{The Family Binder: New and Improved!!!}


The {Family Binder} is here!!!!

It’s here!!! The Family Binder printables are finally here!!!

Back in September of 2011, I shared with you about our {The Family Binder}.

Have you ever wished you had a COMMAND CENTRAL at your home? A go-to place where you could find the important things necessary to run your household? Well, I’ve found some awesome family binders ideas online and with those ideas, I’ve come up with one for our family which I believe will work great!

This is pretty much what it looked like….

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{Fast Forward March 2012}

About a week or two ago, I received an email from one of my readers. She has a son with autism and just had some surgery. She felt that the Family Binder would be a great resource for her and her families needs. And that’s where it all began….

So to my reader Ms. Nettleton, a great big “Thank You” for your request. It pushed me to move forward and design my very own Family Binder.

Last time I showed you my Family Binder, it was bits and pieces I found all over the place. I could not of course, post those printables due to copy write laws. It became necessary to create a Family Binder from scratch. And I could not be happier with the results.

Take a look at Ms. Nettleton’s Family Binder…

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click here—->Family Binder, Sample

For today only….

Get your FREE {Family Binder Printable}.

To get your FREE copy, post a comment below letting me know how a family binder would help your family. That’s it. There’s no cost to you. Within the next 24 hours of commenting, you will have your own copy of the {Family Binder} sent to your email box.

UPDATED 3/21/2013: If you haven’t already printed out your free Family Binder template, simply go to the right side-bar of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Click on it and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

I pray this COMMAND CENTRAL would be as helpful to you as it has been to me.

Sending my love-

Darlene

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Posted on March 19, 2012, in DAILY LIFE, HOME & ORGANIZATION, HOME MANAGEMENT, LIFE, ORGANIZING and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 148 Comments.

  1. I need help organizing my day to day life and this might be my solution!

    • Hi Diane, I know exactly what you mean about organizing your day-to-day life.

      If you haven’t already printed out your free Family Binder template, simply go to the right side-bar of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Click on it and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      Just keep in mind that this is a process. Seasons in our lives change, and when they do, it’s okay to tweak things. I am sure you will soon find something that works. Perhaps our family binder template can help you et started!

  2. I love the creative nature of your family binder. Before I return to work after my babies I really wanted a one stop place for all our information instead of looking through drawers and files. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and talents!

    • Thanks you for stopping by {In Pursuit}! If you haven’t already printed out your free Family Binder template, simply go to the right side-bar of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Click on it and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I pray our {Family Binder} will bless your family as much as it has blessed our.
      Keep me updated on your progress

  3. Hello, I was searching for ideas and help putting together a family binder and your site popped up in the search results. I could really use a family binder to keep up with my household work, finances, and of course my three little ones :) Thank you SO much in advance.

    • Hi Natalie, I am so glad you stopped by {In Pursuit} today.

      If you haven’t already printed out your free Family Binder template, simply go to the right side-bar of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Click on it and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I pray our {Family Binder} will bless your family as much as it has blessed our.
      Keep me updated on your progress

  4. I would love a copy of this binder I am trying to get this I have so much going on right now and trying to keep it all strait and get organized seems impossible. I have started home schooling 3 kids, Im an AF wife, we are trying to move and life has just become crazy I am looking for any way to get a little organization into my life.

    • Hi Crystal. Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. It sure does sound like you have a lot on your hands right now. Although it can get overwhelming and discouraging, the fact that you are seeking for ways to implement order is a great start!

      If you haven’t already printed out your free Family Binder template, simply go to the right side-bar of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Click on it and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I pray our {Family Binder} will bless your family as much as it has blessed our.
      Keep me updated on your progress ;)

  5. Melissa Gonzalez

    I have been looking for a binder to get my finances and schedule back in order… tired of the chaos.

    • Hi Melissa, I can totally understand being ‘tired of the chaos’! The financial section of this Family Binder is fairly simplistic. I am hoping to add more in the future. Subscribe to our emails at the top right side bar and be the firsts to find out about new updates.

      One small piece of advice for getting out of the chaos… take one small step at a time…
      Keep me updated on your progress ;)

      Also, if you haven’t already printed out your free Family Binder template, simply go to the right side-bar of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Click on it and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

  6. I love being organized, but struggle to keep up with it. I think a family binder would help out. :-)

    • Hi Becca. Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. I know what you mean about struggling to keep up with the organization process. It definitely is an ongoing pursuit.

