Hey, busy mama! Do all of your responsibilities have you stretched thin? Do you spend your days caring for your kids, husband, school, farm animals, finances, garden, and home from the time you wake up until the time your close your eyes at night? Is homestead planning taking the backseat at this point in your life?
When you lie down at night, do you realize that you haven’t had the time or energy to care for yourself?
I feel ya, girl! I have been in the very same tired and worn out shoes…
What you need is an efficient system to keep up with everything that you have going on in your day to day life. Let me help you find your footing in the midst of homesteading, homeschooling, and homemaking with a guide full of worksheets, reports, charts, schedules, and more made especially for my fellow homesteading mamas!
I want YOU to find the same success through planning that I did!
The Homestead Mama Planning Pack
To get you started with that, allow me to introduce The Homestead Mama Planning Pack, a comprehensive planning & record keeping set for the household, homestead, and homeschool!
With The Homestead Mama Planning Pack you will:
- Plan your ideal garden
- Keep a seed inventory
- Track your garden’s growth and productivity
- Organize species specific information about your livestock
- Keep track of your homestead’s income and expenses
- Set clear goals for your homestead
- Create routines and rhythms for your household
- Manage family chores
- Create a cleaning system
- Keep track of household projects
- Manage a meal plan and running grocery list
- Track household income + expenses
- Keep track of attendance
- Record Grades
- Lay out a Semester Learning Plan
- Track homeschool expenses
- AND MORE!
The Homestead Mama Planning Pack contains three parts:
- Part 1: The Homestead Management Binder
- Part 2: The Household Management Notebook
- Part 3: The Simplified Homeschool Planner
If you want to see these resources on their own, just click the respective link.
Part 1: The Homestead Management Binder
The Homestead Management Binder is the perfect system for you and your homestead! This digital (printable) record keeping package includes all of the record keeping sheets that you need to manage your livestock, garden, goals, projects, and finances!
*This is a PDF product
The Livestock Management Binder is the perfect tool to help your organize your livestock records! The LMB is a collection of printable detailed Livestock Record Books for multiple species.
With The Livestock Management Binder you will:
The Livestock Management Binder contains the following Livestock Record Books:
The next resource that you will find inside The Homestead Management Binder is the Homestead Garden Planner.
This garden planner is perfect for planning your garden, tracking your seasonal produce yields, keeping track of your seed inventory, and for referencing quality info about your USDA hardiness zone and simple composting for your garden!
USDA Hardiness Zone Guide
Use this reference sheet to determine what USDA hardiness zone you live in so that you can plan and prepare your homestead garden accordingly.
Garden Planning Grid
The Garden Planning Grid is the perfect tool to help you plan and draw your garden’s layout. This is useful to determine proper spacing and for companion planting.
Square Foot Garden Planner
Use this square foot garden planning grid to plan your square foot garden layout.
Plan out when you will sow each plant variety in your garden. List the needed planting depth, expected germination date, and expected harvest date here as well.
Seed Inventory Log
Keep track of the seeds that you have on hand so that you don’t overspend when that tempting seed catalog comes in.
Keep track of your transplants with this handy sheet. Each time you transplant, record it here to help track the plant’s growth.
Use this sheet to easily see when your produce should be ready for harvesting. You can also keep track of harvest notes & yields on the Harvest Log.
Garden Compost Guide
The Garden Compost Guide is a general visual guideline of what you should & should not compost for your garden.
Keep a running list of your garden projects on this sheet.
Garden Wish List
Do you have plants, tools, supplies, etc that you want for your garden? Add them here!
List out your daily, weekly, and seasonal garden to-dos to be sure that you don’t miss any important garden tasks.
Companion Planting Guide
Wondering what plants grow the best beside each other? Need to know what plants should not be planted together? This companion planting guide will show you what you need to know!
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The Homestead Goal + Project Planner is a clear-cut goal setting worksheet pack for homesteaders just like you!
With this Goal + Project Planner you will:
The Farm & Homestead Finance Tracker is the last resource in the Homestead Management Binder.
