I’m not perfect. 

I just wanted to let y’all know that up front. 

I’m also kind of a “space cadet” — I tend to forget things pretty quickly and easily, and I mind-dump more than I care to admit. 

So, with the move and everything, I’d forgotten that I still had things that I needed for homeschooling. I remembered the big things. I needed the student sheets and teacher’s manual for My Father’s World. I needed my daughter’s activity book for LLATL. I need their math curriculum.

I forgot to make a list of all the books I’d need to go along with LLATL. 

So, we’re taking an impromptu break this week (not the whole week, just until the books get here), since I don’t have everything we need for the week. 

You would think, with a planner, that I would have everything ready to go, but, as I said, I’m not perfect. 

So, hopefully your week is going better than mine. 🙂


Organizing: Homeschool Planner

This school year, I’ve tried the Well-Planned Day planner AND the Erin Condren Teacher Planner. Both of them ended up being total flops. The Well-Planned Day planner, as beautiful as it is, was too much for me. I don’t need my homeschool planner to have as much stuff in it as the planner did. The Erin Condren planner just wasn’t useable for a homeschool setting, and as pretty as it was, I found myself just never using it.

Before my baby was born (in February) — I made my own planner using the ARC system from Staples.

I fell in love.

But, I’m quickly finding out that I don’t have as much time on my hands as I thought I would, and I don’t have time to continually print out my own pages, punch them, design them, etc. etc.

So, this year, I went with the Simple Plan planner. I think I’ve found homeschool planner peace with this one.

Instead of just posting a bunch of different pictures, I’m going to show you my youtube video of both of my planners, because YES I will still be using the ARC system (it’s so great) — but not for planning out our days, but doing other things with instead. I’ll do another video when I figure out what that function is.

The first video is my original ARC planner system.

The next video is about the Simple Plan Planner, which I got from Mardel.