Family Manager Hit Lists.
For monthly appointments and outside activities, I use the simple WalMart @ the office brand blank monthly calendar pad.
Next, I use a sturdy Black n' Red notebook, available at Walmart and Office Depot.
See below a closer view of how this planner cover has a foldaway compartment for regular sized sheets of paper:
When I hear of new upcoming events that my family and I may want to participate in, I jot them in on the appropriate date on the monthly pad. I later transfer the events to our online calendar so we can stay in sync. The hit lists live on the task pad, and my priorities in each department are on the first page of each category in the notebook, with pages in each category for me to write down notes and ideas ongoing.