"A homemaker's life consists of innumerable details. Appointments, church activities, school schedules, and homemaking in general, repeatedly call for our time and attention. A planner and a pencil assist you in shaping these details into a written plan while freeing your mind at the same time. As you see these items eliminated one by one, you will enjoy the satisfying feeling of accomplishment."
By nature, I am a list maker, checker and rejoicer. I love making sure my ducks are all in a row. The Daily Planner from Sue Hooley helps keep me on top of my to-do's and must-do's.
"The Daily Planner was designed by Sue Hooley, wife of Dan for 23 years and mother to six lovely children ages 4-20. It was developed after several years of motherhood and homemaking. Sue understood that a homemaker's day can rarely be scheduled and structured the same as the one before - not every task can fit neatly into the time-slot allotted by other planners."
Daily Planner is divided into these sections:
Dates to Remember
Yearly Calendar for present and coming year
Two-page Monthly layout
Two-page Weekly layout with Task List and Menu planning
Task and Project Lists planning pages
I was so excited to receive both the 2014 and 2015 planners to review. Immediately I put this beautiful, faith-filled planner in pretty purple hues to work!
First, I marked all my "days of infamy" (i.e. family birthdays ) on the 2014 Dates to Remember Page.
Then I used the Mini Calendar to help keep track of our school days - 180 in all!
On the monthly Calendar pages I marked down all my appointments, co-op meetings, Mom's Night Out, practices and more...
And then my FAVORITE part of the planner - the Weekly Schedule complete with ample room to write and make a Task List (aka burning hot must-do's). I really like this feature because at the beginning of the week I can jot down those things that must get done. I limit it to just the lines available...and then portion this list out through the week. Many times I "hijack" the Menu box for my daily "to-do's".
Other nice features are the Proverbs provided on these weekly pages and clipable corner that is cut away when that week is completed. This enables the user to find their place easily in the planner. Did I mention the sturdy spiral bound design that lies flat when opened?
The sections for Tasks and Projects are filled with plenty of lined papers just waiting to be filled with brainstorming and detailed facts. Plus the Shopping Lists section boasts 18 pages of 3 lists per page!
I have really enjoyed using this as a "Mom Planner". It fits easily into my purse, is durable and travels well.
"Consult your planner often. At first it may feel like a new shoe, stiff at the beginning, but the more it is used, the more you will like it. It will help you to wisely schedule what is good for you and your family, always taking into consideration your healthy, ability and stage of life. It will be a friend that helps you remember and you will be rewarded with a feeling of satisfaction when even the simplest of jobs have been completed."
The Daily Planner is definitely a friend to me. I am quite content to continue using it and look forward to next year's planner done up in beautiful hues of yellow/brown and in the same easy to use format!
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I received the above item to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.