Which diary is best for me?
We are often asked what is the the difference between our diaries: MINI, MUMs, BIG, BLOX - so we will try and shed some light on the matter.....
MUM's Office was launched in 2006 with the original MUM's Diary. A diary designed for mums juggling family life with our unique GRID format. And just like family life the brand has evolved and we now have a smaller MUM's MINI Diary and larger formats in the BIG Family Diary and MUM's Weekly Calendar. All these products are available dated for either Calendar Year or School Year. Originally all printed in our signature Pink, we now print 3 of the cover colours in Pink and 3 in Grey.
Just as family life gets more complex we discovered our diaries were being used for more than family life. BLOX Stationery was born. Diaries based on the same GRID format but designed without any reference to kids or families so great for work, students, etc.
MINI, MUM's, BIG or BLOX ........
New for 2021 we have the BLOX SLIM Diary which is our smallest Diary and does not have a grid format.
The MUM's MINI Diary / MUM's MINI School Year Diary has 3 columns and is the smallest MUM's Office diary.
MUM's Diary (the Original) / MUM's School Year Diary has 4 columns and is the size of a penguin paperback.
The BIG Family Diary / The BIG Family School Year Diary has 5 columns and is a desk diary.
The BLOX Diary / The BLOX Academic Diary also has 3 columns but at A5 is bigger than the MINI and our original MUM's Diary and the BLOX Academic Planner is a desk diary, the same size as the BIG Family School Year Diary but with 4 columns.
In terms of calendars and planners, MUM's Weekly Calendar / MUM's Weekly School Year Calendar has 6 columns and is a weekly format and MUM's Weekly Planner is undated, again with 6 columns.
What's the difference?
The BLOX Slim Diary by BLOX Stationery is an elegant diary for the smallest of handbags. It does not have a grid format as it really is too tiny for that. What it may lack in substance it certainly doesn't lack in style, with very smart square corners and lovely silver gilt to the page edges. Designed for general use as has no reference to kids or families.
MUM's MINI Diary/ MUM's MINI School Year Diary really is mini. It is the smallest MUM's Office diary in size, has 3 columns and less pages as doesn't have all the sections for recording the children's contact information, pocket money record, etc.
MUM's Diary / MUM's School Year Diary is our original diary. It is approximately the size of a penguin paperback, has 4 columns and lots of pages to record information for all the family.
The BLOX Diary / The BLOX Academic Diary by BLOX Stationery is A5 with 3 columns, and designed for general use as have no reference to kids or families and are suitable for both men and women, particularly students and teachers.
The BIG Family Diary / The BIG Family School Year Diary has 5 columns and the same sections as MUM's Diary with an additional Children's Contact Information. This really is a desk diary.
The BLOX Academic Planner by BLOX Stationery is a large desk diary with 4 columns, and again designed for general/work use as has no reference to kids or families and is suitable for both men and women, particularly students and teachers. (Unfortunately now all sold out for 2020-21. Will definitely return in 2021-22)
MUM's Weekly Calendar / MUM's Weekly School Year Calendar has a weekly view, is A4, with 6 columns and hangs on the wall for all the family to update.
Calendar Year or School Year?
That's an easy one - do you have children at school, are you a student or teacher, do you start your year in August/September? If so the School Year Collection, dated for 13 months from August to August is great as you can set it up before the first of September to coincide with new classes/schools and there is no changing over come January 1st!
The Calendar Year range is dated for 12 months from January through to December for those who prefer it that way!