I am so excited to announce the very first giveaway here on Growing Up Homeschooled and cannot believe that it is from Home Educating Family Publishing!
The Well Planned Day
With four children, a busy husband, and a home business, I often feel like I am chasing my tail. When you add sleep deprivation (courtesy of my five month old) to the stress of the day, I easily forget important details like appointments, birthdays, and website passwords. I knew that I needed a planner but wondered if I could find one that would include everything I needed because I only have room for one planner in my Mom-purse.
The Well Planned Day was the answer to all of my issues… except maybe the sleep deprivation, but with all the handy features, I definitely will not be losing sleep due to unnecessary stress.
Focused on the homeschool teacher and mom, this planner is packed with so much, I doubt I could show you everything.
My favorite feature might be hard to pick but there are several things which I appreciate tremendously. For instance, I love that it includes space for me to chart out my household duties for the week. I cannot begin to count the number of times I have jotted this on a legal pad only to lose the legal pad. Having it inside my planner will definitely help keep me on track.
The most brilliant piece of this planner would have to be the perforated shopping lists. Instead of trying to remember what we need from the store, I can make a list right inside my planner. When I am ready to go to the store (or ready to send Bill to the store), I can just detach the list. You get six lists for each month.
What else is in this planner?
- Each month at a glance
- A weekly breakdown with space to write lesson plans
- Pages for attendance, grades, and progress reports
- Daily schedules for the teacher and each student
- Perforated chore cards and report cards
- Holiday planning including activities, gift ideas, shopping and Christmas cards
- Monthly financial budget
- Space for weekly dinner menu planning and priorities
- Monthly accountability for reading lists, field trips and bills
- Listing for important contacts
- Suggested Scripture to read each day
- Encouraging Scriptures and quotations each week
- And more!
While this planner is the most comprehensive I have personally encountered, I will be making some minor alterations to make it more functional for me.
- I will be gluing a ribbon to the back page to use as a bookmark so I can have a holding place for where we are in the year.
- I also want to attach tabs to mark where each month starts for easy flipping when I am scheduling appointments.
- A pocket inside the front and back pages would be helpful for keeping up with my coupon envelopes, but I would probably just accumulate clutter so it is probably a good thing that they are not available.
- Since I am on the internet so much, I wish it had more space for websites and passwords but I will probably just make a list and tape it onto that page.
When I first saw this planner, I knew I had to have it and now that I have it, I love it. But, before you get green with envy, remember that you can have one too!
Can’t wait? I don’t blame you! You can purchase The Well Planned Day from Home Education Family Publishing for only $24.95.
Visit the Home Educating Family Publishing website and view their other products. Come back and leave a comment to tell me what you saw and loved.
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Full Disclosure: I was provided with The Well Planned Day Planner by Home Educating Family Publishing for my personal use and one to give away. All opinions within this review are my own.
This giveaway will close on Wednesday, August 17th at 11:59 PM CST. All entries must be placed in the comment of this post to qualify. The author of this blog and Home Educating Family Publishing will not be held responsible for inerrant entries. The winner will be chosen by Random.org, will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond to the email. Lack of response will result in forfeiture and a new winner will be chosen.
This post is loving linked at the Help Momma Out Link Party and Hip Homeschool Moms Giveaway Day and Mama to 4 Blessings Super Saturday Giveaway Link Up.