Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Family Planner

If you don't already have a family planner.... YOU NEED ONE! {in my humble opinion} :)

I got these super cool planner pages for free from Prepared Not Scared and they literally changed my life!

(To get the free printable pages COURTESY OF PREPARED NOT SCARED  CLICK HERE

Why have a household planner?
I'll give you 2 good reasons!
1- It'll help you get organized and then STAY organized!
2- It'll  help your house run smoother and will enable your spouse, babysitter, or nanny to take over and run your household like you run it in your absense. 

Every household planner should be divided into at least 4 sections:
Cleaning {your weekly, monthly, and yearly cleaning schedule}
Cooking {Menu planning, recipe ideas, shopping list, coupon section, etc}
Planning {daily, weekly, and monthly planning.}
Basic Info {authorization papers, goals, babysitter info, family dr & medical info, etc} ***Think of how beneficial it would be to your family to have medical release forms, list of allergies, important medical information, and Dr/Dentist apt schedules and phone numbers in one place! {not to be confused with birth certs and other vitals... as those belong in a fireproof safe} If something were ever to happen to you or if a medical emergency arose while you were on vacation and grandma was watching tending the kids ALL that info would be at her fingertips. INCLUDING medical release forms!  
{something to think about}

and if you have kids or pets I suggest a section for them as well.

I also have a section for each of my kids. It includes:
*a page about their personal information (current sizes, etc)
*and a folder which holds loose papers that pertain to them such as soccer schedules, school forms, etc.

I also keep a folder to hold MY loose papers
{like the stickers I use for my kid's reading logs}



You could also add a:
finances section
and/or a
Contacts & phone numbers section.
I also have a blog section where I keep track of ideas and such.
Divide all your sections up with tabbed dividers.
and FILL the sections up with the following printables:



To get the original ones displayed above go to Prepared Not Scared!!

I revised her idea with a different font and changed it to fit my families needs. You can access those below.

CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT:


 


If you like the above mentioned printables.. Check these out too:

These Family Council & Child Personal Interviews are a great addition to any Family Planner. Heck, they're great even if you DON'T have a planner!





Or how about these free chore cards! They fit perfectly into baseball card protector sheets. Each of my kids has their own "Responsibility Binders" which includes a "Chores" section with their assigned chores broken up by day. There is also a Responsibilities section, Planning section, Reading Logs, and Independence List.- Which is an age appropriate list of things to learn so they are fully functioning, CAPABLE adults by they time they leave your nest)  (to read more about how and why I do my chores this way click here) It's a great way to take the Chore Charts OFF the wall/fridge/counter and into a nice organized binder... which coincidentally enough also teaches them planning and organizing skills!


If you can't get any of these printables to download (you shouldn't have a problem... but just in case) feel free to email me (email is at the top under Contact Me) and I will email the PDF's to you direct.


62 comments:

  1. I love my home planner but plan to redo it pretty soon...Ready for a change and something fresh. LOVE this post. Thanks for it!

    Meghan
    www.thetuckerstaketennessee.com

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  2. I LOVE the planning page in the first picture at the top. Can you tell me where to find it? Thanks!
    Sarah

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    1. Im having problems downloading the days of the weeks. Can you tell me an easier way to be able to print them up.

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    2. Anonymous- Contact me via email (professorpoppins AT gmail) and I'll email them to you directly

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  3. Thank you for the links I am just getting one started and this helps alot. Now I just need to add my own spin on things.
    Katrina
    www.afloat-in-the-deepblue.blogspot.com
    www.loopyladies.etsy.com

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  4. I too am with Sarah... Would LOVE to be able to print out the planning pages from the first pic. Love the yellow/pink together :)

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  6. Thanks! This is "Miss Poppins" by the way. So to answer your q's..... I LOVE those pages too!! My entire world revolves around my planner and those pages. So the link where I got them from is dead. I got them from Preparednotscared.blogspot.com but she recently moved all her files over to MediaFire and I couldn't find her "Daykeeper" pages anywhere! So I've emailed her and asked where they went. When she gets back to me I'll be sure to post the link to where you can print them off.

