Get Your Act Together in 2011

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Tomorrow is a new day.

It offers a chance to turn the page on last year and its old ways. Leave behind bad habits along with the leftover Christmas wrappings and the blinking lights that no longer work.

If you find your household topsy turvy than this just might be the day to put a little order into your chaos. Put together a household notebook!

Last year when I couldn’t find a planner that worked for me, I put together one that did. I even had it spiral bound because that is easier for me to tote around with me and makes it more likely for me to use it.

Then I put together a manual for creating your own household notebook.

My ebook, Organizing Life as MOM, provides a game plan for your life as mother and home manager.

  • How do you know what to spend your time on?
  • How do you prioritize?
  • How do you keep track of a budget, housekeeping chores, and the kids?

Now is the time to get organized

Right now, you can get $2 off any purchase of $4 or more in The FishMama Shop when you use the coupon code NEWYEAR.

That means you can get Organizing Life as MOM for only $7. Remember this is a digital document; you will not receive a physical product, but you’ll have the inspiration to make your own.

What kind of organizational system do you get going at the start of the year?

About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. I keep a medical expenses tracking sheet. Keeps things in order and keeps tax time a breeze!

    My planner is great for tracking savings goals.

    I also go through my new planner and add notes to remind me to schedule doctors and dentist appointments…..

  2. What a great way to start the new year:-)

  3. This year, I bought a “mom planner” that fits into my purse. With the chaos I’m envisioning at my job this winter, it will be nice to have everything – down to dinner plans- in a conscice location. We are still working through household organization, though!

  4. KatieBee says

    I LOVE my Life as Mom planner – the best part for me has been the monthly meal planner (so easy to go in and enter everything). I make 2 copies of it – one for the family bulletin board and one for my notebook, so everyone’s informed.

    I decided to organize my planner by month, adding manila envelopes to each month for grocery receipts, other receipts, tax deductible expenses and medical expenses. Used December as my trial to see what needed to be changed around. So far, so good…

    Happy New Year, FishMama and Family! Thanks for all you do for all of us!!

  5. Alycia M says

    I enthusiastically agree with KatieBee, “I love my Life as Mom planner”. I’m still working on getting “just right” (but that may take all year! lol!) It has made organizing and updating a snap, Thanks!

  6. Joining KatieBee and AlyciaM, I completely vouch for my LifeAsMom planner. Best part, its for moms the world over.. I should know, am in India 🙂
    In fact, I think you should seriously consider expanding it into a print form but then maybe it wouldn’t be so customizable and eco-friendly 🙂

    Wishing you a wonderful new year, Jessica and family!

  7. Jessica Fisher says

    Aww, thanks, girls! That is so sweet. I am soooo glad that you’re finding it helpful. Yeah!

  8. I bought your ebook when you first released it, and finally got around to reading it on New Year’s Day. What better time? I had just written out my goals for the year (using your great form) and saw that what I needed to make each happen was to schedule it, find time for it. I knew it was time to dive into your ebook. Your introduction could have been written by me!

    Thank you for making fillable fields. I love that I can customize it for our family, though I haven’t had to change much. I am a total list lover, but the execution is my sore spot. This is the year that turns around.

    Thank you, thank you!!

  9. I used my Life As Mom ebook to make my first household notebook this year – here is where I blogged about it

    • Jessica Fisher says

      Thank you for sharing your link and photos. That made my morning! How fun! (I like it that you got it big spirals. Did you put envelope dividers in there or standard?

  10. nanasewn says

    Jessica I just ordered your book and wondered which email addy it would be sent to the one on paypal or the one that I filled in on the order form. keeping an eye out and so far not on either. thank you Sonja

  11. Stephanie says

    Do you happen to have something that I can just print off more of the monthly and weekly menu planners?

  12. Lindsay says

    Hi there! I was really interested in the organizer download. I tried to find the place to enter the NEWYEAR code at checkout but didn’t see it. Am I too late for this offer, or just not seeing it? Thanks for all the hard work you put into it to help make other mom’s lives easier 🙂

  13. Thank you!! I just purchased the book, and used a bunch of it for my planner (I call mine my brain).
    I also tend to be a bit OCD when it comes to this type of thing 😉 Which leads me to my question: are you planning on doing just a quick followup version for 2012 with the calendar pages or will I need to buy the whole thing again? I realize that is really far away, but now’s the time I’m thinking about it.
    Keep up the good work!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      @Sela, there will be an updated edition, not sure yet if it will be update and an upgrade or just the update since I hope to include more planning pages.

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