My Well Planned Day Digital Planner
Review and Giveaway

by Donna on August 1, 2012

 

 

It’s August, summer is winding down and homeschool moms are winding up for a new school year.  I’ve seen countless photos on Facebook and twitter of homechool moms getting organized.  Homeschool moms are busy writing lesson plans and clearing out the clutter to get ready for the new year.

I love to do as much planning on my computer as possible.  I love it when everything syncs, so I can have my information with me everywhere.  A good digital day planner is very hard to find.  Trust me.  I’ve tried several.

When I went to the 2:1 conference back in April I met Jenny from the Home Educating Family.  I shared my love for all things techie and she told me all about My Well Planned Day Digital Planner.  I was convinced.  This program would be the answer!  I was NOT disappointed.

 

The Homeschool Module:

My Well Planned Day Digital Planner

  • Subjects
  • Curriculum
  • Literature
  • Assignments
  • Activities
  • Sports

The Home Management Module:

  •  Budgeting
  • Calendar
  • Chores
  • Menu
  • Memories
  • Projects
  • Shopping
  • To Do

 

 

I have a feeling that we will ease into using the homeschool features in the planner.  Because we are homeschooling a Kindergartener I will be using a quite flexible schedule and not as structured as I expect to be in future years.

I’ve already jumped into using the Home Management Features.  This software is impressive.  I’ve tried several different services, softwares, and apps and none of them even come close to being as extensive as My Well Planned Day.  They have thought of everything and they are making improvements all of the time.

Here are a few screen shots of the my favorite features that I will be using with our this year:

Calendar -

Calendar Module

 

Menu Planning

Menu Planning

 

Budget

Budget Module

 

Lesson Planning (Assignments)

Assignments

 

If you want to see just how simple it is to set up your Lesson Plans in this VIDEO

I have only shown you a tiny taste of what My Well Planned Day can do.  To learn even more about the software you can stop by their website or visit their Facebook page.

Today you can get $15 off  My Well Planned Day software. The retail price is $65. You will pay only $50 with the code below!  The code is case sensitive, no spaces, and expires on October 1.

Save $15:  01wpdblog12

 

Today is a big day here at Hey, Donna because today I’ve relaunched my other site, Pleased to Geek You.  To celebrate, Home Educating Family has offered my readers a chance to win one FREE one-year subscription to My Well Planned Day!

You can enter using the Rafflecopter below!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs now through Tuesday August 14th, midnight, Eastern Standard Time. Random winner will be notified via email. Due to international sweepstakes laws, this giveaway is for US entries only This contest is not related to any social media sites.

{ 85 comments… read them below or add one }

Alle August 1, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Loving the Calendar and Project modules!

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Sandi August 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm

This software looks amazing! Lord knows I need all the help I can get. LOL

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Paula August 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I love that it has a menu and it’s an all in one planner!

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Shayla at The Frugal Family Life August 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I would LOVE to have this software! We are starting out homeschooling this year and I would use the homeschool planner module and the home management module for sure!!

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Caroline Hunt August 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm

My friend loves this so much she bought it new without waiting. Her recommendation is why I am trying to get one. God BLess and thank you for this opportunity.

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Tracie White August 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I love that it covers EVERYTHING I already try to track, without needing several apps or books!

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Carrie August 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I love my hard copy planner. I can’t wait to enter the digital age!

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cristy August 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I would love to have this!

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Connie August 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Great to have all the school tracking and home items on ONE piece of software. Also love that it’s internet based, so I can access it anywhere and don’t have to worry about my computer crashing and losing all that valuable information!

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wendy thelen August 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

What’s not to love. Everything looks great. I used their paper planner last year and loved it. I love the fact that I will not have to write everything out.

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Karen August 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I would SO love to win this!!! :)

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Karen August 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Whoops… US only… then I would LOVE to win this for the good friend who told me about it!! :)

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Amanda E. from MI August 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I think it would be amazing to have a whole Student Portfolio to look at and make a transcript from – so easy!

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Jenn August 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I love that it covers everything!

