her winning comment:
I would use the What to Do When pad with my husband after the kids are asleep. That would TOTALLY help us not fight.
This is what's going to help me on my quest to become a better, more organized Naomi in 2008:
Isn't it pretty? It's the Whomi Hidden Agenda, a compact planner that features a system so ingenious, I think even I will be able to use it for more than a couple of weeks. I have a bad habit of being all gung-ho around New Year's and then falling off the wagon come springtime, but I do believe the Whomi system has the potential to make an anal-retentive supermommy out of me. It basically consists of two booklets, housed in a checkbook-like fashion. The first booklet features a monthly grid, so you look at two months worth at a time when it's open. It gives you the requisite places to keep track of contacts alphabetically but also, smartly, places to list birthdays by month and jot down "things to remember" like movies, books, restaurants, etc., which I am sure would be fantastic at the library or video store.
The bottom booklet, the Whomi weekly grid, is divided into two sections also. The upper half is for your personal schedule and the bottom half has three color-coded sections that you can attribute however you like. Moms can track all the kids, bosses can track different employees, salespeople can track different accounts, students can track classes or activities, etc. For me, it would probably be Bob/Roo/Jasper, although at this point Jasper's schedule consists mainly of breastfeed, sleep, spit-up, poop so I don't think his section will get much action.
The Clarity Agenda features the same ingenious booklet system as the Hidden Agenda, just housed in a clear vinyl case that closes with a snap instead of the flashy metallic pink pleather zipper clutch. I like to think it makes people wonder if I have a secret nightlife when I pull it out. Of the diaper bag. Umm, probably not, but if it makes me feel frisky, that's cool, right? Whomi also makes a family wall calendar I'd love to try that uses the same color-coded system as the agendas. It looks superbly useful, much better than the kitty cat one I opted for that was half off at the pet food store.
By some fickle twist of fate, I actually won a Clarity Agenda from Chief Family Officer that almost collided in the mail with my Hidden Agenda. So, in the interest of Blogger karma, I am going to pass it on.
To enter and win a Whomi Clarity Agenda ( worth $30 in hard cash but priceless in time-saving value), visit their website and comment on this post with your favorite Whomi item and how how you would use the agenda.
Entries will be accepted through January 20th and winner will be picked with random.org. US readers only, please, unless you are willing to pay for International shipping.
Make sure you leave an email address or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win! If I can't find your email, I will pick a new winner. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR BLOG PROFILE IS SET TO PUBLIC AND THAT THERE IS AN EMAIL AVAILABLE ON YOUR BLOG OR LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS ALONG WITH YOUR COMMENT!!! Only one entry/comment per person, please.
Whomi is offering a $5 rebate to Superdumb Supervillain readers on purchases of $25 or more.