I fell in love with this binder, it's from the Martha Stewart collection at Staples.
I originally had a pink and blue binder that I purchased at Office Depot with the plastic sleeve in front to add a cover sheet but as you can see in the picture above I added a book plate on the side that I purchased for .50 at Staples (It's Martha Stewart) so I just added my cover page inside my binder and labeled the book label with "Family Binder". I put everything into sheet protectors so I don't have to print off multiple copies. I have my binder broken up into 5 different sections.
When you open the binder you will see that I have a pencil pouch that I purchased for $1 at the dollar store, I actually purchased it a while ago with no intent to use it but I figured I would need it one day so this was a win for me. It contains post- it notes, stamps, labels, highlighters, flash drive, a pen, a dry erase marker, some address labels for any out going mail I need to send, a pair of scissors (not that I really need it) and some white out (not in the case right now). I use these items pretty frequently in my binder which is why I have all of these items in there. I use the dry erase marker so I can write on the plastic sheet covers and wipe away as much as I want.
This is the cover page that I made myself. I wanted something simple and I couldn't find anything online for free.
1st section contains all of my families daily/weekly information such as important dates, school schedule, daily information and the weekly meal planners.
This is an important dates printable that I found online. I got this printable from http://www.theocdlifestyle.com/2012/05/may-challenge-household-binder-wrap-up.html and she also has other printables available for download that could also be used in a family binder.
I thought this page was really cute. I was bummed to learn that the lady who created this printable also had family binder printables available for free download last year and I missed out but she does have the awesome printables available in her Etsy shop. This particular printable is available under her free printables section right now so I would download it now in case it's no longer available. Here is the link to her page http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/p/free-printables.html
Also found in the first section of my binder is my son's school schedule so I know when all of his half days and no school days are.
Honestly I have not found a meal planner that I absolutely love but these are cute ones so I am using them until I create my own. The first meal plan I got from http://hellocuteness.com/2013/07/free-printable-weekly-dinner-planner/ and the one on the bottom is from http://everydayenchanting.com/printablemenu1/
My 3rd section contains Insurance and utility information, I do not have any fancy printable for this section but I will try and add one in this post soon.
My 4th section is where I have all my finance information. I have a couple budget printables that I use to keep my finances in order. I created my own debt payoff worksheet but I downloaded and printed the monthly budget printable from the budget mama (this is the one that you see below my debt payoff worksheet).
Well this concludes my family management binder. I also have a file storage box that I purchased from Target where I keep all of my family personal information like birth certificates, social security card, pay stubs, medical bills, school information, tax stuff........
I got one of these for $14.99 and it even came with some hanging file folders.