Keeping your expenses separated by tax category will make your accountant smile from ear to ear. It will also help you know where your dollars are going so that you can maximize profit in the next year.
Income tracking by category is another great way to help you focus on your homestead’s most profitable aspects and maximize profit.
Income & Sales Tracker
Track your farm & homestead’s sales and income on this sheet.
Annual Farm Finance Review
This sheet gives you an at-a-glance view of your homestead’s overall annual profits.
Farm Financial Goals
Use this sheet to keep track of all of your financial goals for your farm & homestead.
Farm Savings Log
Each time you deposit or withdraw money from your farm account, track it on this sheet.
Keep tabs on all farm & homestead expenses outside of the garden & livestock expenses using this sheet.
Use this sheet to write down each time you spend money on your garden.
Use this sheet to write down each time you spend money on your livestock.
Use the lines on the barn as specific dollar amounts according to the level of your current farm & homestead debt. Fill in a new line each time that amount of debt is paid off.
What are people saying about The Homestead Management Binder?
“What a great buy! This is so wonderful for a starter pack. I love the versatility! It can easily be changed to fit your families needs and be used again and again. We will use this as a base on our homestead for years to come.”
I love your homestead planner! It’s really helped get my records organized and all in one place.
Thanks for the help! Organizing will be much easier now!
I was able to download the Homestead Management Binder immediately. Seems like you’ve covered just about everything that’s important on a homestead! Can’t wait to start using these forms.
PART 2: The Household Management Notebook
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The cover sheet can be placed on the front of your binder. I use a binder with a clear front pocket, but you can also laminate and tape or glue the cover to a binder without a pocket.
- COVER PAGES
There are also cover pages for each section: Cleaning, Maintenance, Kitchen, and Finances.
- THE CALENDAR PAGE
This page can be used for any month of the year. Just print it out and fill it in.
- THE DAILY ROUTINE
This daily routine is split into three sections…morning, afternoon, and evening. There are no specific times on this routine, because routines + rhythms are not the same as a rigid schedule. With this layout, you can adjust your tasks as things come up without feeling like you have ruined your day.
- THE TO-DO LIST
You have certain things that you have to accomplish each day and you probably have a running list of those tasks in your mind. That’s what this sheet is for!
| CLEANING |
- THE WEEKLY CHORE LIST
It is so easy to forget about the chores that are not completed every day. When we do remember we often feel like we just do not have time to do them. That is where this list comes in. There is a section to write specific chores for each day of the week. For example, on Monday I clean out my car as well as the oven and microwave. Tuesdays are for weeding the garden and cleaning the garage, porch, and patio. This really helps me to keep the bigger tasks in check.
This pack includes a blank Weekly Chore list that you can fill in with your own chores and tasks as well as a Weekly Chore list that is already pre-filled with tasks. Choose which one works best for you!
- THE MONTHLY CHORE LIST
I said that it was easy to forget about the chores that aren’t completed on a daily basis, so how much more difficult is it to remember the ones that are only completed monthly or even yearly?? You guessed it, I have a list for that.
This pack includes 2 Monthly Chore Lists. One is blank for you to fill in with your own monthly chores and tasks and another that is already pre-filled with tasks. Choose which list works best for you!
- THE SEASONAL CHORES
Use this sheet to keep track of the chores/tasks that only need to be completed seasonally.
- THE CHORE CHART
Fill this chore chart in with your child’s name and their daily chores. Give them a check mark or a sticker under each day that they complete.
| MAINTENANCE |
- THE HOME PROJECTS
It is a good idea to keep a running list of homestead projects, home repairs, homeschool project ideas, etc. You don’t want these items cluttering up your daily to-do list when you know that they won’t be completed for another month or more so use this sheet to keep them separate.
- THE SEASONAL PROJECTS
Projects that need to be completed during a specific season go on this list.
- THE HOUSEHOLD MAINTENANCE LOG
When you make repairs, complete routine maintenance, or have any other work done on your home you can list it here.