      I was sick last week and in two days things got a bit off track. However, since I’ve kept up with so much, once I got better, I was able to get things back in order in no time. Things didn’t turn chaotic.

      You can do this!

      If you haven’t already printed out your free Family Binder template, simply go to the right side-bar of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Click on it and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

  7. Darlene,
    When I found myself losing my mind over mate-less socks for my son and two bonus sons, I knew I had to get my house organized. My husband and I married and created our new family in June. I have gotten our house together and have started systems for our sanity; however, I am still indecisive about a binder. I realize I am not marrying the printables in the binder and can always adjust…so I am so glad to have found your site. I would love to start with your binder templates and add another step into our busy and blended family :)

    • Hi Rachel. Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit} and congratulations on your marriage! How exciting to begin this new adventure of marriage and organization ;)

      Starting those systems to save your sanity is one of the best things a new wife can do, so you go girl!
      As for our {Family Binder}, yes, you do not have to marry it! lol. You can even just use what you need and keep it moving with your organization manifesto. Either way, I’m sure your attitude to find what works for your family will lead you to find a way to fully administer your home in no time.

      If you haven’t already printed out your free Family Binder template, simply go to the right side-bar of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Click on it and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      P.S. We have a blended family too. I pray you much success on this new journey :)

  8. it would come in so handy as we have 4 kiddos under 7 ans are homeschooling. there is just so much to juggle espicially with our main goal to dilligently teach our children of god

    • Hi Sara, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. I have one daughter who will be six in a few months, and I am busy! I can’t imagine how you do it with 4 kiddos under 7. Oh but what a blessing!! Especially when you see them blossom and grow in the ways of the Lord.

      I would love for you to download our free {Family Binder} template. If you haven’t already printed out your free Family Binder template, simply go to the right side-bar of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      Then come back and let us know how it worked for you and what additions you’d like to in our future upgraded.

      I have 4 months left of kindergarten, my first Homeschooling year. Do you have any first graders? I could use some tips!

  9. Hi Darlene,

    Just wanted to let you know that I made my binder last night. I was telling Yari that I made my family binder and my coupon binder all one with different sections because I did not want to have 2 binders. I love it.
    Thank you for the ideas!
    Donna

  10. Hi Darlene,
    I work with your sister Yari, and she told me all about your site. I have 4 small kids and I work full time here at the hospital. What an inspiration your site has been. I am slowly going to organize every aspect of my life. Thank you for taking the time to post all of this. I am making a coupon binder and a family binder in hopes that I will become just a little bit more organized.
    Thank you again
    Donna

    • Hi Donna. Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit} and thank you for your kind comments. Let me give you the best piece of advice I have regarding organization and making life changes period…. Just take the next step. Do the next thing… That simple thought process has gotten me up from a couch when I didn’t ‘feel’ like facing my disorder. You can do this!

      The coupon binder was a lot of fun to put together, but a lot more difficult to implement. My confession? I am still working on that one. The Family Binder, on the other hand, works wonders. Especially the cleaning list. Once you get your own flow, you will be able to do it without the list. You’ll see.

      If you haven’t already printed out your free Family Binder template, simply go to the right side-bar of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      Remember, this is not about perfection. It’s simply about pushing the laziness, procrastination, and disorder out of our lives so that we can enjoy what truly matters.

      Let me know how it goes for you. I look forward to hearing all about it, Donna.

  11. I NEED a binder that fits my family and our particular needs. I have looked at oodles and oodles of forms, and like this and that from several, but I need one that fits my specific family. I pray that this is it!

    • Hi Kelly, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}! I know what you mean about trying out ‘oodles and oodles of forms’. I think that, along with a Comment from one of our readers requesting a family binder, was what made me create my own. I already had different lists and forms, but I wanted to put one together that would hold the important stuff, all in one place. This one seems to work for me. I hope it will be a blessing to your family as much as it has been to mine!

      If you haven’t already printed out your free Family Binder template, simply go to the right side-bar of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

  12. it would help me have organized chaos instead of just chaos…hehe

    • Hi Roxanne. Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. I know exactly what you mean about organized chaos;) If you haven’t already done so, on the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

  13. I am hoping a family planner would help us to be more effective as a family and accomplish more. It would also free me up as mom to not have to oversee everything and answer every question….and will help dad know what’s going on a bit more as well. :)

    • Hi Kristi. Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. Take it from someone who had absolutely no home managing skills… One simple list, The cleaning list, which is in our family binder, makes a huge difference. If you can start with a list… You will, one step at a time, get your home in order.

