Are you trying to balance a super busy life? 

I know I am.

I have a toddler, two jobs, a social life, play dates and appointments to attend, deadlines to adhere to and a home to run. Life is very, very busy.

Sometimes, it can be really hard to keep on top of things can’t it? But we don’t need to do it alone.

I am renowned for being forgetful; constantly being reminded about appointments when it’s too late, or realising last minute that I have a work deadline. Does this sound like you?

The one thing that keeps me organised is my ‘Busy Life Diary’. I would be absolutely lost without it.

Busy Life Diary

The Busy Life Diary was created by Busy B, a company that specialises in organisation products. The diary makes the perfect companion for busy mums, bloggers, or anyone else who is trying to navigate a slightly crazy life.

Even if you aren’t very organised by nature, this diary is amazing for keeping you on track.

Busy Life Diary

The Busy Life Diary comes in two gorgeous designs, that will make any stationary addict coo. It fits snuggly into a handbag and I love that there is an attached elasticated band to hold a pen, meaning you never have to rummage about to find one again.


Features include:

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  • Information – including spots for those all important numbers, such as nursery and work, and for details like your National Insurance number, for easy referral.
  • Dual week-by-week – left blank so they can be titled whatever you like (work/home, you/kids etc)
  • Reminders column at the side of each page – great for listing things you need to do without assigning them a day
  • Notes pages
  • Contacts page
  • Grid overview for each month – perfect for putting in quick look dates
  • Storage pocket – at the start of every quarter for storing bits and bobs

Our Verdict

This is my 5th year using the Busy Life Diary and I cannot recommend this diary enough. With helpful pages to keep you on top of every aspect of your life, it’s perfect for even the most unorganised mama.

If you’re still not sure if the Busy Life Diary is for you, then check out the ‘To Do Diary‘ and the ‘Family Diary‘ , also by Busy B, to see if either of these diaries suit your lifestyle.


How do you fancy winning your very own ‘Busy Life Diary’ by Busy B?

The beautiful people over at Busy B were kind enough to send me a diary to giveaway to one of you lucky readers!

Busy Life Diary

Simply enter the Rafflecopter competition below and the lucky winner will be contacted in due course.

Don’t forget to have a peek at the Busy B store for other great products that will help you to organise your life. You might even find some perfect gift ideas!

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If you liked this post, check out our posts ‘The Ultimate App For Busy Mums‘ and ‘3 Workouts For Busy Mums‘.

Have you ever used a Busy B product? What do you think of the Busy Life Diary? Let us know in the comments below.

*We were sent the Busy Life Diary for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and our own.



  1. Tracy Nixon
    September 23, 2016 / 7:12 am

    I use my Google to stay organised – it sends me an email early each morning to let me know what is on the agenda for the day! We also have a month to view calendar hanging in the kitchen where me and the kids add appointments, dates, birthdays etc.

  2. Tracey Peach
    September 23, 2016 / 8:49 am

    I try to stay organised using notes but I seem to have them everywhere! 🙂

  3. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    September 23, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    I have to write everything down as I’ll forget otherwise! This diary looks perfect for me

  4. Isabel O
    September 23, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    I love the pastel stripes, it’s so pretty. I think the little reminders section at the side of each page would be really useful. 🙂

  5. September 23, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Ooh I love Busy B! So pretty 🙂

  6. Kirstin Lydon
    September 24, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    I organise myself by adding reminders and appointments into the calendar on my smartphone.

  7. September 24, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    I have been trying to find the perfect diary for ages. This looks fab, just what I need 🙂

  8. cheryl hadfield
    September 24, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    I try to stay organised by making lists and adding events into my phone

  9. September 25, 2016 / 12:00 am

    This looks gorgeous and would make organisation so much easier. I also love the design. I try desperately to be organised by writing to do lists and schedules in my bullet journal. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  10. September 25, 2016 / 8:50 am

    Oh I love this, love all the little details. Must treat myself to one or win the giveaway ?