- THE HOUSEHOLD INVENTORY LOG
List your valuable items on this sheet. This is helpful in case of a fire, flooding, or any other type of disaster that could lead to an insurance claim.
- THE SERVICE CONTACTS
Keep track of your service contacts (cleaning service, utility companies, etc.) on this sheet.
| KITCHEN |
- THE WEEKLY MEAL PLAN
Use this sheet to plan your family’s meals throughout the week.
- THE GROCERY LIST
Laminate this grocery list and use a dry erase marker so you don’t have to reprint it each time you need to grocery shop. Jot down food or household items that you are running low on throughout each week. When grocery shopping day rolls around, your list will be ready to go.
- THE RECIPE CARDS
Write your favorite recipes out on these recipe cards.
- THE FAVORITE FAMILY MEALS
List your family’s favorite meals for an easy-access master list that will make meal planning a breeze.
- THE PANTRY STAPLES CHECKLIST
The Pantry Staples Checklist is a list of foods to keep in your pantry to be able to make from-scratch meals anytime.
| FINANCES |
- THE FINANCIAL GOALS SHEET
List your actionable and attainable financial goals for your family on this sheet.
- THE HOUSEHOLD BUDGET
Write out the monthly expenses for your household to set a budget. List your bills, donations, savings, and payments toward debt.
- THE HOUSEHOLD INCOME LOG
Keep track of your family’s income with this spreadsheet.
- THE HOUSEHOLD EXPENSE LOG
This sheet can be used to help balance your checking account/cash envelopes.
- THE HOUSEHOLD DEBT TRACKER
Fill in a new circle each time you reach a new debt payoff milestone.
- THE HOUSEHOLD SAVINGS TRACKER
Fill in a new circle each time you reach a new savings milestone.
What are People Saying about The Household Management Notebook??
I love the graphics and design! It is easy to read and simple. It will help me get everything needed to organize my family in one place.
It is a nicely comprehensive notebook with a lot of detail to think about and record. You have clearly put a lot of thought and effort into helping others manage their households and setting goals.
PART 3: The Simplified Homeschool Planner
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The All-In-One Homeschool Planner includes 14 pages to help you simply and efficiently plan & track your homeschool year! Everything from your curriculum choices to weekly lesson plans to doctor visits and community service hours are covered in this planner!
- HOMESCHOOL PLANNER COVER PAGE
This cover sheet goes on the front of my homeschool binder. I use a binder with a clear front pocket, but if you have one without this pocket you can tape the laminated cover to the front.
| PLANNING |
- MONTHLY CALENDAR
- SEMESTER LEARNING PLAN
The Learning Plan has columns for each subject, the title of the curriculum used, and the total number of lessons within the course. I like to divide the number of lessons by the number of days that we plan to study each subject to be sure that we will be able to complete the course within our school year.
- HOMESCHOOL GOAL SHEET
Each month I set new goals for our homeschool on the Monthly Goals sheet. These goals could be academic (i.e. Child’s name should read # of books per month) or mental and emotional (i.e. Show more patience and grace when teaching math).
- WEEKLY LESSON PLANS
The Weekly Lesson Plan sheet in this homeschool planner is where I write down what we plan to accomplish on each day for each subject. As we finish a lesson, I check it or mark it off of the sheet so I have a visual of where we are for the day and for the week.
- TO-DO LIST
| RECORDS |
- STUDENT ATTENDANCE
I keep an attendance log for each day that we do school work, go on field trips, or do community service work. This page has numbers 1-31 with a star beside each number. Check, cross-out, or fill in the stars next to the dates that you “did school” You can print one for each month or print one and laminate it to reuse for each month. I print a new one for each month so that I can keep them for my records.
Use this sheet to keep track of your child’s grades. This is very useful if you are required to turn in detailed grades at the end of each semester.
- READING LOG
We are working hard to increase the number of books we read in our household. To help with this, I keep up with each completed book in this reading log (one per reading-aged child). When it is filled up, the kids get a special treat to celebrate!
