Faith, Family and Home Learning

My Well Planned Day Software Review and Giveaway!


When I first started homeschooling, I tried using several different planners to help me plan our day.  With in a couple of weeks, I always stopped using them, either because they didn’t fit our needs or I got behind trying to write everything down that I wanted to keep track up.

At one time, my husband even created a weekly excel spreadsheet that I could right lesson plans in and I could print lessons for the day or even for the whole week on it.  I used it the longest for a couple of years.  However, it still did not have everything I wanted to keep track of on it.

As the years have gone by, I have turned more and more to the computer and online world to make up different plans, spreadsheets and calendars to help me keep track of our busy life with four children.  I have yet to find anything online to keep track of everything, until now.

When I went to the 2:1 Conference back in April, I had the pleasure of meeting Jenny from Home Educating Family.  We got to talking about the Well Planned Day Planners that Home Educating Family offered.  I had seen them before, but never bought one because it was paper and would have required me to write everything in.  Knowing my history with this, I knew it wasn’t the planner for me.  I asked her if Home Education Family had plans for making there planner online.  She said yes!  I was so excited and couldn’t wait to try it out when it became available.  Jenny contacted me about a month ago and asked if I would love to give it a try and I just couldn’t pass up this offer!

The My Well Planned Day software is amazing to me!  One of the things I love most about it, is that it combines School plus Household activities and events.  I can use the software to make lesson plans and assignments plus make a menu and grocery list!  The best of both worlds that I wanted together!  You can add the textbooks on here that you are using and keep track of the Literature that you are reading.  What has really gotten me excited is that I will soon be able to sync my Google calendar that my husband and I use, to the calendar on this software!

I really feel like the My Well Planned Day software is going to help me out so much.  I can already see areas that it has helped me in.  I would like for you to have the same chance to see if this awesome software will help you as much as it has me.

Home Educating Family is offering the readers of My Home In The Smokies  $15 off the MWPD software retail price of $65. The code is case sensitive, no spaces, and expires on October 1. Your personal code is: 31wpdblog12.

Also, thanks to Home Educating Family, you have a chance to win a 1 year Subscription of the My Well Planned Day Software!!  Just use the rafflecopter below to enter the drawing.  This giveaway will end on September 5th, 2012.

Due to international sweepstakes laws, this offer is only for U.S. entries.

This giveaway is not connected to any social media sites and none of the social media entries are mandatory.



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  1. MaChia MaChia
    August 31, 2012    

    I learned that I will be able to keep track of all of our four children and the rest when they are old enough and also manage our home, with ease using this software! Love it!

  2. August 31, 2012    

    Everyone can have their own calendar color.

  3. KarlaW KarlaW
    August 31, 2012    

    love the mobile app!

  4. August 31, 2012    

    They are working on custom printable reports

  5. August 31, 2012    

    I have been looking at this software for a while now, and I love everything about it!

  6. August 31, 2012    

    I learned that the modules are super-detailed and customizable. :-)

  7. August 31, 2012    

    This software looks amazing. I got to attend a workshop that Jenny led at the FPEA conference in May. I even spoke with her at the booth. I love the idea of the software, but being that we have to buy curriculum for 4 girls, I’ve had to put needs vs. wants out there first. I need a planner and I want this one really bad, but I had buy our textbooks first. I am hoping to sell some things to buy the software. (Or maybe a chance to win!!) Thank you for the opportunity!

  8. August 31, 2012    

    You can keep track of you school plans, menu plans, grocery list, chore list, appointments, activities and commitments all in one place. And for everyone in your family, so you know at the touch of a button what everyone is doing, or if things need to rearranged. Looks like a great piece of software. What a bless!

  9. August 31, 2012    

    I learned how you can keep everything in one place – genius!

  10. August 31, 2012    

    I love this idea!!! There are so many possibilities. I am concerned since it is still in beta but it looks like it has a lot of potential!!

  11. August 31, 2012    

    I would love to try this! Planning for 7 book school kids is NOT easy!

  12. Rebecca Rebecca
    August 31, 2012    

    I am super excited that this combines so many of the apps I already use plus my paper planner into one place–it will simplify my life! Yay!

  13. Mary Ann Mary Ann
    August 31, 2012    

    I think it is great that it combines so many household issues into one spot wahoo!

  14. August 31, 2012    

    I learned that everyone has their own calendar color! Perfect for our mid-size family! how neat is that?!

  15. Michelle C Michelle C
    August 31, 2012    

    I like how it can help me manage both household activities and homeschool details, all in one place! Plus, it’s on my phone, too!

    Thanks for offering this giveaway! I would love to have this for our homeschool this year!

  16. September 1, 2012    

    I learned that once I enter a curriculum, I will never have to enter it again. I just have to reassign it to a new student!

  17. Lorrie Miller Lorrie Miller
    September 1, 2012    

    I learned that I can use it to organize not only homeschool, but personal and home items, too! That’s a great feature!!

