The first thing I noticed about this book is the beautiful cover. The soft spring colors reminds me a fresh start, for a fresh year. When I’m using a planner, I need it to look pretty and inviting. If its not, I’m less drawn to use it and fill it in. This cover makes the cut.
I never know what to do when it comes to planners. When it comes to mainstream planners, they just don’t fit what I need as a homeschooler. Our first year homeschooling my youngest, I made my own planner. But that was costly and super time consuming. After flipping through the Hey, Mama! Planner, I think this will be a great fit for my family’s needs.
What Is Covered In This Planner?
The Hey, Mama! Homeschool Planner puts together nearly everything a homeschooler needs to plan the year for up to 5 children. There are 188 pages of calendars, lists, forms, and charts. As a homeschooling mom of only one little one, I am still able to utilize the extra space to do even more planning!
This planner also includes 21 Devotionals for homeschool moms sprinkled throughout the planner. One page is the devotional, and on the page to the right is an area to write notes. You can journal how this devotional relates to you, Bible verses, or ideas you might have.
Do I Think Hey, Mama! Homeschool Planner Will Work For Us?
Now because the planner does not start until July, I wasn’t able to get a real chance to use it in daily life. But I did plan out our first week of July using sticky notes.
Instead of using one column per child, I used each column to represent the days of the week. Of course because I’m only homeschooling one child, this works well.
However if I had to use it for 5 children, I’m not sure I would have enough space to really express what I’d want to do for the whole week. That being said I like to record every detail. But if you are just wanting to give a brief description about what you are planning for the week, I’m sure you could fit 5 children per weekly planner.
I love that this book is spiral bound. Its lays flat on the table, which makes it easier to follow along with and write in.
One little issue I found in the planner was a typo on the November monthly view calendar. The 3rd is missing. This is something a bottle of whiteout can easily correct, but I know for some moms out there it might bother them. For us it was no big deal.
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