      If you haven’t already done so, on the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

  14. Deborah O'Connor

    Hello
    I am a homeschool mom / foster mom / grandma / volunteer / part-time self employeed on a quest to be more organized. I have tried all the new aps / electronice stuff, but I did and love the old fashioned paper way. SO I am hoping that this will help organize me.
    Thank you
    Deborah

    • Hi Deborah, Sounds like you’ve got a full plate of blessings! I am so glad you stopped by {In Pursuit}. I know what you mean about all the apps and technical organizers. I can’t seems to get used to them. I’m tech savy and all, but unless it’s in front of me, I just won’t remember what needs to get done.

      If you haven’t already done so, on the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

  15. Beautiful binder!! Great job!!

    • Thank you Melissa. Since this post, I have since created a Family Binder Printable. If you haven’t already done so, on the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

  16. This is so awesome,love your spiritual side too in everything. Good job:-)

    • Thank you for stopping by {In Pursuit}. If you haven’t already done so, on the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

  17. Wow, how generous of you to have access to your family binder for free. I am so excited. My main New Years Resolution this year is to get our home more organized including our bills.

    • Hi Megan, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. Getting my house in order has caused a ripple effect in so many areas. I’m sure you will immediately see the benefits.

      If you haven’t already done so, on the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I pray the {Family Binder} is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine!
      P.S. Make sure to stop by and let me know how it goes for you!

  18. What a fab and pretty design, very organised too :D

    • Thanks Gamma and thanks for visiting us on {In Pursuit}. If you haven’t already downloaded your free copy,

      On the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I pray the {Family Binder} is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine!

  19. Jessica Barnes

    Hi there, thanks for offering to share this binder for free, God bless you for the time, effort and generosity you have put into this! My goal this year is to be an organised mom so this binder will be really helpful for putting in the right direction!

    Keep up the good work! x

    • Hi Jessica, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit} and for your kind words. I wanted to do this for a long time and then last year I received an email requesting one. It pumped me up to make one available for my readers and here we are. I am so glad to hear so many families are being blessed by something so simple and effective.

      If you haven’t already downloaded your copy,

      On the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I pray the {Family Binder} is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine!

  20. I have tried for years to make a binder but could never get all that I needed in one but your ideas are perfect, more streamline, but still have everything a busy mom needs! Thanks so much for the help! You know moms need to stick together!

    • Hi Andrea, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. I know what you mean about trying to get it all in there. I’m still playing around with it even still as we go through different seasons of life. I plan to add more pages.

      If you haven’t already downloaded your copy,

      On the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I pray the {Family Binder} is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine!

  21. Remily Sabihon

    Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. It’s our first year in homeschooling and a good family binder will be absolutely helpful to me and the my children. May our good Lord bless you even more!

    • Remily, how exciting to hear you will homeschooling for the first time. God bless you for taking such an awesome step of faith.

      I have a {Resources} tab up top with lots of links to great sites I found during my own researching for homeschooling. Also I write about our homeschool journey on our blog faith{ACADEMY} here-> http://www.collazofamilyjournal.wordpress.com

      On the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I pray the {Family Binder} is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine!

  22. i have always had bad organizational skills, however now i am a mother of 4 within a year and need to be organized, i believe ur book will help me a great deal

    • Hello Kat, thank you for visiting {In Pursuit}. Let me just say, I have been there. You can read more about my chaotic, disorganized life here -> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Xs

      It’s been a long process. It doesn’t happen overnight. Let me encourage you. You can do this!
      On the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I pray the {Family Binder} is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine!

  23. ready to get our household organized!

    • Hello Candace, thank you for visiting us on {In Pursuit}.

      On the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I pray the {Family Binder} is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine!

  24. I am a young mother of a 4y/o. I am a nurse, so busy schedules and long hours are my reality. My family would greatly benefit from this binder! I am going back to school and my daughter will be starting soon as well. I need to get organized before life gets REAL!!!

    • Hello Diana, thank you for visiting {In Pursuit}. Congratulations on going back to school. I am currently taking online courses to finish my degree and I have a 5y/o daughter (a 13 y/o son and 14 y/o stepson). So I know first hand how busy it can get. It sounds like we have a lot and common. I am sure the {Family Binder} will help with some routine and discipline in the home. This is turn will help things run smoother.

      On the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I pray the {Family Binder} is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine!