  18. Robyn Robyn
    September 1, 2012    

    I would love to win this. Planning lessons is the hardest part of homeschooling for me:(

  19. Robyn Robyn
    September 1, 2012    

    Sorry clicked enter too soon:( I learned you can have the same curriculum for more then one child . that is great since I try to combine classes as often as possible.

  20. Ginger Ginger
    September 1, 2012    

    I love the idea of syncing it with my Google calendar

  21. September 1, 2012    

    I learned that not only can I use it to manage my kids’ homeschool work, I can also use it to manage my home!

  22. Kellye Kellye
    September 1, 2012    

    I learned about the flexibility of the program and the fact that my husband can see the reports without needing to wait to come home after work. I love that is fun and easy to work with! Some calendars i the past have been so overwhelming. Thank you. :)

  23. September 1, 2012    

    I love that everything I need to organize is in one place!

  24. September 1, 2012    

    I LOVE the layout. It seems so visually laid out, and I can TOTALLY deal with that!! Easier to customize to the student and his/her work.

  25. September 1, 2012    

    I can use my phone to do everything!

  26. Maria Maria
    September 1, 2012    

    I can add as many users as I need and we can use our different mobile devices to view the planner.

  27. September 1, 2012    

    I love that you can bump assignment you didn’t get to to the next day. I loved my paper planner last year, but can’t wait to get this!!!!

  28. Joellen Joellen
    September 2, 2012    

    I learned that you can add as many users as you want and they have mobile apps to work with the planner.

  29. September 2, 2012    

    I love the idea of using it with the iPad and being able to print.

  30. September 2, 2012    

    You can customize the modules!

  31. Sandy Sandy
    September 3, 2012    

    I am always hesitant to post something negative, but I feel like I need to say give a word of caution for potential buyers. This product should be amazing in the future, however, as a former user, I have to warn against using it for the current school year. It still has many glitches and has been known to delete inputted assignments, after parents have spent hours imputing their lessons. I would recommend waiting a year for the bugs to get worked out before purchasing it for everyday use. Check out their Facebook page comments section.

    • Joy Joy
      September 3, 2012    

      Hi Sandy! Thank you for letting us know that there can be an issue with this product. So far though, I haven’t had any problems. As with any new product, you will have glitches on occasion. After all, it is a computer product and we all know that computers and their programs are only as good as the people that are operating them. Even larger companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter still have issues after years of service. The good thing to know is that the company is working to make it work without any issues. Again, thank you for letting us know about this glitch.

  32. September 3, 2012    

    This would be amazing!!

  33. September 3, 2012    

    Bill reminders is what I learned not just for homeschooling!

  34. September 3, 2012    

    I like that I can not only manage school but the specifics of managing a home. I like being able to have everything in one place and minimizing paper clutter.

  35. Tiffany Tiffany
    September 3, 2012    

    I would love to have this as I have been looking for something to help organize my schooling and life. This will be the first year we start schooling this year and I would love to have this help me keep everything organized.

  36. September 3, 2012    

    I’m so excited to see that it’s computerized! I can put chores for the farm, school for the 5 and plan for dinner? That’s the planner for me!

  37. September 3, 2012    

    i learned that you can color code family members schedules!

  38. September 3, 2012    

    This would be so awesome to win !

  39. Lynnea Lynnea
    September 3, 2012    

    This sounds like a great software to win and try. I am enjoying homeschooltracker but this sounds like it has so much more to it!

    • Lynnea Lynnea
      September 3, 2012    

      I love that apps are coming soon! With only one computer and two kids with computer school work, it would be great to follow along on my phone when the computer is in use!

  40. September 3, 2012    

    I learned that every person has their own color! How awesome is that?!

  41. Jessica W Jessica W
    September 3, 2012    

    I learned you represent each member with picture, perfect for my littles who can’t read yet

  42. September 3, 2012    

    I like that I can track all of the children’s schooling and manage my household schedule as well. It looks like an excellent product. Thank you for this wonderful review.

  43. September 4, 2012    

    It has lots of features to help with homeschooling!

  44. Jenny Cassada Jenny Cassada
    September 4, 2012    

    I would love to win this! I’m excited it will have a mobile app!

  45. Amelia Amelia
    September 5, 2012    

    Love that its color coded & customized to each family member!

  46. September 5, 2012    

    So many great features! I love the mobile aspect of it!

  47. Charity S Charity S
    September 5, 2012    

    Will work on any internet-capable device.

  48. September 6, 2012    

    Each family member is color coded there is 7 of us and it can manage all our schedules from work to homeschooling 5 different ages, doctor schedules and extra activities. This is just what I have been looking for but just don’t have the budget for it

    • Joy Joy
      September 6, 2012    

      Misty, I am sad to say this giveaway is already over. It ended last night. I do appreciate you visiting the blog!

  49. anj anj
    September 6, 2013    

    This product had great potential, and a number of us were really excited about it a year ago. Sadly, none of the promises were fulfilled, and the program is barely usable, despite the fact that it is still being marketed and sold. I waited patiently for over a year because I so wanted them to have enough time make it work. Sadly, now I’ll have to go spend even more money to subscribe to an online planner that actually does what it is supposed to do. Very disappointing.

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