I have tried many different ways to be organized but this one has helped me the most. Instead of trying to fit our home into a "one size fits all" planner mentality, it gave me the nuts and bolts I needed to think effectively about our school year from a spiritual and practical standpoint. I also just love how well thought out the video is in helping to implement and get the most out of the planner. Thank you so much!
I am so thankful to have found this planner!! This planner (coupled with the Planning Bootcamp course) challenged, encouraged, and prepared me for this year like no other!
I've been homeschooling for over 10 years and after using this planner and corresponding video course, this is the most organized I've ever been. It made me sit down and focus on what was important and make it a priority. I highly recommend it!
This planner has been such a help to me! It leads me to re-group, take stock and then use that information to make a plan going forward. I finish refreshed, energized and full of hope for the school year ahead. I highly recommend it, and PLEASE give yourself the blessing of working through it right along with Kim in her boot camp videos!
I am terrible at keeping up with planners, but this one has so much good content that I spent the time to go through goals and vision and other aspects of it. It really helped change my perspective on some things, and I felt more relaxed starting the school year. I really enjoyed watching some of the boot camp videos and getting those thoughts all down in one area.
This planner covers ALL THE BASES and really emphasizes the vision/mission as the basis for every choice you make for your homeschool and each individual child. I love how it helped my scattered mom brain to focus on one area of my homeschool at a time. It led me to think/pray about each child individually, but also take into consideration the uniqueness of our family. Now I feel like I can effectively choose curriculum that will meet our needs so we don't have to be a slave to it. I'd highly recommend buying this product and watching the FREE Homeschool Boot Camp videos. Kim is so encouraging! Thank you Kim for providing the free videos that were worth my time...which is such a valuable commodity as a mom! It really walked me through every step of the way.
I have started filling out this planner and love how she has you really think through your values and what you hope to teach your children. I love that it's not the typical fill in the boxes or lines every month planner, because that never actually ends up happening, but instead she gives you a place to put ideas and goals for the month which is enough to not overwhelm you but keep you focused. Love it! Thank you so much for all the planning help. The boot camp class that goes along was also wonderful and so helpful to see how to implement the planner!
So, I attended teach them diligently in February- a homeschool conference. God, in His sovereignty, planned it out to bring me there, and He worked in a very big way in our lives through it. He introduced me to Kim Sorgius and #notconsumed ministries, which offered a new way of schooling (for us), which would put the responsibility of everyday schooling on our kids, instead of on me. I bought her homeschool planner and worked my way through it. I printed checklists for the kids (and bought hers later). So now, instead of forcing them to sit and school all morning, and using up all my time everyday, with frustration, they just have a list of everything to do. It’s all the same curriculum, but allowing them to have the responsibility has changed their attitude tremendously. So thankful God worked all that out- he answered a small prayer of mine, more abundantly that I could have expected. The picture is one of the pages, which showed me how to map out our year and days, to achieve the goals we have set- I wish I had started this years ago. Thank you, Not Consumed!
I am a huge planner junkie and I have never come across a planner like this. I feel that this planner helps you get to the meat of planning and helps avoid the fluff that we can easily get caught up in as homeschool mom's. I love the fact that it starts from a foundation of family values and almost like a workbook helps you to get to making great goals. I did a flip through review of this planner if you want to see how awesome it is this is definitely worth the investment. https://youtu.be/m1gz78uFT28