- COMMUNITY SERVICE LOG
The Community Service Log Sheet contains all volunteer work completed by the school age kiddos. This is helpful if you have a community service requirement or if you just want to keep track for your older children’s resumes.
- FIELD TRIP LOG
Anytime we go on a field trip, vacation, or complete community service work I write down the date, where we went, what we did, and what the educational purpose was for our records.
- EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed by our extracurricular activities so I created a form to help me keep track. Soccer, Piano, Baseball, 4-H, Trail Life, etc. We only do one extracurricular activity per child per season right now, but we still have a lot going on with three kiddos involved so this sheet is definitely a sanity saver.
- DOCTOR VISITS
Our family doesn’t visit the doctor often, but when we do I forget which kid had what within three months. The doctor visit form helps me to keep track of any illnesses and medications that my kids have throughout the year without having to keep a mental file.
- SAFETY DRILL LOG
It is ALWAYS a great idea to practice safety drills (fire, tornado, earthquake, etc) with your kids. I use the Safety Lessons and Drills Form so I can easily see when we are due for a refresher.
| FINANCES |
- HOMESCHOOL EXPENSES
Track all of your homeschool related expenses on this sheet. Anything from books to pencils to field trips!
- CURRICULUM RESALE
If you resell your books when your family is finished with them, you can use this sheet to record what price you are selling them for.
What are People Saying About The Simplified Homeschool Planner?
I love what I’m seeing! I think you have just what would be needed for a well rounded year of records. I love all of the different pages that most other planners don’t have, like drills, curriculum resale, goals, and the reading list! I would recommend to any mom who is looking to be organized, but doesn’t want to be overwhelmed with her organizational material! Just the right amount of help without the fluff!
I love the simplicity of this homeschool planner. I cannot tell you the number of times I have bought a planner to use for our homeschool lessons and not even use half or more of it. It includes all the important stuff to keep records of without all the fluff. The variety of record pages come in really handy because they help me keep better records for different activities and trips we do that pertain to homeschooling. It is so easy to write in the dates as you go along instead of having predated planning pages that may get off track as the year goes on. I also really like the finance section because you can easily keep track of how much you spend on curriculum and how much you can resell it for later.
Do you take custom requests?
Not usually, but occasionally I will make simple custom orders. You can always feel free to message me with requests to see if it is something I can work in.
Can I purchase a hard copy of this planner?
Currently, no… But I am working on some possible solutions for that 🙂
How do I use this planner?
All you need to do is print out the sheets (one-sided OR front-and-back), hole punch them (or use sheet protectors), and stick them in a binder! You can even laminate the sheets and use a dry erase marker if you wish.
Don’t spend another year scribbling notes in a notebook that you will lose before tax time!
Start planning and recording TODAY to seeing growth and improvement in your homestead season to season.
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Who Am I to Talk to You About Homestead & Household Planning?
I’m Jess and I was once a miserable homesteader & homemaker.
I worked really hard, but didn’t have a steady focus to work toward.
I also never knew if I was making progress on my goals because #1 I hadn’t set any goals and #2 I wasn’t keeping track of my progress.
When I took the time to look at WHY I was failing, I realized that the issue was in my lack of planning and record keeping.
When I started gardening, I threw seeds or transplants out all willy nilly with no real rhyme or reason.
I couldn’t remember which animals had been treated for what illnesses or when each female was due to have babies.
There was also no budget for the homestead cash flow. It just went in and out with no intention.
I FINALLY got sick and tired of wasting my money and time on this unorganized and very vague “system” of mine. That’s when I created the planners inside The Homestead Mama Planning Pack. I have updated and improved the planner over the years and I LOVE that I now get to share it with you!
A Little Recap…
The Homestead Mama Planning Pack is PERFECT for the homesteader, homemaker, and homeschooler who loves pen + paper record keeping and wants to increase productivity & simplicity year after year!
With the purchase of The Homestead Mama Planning Pack you will receive:
It’s time to stop wasting your money, time, & efforts living life unintentionally.
Grab the HMPP + start planning your most productive year yet!
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