Homeschool Planning and GIVEAWAY!

One of my favorite parts about the Back to School season is planning.

I am a planner by nature. Give me something to plan and I am a happy girl. It could be anything: birthday parties, baby showers, weddings, grocery shopping, back to school shopping, curriculum shopping, lesson planning, vacations.

I also might have a teeny tiny HUGE addiction to buying planners. At any given time, I have at least three. One for our homeschool, one for my work schedule, and one for everything else.

Now common sense should tell me that I need to combine those three planners into one. The problem is, I just couldn’t find one that was perfect.

Until I was given the opportunity to review the Weekly Homeschool Planner from Homeschool Creations.

Ladies, this planner is a homeschooling mama’s dream come true!

The greatest part is it’s an editable PDF file. You can type your plans into the planner and either print it off (if you’re like me and need a “hard copy”) or keep it on your computer. I choose to do both, so that I always have a back up.

So you’re probably wondering what makes this planner so great. It has absolutely everything you can think of.

See for yourself.

It includes:
* 138 planning pages ~ 8 1/2″ x 11″ sized
* 12 blank month-at-a-glance pages
* 40 weeks of weekly planning and journal sheets: each
page can be customized to the subjects that your
family studies and can be saved to your computer!
* Preschool planning sheets
* Field trip/Event plan sheets
* Yearly curriculum planning sheets
* Yearly planning and evaluation sheets
* Yearly attendance tracking sheets
* Field trip/Event plan sheets
* Daily to-do lists
* Main dish menu planner
* Customizable chore charts
* Important contacts info
* Additional note space
* Standardized testing and yearly assessment result
* Homeschooling requirement planning

What makes it even better is the fact that you can use it year after year. At the incredible price of $20, you buy it once, customize it to fit your needs and use it year after year. Click it here to buy it now.

Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations has been kind enough to give one free download of this planner to one of Upside Down Homeschool’s lucky readers.

Simply enter on the Rafflecopter below.

Good luck! The winner will be announced on Sunday evening.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclaimer: I was given a free download of this planner in return for my honest review. This post contain an affiliate link which helps to support my family.

Heather Bowen is the founder and owner of She and her husband live in North Carolina where they homeschool their two daughters. Heather is a former Labor & Delivery Nurse who traded in her scrubs and began blogging full-time in 2013. She is so glad you’re visiting her blog today and hopes to connect with you!


  1. We don’t but that’s because we’re just starting out and I have been incredibly overwhelmed with just getting lessons together.

  2. Nope, but only just started so in need of one lol

  3. Danielle says:

    I’m using a combo of a $1 planner from Target, a few different files on the PC and a pocket calendar that has a weekly planner. I’m finding that I need something on paper, too an that I need one place to plan and one place to record what we actually did!

  4. I do use a planner. Can’t imagine trying to keep straight all that I juggle without it. 🙂

  5. I am so greatful you guys do this. What an amazing product!

  6. No, but I think it would be helpful

  7. Gloria Phillips says:

    I purchased a planner last year (why I don’t know because my child was only in preschool…I guess I was just overly excited). I am looking to get a planner for this year though but until then Microsoft Word will do.

  8. Kristi K. says:

    This is our first year homeschooling, so I do not have a planner yet. This would help out tremendously with keeping things organized and on track.

  9. Becky Van Volkinburg says:

    I do not currently use a homeschool planner as this is my first year! 🙂

  10. I need a homeschool planner this year. Definitely looking at this one! Thanks.

  11. I have been looking for a great all-in-one homeschool planner. Winning this would be great!

  12. I am, by nature, a planner. I gleen ideas and formats from other homeschool moms ~ those in the trenches with me 🙂 I like the idea of having an already done planner. Will be looking into this one. Thanks.

  13. I do not currently use a planner. I just use a pocket calendar for each child to keep track of days off and such.

  14. A homeschool planner? No. Multiple planners trying to figure out just what would fit our family best? Yes. 😉

  15. I use a mixture of sheets from different resources made into a planner of sorts.

  16. I don’t currently use a planner but see a rising need for one to keep up with our family of 7 🙂

  17. melissa fox says:

    What an awesome giveaway

  18. melissa fox says:

    I do not currently use a homeschool planner but really need one!

  19. I don’t use thi planner but I would love to check it out!

  20. Karen Partin says:

    I use a planner on my computer , also a little notebook. Would love to win this .

