Ahh, there is nothing quite like beginning a new year with a fresh, new planner. And for the first time in years, I know which calendar I will use, because I have found something that I absolutely love! In fact, I bought my 2008 version about 3 months early, when I found it on sale, and it has been patiently waiting on my shelf for this very day.

I love my Polestar Family Calendar! If you are a mom, especially a SAHM, I would highly recommend that you check this beauty out! It is a large (8 1/2" by 11", but not too bulky), coil bound book. It’s best feature is that it opens to a week at a glance, and each day is separated into 3 sections- appointments, meals/kitchen, home. Down the margins, it has a to-do list on one page and a to-buy list on the other. It also has a good sized area for messages and notes.

The pages have tear off corners (so you know which page you’re on), and each month begins with a full page monthly calendar, as well as a page for writing monthly goals and projects, ideas, notes, etc. In the back it has Family profiles (birthdays, clothing sizes, etc.), Items loaned and borrowed, Dates to remember, a phone/address section, and tear-out grocery lists. I’m telling you- this planner has it all!

I have never had a planner that truly worked for me before, but I just had to share this one! I heard about it through the other moms in my homeschool group, and probably 90% of them use it, too!