Do you know where your child’s school supply list is? How about your neighbor’s phone number? The date of your car’s last oil change?
If the answer is no, don’t be embarrassed. Get advice from a guru. Pam Socolow, an organizer entrepreneur and mom of two from Mount Kisco, will give tips at 6:30 tonight at the Barnes & Noble on Route 6 in Mohegan Lake.
The talk comes as the bookseller publishes a new version of “Pam Socolow’s Family Facts: Family Life Organizer & Planner.” With a three-year calendar starting in September 2007, the oversized planner has room for a boggling array of household data – even the paint color in the foyer.
This is Socolow’s second year with Barnes & Noble, which is also publishing extensions of the Family Facts’ brand with a “Recipe Organizer and Party Planner” and a “Family Facts On-the-Go” purse-sized version. The full-sized organizers are $19.95 and the mini is $14.95.
Jennifer Boudinot, an associate editor at Barnes & Noble who has worked closely with Socolow, said it’s clear the organizers were created by a mom. “Besides developing a unique way to go about these things, she brings a lot of enthusiasm to the table,” Boudinot said. “She’s always coming out with fresh ideas.”
Everyone working on the project has been sold on the organizers, Boudinot said. “The designer and editorial director have started taking them home and using them,” she said.