Apr 122016
 
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waste time wiselySome parents obsess about finding the perfect planner for their homeschool.  I was not one of them until I realized how many hours I have wasted on Google trying unsuccessfully to find the perfect planner.

When it comes to planning there is no one size fits all solution.  Some mothers want one planner to unite them all incorporating not only lesson planning but family budgets, meal planning, shopping lists, appointments, etc.   Even those that want a strictly teacher’s planner won’t find a one size fits all solution.

Because most planners on the market had more bells and whistles than I wanted, I sought out to make my own from a mix and match of templates, despite there being many choices available even that was a bust.

Most templates have more than I need, others are almost perfect except they’ll quote scripture or have Bible listed as a subject. That one word ruins the form for me.

I could just make my own from scratch but I suck at making things look pretty.  I could use an electronic planner from the many apps and webpages available or just use Evernote like I use for everything else but I have found it best (ie fastest) to do my lesson planning unplugged.  If I tried to do it on the computer or tablet I find myself wasting time on Facebook before long, just not as efficient for me.

organizing-memeMy $0.17 spiral bound notebook from Walmart has been working just fine as a planner, why am I wasting so much time trying to reinvent the wheel?   The only guess that I can come up with is vanity.  It would be nice to have a pretty planner to use.  But such a desire is not worth the time and expense when the system I am currently using is working just fine.
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