*Ad-gifted: I was gifted The Perfect Parent Planner in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Now my daughter is at preschool, the party’s, dress-up days and homework challenges are coming thick and fast and I need help with keeping up with it all. I have been jotting notes down on the calendar in the kitchen, but space is limited on the calendar.
I was offered The Perfect Parent Planner to have a look at and give my thoughts on it. I did wonder if it could love up to its name, as parents have so many things to keep track of it’s crazy! When it was just Mr B and I, we were so relaxed with everything and I never wrote anything down.
What is The Perfect Parent Planner?
It’s designed to take the stress out of everyday life. Getting you organised. It’s a diary, personal planner and companion in one book. It focuses on you, the parent, as well as finances, holiday planning, time management, kids activities, budgeting and not forgetting Christmas planning.
- Diary pages – Includes your top priorities for the week. A space for birthdays, meal planning, parties and gifts, children’s activities, friends and social, time for yourself, weekly gratitude and a weekly to-do list.
- Holiday planning – A useful section including your packing list, budget, and activities.
- Goal setting – Everyone needs goals and this section is one of my favourites. You have your home and family goals, finances and kids’ dreams. Then there are the more personal goals to you like career, fitness, and life.
- Christmas planning – Write your gift lists, budget for presents, card lists, and menu.
- Party planning – Great for organising kids birthday parties.
- Finance tracker – Keep track of your money, knowing your incoming and outgoing monies.
- Childcare organising – Knowing who will be going where and when and who is dropping off and picking up.
- Dated December 2019 – December 2020
What I Thought
It’s a beautiful hardback covered planner, with two “don’t lose my place ribbons”, very useful. I couldn’t wait to get started reading through the planner to see what it had to offer that other planners don’t. There are many different planners on the market at the moment, but this one is specific to parents.
I love the planner guide at the front of the planner. If you are stuck what to write in the columns this will help you loads until you find your own way.
The reflections page is ideal if you are a diary writer, to get your thoughts and feelings down on paper.
It’s a very thought out planner and the layout easy to follow through. Lots of space to write down what you need. Its size is about the same as an iPad, so not too big to carry around if you need to.
I’m looking forward to December to start using the planner properly. As someone who is always rushing here there and everywhere, I’m going to use it for a few minutes each day as a bit of me-time. To get everything organised in my blog work and also home life.
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