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  7. I found it! Yay! http://www.mediafire.com/?nbq7isnkats1hsw It has all 7 days plus a chart-ish thing combining the entire week... Hope this helps! Just in case that link doesn't work... It's in "Folder 2" on her site, Preparednotscared.blogspot.com :-)

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  8. That Mediafire link goes to a folder with other files like "bank account information" -- hope it's protected!!!

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  9. Thanks for linking to my blog calendar. Great ideas here!

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  10. Great idea! I'm not a stay at home mom (actually just got married and working on an M.B.A.) but as soon as I saw this, I decided to make my own rendition of it! If you'd like to see it, you can check it out on my 'organization' pinterest board here: http://pinterest.com/pin/523750906/

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  11. Thanks for the links! If you don't want to host with scribd, you can use google docs to host everything (no ads, no log in, and more control). Each document will have a web address, and you can just link to the document address. Easy peasy!

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  12. just saw this. love your binder

    i made a huge list of printables for this on my blog: http://1stdayofmynewlife.blogspot.com/2011/01/home-management-binder-printables.html

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  13. Do you know when the 2012 calenders are going to be available? or are they and I can't just find them?

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  14. Great resources. I also have a free printable blog planner if you want to link to it :)

    http://www.mommywords.com/2011/11/weekly-blog-planner-free-printable/

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  15. thank you! I found these on pinterest! your blog is super informative and to the point. Im the new kid of the blogs and i am your most recent follower! follow me if you like what you see (im still working on the design). Happy thanksgiving and lots of bisous

    http://bisouslife.blogspot.com/

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  16. I just found this post on Pinterest. Thanks for putting all this together in one spot. I have been meaning to make a household binder for sooo long - this will help me get a good start!

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  17. Are you using a dry erase marker on the protective cover sheets? If so, does that stay well and not smear? Great idea to keep from printing off so many pages!

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  18. Tammy- I am using WET Erase Markers. They are like Dry Erase only they have to be washed off with water. They work GREAT! The writing stays on until I use a wet rag to wash it off.

    Kcarden- I am patiently waiting for the 2012 ones as well. Last year she didn't post the 2011 ones until right after Christmas so hopefully we'll get them around the same time.

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  19. To make a PDF....create your document in Microsoft word, then go to save it. Select "Save as" and scroll through the options until you see "PDF or XPS." Select this option, name it and publish it. It is that easy.

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  20. I started reading this and thought, we never do anything, why would I need this. But it is more than just appointments and such right? I am so a fly by the seat of my pants gal, perhaps this would help me not drive my husband insane.

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  21. I dowloaded this and it ruined my entire computer. don't do it!

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  22. Singergrrl... which link did you click on so I can remove it? Obviously I don't want to have a link to a virus on my blog

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  23. Hi! Great links. I have a 2012 Calendar Printable and a Weekly Blog Planner Printable. Hopefully people will find them helpful! http://www.mommywords.com/2011/12/monthly-2012-calendar-free-printable/

    http://www.mommywords.com/2011/11/weekly-blog-planner-free-printable/

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  24. Great post!! I linked up in my recent post about my family organization binder:

    http://ministrymomma.com/2012/01/13/keeping-a-family-organization-binder/

    JulieAnn @ ministrymomma.com

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  25. Oh my goodness. Thank you for sharing thenlink to,the free printables. You just revolutionized my classroom!!! :) P.S. do you have a pc or a Mac? For the PDF help. If you have a Mac, when you click save as, there's a drop down at the bottom where you can save your Word docs as different types of files....including a PDF. ;)

    http://littlemissglamourgoestokindergarten.blogspot.com

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  26. Very nice. Thanks for sharing all the links. There must be something in the air because it seems we are all working to get our proverbial "ducks in a row". :)
    I have several simple planner pages that I have used in my own home manager for years. Feel free to check them out here if you are interested: http://proverbs22-6academy.com/category/freebie/home-manager-printables/

    Thanks again for a nice post.

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  27. I love this and am excited to make it! What I can't figure out is how you typed on the page? When I open it, it is a PDF file and I can't type on it.

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    1. She probably "locked" them so they can't be edited... Meant mostly for printing then using pen/dry erase, ect.

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  28. Thank you for this! I was just looking for more printables for the blogging section of my binder.

