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Ideal Life Planner Review

I have been using my Ideal Life™ Planner for about 4 months now and I love it. As a busy mom, it is a wonderful way for me to stay organized on a daily basis and also take the time to reflect upon my day and jot down things that I want to reflect upon. I really enjoy looking back at what I wrote in prior months and seeing whether my goals and dreams have come to fruition. I also smile when I read something that I wrote about in my life or about one of my children’s milestones such as the first time my daughter rode her bike without training wheels or the day my son read his first book all by himself.

The Ideal Life™ planner is a wonderful organizer but it is so much more than that………….it includes many features to help “inspire, motivate and organize.” The Ideal Life™ Planner includes two large format notebook style journals in six month segments to give lots of room to write. I love the high quality paper used which makes writing a pleasure (I am a stickler about writing on good paper!). Some of my favorite features are the monthly calendars at a glance, detailed weekly calendars with sections for morning, afternoon and evening scheduling and the “My Weekly Health, Fitness & Nutrition Tracking”. I am steadily losing those post-partum pounds and I love that this section keeps me accountable and provides motivation for me to stay on track with my goals. It is super easy to check off the areas on the nutrition tracker and journal my exercise plan. I particularly enjoy writing about what “I Am Grateful For…..” which gives me a chance to reflect upon those small and big things that I cherish in my life. There are even sections for Identifying Life Priorities, Encouragement and Self Reflection and Memorable Events or Occasions.

Overall, I really appreciate the Ideal Life™ Planner because it is the first planner that I actually use on a consistent basis. It is very affordably priced, well under what I have paid in the past for organizers that sat and gathered dust on my desk. You can purchase your six month Ideal Life™ Planner (July-December 2011) for only $17.00. I can’t wait to see the new January-June 2012 edition of the Ideal Life™ Planner which will be available in mid-August. These two planners would be a really excellent organizational tool for older students heading back to school, particularly those in high school or college. As the mom of three little ones, it is particularly helpful for me to organize our busy day.

*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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