  21. I have always used a planner, but now that I am homeschooling I am just adding my planning to my planner. It feels really unprofessional and not as organized as I would like…but with purchasing our curriculum for our first year of homeschooling…I didn’t want the extra expense of a homeschool planner. So this would be awesome to win! THanks!!!

  22. I would love to check this planner out. I currently don’t have a great system in place.

  23. My Mom does! I love to giuve this to her! and She’ll be so Happy! 🙂

  24. I use a classroom planner, but it is not a homeschool planner. I would love to have a planner specifically tailored to our school at home. 🙂

  25. Right now, I’m using a planner that I made up for myself.

  26. I use a planner but it is very basic. I would LOVE to use this one 🙂

  27. I do not, but I am a planner. I just tend to create my own things because I’m too cheap to buy something. I’d love to try this one for free, though.

  28. Nope, but I think we need to start one.

  29. Lisa Graham Pond says:

    We don’t currently use one, but would LOVE to use one! With a new little one in the house, it might be just the thing I need!

  30. I currently use Homeschool Tracker, but would love to check this out. I, too, am a planner addict. Pick me! Pick me!

  31. I use a regular planner but there is never enough room.

  32. I use a combination of a normal highschool type planner and google calendar to keep track of things. I just can’t seem to find a good way to merge the two.

  33. Heather H. says:

    I am using a homemade one.

  34. Jennifer K says:

    I currently use something on the computer

  35. Melissa N says:

    This is our first year and I am trying to plan our chores, meals and school schedule and everything else. Having it all in one planner would be great!

  36. Jaclyn F. says:

    No, because we are just starting down this road and so very desperately need help organizing everything.

  37. I just use an ordinary calendar for my planning.

  38. I am like you, a planner junkie.
    The thought of using ONE planner is a novel, interesting idea to me. 😉

  39. Katherine says:

    With a baby due around the time I should start homeschooling full time, I am in definite need of a planner!

  40. I do not have a homeschool planner. I have created my own grid to track us through My Father’s World 1st Grade. I also printed a cleaning schedule and monthly calendars.

  41. Lisa Johnson says:

    Love planners! Can’t have too many

  42. We will be starting Kindergarten/1st grade this fall so I haven’t had to plan yet, this looks great!

  43. Christine says:

    I have tried 2 different planners the last 2 years and haven’t found anything I loved.

  44. d scherbing says:

    Yes I do! Don’t kow how I would survive without it.

  45. No I do not….currently just use excel sheets for planning. Would like to be able to have a planner though

  46. I currently make my own planner.

  47. Laura R. says:

    I do not currently have a planner, besides a regular yearly calendar. I have been looking for the perfect planner for 3 years, since we started our homeschool journey. Would love to try the Weekly Homeschool Planner!!!

  48. I don’t currently use a planner. I have balked in the past and now I think I want one but don’t know the first thing. Some mommas claim excell, but the ones I have seen just don’t “spin my props” 🙂 So this looks interesting to me.

  49. Samantha Moore says:

    I don’t yet this will be our first official year.

  50. This is my 1st full year of homeschooling. I have 2 wonderful special needs little boys. Between therapy,doctor appointments, and all the other appointments. Trying to keep everything organized is a bit overwhelming…..Thank you for all you do 🙂

  51. Sounds awesome!

  52. No, but I have been checking several out and I like this one.

  53. I have been looking for a while and have found nothing that looks like it would fit my needs. I hope this is the one… :0)

  54. I use a planner that I printed off online from totschool. This is our first year doing preschool.

  55. We haven’t used any yet, but are looking for something to help us be more organized as we start this homeschooling journey

  56. Tiffany S says:

    My planner at this point is an extra wall calendar that we put a sticker on for each day of preschool we do. I would love to win this planner!

  57. Jessica Mccready says:

    i have tried and tried to use a planner but haven’t found the perfect one yet!

  58. I have a planner, but I don’t like it. It just doesn’t meet all my needs. This one sounds really cool and I would love to try it!!

  59. Cheryl Baranski says:

    No, I don’t use a planner. I should though. It just never seems to be in my limited budget.

  60. Rebekah Kuriakose says:

    I haven’t used one yet. I keep looking and try to decide which one.

