Best Laid Plans

BLP Ep #164: September Q&A

September 18, 2023

Today’s episode features 5 listener questions and two great pieces of listener feedback!

Question topics:
1) Planners to Track/Memory-Keep in Pregnancy

Products mentioned: Moleskine’s Passion Baby Journal, Bloom’s Pregnancy + Baby’s First Year Calendar + Planner; Clever Fox’s Pregnancy Journal

2) Daily planners without a timeline

Products mentioned: Stalogy, Hobonichi

3) Teaching kids to plan

4) Planner conferences (ie, Go Wild and others)

5) Concept of “syllabus” for your planning

1) Help for the Passion Planner user a bit embarrassed by her planner (but otherwise loves it)
2) Support for the mom with young kids undergoing multiple life transitions and her frustration with needing to ‘plan better’

Keep the questions coming!!

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  • Reply Jaime September 18, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    Feedback for question #2! I know she said she uses Plum Paper for weekly, but my advice is to check out their daily options! I currently use a Hemlock and Oak for weekly (thanks to you) and use a Plum Paper Daily Layout (not the “Hourly Daily”) planner for daily tasks. I just change the section titles before ordering so that there is no schedule on my customized page. Instead I use one section for work to-dos, one section for home to-dos and one section for general to-dos (that I usually just need internet to work on!).

    There are 6 customizable sections on that specific layout so you can change the titles to reflect whatever you need! (And you can order 12 month or 6 month.)

    Hope this helps!

  • Reply Allee September 18, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    I have been looking from something similar to #2 and came across these : They are in Australia so probably will take a while, but might be worth checking out.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger September 18, 2023 at 2:39 pm

      ooooh that is so pretty! Thank you!

    • Reply Kate September 24, 2023 at 6:31 pm

      I just came to suggest Emma Kate and co! I use their products and love the minimal details.

  • Reply Brooke September 19, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    For a daily with no timeline, checkout Makeselife daily. Great system is you are also into goal setting.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger September 19, 2023 at 3:07 pm

      Wow did not realize Makse didn’t have a timeline!!! Thank you!

  • Reply Suzanne September 19, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    May Designs used to have a pregnancy planner but I don’t see it on their website anymore. They do have a bunch of specialty planners and basic ones as well AND I just saw that they will do custom made planners. I have been using different May Design planners for about seven years in a variety of ways and have enjoyed them and often buy them as gifts for people.

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