So, yeah. I’ll be honest and tell you that I’m not a naturally organized person. In fact, truth be told, one of the reasons I started A Virtuous Woman so many years ago was to help myself be more accountable in my homemaking skills and family life.
I struggled every day to get the basics done.
Sometimes I still struggle.
I would much rather be reading a book, taking a walk, or playing with my kids than I would cleaning the bathroom, folding laundry, or even organizing a drawer. Ugh. Not my idea of fun!
Over the years I’ve learned that sometimes you just have to do what you don’t want to do and get it over with. It’s called self-discipline.
The other lesson I’ve learned is that lists make it easier for me to remember what I need to do when I need to do it. I don’t want to say I’m scatterbrained, but if it’s not written down, or set as an alarm, I will probably get distracted and forget to do it. I’m so easily distracted! Anyone else?
For years I struggled to remember to do my chores on a weekly basis. When was the last time I washed the sheets? Did I remember to switch the laundry over? I had an appointment yesterday???
I tried different planners – all to no avail.
It would start out really well. The pretty blank pages of my planner would call to me, inspire me, invite me to write on them…. until the honeymoon wore off and I realized that the design of the planner did not fit my mom lifestyle.
I didn’t have tons of appointments to remember during the day.
I needed to remember to wipe the bathroom down.
Because going to the park seemed like a lot more fun.
I needed to remember what I was cooking for supper – and even what I needed to take out of the freezer to thaw.
I needed to remember what my routines were and what we were planning for the week. I needed to remember if my child had a doctor’s appointment or to pick up a gift for their music teacher.
And that’s how the Purpose 31 Homemaking Planner was born. I designed the Homemaking Planner with the messy homemaker in mind – the one who wanted to stay on top of chores, but struggled to know what to do.
With it’s tried and true, thoughtfully designed pages, the Purpose 31 Planner will help inspire you to live with purpose and live with intention while navigating all of your weekly responsibilities of running a home and managing your family. From homemaking to meal planning and budgeting, this planner is just what you need to keep your life organized!
The Purpose 31 Planners will help you:
- work toward goals in your relationships, at home, and spiritual life
- keep track of daily appointments and household chores
- plan your weekly menus
- determine your financial goals and budget accordingly
With weekly and monthly planning for homemaking, to do lists, and more, you’ll find plenty of room to write down all of that important stuff you want to remember – so you have time for those things that really matter.
2018 Spiral Planners Now Available
I’m so excited to announce that the 2018 Spiral Bound Planners are now available for pre-order. I will begin shipping these planners on September 15.
But, the 7 x 9 size Spiral Bound Planners are only available for a limited time. I may or may not do a second round of printing. In the past I’ve offered these planners for a short time and that’s it. So, if you want to be sure to grab your copy of this sanity saving planner designed for busy Christian women, don’t delay! Go ahead and order your planner today.
Two Options Available
The Homemaking Planner
The Mary Planner is perfect for women who are home most of the time and want to stay on top of their household tasks. Each weekly spread in the homemaking planner has plenty of space for you to track your daily and weekly chores, routines, reminders and habits. Plus, lots of room for planning your weekly meals.
THE WEEKLY PLANNER
The Martha Planner is perfect for women who care for their homes, but also have an active lifestyle outside the home. Each weekly spread has columns for you to plan your busy days, plus space for reminders and notes.
EARLY BIRD BONUS
If you order by September 4, you’ll also receive a Laminated Dashboard Insert that coordinates with your planner – regularly $8.00 – for FREE! The laminated Dashboard will come with your order automatically and you can use the above coupon, too! See the planner listing for more details.
Homemaking is so much more than cleaning a house, cooking food, and making sure your family has clothes to wear. Homemaking is about nurturing a spirit of warmth, comfort, and love in your home.