Hallooo dear DodoPadlers! Miss Peabody here!
We have a special treat today here on Miss Peabody Writes! DodoPadler Laurie is an American living in Scotland with her family. Laurie uses a Dodo Wall Acad-Pad to keep her family informed of everyone’s comings and goings throughout the week. She was happy to share some details with me of how she uses her Wall Acad-Pad along with the Save The Day reminder stickers. Here is what she has to say about her Dodo Pad:
“I hang my Dodo Wall Acad-Pad on the messageboard in the kitchen so that everyone can see it. I’ve included a couple of photos of a recent week as an example.
I use the top page for To-Do lists, and this particular week my son added his representation of a Dodo, complete with stickers for the mouth and hats on his head!
Here is a close-up of the weekly grid so you can see how I use it:
You can see that I use the first column in the grid as Today, which is for things like holidays, trash collection vs recycling collection day, or on Monday of this week our house guests were leaving that day. Then each person in the household has his or her own column, so I can see who is doing what and when all week. My kids love the Dodo stickers because they are cute and because they allow them to know what’s going on since they can’t read yet. I like that this system allows them to be a part of planning the week for the whole family and encourages organization from an early age.
In the left margin I write the dinner menus for the week so that I can plan my shopping and I never have that awful feeling of looking into the fridge at 5:30 pm wondering what to make for dinner!
I also use the Dodo Pad diary A5 Filofax insert in my Filofax, which is wonderful for adding fun to my day. In it I use the grid to block out different categories of tasks for each day: Appointments, Household (where I write my cleaning schedule), Homeschool, Work, Personal (where I record daily exercise and other goals).
I love Dodo Pad diaries because they are so fun and engaging and, they are different every single week of the year. They are proof that time management doesn’t have to be boring!”
Many thanks Laurie! It is so fascinating to see how different people use their Dodo Pads in different ways – I think the dinner menu on the left hand side is pure, but simple genius – I shall be telling cook to do the same here at Dodo Towers!
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Toodle-oo for now,