Twenty years ago when Sue Hooley was a young homemaker, she read Getting More Done in Less Time by Donna Otto. Donna’s book recommended using a simple daily planner to keep track of duties, appointments and commitments – “It will be your friend for life,” she promised.
Sue began her search for a planner that would help her organize her days and duties. But she soon realized that her homemaking days did not fit into neat little time slots. It was frustrating to be rocking the baby at 10:00 when the planner said, “Weed flower bed.” So, she started designing her own planner pages so that she could have a flexible plan.
Today, The Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner is a professional version of those homemade pages of years gone by. Through eleven moves, from one child to six, from toddlers to adult children, this basic, flexible planner kept Sue on track while allowing her to change from one stage to the next.
The planner is divided into the following sections –
This user-friendly section helps you make the most out of your week and day. The “Task List” gives you a visual of what needs to be done and you can divvy out those duties on specific days. Typically, Sue uses a four-week menu plan, but she still write what is for dinner in the menu block.
This section gives an overall view of events on the horizon. This helps Sue to be more realistic with weekly planning since she can see at a glance what will be happening over the next few weeks.
This section has a place for basic notations. Now with the 52 untitled sections, you have a place to journal or write prayer requests, birthdays, and quotes.
These pages are untitled to give you the freedom to create monthly, bimonthly, or seasonal lists.
Projects and Events
This section is for occasions that need more space for writing like when planning a baby shower or a family gathering. Again, these pages are untitled for flexibility.
This section can be used for phone numbers and addresses that are needed temporarily, such as an address for a card shower or the information for the eye specialist.
These lists are perforated for your convenience. Sue uses the shopping lists several ways – sometimes as a comprehensive shopping list and other times as a central location for items needed for an upcoming event, project, or menu.
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Women juggle dozens of daily tasks, from appointments and commitments to homemaking and perhaps homeschooling. Homemaker’s Friend Planner brings organization to your days and your duties.
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