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Tara C August 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm

This looks AWESOME!! I could totally use this… With the kids, appointments, household things, my husband’s schedule, my college schedule and everything else, this would solve my organization problems!

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Sundi August 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I love the fact that it not only tracks so wonderfully all my homeschool plans, grades, and other details, but also has widgets that help me in the rest of my day! And the graphics and set up are so pretty, it makes looking at it constantly that much more pleasurable!

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Bonnie August 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Need to win! Need to win! Sure need to get organized, Thanks so much for your hints and helps.

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PAULA August 1, 2012 at 4:52 pm

It does everything! No more having to have a million different lists and calenders. This would be so helpful with getting organized for our first year homeschooling.

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MommaH August 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I have been busy the last couple days, but I am so excited to see what is different. I am loving the planner so far, only a few little “wonder ifs,” but I figure most of those with be dealt with now that the full version is coming out. : )

Blessings

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dena August 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm

The calendar section is my favorite.

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m pelley August 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I’ve always felt a little intimidated by all things “techie” but this software seems well thought out and easy to use. Winning a copy might launch my home school days down a whole new road!

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m pelley August 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I’ve always felt a little intimidated by all things “techie”, but this software seems well thought out and easy to use. Winning a copy might launch my home school days down a whole new road!

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ALYSSA August 1, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Love how everything is all in one planner!!!!

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Laurie August 1, 2012 at 6:16 pm

How do I choose just one?
The planning module looks good, but so does the menu-planning, but so does the calendar…..

Oh, it’s too much to choose from to have just ONE! :)

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Jillian Lauder August 1, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I love the menu planning. I also love how everything that I touch on a daily basis would all be lovated in one area.

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Leigh August 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm

My favorite feature is that I can keep my son’s homeschool lessons, my menu planning and our budget all in one program! How great is that?!

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Lisa August 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I really like that I would be easily able to put together a high school transcript from the information I put into the planner for the year!

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cindy holda August 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I love the ability to import publisher’s curriculum with the ISBN number and assign it to each student. great stuff!

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Cheryl Baranski August 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Lesson Planning!

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Amy L August 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I would LOVE to win this! It looks great!!

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Amy L August 1, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I love everything – cloud based, pretty, all in one; *sigh*…

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Dora August 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I need to plan. Maybe if it’s online I’ll fill it out.

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Katie August 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I like the set up of the homeschooling modules

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Marianne @ Abundant Life August 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I like that it can be accessed from amobile device. :)

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Amy August 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm

That it’s all in one place!

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Courtney August 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I love how it makes the planning experience complete and PRETTY!

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Sara Burns August 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I LOVE that it is digital!!!

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Jaime August 1, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I could really use some help planning my day at home, I’m thinking the home management module would be a great help!

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Angela August 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I LOVE what this program will be once it is finished!

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missy August 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Would definitely jump into using the homeschool scheduling….may take some time to get into the home management.

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Julie August 1, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I would love the blessing of organization!

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Faith August 1, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Love the lesson planner!

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Michelle C August 1, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I like the home management features, as well as the homsechool planning side… The perfect combination!

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Pei August 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I like that the Calendar including home management & school.

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Becky August 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I could really use this to schedule my three kiddos and my meal plans!

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Colleen Kessler August 2, 2012 at 12:40 am

LOVE the menu planning feature and shareability.
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Emily Golladay August 2, 2012 at 12:59 am

I love the idea. I make My own planner every year, because I haven’t found one that fit our family.

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Stacy Ervin August 2, 2012 at 9:20 am

I really appreciate the fact that the folders are fully customizable.

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Lori August 2, 2012 at 9:42 am

Looks amazing! We’re just starting out but we might as well start out right!

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Naomi August 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I like the ISBN feature.

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Carey Jane Clark August 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I love this idea. I had a well-planned day planner (paper version) for last year, but wasn’t sure how the digital would work. Thanks for the review!

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Kelly August 4, 2012 at 9:20 am

I love that you can include chores! The colors are the screenshots also show that it has a nice layout and small colors.

