Every project needs a proper plan. And starting your learning family is no exception. For your big picture plans and goals, I have created the free starter kit. You can read about it in my previous post. For the nitty-gritty daily planning, there are a number of specific homeschool planners on the market (both digital and printed). Yet, after looking at some of them, I decided that they just added an additional layer of complexity to my daily planning. Instead, I resorted to my regular printed planner - I use the Smartplanner Pro. At the beginning of each month, I mark holidays, breaks or special events on the monthly planning page. At the beginning of each week, I set up a new weekly planning page. I start with external, fixed appointments and recurring events. Then, I make a detailed plan of how I would like to allocate the remaining time to the various activities I would like to do this week. Here, it is very important to be realistic - it is so easy to plan too many activities! And be sure to also reserve some time for you (and your kids) to relax.