  25. 2013 the year of organizing the McEntyre family! I LOVE your Family Binder and know it is the place to start on our journey of running our household on a more scheduled and consistent basis! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Hi Sara, thank you for visiting us on {In Pursuit}. How exciting to hear that 2013 will be the year for organizing your family! The McEntyre family will not regret it. Learning home administration skills, from cleaning to scheduling, has been such a blessing for us.

      You can do this!

      On the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I pray the {Family Binder} is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine!

  26. I would absolutely love to have these printables. I’m a grandmother, aka MEME to 4 granddaughters and I’m feeling God telling me over and over to take this opportunity to teach the girls at my home. This is quite overwhelming and I’m beyond a bit fearful! Me…teaching the girls?? Then I’m reminded that He will never give us more than we can handle! It’s such an enormus responsibility but one I’m looking forward to. I’m disabled and on a very tight budget as most people so that’s been my biggest excuse. How great is it that after pinning on Pinterest tonight that I ran across not only Homeschool Free Printables…but Godly ones!! I’m in tears just seeing what He is placing before me!! If these are still available I’d love them.
    God Bless you for having your blog and links to so many others. I also noticed The Teach Them Diligently Convention on several blogs. I’m hoping to attend in Nashville!! Many thanks!!

    • Hi Bridgitte! Thank you so much for stopping by {In Pursuit}.
      I can totally relate to the pressing of God on us to homeschool. It was such a scary step for me to take. I spent about a year and half praying and researching. We tested out Pre-School because I figured, “How bad can I mess up letters, numbers, colors, and shapes?” We decided we’d see how that went and if we felt ready, we’d jump into Kindergarten. Here we are, halfway into Kindergarten and I must say, it’s been such a blessing all the way.

      As for the tight budget, let me just share, God has provided everything and more thus far. I am so sure if He leads you, He will make a way! There are so many FREE resources also. Check out my {RESOURCES} tab for a list of some. And check out this post by Erica at confessions of a homeschooler. This was so helpful to me. http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2010/11/candid-conversation-with-god.html

      I printed it out and I remind myself, in the word, of why this is the best decision for our family. May God’s grace and favor be upon you as you take a leap of faith!

      On the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

  27. organization is my downfall, I use to have it when I was young but does it go with the mind? I don’t know? I just know that any help I can get to organize would be awesome :D

    • Nancy, if you read even a little on my blog, you’ll soon find out that I’ve been learning this thing called ‘organization’. I was a mess!!!
      And being that I just learned it, I better not lose it as I get older ;).

      Simply click on the {Family Binder} link on the right hand side bar. It will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

  28. After years of struggling with planning and organization, I need a change. I would love to try this binder because it seems so user friendly. With 2special needs kids in the home, life is so busy, and so difficult some days. With this planner, I hope to simplify things.

    • Hi Sharon, I can’t imagine having to manage 2special needs children in the home. I am sure though they are a blessing! And I’m sure that God’s grace, love, peace, and joy will see you through this season. I pray that the {Family Binder} would help bring some order and relieve some of the stress that can come with full and busy days. Simply click on the {Family Binder} link on the right hand side bar. It will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I hope the Family Binder will be as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine!

  29. I would like this to help me organize our family’s binder of important information, calendars, etc.

    • Hi Katrina. I think our {Family Binder} will be a great addition to your own. On the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I hope the Family Binder will be as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine!

  30. Hi, I have been looking for a family binder to start my families year off right. You seem to have put so much time and effort into yours and my family could really use it to maintain our busy life.

    • Hi Tanika, Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. On the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder on this post ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      I hope the Family Binder will be as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine!

  31. wow! a family binder would help in numerous ways!! I am constantly trying to be the wife my husband deserves and organization is one area that I am lacking… it’s just not a talent God has given me. I just came across your website while trying to find some printables to help me develop my own family binder and couldn’t resit your offer!!!

    • Hi Jodie. Thanks for stopping by. I can totally relate to organization ‘not being your talent’. I have spent the last two years working on this part of my life. You can read more about my journey in this area here.

      To get your free printable, click on the Family Binder button on the right sidebar, it will take you directly to the post with the printable link. I pray it becomes as much of a blessing for your family as it has been for mine. Blessings to you on this amazing journey!

  32. Thank you so much for this wonderful layout! I LOVE IT! It has everything I need, all laid out and I am so excited to get started organizing my life and my family. I love your Blog and look forward to reading future posts!

