What is the Torah Family Living Planner?
It’s an annual physical planner that helps Torah observant moms be more intentional with their time and lives by organizing the details in a pretty and open-ended format. We as moms have a lot going on, even if we stay at home most days. So many details can slip through the cracks without a plan for organizing and remembering them. The Torah Family Living planner helps you with the details, and also reminds you to prioritize your Torah journey.
Who am I?
I am a mom, just like many of you. I used to be very disorganized, and important things got forgotten all the time. (Yes, I even missed a mortgage payment once.) Even my marriage was suffering because I was forgetting to do things that my husband had asked me to take care of. I knew I had to change, so I started with a notebook, and over time and with trial and error, I designed the Torah Family Living planner. It now goes with me everywhere and is used many times every day.
I have been a paper planner user for many years now. I know that my brain benefits from writing things down, and I feel more grounded knowing that I have at least a rough plan for my day. I am so excited to be able to finally bring you a planner designed just for moms on this Torah journey. I have tried to pack as many Torah keeping features as I could into this package, and try to keep it from feeling like an encyclopedia. If you need help deciding how to customize your planner before buying, please contact me. I would be happy to help you get the features you need to get the most benefit from your planner. You can email me at email@example.com.
If you’ve felt overwhelmed and disorganized trying to keep track of all the things, I guarantee that the first time you actually remember to thaw the meat because you planned dinner, the overwhelm will begin to lift. Your good intentions will start to pay off, because one glance in your planner will tell you what Torah portion to read this Shabbat. You will feel on fire as a Torah observant mom when you use the feast day planning pages to get ready for the next holy day, rather than realizing Sukkot starts in a week. Having everything in one place is life changing, and enables you to go from pulling out your hair to calm, cool, and collected.
Here are some of the features.
This planner is handmade by me. The pages are printed on 24 lb paper for durability, and the covers are 10 mil laminate. Your planner will also have two clip in bookmarks, one to mark the current month, and one for the current week. A pen loop is attached to the back cover as well. Many of my customers have happily reported that their planner survives a year of use quite beautifully because of the durability.
- Front and back laminated covers
- Shema, Amidah, Lord’s Prayer, and priestly blessing
- Goal pages to help you improve your relationship with YHVH and your family
- Prayer request pages in the front
- Scripture copywork suggestions
- 12 dated calendar spreads (July ’20-June ’21)
- 52 undated weekly spreads with Shabbat planning section and shopping list on each
- 44 blank pages, including lined, blank and gridded to use as you see fit
- Feast day planning pages with ideas for celebrating each feast and appropriate Scripture passages
- Feast days stickers and omer counter stickers to put in your monthly spreads (Jewish dates are listed with stickers for your reference.)
- Torah portion and haftarah portion passages on each Shabbat
- Two clear plastic bookmarks that can be moved
- Black pen loop inside back cover
- 200+ pages
- Spiral binding or disc binding, your choice
- Page size: 7 x 9.5 inches
You may now choose between spiral bound and disc bound for your planner. Please choose one option by clicking the appropriate button near the add to cart button. You can also add the following additional sections for an additional price. This allows you to customize your planner with exactly the features you need.
Homeschool Section Upgrade
There is now an additional homeschool section available for an additional $9. The homeschool section will be added to your planner, and consists of 66 pages (8 student planning spreads, attendance record, field trip pages, reading logs, media logs, and assignment record sheets). This section will work for up to 8 students. Please check the homeschool section box above the add to cart button. These homeschool specific pages are only added to your planner if you check the box. Otherwise you will receive the basic planner.
Homemaking and Budget Section Upgrade
I am excited to be able to add an optional budget and cleaning schedule section for an additional $9. It includes 12 monthly budget sections, 6 savings goal pages, and 2 master cleaning lists, one by days and weeks, one by room. The budget pages are somewhat open-ended, so you can use them as you see fit. If you have used them in the past, I added more lines and a place to keep totals. You can download a simple version of the budget sheets, to see how they will work for you, before deciding to add them to your planner. Just as with the optional homeschool section, you need to check the box above the add to cart button to receive this additional section.
See the budget pages in action in this video! (Please note that the style of graphics is from a previous year, but the layout is basically the same.)
If you would like more help with your personal finances, you are invited to visit my finance site, www.themoneylantern.com.
Would you like a pocket and coordinating bookmarks for your planner? You can now add a pocket to your existing planner or buy one with your new planner.
From our customers:
Your daughter is so talented, her artwork is truly beautiful. I will admit the beauty of your planners is one of the things I enjoy about them. Looking forward to ordering mine, thanks for the awesome improvements! – Samantha S.
I just got my planner from Torah Family Living in the mail and love it!!!!! The quality is amazing and it’s a perfect size to carry with me, and I love the planning for all of the feasts. It is so very practical in every way. And it is sooo cute💝. Thank you!!! I recommend the print version for everyone! The pictures really do not do it complete justice. – Sonja G.
Is it really worth it?
Yes, you can get a calendar at the dollar store or large department store. But, be mindful of the limitations. They are cheaply made and fall apart well before the calendar runs out. The boxes are way too small to actually plan out your day. There are no Torah features, such as Shabbat, feast day pages, Torah portion readings, and prayers. They also have a hugely annoying lack – no note pages! Many planners sold online are beautiful, but are so detailed that you have to use them exactly as intended. I don’t know about you, but I change how I use my planner, sometimes on a weekly basis. I have used lots of different methods for planning my time, and the Torah Family Living planner has accommodated them all. If you need some ideas on different ways to use your planner, I am available to help you.
When you buy the Torah Family Living planner, you also have support from me. I can help you get a system going, and show you some of the ways I have used my planner. I also am happy to help if you have anything happen to your planner, such as a torn page. Just let me know if you have any problems, and we will find a solution. You can contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.