  11. Sophie Roberts
    September 25, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    This looks so lovely! Very useful indeed. I have to plan everything for the following day the night before or I just can’t function!

  12. September 25, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    I have a dairy..but I always end up forgetting to write in it! Must get organised!

    Great giveaway!

  13. Gintare Baublyte
    September 26, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    I love Busy B products! I’m using one of their planners right now! 🙂

  14. Penny-sue Wolfe
    September 26, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    These look fabulous!!

  15. the frenchie mummy
    September 26, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    Looks stunning! I love the colours x

  16. Katie
    September 28, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    What a fantastic idea, I love it. My life is busy enough but we don’t have children so I think I’d give this to my best friend. She has a very hectic life – two girls, has just become a nurse and three dogs! I struggle to make an appointment with her so she’d have no excuse with this 🙂

  17. maria blythin
    September 28, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    i write everything on chalk board the forget to look at it x

  18. laura stewart
    September 28, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    i write everything down so i dont forget

  19. A
    September 28, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    It looks great! I love the idea of including storage pockets, just in case anything needs integrating that isn’t easily affixed to paper.

  20. CLAIRE Woods
    September 28, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    I put everything in my outlook calendar online but I’d love to have a paper diary

  21. lucy higgins
    September 28, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    I like to stay organised by writing lists of things I need to do or get, I keep things in a set place e.g receipts as its a nightmare when you need to take something back and cant find it! Try to get into a good routine of doing things where possible as it helps to feel organised

  22. Alison Macdonald
    September 28, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    This looks like just what I need! I have 3 kids in different schools and as you can imagine the various out of school activities/ events!!

  23. Jennifer Toal
    September 28, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    I’m not very organised I need this to sort my life out

    September 28, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    I think I’m organised, my kids are older and I’m told I told you last week, numpty

  25. Lorraine Langham
    September 28, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    I use a combination of a personal diary, a family calendar and numerous post it notes around the kitchen! I love the look of the Busy Life diary.

  26. Chris Hall
    September 29, 2016 / 7:33 am

    As i’m knocking on a bit I have to write every thing down or I forget even at night I keep pen and paper by my bed so I can jot down notes

  27. Ruth Harwood
    September 29, 2016 / 8:29 am

    Notepad on fridge baket of important docs and regular clearout!

  28. Tee simpson
    September 29, 2016 / 10:01 am

    I try to be organised by using a calender but often forget yo put things on it. Could really do with a diary

  29. Toni Pearson
    September 29, 2016 / 11:51 am

    I have post it notes stuck everywhere….need better system.

  30. emma walters
    September 29, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    they do look fab! at the moment i have lists everywhere!!

  31. September 29, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    I love the Busy B range, their family calendar is great too. I’ve been trying my hand at bullet journalling but I need something a bit quicker and easier!

  32. Warren Jacobs
    September 29, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    I write to do lists but unfortunately that is about as far as I get with them. Also use Calender in outlook for appointments.

  33. Tina
    September 30, 2016 / 10:32 am

    I allways use somekinde of diary to sty organized.

  34. Aaron Broad
    September 30, 2016 / 10:33 am

    I try and keep a list of stuff I have to do but it’s hard to keep on top of

  35. September 30, 2016 / 10:54 am

    I can’t say the I’m very well organised, to be honest! I tend to use apps to write notes and reminders, but then it’s remembering to update them… oh dear!

  36. Allan Fullarton
    September 30, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    I try to write everything down, as i always forget!

  37. Sheri Darby
    September 30, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    I stick lots of notes on the fridge door – but sometimes they fall off

  38. Julie
    September 30, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    I’ve not used their products before but this looks like something I need in my life! If I’m not lucky enough to win then Santa will definitely be bringing me one 🙂

  39. Leanne Lunn
    October 1, 2016 / 7:02 am

    I leave little notes everywhere lol I am terrible for remembering things, this diary would be amazing for organizing my life 🙂

  40. Kate Allcock
    October 1, 2016 / 8:46 am

    Love Busy B products, I have a a Busy B notebook that I carry in my handbag to make notes plus I follow them on Pinterest where they have some fantastic organisation hacks!

