So as you may have noticed, I am in the process of planning out 2017. Yesterday, I shared with you the 2017 Unclutter Calendar, and today I am sharing the 2017 Quality Time Calendar. Before I share with you more about that calendar, I wanted to share with you the ‘why’ behind why I am doing these calendars.
I am a former bullet journal planner user and a new-found Happy Planner user. I will probably share with you about the Happy Planner another time, but in short, it’s a fully-customizable planner. Personally, I resize and put the calendars in my planner so I can view them with my daily plans.
I am a pro planner kind of mama. But not just any old planner, it must be a planner that works for you, which can take some time to figure it out.
If you plan ahead you know what direction you’re going. You can always change it up; you don’t have to do what you plan out; it is just there if you need some ideas. If I didn’t like writing in pen so much, I would write it in pencil so I could erase it.
This idea leads us to the 2017 Quality Time Calendar. Often times, I hope to spend good quality time with the kiddos and most of the time I do a bit here or there. However, some weeks I realized we were so busy, that I didn’t really spend good quality time with them.
So this coming year I am going to change that! Almost each day, I have planned out one activity that I think my kiddos are going to enjoy, or at least one of the three will enjoy. It will keep me on point to make sure I make small moments with them.
Most of them are free or can be made free with things around the home. I would say they are totally free, but if you don’t have certain things around your house, you may need to pick it up or if you count driving somewhere the gas cost money, so there is that. Don’t forget you can make it free, you just need to get a bit creative in your implementation. Personally, though I am going to actually go out for my date days; so for me, it is not totally free.
You will notice there are repeats of quite a few things. I have tried to leave them vague enough to where it will accommodate most families. However, there are things you may not enjoy like crafts or creative (legos, blocks, etc.). Scratch it out, white it out, whatever you wanna do.
Also, I have left a few days on each month blank so that way you can do an activity you enjoy or maybe you don’t want to do anything those days. I know we will probably put more crafty days on there but I plan on asking the kiddos for what they would like to do.
Now, if your saying, ‘Isn’t planning them out going to make it kind of cold and scheduled?’ I would respond, “Not to me, I’ve got a plan but it’s not like I have to do it. It’s there if I need it but if I feel like doing something else, then I will and I won’t feel bad about it one bit!”
Also, I tried to make the activities work with most ages. There are a few activities that might not work exactly with your age. Swap them out with something else there are no rules.
So without further ado….The 2017 Quality Time Calendar.
It’s yours. It’s FREE.