I haven't really been juggling everything very well lately. I haven't been working out at all. My household chores have been slipping. I mean to do something and before I know it three more days have disappeared! Yes, I spend A LOT of time with Gerrick and that is very important, most of his learning occurs through unplanned, spontaneous life. But I've got to find a better balance. Having lists all over the place hasn't been working, so in addition to a giant wall calendar which hangs in my new secret lair (I may share it with you later), I have decided to make my own planner notebook. I decided to use a 9x12 sketch pad. I like that it's spiral bound. I like that it has a tough plastic cover. I like that the pages are big and thick. I can get all the information I need for a week on a 2-page spread (workboxes, outings, chores, workouts, dinner, notes, to-do list, follow-up list). I don't think I'll mind having to redraw the chart every week. It could be a good thing because I'll be free to adjust it as needed week by week. These pictures aren't great--the pencil is hard to read. But if you're interested in what I'm doing, just click on the pictures to enlarge. I really hope that this helps me stay on track and pull everything together better. What are some of your planning techniques or organizing tips?