Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Uncalendar, or How to Overcome "Mommy Brain"

After I had my first child 3+ years ago a midwife friend of mine told me that your brain shrinks during pregnancy and, although research indicates that you regain that lost brain function after a few months, I'm not so sure...

Now with 2 kids I feel like an important part of me is missing. Yes, my memory. It's virtually non-existent at times. And when talking to friends with young children, it's like a carousel of memory dysfunction. 

With a busy schedule, blogging, crafting, running a shop, meal-planning, church activities, birthdays, etc. to keep track of, it's a recipe for a perfect storm.

Enter the Uncalendar.

This calendar has been one of my best friends since college. It's a perfect combo of right/left brain organization. It's undated, so no matter when you start you still get a full year's use out of it.

It doesn't have times already written in, so you can adapt it to your own needs and your schedule.

 Each week has a page on the right for dates and events, and a page on the left for notes, graphs, lists, doodles, etc.

 The middle section has a year's worth of blank monthly calendars.

And the back has several more note sections, with lists, graph paper, etc.

I go back and forth each year between the full-size version (pictured above) and the 1/2-size. I like that the 1/2-size is more portable, but the extra space in the larger one is great to have as life gets busier.

Let me assure you, I'm getting nothing from the company for this post and they have no idea I'm writing this. I just really love my Uncalendar and love to share things that help me organize my life, thereby freeing me up to do the things I want to do. 

If you're interested, check them out here.

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  1. oh man - this is my personality to a T! Lists, notes, places to keep everything?! HAVE TO GET THIS.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. It's a must every year! I love my UNCALENDAR!

  3. never heard of this-thanks! i need all the help i can get with memory!!

  4. I've never seen this kind of calendar before! Neat! After all the pregnancies I've had (mom of 9 here) believe me, I practically have no brain left I need all the help that I can get! LOL Thanks for sharing! Saw you on the Serenity Now weekend blog reading :)

  5. I am always on the lookout for a decent calendar that I can keep with me. I use a calendar on the fridge, but it doesn't have room for lists, schedules, etc. Thanks for the heads up!

  6. It's amazing what a little organization can do for chaos!! :)

  7. I might have to give this one a try! I have used the BusyBodyBook for almost a year and like it, but it isn't quite perfect...This one might be!