As friends who met online, Deann Polanco and Janet Russell collaborated for several years on the Motivated Moms chore planning system. Beginning in 2005, Janet wanted more time to spend on other interests and Deann took over the business. Deann and Susan Cramer met in 2006 and a friendship grew over the years. In 2010, Susan’s husband, Norm, wrote the first Motivated Moms app for Deann. In 2011, Deann was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Susan helped Deann keep Motivated Moms running when she was physically struggling. When it became apparent that Deann would not beat the disease, she offered to sell to Susan. Susan accepted and is honored to carry on Deann’s legacy.
This unique and straightforward chore planning system is for moms who are trying to balance creative endeavors with their desire to have an orderly and organized environment in their homes. Initially offered in traditional ‘book’ format, it is now a printable chore list in e-book format for readers to download and print, as well as an app for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and Android.
The system is designed to help you complete chores and tasks throughout the year so that you don’t spend your entire day doing housework. To help you organize your priorities, the printable chore lists have the daily necessities listed as chores, and the less frequent duties listed as tasks. If, while pursuing other goals, you miss the tasks scheduled for a particular day, you don’t have to ‘transfer’ those tasks to the next day. Just remain focused on completing daily chores and do the weekly scheduled tasks as they fit into your schedule and family lifestyle. The tasks you miss will come up again on another day.
Above all, the Motivated Moms Chore Planning System is NOT intended as a guilt planner! Motivated Moms is all about reducing stress, not adding to it, and making home management easier. Please take a look at the sample page below.
The printable Motivated Moms Chore Planning System comes in eight versions, the full-sized with Bible readings scheduled (a schedule to read the Bible through in a year), the full-sized without the Bible schedule, a half-sized version with and without scheduled Bible readings, a full-sized “page per day” version with and without the Bible schedule, and a half-sized “page per day” version with and without the Bible schedule. The “page per day” versions have one day of chores per day and also has lines for appointments and a box for the daily menu plan and a place for notes. Any of the eight would be a great tool in order to be able to get everything done each day.
Download a Free Sample Page (this sample shows full-sized planner) – Adobe Acrobat Reader or other .pdf reader is required. For the other versions, samples are available on each version’s Product page.
The app is available for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and Android. There are Lite versions in each platform that allow you to try the system before you purchase the full version. Click here to see the apps.
Other helpful items are listed below and are designed to help you with time management and organization. They can be printed out and put in a binder along with your Motivated Moms planner pages.