This is a really handy tool to have, it is an Engagement Planner from Families with Purpose. I had to share this one At the Fence. I will describe the planner, but I have to let you know there is much more to their website than items to purchase. You really need to take some time and wander through their site. They have all sorts of ideas to help busy families find time for the little things. They have some crafts, science activities, family meals, holiday traditions etc. If you are looking for something to do for family night, stop in and check out this page. I am amazed by the possibilities! As a family that is full-time on the road, and very busy in churches, we often have to plan time together and one way we do it, is family night, so I appreciate new ideas. We also read together as a family, both our Bibles and old books.
For dinner ideas, hat night is one of their options. It sounds like something we might try. We have chosen missionaries and had food from the countries they are sent to, along with dressing up and reading about their country.
Anyway, on to my planner. I thought this would be a great choice as we always need calendars and planner to keep our family of 8 running smoothly. This is a 17 month Engagement Planner. It comes with 288 stickers, to help remind you of events. There is a pocket in the front inside cover where you can stick important little papers or coupons, etc. Inside the first page is a place for personal information, along with emergency information. Another page allows you to list Birthdays and Anniversaries. The main part of the planner is a weekly calendar, with an entire week on two pages. On the left hand page is a tear off grocery list, while on the right is a menu planner. The calendar is August 2010 to December 2011. In the back of the planner is a couple of pages for addresses, Baby-sitters, Children's Friends, restaurants, services, notes and emergency contacts. The planner is very useful. I am going to start filling mine in even though it won't start until August. July is flying and August will be here soon.
Now, I mentioned that Families with Purpose does have items for sale. Check out their store for a wide variety of planners, calendars, dry erase boards, dinner games, and travel games. The Mom's Plan it that I received is $14.99. So take a few minutes and browse their website. You can also sign up for their newsletter, visit their blog, or listen to their radio program. Of course you can also find them on Facebook here and Twitter here.
Families with Purpose is offering one of the Mom's Plan It Engagement Planners to the winner of this giveaway. Just think how handy this would be to have.
Mandatory Entry: Visit Families with Purpose and come back and leave a comment regarding another item you might like to try. You must complete the mandatory entry or the other entries will be removed. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 7/23 at 11:59 pm CST. I will choose the winner using random.org who will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.
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