  41. October 1, 2016 / 9:35 am

    Would be great as so often missing appointments. I am such a ditz at times. What a beautiful way to get organised

  42. Beky Austerberry
    October 1, 2016 / 9:50 am

    I try to stay organised by using lists and planners to keep notes. Must admit at the moment I am failing in the organisation front

  43. Lauren Old
    October 1, 2016 / 11:06 am

    I really like the colour and design of this diary

  44. Donna W
    October 1, 2016 / 11:15 am

    I’m not at all organised so this diary would be perfect for me! Having a toddler, being pregnant and working part-time could do with managing a little better.

  45. dawn f
    October 1, 2016 / 11:44 am

    with 4 kids I need all the help I can get to stay organised so this would defiantly help me on my way

  46. jo liddement
    October 1, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    This looks a neat and well organised diary and i love the reminders column at the side of each page

  47. Keith Dixon
    October 1, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    I have a large Calendar and write everything on that. Then the others can see it and see what I’m doing and add there own things.

  48. sarah kirby
    October 1, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    I have to use a diary and write lists, as I have a really bad memory. The Busy Life Diary looks ideal as everything can be kept in one place.

  49. Sarah Howard
    October 1, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    I love this diary, it would be really useful to help me plan my weeks 🙂

  50. Stephen Little
    October 1, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    Always keep an up to date diary, of course!

  51. Kim Styles
    October 1, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    I make notes and use a pin board – but I am not desperately organised

  52. Carol Boffey
    October 1, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    Great prize

  53. Rebecca Powell
    October 1, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    I love a diary that you can physically write in and this one looks perfect for me

  54. Ruth Wollerton
    October 1, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    I am totally disorganised, so this would be great. Thanks for the chance xxx

  55. Karen Barrett
    October 1, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    I have a view weekly planner, shopping lists and post it notes dotted around the house.

  56. Caroline Signey
    October 1, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    I stay organised by doing a little bit of paperwork every day, otherwise it piles up and takes forever

  57. Rebecca Nisbet
    October 1, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    i have a diary and i use the calendar on my phone, my other half laughs at how much hi live by my diary!

  58. Jo McPherson
    October 1, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    I have a diary, I have to write everything in it as my memory is like a sieve

  59. Sarah Archibald
    October 1, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    I’m really trying to stay organised, I tend to keep notes and to do lists on my phone, dates in the calendar etc, it’s all over the place and things get forgotten and overlooked, this would be perfect!

  60. Jasmine Johns
    October 1, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    I’m a nightmare i try really hard but seem to still be in chaos. I have a cork board in my kitchen with school letters pinned to it, I have a calendar underneath that with all dates for play dates, birthday party’s etc, my fridge is covered with appointment letters, I have a small board pinned up near my kettle reminding me of little things like defrosting meat for dinner, i have a diary with everything written it and i always write shopping lists.

  61. Tiffeny Brown
    October 1, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    This diary looks lovely 🙂 I currently write lists, appointments etc on pieces of paper to try and stay organised x

  62. Mary Duncan
    October 1, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    Since my little one started nursery there seems to be so many more things to keep track of, I would love this to keep track of what everyone should be doing on any particular day.

  63. Victoria Thurgood
    October 2, 2016 / 12:04 am

    Having 6 kids means i always have something on i have a notebook i use to remember

  64. kelly morgan
    October 2, 2016 / 6:41 am

    i need to organise my day-to-day life so this would be great.

  65. angela edmonds
    October 2, 2016 / 7:17 am

    I write everything on my calendar but its a bit big to carry in my handbag lol

  66. Natalie Crossan
    October 2, 2016 / 8:43 am

    I really need to get more organised xx

  67. Michelle Wild
    October 2, 2016 / 9:04 am

    I constantly make lists and cross them out when done. I even add on the things I have done and cross them out as accomplished as it makes me feel good.

