Do you all remember that I posted an Erin Condren Review and Giveaway a while back on 3 Boys and a Dog? Well I’m pleased to announce that I’m doing another review, and that Erin Condren is providing another $100 Gift Code for a giveaway in the M.O.O.N. Ultimate Gift Guide giveaway event. Squeeeeeeeee!
OK – I have to get this out of the way before I go any further….even if it means that ya’ll learn just how much of a dork I am. I JUST LOVE SHOPPING ON THE ERIN CONDREN WEBSITE! When you move your cursor over their logo it leaves a “burst” of little flowers and it makes the cutest little sparkly noise. I know – I get excited over the silliest things, but honest to goodness, I get the biggest kick out of it. Go ahead. You can stop right now, and head on over to Erin Condren and try it out for yourselves (remember to have your sound turned on). I’ll wait. Then come back here, and I dare ya to tell me that it wasn’t fun!
Yes – go right now….
Doo doo doo doo doo doo dooooooooooo, doo doo doo doo doo dedoodoodoodoo, doo doo doo doo doo doo dooooooooooo doo deedoodoodoodoodoo. Changing keys. Doo doo doo doo doo doo dooooooooooo, doo doo doo doo doo dedoodoodoodoo, doo doo doo doo doo doo dooooooooo, doo deedoodoo doo doo doo!
Wasn’t that fun!
This time around, I ordered a FUNctional Family (Complete System) Acrylic Clipboard
I chose the “stipes-multi” pattern and opted for the Chore Chart Pad. The other choice was the Weekly Schedule Pad. OH WAIT…here is some info direct from Erin Condren, explaining the system:
As a busy working mom, I have often struggled to keep my family organized since I am not always home to keep them on track. After many focus groups, prototypes, feedback & suggestions, I am thrilled to introduce the FUNctional Family! This organizational system is our go-to-place for tackling chores & tracking accountability, managing busy weekly schedules of school/work/sports/events, creating shopping lists and “honey do” tasks, and even a section to chart out the meals we’ll be having together each week. I have a family of four, but this system was created to manage even larger families with kids of all ages. I hope the FUNctional Family provides the tools you need to GET IT DONE, SO YOU CAN HAVE SOME FUN!
THE FUNctional FAMILY SYSTEM INCLUDES:
Acrylic Dry Erase “FUNctional Family” Clipboard
This stylish, customized clipboard is a great “home” for the FUNctional Family System. Behind the paper pads you will find a place to write down important names and numbers that would be helpful to babysitters or grandparents. If this info is permanent, go ahead and use a “Sharpie” pen. However, it’s nice to have the erasable option if cell phones or neighbors change.There is a blank section that is perfect for a quick note or instructions for a babysitter to reference “while you’re away.” The bottom columns can be used to plan out your meals for the week, but I also find myself using that space for weekly reminders or goals. Remember, this is a set of tools for YOU to customize your own system that works best for YOU. Also included, a Pen/Dry Erase marker holder! (Fits most marker sizes)
Chore Chart OR Weekly Schedule Pad
-The Chore Chart can help establish responsibility and accountability with the option of a reward at the end of each week. Since responsibilities change seasonally and sometimes weekly, you can list the various tasks/chores that need to be tackled each week. One week you might need to rake the leaves, then the next week you could need to shovel snow from your porch. Make your list, then assign a name or initial of the person responsible for the job. Once the task is completed, simply check it off. At the end of each week, your family can review the chart and decide if goals were met and rewards should be delivered!
-The Weekly schedule pad is a great place for your entire family to check in on the PLAN for the week! We all add appointments, school project deadlines, sporting events, birthday parties and anything else happening in the week. Long daily columns offer plenty of room to pack in the busiest of daily schedules, beginning with Monday and ending with Saturday and Sunday side by side so the weekend is in full view together. (This is just a smaller, more compact version of the “Oh, What a Week!” schedule pad that we offer for those that need more room to write)
Magnetic Lined List Pad
This magnetic pad is ideal for making grocery lists that everyone can add to or TO DO lists that I like to call “honey do!” These are also sold in 4 pack refills if you use them as often as I do!
ADD REWARD CARDS
Most kids are motivated by a reward! Each family will have a different idea of what is an appropriate “perk” for their children, depending on their ages and family values. My 11 year old twins always want iTunes credit or Jamba Juice after school with friends, or as my son says…”cold hard cash” since he is saving for a Lamborghini. (ha!) When they were younger, they worked toward the privilege of a sleepover with a friend or a movie night. The personalized Reward Cards are a great way to acknowledge achievements and completed tasks. You can check, initial or punch each circle until the card is complete and the Reward is achieved!
The Acrylic Clipboard measures 11.5″ tall x 17.5″ wide.
The Chore Chart/Schedule Pad contains 26 sheets and measures 8.5″ tall x 11.625″ wide.
The Magnetic Lined List Pad contains 26 sheets and measures 8.5″ tall x 4″ wide.
The (optional) Reward Cards contain 30 cards per child and measure 3.5″ wide x 2″ tall.
The (optional) Acrylic Easel measures 5″ wide x 7″ tall, with a 4.25″ opening.
Personalizing the Clipboard was really easy, and I can’t wait for it to arrive, so that I can show it to you all. I’ll have photos and I’ll be telling you about the cool acrylic stand that I got to go with it AND I’ll tell you a little secret about who I got it for, and the method behind “my madness”.
Ooooooooooh, I have you under my spell now. You’re hanging on to your seats in anticipation. SO, keep your eyes peeled because I’m going to be posting it along with the GIVEAWAY!!!!!