Do you know that feeling when you see a new planner or new pens and highlighters? That “ooo this is what I need to finally get my life together” feeling? You’re far more likely to make *actual* progress as far as time management if you pick a planner that fits your planning style. These are the best planners for moms to make 2022 your most organized, efficient year yet!
When I was just dating my husband and we had no kids, I didn’t even need to write things down.
I could remember birthdays and phone numbers with no problem at all.
Every single bill was paid on time, I could somehow work two jobs and go to college online full time.
Cut to a few years and four kids later – I can’t even find my keys.
Having a good *working* planner is essential to my life as a busy mom of young kids.
1. Best Planner for Moms with ADHD
If you have ADHD, especially untreated ADHD, the actual solution for your overwhelm isn’t a preprinted planner.
It’s this simpler version of a Bullet Journal.
When my ADHD and focus were at their absolute worst, this was a life saver.
The idea is basically that you have one journal or notebook that you take with you everywhere.
You write your to do list in it, every single thing that you have to do.
Cross things off as you go.
The things that don’t get done, get highlighted and moved to the next day.
You write them again and again, day after day.
This not only reinforces every day the things that need to get done. It also makes it impossible to not notice the things that keep being put on the back burner.
If you have ADHD and can’t seem to get things done, definitely try it!
2. Best Family Organizing Planner
Do you need a planner that does it all?
This one has:
- Meal Planner
- Tear off grocery lists
- Budget Tracker
- Goal Setting
- Sturdy enough to carry with you everywhere
- 17 months long, starting in August 2021 – meaning you can buy it to use NOW – no more waiting til the new year.
I’m usually skeptical of anything that claims to “do it all”. BUT with so many 5 star reviews on Amazon I felt like it was a pretty safe bet.
Plus it’s one of the cheapest on Amazon.
3. Done For You Bullet Journal for Moms
This Go Girl Pro Planner is so cute and has all the things I love about bullet journals.
There is a habit tracker section, spots for goals, and a grid section that you can use to personalize it to your needs.
This planner reminds me of the book Atomic Habits by James Clear and his four burner theory.
The goal section has four spots – one for health, family, spiritual, and recreation.
The point is to help you find balance in all four areas to ensure you aren’t focusing on just one and neglecting others.
4. Cheapest Mom Planner
If you’re on a really tight budget, always look for “academic” planners.
They’re typically geared toward the penny-pinching college crowd, but have almost all the necessities a mom needs.
The Tullofa one is my budget-friendly favorite.
It’s printed on a nice weighted paper, has an elastic closure, and has a beautiful cover.
For the price, it’s a beautiful planner with large daily blocks and a back pocket for extras.
5. Reusable Planners for Moms
Okay, this is my absolute favorite option.
If you have never experienced a Rocketbook before, you need to.
Mine has been a game changer to help me organize my mom and business life.
- Lined pages
- Grid pages
- Calendar grid pages
- Weekly Planner pages
You use special pens that don’t smudge on this beautiful silky paper.
I swear I accomplish things just for the joy of being able to cross them off.
I’m admitting this to you because we’re all friends here 🙂
The absolute best part about this planner is it scans beautifully into an app on your phone.
For me, it’s the best of both worlds – having the joy of a paper planner and the convenience of taking it with me everywhere I go.
For 2022, I’m going to try the Panda Planner version.
That one looks like this:
The Panda Planner version of the Rocketbook has all of the things I love about my current Rocketbook, but is more goal-oriented.
6. Panda Planner
Let’s talk more about the Panda Planner.
The best way for you to understand what’s so awesome about this planner is to go flip through it here.
Basically you start our day with gratitude and list 3 things you’re grateful for.
There are sections to list projects you’re working on and break them down into smaller chunks.
You name your top 3 priorities so you have in black and white what you should be focusing on.
There is an end of week review where you go over what went right and what could have done better.
It’s just a really mindfulness-based planner for goal setting and I’m excited to try out the Rocketbook version.
7. Happy Planner for Moms
If you’ve never heard of the Happy Planner, oh man.
There is an entire cult complete with YouTube videos and perfectly curated Instagram grids full of inspiration.
The Happy Planner is awesome because it’s so customizable.
I think what people love most about it, aside from the stickers – oh man the stickers…are the fact that you can buy expansion sets for it, the rings can be used again and again. The paper is so beautiful and thick. The pages come out and “snap” right back in so you can rearrange your Happy Planner however you want.
I could go on and on.
I’ve learned that I need to plan my life and my homeschool lessons separately.
Honestly, I view my Happy Planner as more of a hobby and a creative outlet.
My Favorite Happy Planner Sticker Sets
Comb through these beautiful sticker sets if you love to jazz up your planners like I do.
My Favorite Planner Accessories
Is your favorite planner not listed here? I want to hear all about it! Let me know what planner works best for you and your favorite planner accessories in the comments!