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Family Nest Homeschool Planner Review by Lori Hooten

Sarah Walsh
Family Nest Printing

Planning and tracking homeschool work is an art form and what a better way to do that than with a beautiful, printed planner. Family Nest Homeschool Planner is gorgeous and has everything a homeschooling parent could need in a printed planner. Printed by Family Nest Printing, the pages were designed to be just what a homeschooling parent needs to track and plan the school year. 

The Family Nest Homeschool Planner is a beautiful, spiral-bound planner. The front cover is a thick printed plastic page and the back cover is a thick black plastic page. These sturdy front and back coverings hold up well with the carrying around of a printed planner that happens with homeschools. 

The pages inside all flow beautifully with a cohesive color scheme. The black lettering on white pages is comfortable to read. The light grey and dusty rose decorations on the pages add a peaceful, serene feeling. The glossy pages can be written on with a ballpoint pen without smearing. Gel pens and markers of all types must be given just a bit of dry time but still can be used on these beautiful pages. 

Inside the covers, you find all the pages needed for the 2020-2021 school year. Verse of the Year, Word of the Year, and Mission Statement are first up in the pages. Goals for the Year and Goals for My Children are next. These help the parent set the tone of the year and being at the front of the planner, they will be reminders throughout the year.

Before getting to the weekly planning pages, there are logs for passwords, planning morning baskets, planning field trips, and calendars. There are pages to log curriculum choices and book lists for each student. There are pages to keep track of read-aloud books, also. Each of these pages fills a need. While every parent may not need all of them, they are available for those who love to plan ahead for these things or to log them as the year goes along. 

The weekly planning pages have space for the date across the top and run Monday through Sunday, with Saturday and Sunday being combined in one slot over a section for notes. Down the left side, there is a small column for listing the student names and there are 8 rows. This allows room for 8 students or for a few students and some additional headings. There are plenty of pages to be able to track the entire year, not just a 36-week school year. After the weekly planning pages, there are attendance pages for 8 students and 5 additional pages to keep track of notes. 

The Family Nest Homeschool Planner 2020-2021 is a beautiful planner that is pleasant to use. The color scheme is soothing, and the pretty pages bring a smile. Sitting on the table for each day of school, this planner will be a pleasure to have for this school year.

-Product review by Lori Hooten, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, August 2020