Review: Jump! Parent Planner

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I don’t think I’ve ever made a secret of the fact that I love planners and notebooks and all kinds of stationery. Oh and lists, I flipping well love a list. I have a really fetish for all things organisational so when I was asked by Lynn Schreiber, found of Jump! Mag if I’d like to receive a copy of the Jump! Parent Planner I didn’t have to think twice. Of course I did!

The Jump! Parent Planner has been designed by Lynn to be a practical tool for busy parents and as I am most definitely one of those I was very keen to see it for myself.

The first step in the Parent Planner is goal setting – this is something that is so essential in life but something I am rubbish at. I once read that people are more likely to realise their goals if they write them down. The planner encourages you to think about what your goals are and make a plan as to how you are going to achieve them. 

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I am currently juggling parenting, school, activities, working nearly full-time, doing freelance work and of course, blogging, all at the same time so planning ahead is absolutely crucial for me. The Parent Planner’s handy Monthly Routine pages are a month overview, meaning you can see at a glance what is in store for the month – including any nasty payments you might have to make! There’s also room to jot down your goal for the month, appointments etc. 

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After the monthly routine, the pages break down into weeks for a more detailed view of what is coming up. As a meal planner what I love about this is the space to write in what’s for dinner!  I meal plan every week but I only keep the list on my blog so it’s handy to have a little box for that in the planner. There are also spaces to write down your top priorities for the week as well as recording any achievements and memories – a really sweet idea I think.

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The planner doesn’t just have to be used for family life, it’s very adaptable and it would make a great blogging planner too! There’s extra plain pages at the back which is really handy when you’re an incessant lister like myself – it means you can have everything in one place.

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I have only recently started using the Parent Planner but I am already quite attached to it.  I’ve tried similar a product in the past though it was a lot more pricey and also a lot more bulky, not great for using on the go. This is a slim A5 size which fits perfectly into my handbag or laptop bag, making it easy for me to carry around.

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*cough* Ahem. Still working on that one, but it’s going in the right direction…

I hope Lynn produces another one for 2017, this could become indispensable to me!

To find out more about Jump Books and the Parent Planner visit the website by clicking here.

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23 Comments on “Review: Jump! Parent Planner”

  1. Ooh I hadn’t thought about putting meal plans into my planner – what a great idea! Trouble is my days need to be so big for all the to-do lists I put in there every day! I need to stop making lists and start doing things! 🙂

  2. Seeing you so organized is an inspiration for me . The planner looks awesome ! looking at number of jobs you do each day , You definitely need a good planner .

  3. Good morning Mrs. M,
    I have been addicted to notebooks, planners, pens & making to-Do lists since I was a child! – now 51, I find myself still crossing things off! How many times can you reschedule organizing the storage room? 🙂 This year, I bought 5 notebooks : labeled: housework ( for use Mon-Thurs ), Fun stuff (for Fri ), Home projects (Sat. when home ) Guest home projects (for wknd we have a staycation next door ) & spiritual, restful ( for Sun.) Do you ever get a chance to read my comments? We’re off for a tech-free staycation, 🙂 the other Mrs. M

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