    About adding a PDF: I just found this post a few weeks ago, and it totally explains how to do it! http://www.askannamoseley.com/2012/03/adding-document-to-blog-post.html After reading, I found out you can also do the same thing with Google Docs, but I've been using Adobe Acrobat instead.

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  29. can you just make me one so i dont have to????? I would so pay for it!

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  30. Hi!
    Thank you so much for this! I clicked on the entire binder link but the pages ar all in english and I need it in french... Do you have an idea?

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  31. Great!

    http://blowarainbow.blogspot.com/

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  32. I had a planner when I stayed at home that was almost exactly like this but then we stopped using it. I work full-time now and really, REALLY need to revamp ours in order to get through this next year smoothly. Thanks!

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  33. i clicked on the day file (3rd one down) and it started showing all these different "virus" pop ups that went away once I closed all my tabs but still not something im willing to try again.

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  34. I love my family planner. It was one of the best things I have put together for us! Thanks for sharing some more cool printables

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  35. This is amazing such a help just what I have been looking for to keep my family that is getting older and starting new adventures and my husband who travels a lot along with my homeschooling schedule all together and keep us all on track:) Thanks so much Ladies and Miss Poppins for all you ideas and shares of pages to print. You are the best!!!

    Heather

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  36. You can put your daily sheets in plastic page protectors and use white board markers to write on the page protectors so you dont have to keep printing out pages every day/week. I use this method a TON in my classroom!

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  37. I love organizing. I use a notebook but am thinking about updating to a binder. Thank you so much for your post.

    Cody
    http://solemnsound.blogspot.com/

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  38. Thank you for sharing all of your hard work :)

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  39. This is such a great idea and very cute!! What a help for busy moms like us!! allthingswithpurpose.com

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  40. Never had an official organizer or planner that I've kept up with fit more than a week! I've always had little papers or "lists" for whatever. I have 8 children and I'm so tired of feeling unorganized and "messy".... This looks like the most awesome idea for keeping things in order! I'm exited to get mine started!

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  41. Love this! I've gotten out of the habit of the family binder in my last move. But I'm re- inspired now!!! And totally feel justified for being a freak organiser in the past. Thanks!!!

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  42. I've been needing to get things organized - I'm so glad you wrote this! It was just the kick in the pants I needed!

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  43. Did you ever find the link for the planner pages? Thank you!
    Ky

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  44. Thank you soooooooooo much for this!! Getting organized asap :)
    Stevie
    http://mommyofonesweetgirl.blogspot.com/

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  45. Here is step by step instructions on adding a clickable pdf link or hyperlink. http://www.ehow.com/how_7452220_create-acrobat-8.html
    hope this is useful, love your blog.

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  46. Thank you. These are very helpful

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  47. I can't seem to get the Yummy Family Favs or Blog Ideas Organizer to open properly :(( Let me know how else I can access these if possible. I would love to add them to my home management binder!! Thanks for all the other links as well!!

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  48. Great post, thank you! New fan, found you from a re-link on Facebook. I keep meaning to put together a family binder, now that I have a baby and my blog is really amping up, but I just keep forgetting.

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  49. I've been meaning to revamp my old family binder, but never got around to doing it. And that's what I'm doing now! :) Thank you for this great info organized all in one place - it's been a huge help!

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  50. Great family planner.....i adore those ideas! Cleaning Service

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  51. I love your ideas, but when I tried to use the links, it put spyware on my computer. Yikes!

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    1. I apologize for that! This post went viral and when that happens spammers and autobots mess with your links. I've removed the infected links and will update them with new ones shortly. The remaining links are all spy-ware free
      Thanks for the heads up!
      -Poppins

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  52. Hi this is Jennifer from Multi-tasking mamma, I LOVE this idea. Super organized and very neatly done, Great job and I can't wait to use it!

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  53. Has anyone been able to print off any of the free printables? I tried to print off the planners but could not figure out how to do so. I emailed for the copies and haven't heard back yet so thought I'd ask here for directions from anyone who has been able to do so. Thanks!

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  54. I love the Wonder-woman pictures. My husband used to call me that.

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  55. Is there anyway you can email me the pages, I cant download.

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