  68. Rebecca Cusick
    October 2, 2016 / 9:08 am

    Love the look of this! I try to stay organised with lists. Lists of everything, even lists of lists sometimes haha

  69. Matt Brasier
    October 2, 2016 / 10:02 am

    I am totally disorganised, so this would be great!!

  70. Kayleigh
    October 2, 2016 / 10:29 am

    I have to write everything down, else I never remember what I am supposed to be doing

  71. Madeline Johns
    October 2, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Reading your blog is making me miss my hometown so much! Cornwall is such a beautiful and magical place! Best wishes, xx

  72. ElizM
    October 2, 2016 / 11:30 am

    I need a small diary to keep in my bag. Currently use my phone diary for everything but that’s no good when I’m trying to speak to someone to book an appointment at the same time!

  73. Cerys John
    October 2, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    It’s all about lists for me at the moment- I can’t function at home or in work without one!

  74. Natalie White
    October 2, 2016 / 12:01 pm

    Gorgeous colours! I have a work diary but really need one for home 🙂

  75. Ann Williams
    October 2, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Now this sounds my type of diary. I need to keep track of so many things and always use paper and pencil – technology can crash. At the beginning of the year I write in dates for birthdays, anniversaries and so on and also add a reminder the week before to ensure cards/pressies are dispatched in time. I use colour codes for bin collections and the like and then I am free to fill in the rest as and when necessary.

  76. Melanie Knight
    October 2, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    This looks like a perfect diary to keep me organised next year!

  77. Hayley Todd
    October 2, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    I love the look and style of this diary, it would really help me to keep organised and on-top of everything next year. I currently am pretty hopeless! I use a system of calendars, desk diary, notes on my phone and a small diary to make a note of birthdays, important dates, parties, appointments……and it usually happens that I write something in one, forget to transfer it to the other and then totally forget about it! This would really be the perfect diary for keeping me on the ball!

  78. Kerry Brown
    October 2, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    I have everything jotted on my calendar and on notes in my phone ?

  79. Kim M
    October 2, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    I have a To Do list for the next day – don’t always get everything done x

  80. Katie skeoch
    October 2, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    I love a paper diary & I love the style of this. It would be easy to find in my bag!

  81. Laura Harrison
    October 2, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    Use my calendar on my tablet which let’s me know when I have special dates / appointments xxx

  82. kim neville
    October 2, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    I write lists down at the moment but my son has come along before and lost a few and then I have forgotten what I need to do

  83. Tess
    October 2, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    Desperately need this and love the idea of the reminders column each day. Simple but effective.

  84. paula cheadle
    October 2, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    I need a new diary for next year because with hospital and doctor’s appiontments, and other meeting with my son so I don’t forget them

  85. Karl Borowy
    October 2, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    I use a page per day dairy that records all appointments

  86. Patricia Avery
    October 2, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    I have a calendar for long term dates but keep a week to view diary open near the back door and refer to it first thing in the morning and last thing at night. the older I get the more I need to write things down 🙁

    October 2, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    I’d love to win this for my daughter who is an avid list maker as

  88. Carly Belsey
    October 2, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    I would love this for myself as my diary is far too small to fit everything in and I rely on my calendar in the kitchen but it gets written over by my partner and his fishing trips! Thank you for the review

  89. jules eley
    October 2, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    I use a notebook to keep on top of everything and stay organized

  90. ann clements
    October 2, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    This is lovely, I always need a diary to keep on top of things

  91. Jean Vaughan
    October 2, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    At present I use my diary to keep details in as they arrive but each day for urgent things that need dealing with I put post it notes along the top of my computer, removing as each task is completed and then crossing off or ticking in my diary. An organised busy life diary sounds perfect for me, relevant pages for everything.

  92. October 2, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    It is so lovely sorted into these stripes but with 5 grand-daughters l probably need more.

  93. esme mccrubb
    October 2, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    i make lists for absolutely everything

  94. October 2, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    I use calendar, and a notepad which i carry around with me and my phone!!

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