    • Hi Chellie, thank you so much for stopping by {In Pursuit}. I am so glad to hear you’re enjoying your browsing around here. If you haven’t already gotten your FREE printable, click on {Family Binder} in the right hand sidebar. It will connect you to you post with the link. Enjoy!

      Thanks again for showing some love!

  33. It’s so hard to find good printable binder pages especially for bills and savings. Thank you for your site, I can’t wait to see what you have!!

    • Hi Jen, thanks for stopping by. One the right side of the site, you will see a picture of the {Family Binder}. Simply click and it will take you to the post containing the link for the printable. I also have some additional pages for the binder ->http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr

      Thanks again for stopping by {In Pursuit}.I hope the Family Binder will be as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine!

  34. I would love to get my life and my family on track and this seems like the perfect tool to do so.

    • Hi Emily. I’m glad you liked our Family Binder. If you haven’t already gotten your Free printable, you can now click on the right hand sidebar on Family Binder for the link. Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}!

  35. trying to stay organized is a struggle..especially with 4 kids, school, and working. Your binder seems like its just what I need to get on track

    • Thanks Marlene. I can relate to all the juggling. I am sure that the {Family Binder} will assist in creating a Command Central for your family. Please let me know if you were not able to download.

  36. I have been looking for ages for a front cover for a binder that I am thinking of putting together, I thought it would be helpful in case of God forbid I wasn’t around and my lovely husband could carry on as if I were, all he would have to do was look into the binder

    • Hi Roz. I understand completely. I am sure the family binder will be a great resource for your family. If you haven’t already done so, you can now print your copy by clicking on the FAMILY BINDER link on the side bar. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}!

  37. I came across your site when looking for home management binder ideas to help organize my personal life and my photography business. Organizing everyday is hard, and your sheets make it look easy – plus they are SUPER CUTE!!!

    • Hi Bjana. I can attest to the fact that organizing our personal life is a difficult but attainable goal. Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit} If you haven’t already done so, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy and I wish you the best with your organizational journey!

  38. I just love your family binder. I’ve looked at so many & yours is by far the best fit for my family.

    • Hi Kim. I am so glad to hear you love our family binder. If you haven’t already done so, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}.

  39. my goal this year is to be organized but whatever i do its still messy hehe.. Thanks God i came across your site and i think this planner would be a big help for me to start.

    • Hi Mirasol! Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. I know what you mean about trying to get organized but it still being messy. One day at a time, one job at a time… that’s what it will take. You can do it!
      To get your free {Family Binder} template, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}.

  40. need to organize my finances and my life. Would love to get a copy of your family binder.

    Thanks
    Munawar

    • Hi Munawar! Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. It’s great to hear you’ve begun the journey of organizing your finances and your life.

      To get your free {Family Binder} template, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}.

  41. Jennifer Surprenant

    I would love a copy of your printables to help me complete my current project of making a household binder. The printable would help me to get my paperwork, bills, etc. organized, which would make life much easier for me.

    • Hi Jennifer, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. I hope these printables help with your household binder. To get your free {Family Binder} template, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}.

  42. EmilieAn H. Kemper

    Hello,

    My name is EmilieAn Kemper. I’m the mother of three boys, one special needs, and wife of a soldier. I have all of them in three different schools and one with special therapies; oh and piano, soccer, scouting, and church. When I do have help it is hard to make sure that all the rules and schedules are followed. It’s hard to get the help and keep it all straight. WHen husband is home it is hard for him to fall into the rhythm of all of it…and frankly it takes too long to explain it. He suggested making a SOP, military term for Standard Operating Procedures, for the house. I thin this family planner would be a perfect fit for us. Thank you for offering to give this amazing helpful tool to others. I would love to be one of those people too. May God bless you for your blessing of others.

    EmilieAn Kemper
    emiliean@gmail.com

    • Hi EmilieAn, it sounds like you’re quite busy. One trick that has helped me is the {20 minute cleaning challenge}. Basically you set the timer for 20 minutes and you push yourself to get things done. I am slowly implementing this 20 minutes idea to other areas of my life. Perhaps that may help.

      To get your free {Family Binder} template, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}.

  43. Our family was my husband , myself and our daughter for years and then it grew to the 6 of us plus our poodle. We always enjoyed a yearly NYE family vision planning session and put goals in writing, but I like the idea of all paper in a binder for each child’s events or just lists and numbers etc. So I wanted ideas on what tabs would be helpful and found you. Please send me all the free templates so I can print and use them to get organized. This mom of 4 needs it! greatly appreciated!

