My name is Inez! I am a mom, blogger and social media strategist. My passion is helping moms pursue the things that make them happy whether it’s a stroll through Target alone or starting a business! Most of my days are spent chasing my dreams and my toddler but when I get some spare time, I like to go to Sephora… or take a shower!
Blog Name: For the Love of Mom
1. When did you start blogging and what made you want to start?
I have blogged off and on for years but mostly just as a way to jot down some thoughts. I really didn’t promote it much or put any effort into making it look nice. In May of 2015 at 38 weeks pregnant, I decided that I wanted to start a blog and get serious about blogging. I have wanted to be a writer since I was a little girl and I couldn’t imagine having to face my son one day and tell him I never pursued that dream. Blogging was a way for me to make that dream happen.
2. When did you first start using a paper planner?
I have used a paper planner for years. I’ve used digital as well but I feel like physically writing things down helps me stay on track so much better.
3. What planner are you using for the new year?
I am using The Happy Planner. It was the one and only thing on my Christmas list!
4. How many planners do you own?
I just have the one paper planner .
5. If more than one, what do you use each one for?
6. What is your favorite pen to write with?
I am not that picky about a pen brand. But I guess I am picky in other ways. It has to be black ink and I prefer if it has a little grip cushion… and is a click pen instead of having a cap.
7. Do you have a planning routine?
If so, please share. Yes, I do! I have major events like birthdays and holidays written out for the entire year and any time something comes up for a future date (example, a wedding or vacation), I will write it in my calendar. About two weeks before the start of a new month, I write in all the rest for that month. This includes my blog post titles and everything else I plan to do.
8. Favorite store to shop for planner goodies?
I mostly buy on Amazon but Michael’s carries Happy Planner supplies, too, which is pretty exciting to me!
9. Any recommendations / advice for someone who is just starting out in the planner community?
Make a list of the things you want to be able to do with your planner. For example, I like to be able to do pretty much everything, including jot down notes in my planner. Not all planners give you a place to do things like write daily to do lists or have a notes section. If you don’t have an idea of what you want to be able to do, you might end up being disappointed.