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Jenni August 4, 2012 at 9:51 am

It seems comprehensive to meet the needs of a homeschooling mom – but I like that it has a trial period so that each mom can determine if this is the right planner to optimize her days!

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Jesseca August 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Love the field trip photo organization and tagging and the ways to generate reports :-)

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Deb August 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I can’t wait to start using this for lesson planning and overall life planning! I have been using a print plan book that I made myself but this will be so much better!!

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Diana Schilz August 4, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I love that it has everything I would ever need all in one place, my our family and homeschool. I loved our paper version last year, but this would be even better!

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Becky M August 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I like the way that I would have attendance, grades, lesson plans, and even field trip photos all in one place. What a great homeschool tool!

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Andi S August 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Not sure I can pick just one feature to love. I’m just excited to try to be more organized!

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.ambre. @mytempleremodeling.com August 4, 2012 at 9:48 pm

A shopping list, calendar, budget, and school schedule all in one place! Oh, my!

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BJ August 4, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Being able to have everything organized for school and home, and use from my IPad.

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Cathy August 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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amy August 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I’m interested in learning more about the Well Planned Day software. You gave some good information about it. I need to watch the video and keep reading. Thanks again!
Amy

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Becky K. August 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Favorite from just looking at it is probably the ability to have all the planning stuff (homeschool, household, extracurriculars) in one place!

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Kelly August 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I SO need some help getting my homeschool organized. Paper does not work for me (it just gets lost!) This would be awesome!

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Julie James August 6, 2012 at 2:39 am

This software looks AWESOME. I’ve used the print calendar. I think I’ll love the computer version even more!

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Felicia August 6, 2012 at 9:08 am

I used the binder version last year and loved it, but am so looking forward to the customizable features of a digital version, making this even better!

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Myra Kirbi August 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

This Digital planner really looks amazing! Loved the home management module, I think it is going to be a must have for all of us work at home moms!

I have never won anything in giveaways, I am really happy with the code that you have given, really a BIG thank you for sharing :)!
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Megan August 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

I love the on the go planner!

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Kristin Gideon August 7, 2012 at 10:48 am

I really love that it’s an all-in-one planner. I could really use the meal planning and family calendar features, along with the homeschooling parts. Great giveaway!

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Rebecca August 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Really like my printed planner–but to be able to have it on my iPad?? So awesome!! :)

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Judy Jz August 7, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Would love to have this software for planning our school year!

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Monica August 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I love that it is all on in one place — it actually looks like it might be fun to organize!

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Whitney Lowry August 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I love that I can access it from anywhere. My phone, my tablet, and my computers. I’m ready for the all in one, everywhere I want app. to organize my school days.

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Rebecca C August 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Love everything about it!

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Michelle S August 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I love that is much more than just a school planner! You can menu plan, chore plan, budget plan and much more. I also love the adorable little picture icons for the curriculum and books! :)

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Jennifer August 9, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I would love to have this to help with my scheduling!

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Bethany August 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Looks like a great way to stay organized. Thanks!

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Deb August 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

Thanks for your product review. Looks exciting to use!

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Jennifer August 10, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I’m really like the way this planner looks and I love that it’s all online!

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Zanna August 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I love the fact that it is digital.

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Scarlet L. August 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I absolutely love that everything that I need is in one place! I can clean up the apps on my phone and not stress about my paper planner as much.

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Laura Williams August 12, 2012 at 11:42 pm

My fave feature is that I can take it on the go witha mobile app and that it will be able to sync with google calendar, which my husband really wants me to start using.

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Beth August 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I just talked to a friend and am really interested in this.

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Gale-Ann August 14, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I love all of the features, but since we’re only in the pre-school phase of home schooling, the home management feature currently trumps the rest.

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Deb May 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Are you still using MWPD? I, like you, loved this at first but after almost two full school years of trying to make this software work for me I am ready to throw in the towel. It is still not a fully functioning online planner. Have you had others share this experience? I would love to see some online reviews that are more recent than fall of 2012. Thanks for your thoughts.

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