    • Hi Candi… wow, you have your hands full with a family of 6… but I imagine you also have hearts full as well! What a blessing! To get your free {Family Binder} template, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}.

  44. Hello, I LOVE your site. I am in the beginning stages of creating a family binder and I would appreciate any pointers
    that you can give.

    • Hi Kim, Hi Sheryl, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. With the family Binder, I recommend a thicker binder (3 inch). I also recommend that you simply stop and think about what’s functional for your family. For example. I like to have my bills (which are due) all in one place. I hole punch them and put them in the personal finances section. They can be filed once paid, or at the end of the month.
      To get your free {Family Binder} template, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy!

  45. I just came across your site and being a mother of 4 princesses ranging from from 21 years of age to 1 years of age can be very time consuming and chaotic. I would greatly appreciate any tools that would assist me in being a better manager of our home for me and our family. My husband would also be grateful as well.

    • Hi Kangelia, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. To get your free {Family Binder} template, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy!

  46. Would love especially the personal finance section for my family binder, but all of them would help me as well as anyone who needed to “take my place” in my “absence”.

    • Hi Sheryl, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. To get your free {Family Binder} template, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy!

  47. I totally can use the Family Binder. I’m a homeschool mom of two and one on the way. I’ll need to organized my days better. Thanks for offering it for free!

    • Hi Mary, to get your free {Family Binder} template, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy!
      Congratulations on the new addition to the family!

  48. I’ve been homeschooling for 20 years and still need to write things down to keep up with everything. These are really pretty and have much of the organizing work already done! :)

    • Hello Georgia, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. If you haven’t yet downloaded your free {Family Binder} template, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy!

  49. This is beautiful!

  50. I am a homeschooling mom of 3. We are so busy with soccer, dance, piano & guitar. I need something to help me keep up with it all.

    • Hi Beverly, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. Check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy! I pay it would help your family just as it has ours!

  51. With 5 kids, band, clubs and sports events, along with doctor appointments (we have several specialists we see on top of the normal stuff), this would be a blessing to be able to “get it all together”. Thank you in advance for a little more sanity in my life.

    • Hi Tammy, Although I don’t have 5 kids (which by the way is such a blessing!!! you having 5 kids)… this year we added a ‘specialist’ also to our calendar. It’s amazing how confusing it can get quickly if you don’t keep track of things. I pray the family binder will be just as helpful to your family as it has been to mine! Check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy!

  52. Good afternoon. I just took a look at your Family Binder link, and thought to myself, “self … you could really benefit from this!” I have four children, and it seems that as they get older, it gets more difficult to keep track of all that is going on. And this school year is going to be crazy and I am going to need all the organization help I can get. My oldest is getting married. I have one child entering her freshmen year of college. I have another child that is starting his senior year of high school. And, I am homeschooling my youngest. I think that your Family Binder Printables are exactly what I need to make sure that, I am not only organized, but able to enjoy all of the wonderful milestones that are happening this year, as well.

    • Hi Leslie, thanks for stopping by. I’m so glad you liked our Family Binder. Check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you. Enjoy!
      P.S. Congrats on your sons wedding!

  53. Mignon van Stelten

    I am all for staying on track by organizing all the important aspects of life. These binders are an excellent and handy tool to help me achieve just that. Thank you for making it so available! Will be so good to get started!

  54. Jennifer Vasquez

    I have a hard time keeping up with the details and I tend to get overwhelmed thinking that I have to do it all at once. This would really help me put it down on paper in an orderly manner. It would be great since I’m already so crazy trying to figure out my first year of lesson planning for my daughter and figuring out what I will do to keep the toddler entertained as well. Thanks!!

    • Hi Jennifer, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. I know what you mean about getting overwhelmed. That used to be me all the way!!
      A simple thing that changed the way my day goes is the {20 Minute Clean-Up} . You’d be amazed how setting a timer can get you motivated!
      Also, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.

      And check out our homeschool journey here—-> http://collazofamilyjournal.wordpress.com/

  55. You’ve done such an amazing job with the design and content of these…and thank you for making my life much easier :)

    • Hi Gomi, thank you. I had a lot of fun putting them together!
      Also, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.

  56. I am a Homeschooling mother of 3 and have been trying to make my own. Yours looks so much more organized, and I need all the help I can get! LOL
    Thank you sooooo much!

