Family and Blog Planner

As I have come to juggle more responsibilities, I understand I need a better way to keep track of priorities and schedules.  I use my weekly to-do list to help.  In addition, I use my personalized family planner from Plum Paper.  It doubles as a blog planner.
Personalized planner also a #blog planner.  #blogging
Plum Paper has multiple planner styles to choose from: Regular, Student, Teacher, Wedding, Family, Fitness, and Meal.  Each planner has a personalized cover.  The interior's planning pages are unique to the needs of the style with optional page spreads for your preference.

In the family planner, each day has seven sections, to be customized as needed.  I designed it to meet my own needs. I created a personalized family and blog planner.  My customized sections are labeled family, dinner, housework, blog, and writing.  I also have two empty sections to use as needed.  See the photo above to see my own planner's interior.

It's important to note that you can begin a Plum Planner in any month.  (So order it with the Plum Paper coupon code now to be prepared for when your current planner is done.)  Kristina has a nice variety of designs.  (I chose this design.)  The planner is extra sturdy with a frosted, plastic front and back cover.

In the past, I had not used a blog planner though I've used planners for myself.  A family and blog planner helps me to stay better focused on what I want to do.  Each month of the family planner has two pages of notes.  I divide the note page into three columns to keep a running list of items I want to do during the month.  The pockets in the back hold papers I use regularly like my monthly meal planning rotation guide.
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Which style planner works best for you?  Do you have a favorite Plum Paper design?  Why is a planner important to you?

~ Annette W. {This Simple Mom}
Disclosure: Sweet Kristina from Plum Paper sent this planner to me, but all opinions are my own.  Thank you!  I'm not an affiliate, but know everyone likes to save a bit of money.


  1. Never used Plum but now I want to! Thanks :)

  2. Good to know! Thanks for passing along the information. I'm really bad at keeping track on paper anymore. I rely too much on my computer and cellphone. Paper is saved in my house, for the most part. =) Blessings~

  3. I've never heard of them but this sounds kind of cool. I'm all about pen and paper and have notes and calendars everywhere. This might help ... :)

  4. I have been wanting to try a planner but I have no loyalty to paper, I currently use my tablet, phone, computer with sticky notes all over it. I keep trying to use paper to help that's why the sticky notes are every where. I think it might be time for me to make an investment into a planner. I like that these come for different lifestyles which would make it easier to separate work from home. Thanks for sharing

  5. I used to be really organized with a planner. As my blogs and freelance career grew/changed I outgrew my planner and haven't really been able to find one that will work. I have found a few printables, but for some reason, just can't get the time to print. I have never heard of Plum, but I am definitely going to check it out.

  6. These planners are super cute. I use to be so organized when I was working. Now that I'm a stay at home mom I need to be better about keeping my To Do lists organized!

  7. Thank you for sharing. I love staying organized!! I will check this out.


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