The Best Planning Tools for Moms

Are you a mom looking for a planning tool to help you keep your family organized and on track? Or maybe you’re already pretty organized, but want to take it up a notch — or two. Whatever the case may be, I think we can all agree that one of the most important things about any organizational tool is that it needs to be easy to use.

No one wants to spend an hour trying to figure out how something works. But we also don’t want a tool that’s so basic that it lacks the features we need.

Paper Products


For many mothers, nothing beats the simplicity of a paper planner. You can choose a basic one for around $20, or go for the top-of-the-line version for closer to $60. The biggest plus here is that you don’t need electricity or Wi-Fi to use it. You can carry it with you anywhere, and jot down notes whenever you need to.

If you’re a mom, you know that a good planner is key to your sanity. It helps you keep track of all the activities, appointments and events that come up during the year. The good news is that there are hundreds (if not thousands) of planner choices available. The bad news? There are so many planners to choose from!

The best planners for moms offer much more than just pages for you to write on. They can actually help you increase your productivity, stay organized and plan ahead. Ask around for recommendations or visit your local shop to glance at your options and see if you can narrow it down to a planner to try this year.


Many have struggled to find a paper planner that works for their style or situation. Using a journal can be a great tool for moms to help them stay organized, reflect on their experiences, and set goals for themselves and their families.

Pick a journal that is the right size and style for you. Consider whether you prefer lined or unlined pages, and whether you want a hardcover or softcover journal.

Decide what you want to use your journal for. Some moms use their journals to track their schedules and to-do lists, while others use them to reflect on their experiences as a parent.

Remember, there is no one “right” way to use a journal as a mom. The most important thing is to find a system that works for you and helps you stay organized and reflective.

Digital Apps & Tools

While some moms are content with pen-and-paper planners or wall calendars, others prefer more sophisticated tools. Digital calendars can do things that paper ones can’t, like sending reminders or syncing across multiple devices so everyone in a family has access to the same data.

Google Calendar

Google Calendar is a free tool that can help moms schedule events, appointments, and set reminders.


Trello is a great tool for moms who want to organize their to-do lists and prioritize tasks. One of the reasons I love Trello so much is that it allows me to organize ALL of my tasks and projects in one place. I’m a visual person, so I love being able to see everything laid out in front of me, but Trello also has a ton of useful features that make it easy to manage my entire life from one board.


Evernote is a note-taking app that can help moms keep track of important information, such as doctor’s appointments and school events.


Cozi is a popular family organizer app that can help moms plan and organize schedules, grocery lists, and more.

These are just a few of the many planning tools available for moms. The best tool for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences.

I don’t know about you, but I can always use a little organization in my life. Whether it’s organizing our family trips or just trying to keep track of all the various things I have to do, the new year is a great time to start using new tools to make our lives easier.


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