    • Hi Dusty, I’m glad I could be of help! It’s always awesome to hear something that has helped me can help someone else. I’m homeschooling a 5 year old and possibly will be part time schooling a 13 year old. What ages are you homeschooling.
      I post some ideas for Preschool and Kindergarten here—-> http://collazofamilyjournal.wordpress.com/

      Also, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.

  57. I saw the sample of your planner and LOVED what I saw! My favorite part was the list of household chores! I had been looking for one with a list of chores for the right days of week months etc… Yours is my fav so far! I was pleasantly surprised to see it was free today! Thank you, you have blessed me!

    • Laura I am so glad you enjoyed the planner. Check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.
      Thanks again for stopping by. I pray the Family Binder is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine.

  58. Thanks for sharing this! With a little one on the way and homeschooling, I’ll need all the help I can get to be better organize.

  59. The family binder would help me to keep organized. I have found that planners help me to stay on top of what needs to be done on a daily basis throughout my chaotic lifestyle. Thanks so much for taking the time to make this!

    • Hi Lindsay, You’re quite welcome. It has been my pleasure making this Template and it has helped me to meet some awesome mommas…. Check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.
      Thanks again for stopping by. I pray the Family Binder is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine.

  60. really liked the sample pages. I would love to have these to finally keep me organized and also for budgeting.

    • Hi Jessica, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit} today. Check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.
      Thanks again for stopping by. I pray the Family Binder is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine.

  61. with 5 kids ranging from k-09 grade I need to be as organized as possible. Thanks for your help in this.

    • Hi Ember, I’m glad I could be of help.It’s so awesome to hear you have 5 kids, they truly are a blessing! If you’re interested, I post some ideas for Preschool and Kindergarten here—-> http://collazofamilyjournal.wordpress.com/

      Also, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.
      Thanks again for stopping by. I pray the Family Binder is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine.

  62. Hello,

    LOVE your site!!!! :) This would help me soo much as I had my first year hmschooling last year and it was okay. This year I want to be better. I NEED to get myself, the kids, and our school more organized. I need all the help I can get. Thanks,.

    • Hi Mary! Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. I appreciate the love. So glad to hear we have another homeschooling newbie…I’m not alone!!! ;) I share our homeschooling journey here—-> http://collazofamilyjournal.wordpress.com/
      feel free to stop by and grab some ideas or share some of your own.

      Also, check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.
      Thanks again for stopping by. I pray the Family Binder is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine.

  63. can I please get a copy of the new and imporved family binder please ma’am? THANK YOU SO MUCH! your a life saver in blog form.

    • Hi! Thank you for stopping by {In Pursuit}. I would be more than happy to get you a copy of the New and Improved Family Binder…

      Check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.
      thanks again for stopping by. I pray the Family Binder is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine.

  64. I am a somewhat new mother with a just turned one year old and am trying to stay as organized as possible! I think this binder would help me keep our finances and household in check the most with having everything in one place! I am also just starting to try to meal plan as much as possible and I find lists helpful in all situations in life!!! :0)

    • Hi Erica!! Congrats on your one year old… They are so much fun at this age. It’s hard work but these moments go by so fast! Thank you for your interest in the {Family Binder}
      Check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.

      P.S. I was actually here attempting to work on a meal plan when I saw your message. I have a breakfast meal plan, that was easy… see post –>{here}.
      However, I continue to struggle with healthy, inexpensive lunch and dinner ideas. So if you find any ideas, send them my way!
      Thanks again for stopping by.

  65. lisa chestnutt

    I am a wife and mother of 4. I have worked and owed my own company for the past 12 years. I am changing to stay home and raise my children and could so use this type of system. Please help!!

    • Hi Lisa! Congratulations on your decision to stay home and raise your children. My husband and I made this same decision in October of 2010. Let me just say, it’s not easy, but it is so rewarding! Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}.
      Check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.

  66. Sara Corredor

    Hi Darlene! I feel your family binder design is awesome! I am a married mother of two. My oldest daughter was in a car accident in January of 2011 with my husband while I was pregnant. She is unable to walk on her own at this time, but she is progressing each and every day. I think this binder will greatly assist my family in keeping track of bills due, doctors appointments etc. and still finding time to be a family!
    Thanks so much!

    • Hi Sara! Thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. I’m glad you liked our {Family Binder}.
      Check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.