  61. I just usually make up my own because I’ve never found one that quite “works” for me.

  62. Would love a planner for homeschool. I currently use a calendar. This would be so much better.

  63. This is my first official homeschooling year. I bought a generic planner from Target. Would Love to have a “real” homeschool planner!!!

  64. Veronica says:

    I have a general planner, but not a homeschool one.

  65. Deanna Parrish says:

    This would be such a blessing to have a great way to organize and plan out things for our homeschool family.

  66. this looks FANTASTIC! Selfishly I hope I win! But congrats to whover wins!

  67. I have been searching and searching for just the right planner but I’m so afraid to pay for them in fear it won’t fit my needs. I’d love to win it to try it out.

  68. Alison B. says:

    I used an excel spreadsheet last year, but I like this! I especially like that it is a PDF that can be edited! I am always jotting down ideas and plans “on the fly” during the day and this feature certainly will help organize those things. Thank you for offering the give-away!

  69. Amy Sherwood says:

    This will be our first year, so I haven’t had to make a plan yet. So far I have my ideas/plans written in about 5 different places. I need help!

  70. Knocked Up and Nursing says:

    No, we don’t use a planner currently. However, I think it would help us greatly!

  71. I need all the help I can get! This planner would be perfect!

  72. I kind of made up my own planner. It’s very primitive, but hopefully it works well this year. Thanks for the giveaway!

  73. I am still searching for a good planner to use for our school. Would love to try this one!

  74. I have used Well Planned day and Holy Simplicity and loved them both. I would prefer a editable PDF planner that allows for easy changes in plans without getting ugly and continued use throughout the home school years. Would love to try this one out and see how it works for us.

  75. This will be our first year homeschooling, so I am currently looking at options for planners and this is one of them that made my short list!

  76. This is my first year of homeschooling, but I am planning to use a planner–this planner, in fact! Oh how I would love to win this!!!

  77. I generally just use a regular wall calendar and the Cozi app calendar on my smart phone.

  78. Our previous curriculum had a planner with it, but we had to switch this year and I am unsure if our new curriculum will. Would love to have this planner!!

  79. Kelly O'Brien says:

    I do..I love planners

  80. I have to use a planner. I am LOST without one. I have tried many different ones, but haven’t found THE one yet. I would LOVE to try this one!

  81. Wendy Clark says:

    I love planners!

  82. Jill Lauder says:

    I do not use a planner and I feel like I’m all over the place. I could really use this!

  83. This our first year homeschooling so I haven’t tried any out yet but I know I will need one.

  84. This is our first year of homeschooling. I would love to start this stuff off RIGHT!!

  85. I am a big planner, I like to have a schedule and know what I need to accomplish each day. This will be our first year homeschooling but I am still looking for a good planner, so I would love to win this!

  86. I would love to win a copy of the Homeschool Planner! This is our first FULL year of homeschooling and can use all the help I can get!

  87. I do have a planner but I’m just not satisfied with it. Would love to have this one!

  88. I don’t currently use a planner, but I do use some forms. I haven’t found a complete, in one, homeschool planner I like, til now hopefully.

  89. I could really use this! My son was enrolled in a preschool program, set to begin in a month, and God changed our path, as He does 🙂 So I’m busy trying to get our homeschool room together and this would be a lifesaver!

  90. I make my own forms each year. It changes each year and I have not yet found what fit perfectly.

  91. Stacy Wood says:

    I currently am looking into starting my son on a preschool homeschooling plan. I feel this planner would help out a lot with organization. Anyone suggest programs for a NEW HOMESCHOOLING Mother?

    • Heather Bowen says:

      Hi Stacy- Are you looking for planning programs for new homeschoolers or are you referring to curriculum? I would be happy to offer some suggestions! You can email me at if you prefer. Good luck to you!!

  92. I am trying to use one on the computer but this one looks amazing and it would be so helpful to have all of the plans for our day all later out in such a nice organized way!

  93. isabel de Sousa roberts says:

    I am in search of a planner! I try a new one every year and haven’t found one that works for me yet. 🙂

  94. I loosely use one.

  95. I’m just like you — a compulsive planner! I feel like I have a million lists and charts; it’s the only way I get things done.

  96. Nicole M. says:

    I use a monthly calender–actually 3! One for personal, one for business, and one for homeschool.

  97. Renatta Welsh says:

    No, I don’t use a planner, but I TOTALLY should! If I win I promise to use it! 🙂

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