Have you ever had the urge to organize your schedule but every paper planner at the store or printable version had pages you didn’t need, or was missing essential pages?
Even “homeschool planners” might not fit the bill for you. Because every homeschool mom is different, with unique organizational needs and challenges.
But here’s the bottom line: your planner needs to work for you.
Enter the bullet journal.
A bullet journal is awesome for a homeschool mom because it encourages:
Need lots of daily checklists? Big idea plans? Goal sheets? Include what you need and don’t sweat the rest.
Is your style artistic or minimal? With a bullet journal, it’s up to you!
Include what you need
Trying to start a new habit? Create a habit tracker.
Yearly calendar view? Monthly? Weekly list? Check.
You can organize everything in one place: homeschool, home, business, personal, kids schedules, goals, passion projects. No more looking for that random sticky note.
Use any blank notebook
You can go cheap or expensive. Simple or decorative. Blank pages, lined pages, or grids.
How it’s beneficial for homeschool
- You can keep a page for your daily or weekly schedule
- Include pages for curriculum lists: per child, per subject, and future purchases
- Track reading (yours & the kids!)
- Keep all your lists in one place: topics to study, books to read, field trip ideas
- Menu plans and chore trackers
What do I include in my bullet journal?
I prefer a minimalist journal style, because that’s all I have time to keep up with. I’m a list girl. So my bullet journal helps me keep them organized: Christmas lists, homeschool year plans, homeschool high school plans, home projects, craft fair lists, business plans & lists, menus, zone cleaning lists, curriculum to buy, and a few more 🙂
Looking for more how-to’s and inspiration for you bullet journal? Check out my Bullet Journal Pinterest board.