  67. Well where to start, I have 4 little ones ages 7-1 and I think having an organizational binder would help my family stay on track and be better organized. I think it would also help me schedual my time better. Thank you for making the unorganized organized!!!!

    • Hi Stacie!! Let just say that I am a recovering home administrator {laugh}. For years I struggled with disorganization. Years.
      Finally, I knew things had to changed. After much prayer, I just had to make the decision to “do”. You know, implement the stuff that I already knew to do.
      Thanks for stopping by. I pray the Family Binder is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine.

      Check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.

  68. Traci Rackleff

    Hello darlene,
    I am a 46 Yr. old mother of 4 girls 1 of which was just diagnoised with adhd and and anxiety disorder. I was also just diagnoised myself after yrs. of trying to figure out why I couldnt get things done like “normal” people. I just came across your blog and fell in love with your family planner. I have searched and searched for printables and yours really hit the nail on the head for me. Not to mention the print is sooooo pretty. I really love the fact that you put in the school papers because with the begining of middle school for my daughter there will be alot of papers due to conferences and meetings with teachers. I would totally appreciate it if I could get your printables from your planner. Thanks sooooooooo much.
    Traci

    • Hi Tracy!! Thanks for stoping by {In Pursuit}. I am so glad to hear you are interested in {The Family Binder}. Having 4 children to take care of is no small order. I commend you for that! When it comes to working with children who are diagnosed with a disorder or disease, the stress level can multiply. Having to deal with medications alone is enough to drive a mom nuts. Thank God for grace and for organization systems, they help keep us sane ;)

      Check out {Life Projects: Get Rid Of The Mental Clutter} –> http://wp.me/p1GDsM-Fr
      This post will give you the link to the Family Binder download as well as some new additions. Please let me know if that doesn’t work for you.
      thanks again for stopping by. I pray the Family Binder is as much of a blessing to your family as it has been to mine.

  69. Cassie Starks

    My name is Cassie and I have so much trouble with organization! I have been studying Proverbs 31, and attempting to be a bettter wife. Being more organized would help reduce my stress, and in return will help me be a better person.

    • Hi Cassie, thanks for stopping by {In Pursuit}. I can totally understand where you are. I was there (and some days have to fight to not go back there). Read this story, find out what changed it all for me… {here}
      My advice is this. Pray. Then do the next thing in front of you to do. One step at a time. One day at a time. I pray you much success on your journey. Know that God loves you just the way you are. A clean and organized home will not make Him love you more. However, a clean and organized home, will bless both you and your families in ways unimaginable! God bless.

      You can print out your family binder template here—> http://darlenecollazo.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/get-your-free-family-binder-printables/

  70. I have three children, and a husband and I need to become more organized. I have different folders etc for many things, which is confusing at times. I thought the idea of one binder was brilliant and cant wait to complete our family binder.

    • Hi Kori, thanks for stopping by. I know what you mean- about the craziness of having files all over the place. The {Family Binder} is great because you can have the papers you use all the time within hands reach. I do still recommend keeping a filing system of some kind for those papers which are important but not accessed regularly (like Income Tax records or appliance manuals). I keep a small black carry file for those.

      By the way, don’t forget to stop by tomorrow and Tuesday for some FREE additions to the {Family Binder}!! Don’t you just love freebies?!!!

  71. Looking forward to utilizing {The Family Binder} to get my family better organized and keep the house better managed.

  72. I am a working mother of one that is wanting to get more organized and this will offer me that opportunity. I have done this before on a general level but I want to get down to the details level.

    • Hi Holly! I am so glad you stopped by and are able to use my Family Binder printable. I would love to hear how it works out for you. I’m looking to add more pages in the near future so keep an eye out for that. I pray it becomes another tool to help you in managing your home.

  73. Oh poo I missed this. The menu section is my favorite.

  74. I just came across the family binder templates that you have…this would be so helpful for me because I am a stay at home mom of two awesome kids and have a wonderful husband and try to stay organized to keep some sanity as well as giving me as much free time as possible!

    • Hi Maddy, thanks for stopping by. {The Family Binder} is definitely a great idea for a one-place-go-to area. I am also a stay-at-home mother (this is my first year). I have had to learn how to change the way I do things in order to keep my sanity as well. Although our promo for the free template is no longer being run, customized templates with your family name can be ordered for $15. If you are interested in a purchase, I’d be happy to get that right out to you. Just let me know.

      I pray God’s strength and grace over your life as you navigate through these years. Have a great day on purpose!!!

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