them while they last!