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In 3 days, I’m hopping on a plane and flying for 6.5 hours to the beautiful island of Maui.  That’s all pretty exciting.  But you know what I’m most excited for?  6.5 hours on an airplane to PLAN.  Yea, I’m fully aware that I’m a nerd.  I’ve been researching the best planners for busy moms, and I finally decided.  So, I went and bought a brand new planner, a fresh notebook, and a whole bunch of nice pens… and I can’t wait for the uninterrupted time to make some plans & set some goals.


Here are my 5 FAVORITE planners for busy moms.  Find a more detailed review on all of them below!

In 2 months, we’re going to be into a brand new year.  And whether we’re coming into a new day, a new month, a new quarter, or a new year, I find so much value in setting goals and making plans.  Also, a good planner leaves room for reflection as well.  It’s not really experience that’s the best teacher… it’s evaluated experience that’s the real teacher.

As I set my goals, I first assess and reflect on my priorities.  My goals should be based on my priorities, and the way I spend my time should also be based on my priorities.  Here’s a helpful article about making sure your priorities are on track (you’ll even find a free, printable priorities worksheet!).

What the best Productivity Planners Need

I’m passionate about finding the best planners for busy moms… because I’m a busy mom.  My days are more successful when I have a clear plan, strategy, and set of goals guiding me.  I need to be able to see my list, and cross it off.

I’ve spent a lot of time researching the best planner.  I know what I’m looking for, and I even ordered a couple and sent them back when they didn’t meet my needs.

Here’s what I need in a planner:

As a stay-at-home mom, work-from-home mom, homeschool mom, entrepreneur… I needed a plan that was essentially a “do it all mom planner.”  Not because I’m a mom that does it all (if only that were true), but because I want to be able to plan my home life and my entrepreneur life all in one place.

My planner needs to have a space for goals, so that I can keep referring back to them, to ensure I’m on track.  I also want to be able to see my whole week at a glance to make sure I’m not over-scheduling.  A monthly calendar at the beginning of each month is also helpful so that I can write in pre-booked appointments, etc, and get a birds-eye-view of what is happening in each new month.

I not only want y planner to be the best planner for moms, I also want it to be a goal planner.  I want it to be a functional planner, with the feel of a goal-setting journal.

So whether you’re looking for the best planner for working moms, the best planner for stay-at-home moms, or the best family planners, or the best goal setting planner… I got you covered.


The Best Planners for Busy Moms

You’re busy just like me, so you may be looking for the best planners on Amazon so that you can get them prime-shipped straight to your door.  So that’s what I’m going to show you today!

    •  The full focus planner by Michael Hyatt 

      This is the absolute BEST planner I’ve seen (whether that’s a planner for busy moms or any other human on earth) is.   This is a 90-day, super focused planner.  It is goal oriented, designed to beat overwhelm, and doesn’t ever allow you the space to let your priorities slip.The full focus planner will allow you to design your days, and accomplish your goals in all areas of your life… spiritually, financially, at home, vocationally…. it’s amazing. Because it’s 90 days, you start a new one quarterly (I suggest buying all 4 at once so that you don’t run out and fall off track)… so it’s a pricier option… But in my opinion, so worth it for the driven woman who wants to keep goals and priorities top of mind!

    • The Happy Planner. 

      The Happy Planner is long-time favorite for many!  The great thing about this particular undated planner is that you can start it at anytime, and totally customize it.  You can add pages into your happy planner so that it perfectly suits you! You can even buy affordable packs, like this budget extension pack, this fitness extension, or sticker packs to add into your planner.  This is a smart planner, a fun planner, and is a perfect planner for busy moms that like to stay creative while crushing their daily goals.

    • The Erin Condren Life Planner  

      Here is a planner that’s super pretty, great for a visual person, and also incredibly functional.  You will love the features in this planner.  All the things I love… monthly views, weekly views, a focus on goals and intentions… this is a real winner.  Your whole life can be kept in this beautiful planner.

  • The Clever Fox Planner 

    This is a great planner because it also has weekly view, monthly view, and space for goals.  I also like that the weekly pages have space for your top priorities and goals of the week, and reflection.  This is a REALLY nice feature for keeping people on track.  However, it does leave less space for the to-do list… however, I think it’s worth the trade-off.

  • Day Designer 2020 Planner   

    This planner is the most affordable of all the options, but functionality really isn’t compromised.  The pages are large, with lots of space for writing your daily to-do’s.  There’s also a spot on each week’s flat lay for you to keep track of “this week’s top three” as well as a spot for notes and gratitude.  It’s also really pretty, which we all love in a planner, am I right? This is a great option.

Best Planner for Busy Moms and Families

That is a list of the 5 best planners for busy moms .  I could have given you a list of 10 or 15, but you’re busy. That would have been clutter.  So- I chose to keep the list small and to the point!

I hope you found EXACTLY what you’re looking for. A great planner is a priceless tool to help you accomplish as much as possible in your days… while staying focused on what matters most!

So now that you’ve figured out what the best planner for 2020 is… How about a little help getting your priorities straight?  Fill out the box below, and I’ll send you a FREE multi-page worksheet to help you identify, understand, and structure your priorities.


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Written by cecilyjoy
I help women grow in faith and health, and embrace real food in this fast-paced world.