This post began as an announcement for a live web chat on the topic of planning with Mystie, Dawn and myself. The 2-part planning series was a huge hit and we all enjoyed visiting so much! You can still….
I collected all the different questions you asked after our first planning chat as well as those that the second chat generated and I have them organized and indexed below. This post will now serve as an index for follow-up posts with thoughts, ideas, links, resources and printables.
If you have another question to add – something you’d like to see covered or uncovered – drop me a note in the comment box below. This will be an ongoing project, so check back!
GENERAL PLANNING & PLANNER
- Planning. I love the thought of it and I love it when I do it properly, but I am so bad lately at maintaining any kind of planning rhythm. I need help with planning the planning time!
- How do you go about determining what is intuitive for your personal planning “style”?
- Where/how often do the ladies do their planning? Get away for a little bit on their own periodically?
- Do you plan entire year or only 6 weeks at a time?
- How do you stay focused? Especially on the day to day plan.
- I’m spending too much time planning. Do you have any suggestions for time savers when it comes to planning?
- What are the specific things you put on your planner?
- How do you prioritize what needs to get done each day?
- How do you decide what to let go, what to reschedule, when to press on, etc.
PLANNING AND VIRTUE
- Any tips on practicing the virtue of patience?
- Have you ever struggled with putting the list first over people?
- Jen talks a lot about hospitality. I wonder if in the future she could elaborate more on that.
- How do you deal with interruptions to your plan?
- Dawn does a lot of seasonal menu planning. Do you have a master list of menus?
- For those who plan in seasons, how much are the kids aware of the season they are in? Or is it just something that the moms use for their own planning?
PLANNING AS A TOOL FOR OLDER KIDS
- Something I’d love to hear Jen and Dawn talk about is introducing planning with their older kids (in their personal projects, not necessarily their school work)
THE LIFE PLAN AND THE LESSON PLAN
- Do you ladies never feel behind when the lesson plan doesn’t happen?
- How do you deal with other homeschooling mommy friends who find your planning personality intimidating?
RESOURCES FOR PLANNING
- I am hoping you could mention some of the books that have inspired you in your journeys as mothers, as well as good books for kids addressing specific seasons in the year.
Index of follow-up posts on planning:
You can read all my planning posts here, read all about the planner I use here, and if you haven’t had a chance to listen to the first Planning Chat, block out some time tonight after the kids are in bed, grab a cup of something yummy, and listen!
** A note: This post is missing the comments that originally appeared with the post. All suggestions have been added to the post. **