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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2013 Moleskine Passions Family Life planner

This is a brand new planner from Moleskine, with a new format and features. It's part of their new Passions planners lineup.

Here is the cover with the label off:

This planner is a departure from the usual Moleskine style of little to no formatting. This planner is very formatted in the weekly layout and the other pages, with lots of designated spaces to write specific things.

After the personal information pages, the first two-page spread is to fill in your family tree. I couldn't get a very good photo of it because the print is very light: (Click on any of the photos to enlarge)

Next are handy reference calendars for all of 2013 and all of 2014:

Next are monthly planning columns for 2013 and 2014, with International Holidays between the years:
Then there are the usual Moleskine reference pages with conversions but no time zones map.

Next begins the pages that are specialized for this planner. There are several pages for Family Life Planning with columns for Event, Date and Notes:

Next there are two 2-page spreads for Lesson Plans with times down the left side and days across the top:

Next are the weekly pages. This unique format has loads of features.

All seven days are columns across the two-page spread with a column at the right for Notes. The daily columns are timed from 6 am to 8pm. Each daily column measures about 4 1/4 inches (10.5 cm) long (measuring just below the printed day) and 1 1/4 inch (3 cm) wide.

Below each daily column there are Daily Highlights spaces with icons to fill in Homework, Food, Events or Other:

Below the Daily Highlights spaces are spaces for Daily notes:

At the right there is a monthly calendar with the current week highlighted and a space for Words of the Week:
You can click on the photos for a closer view.

After the weekly pages there are tons more pages. There are several pages of Food Facts:

After that there are pages to hold eight Recipes:

Then there are several lined pages titled Recipe List, Wine List, Restaurant List, Film List, Book List, Music List, Wish List, Gift Record, Health Notes, and several more lined pages for Notes.

Inside the back cover there is a double pocket:

Inside the pocket there is a tabbed booklet with label stickers to label the sections as you want. There are also planning stickers, Moleskine's info pamphlet and the quality control sticker that comes with every Moleskine planner.

I pre-ordered this planner from Amazon.com several months ago and it shipped when it came in stock. I've put the link to the ordering page in the sidebar and here below for anyone who is interested.


  1. I blame you for the fact that I ordered this 10 minutes after seeing your pictures! I also blame you for the fact that I ended up ordering the Moleskine Weekly Life & Culture Planner too! I like the Passions range, but always thought the books were full of a few too many vague blank sections. Having something more structured is going to be fun to use.

  2. I take full responsibility for the planner-purchase enabling. ;D

  3. Wow, this looks terrific! Love the little symbols! Wouldn*t know what to do with weekly words tho ...

  4. I typically love Moleskin items - this one looks a bit complicated, yes? I like lots of free form space.

    1. Hi Christine, yes this planner is different from the usual Moleskine style of lots of open space to customize how you want. This one is very structured, but flexible to use in different ways. I haven't looked inside the Passions Journals but maybe they are similar.

  5. Swoon. Thank you for the detailed photos of the layout. It's what I've been looking for from moleskine for years (some time-structure + space for untimed items/week at a glance).

    This planner landed on my wishlist as soon as I heard about it about a month ago. I just wish it was offered as an 18-month because I'd love to start using it now!

  6. This is fantastic. I've been looking at these planners but not been able to find any real detail about what's in them. Your photos are great because I can actually see the contents. All the online shops have are very lo-res pics that don't show any detail.
    I'm trying to decide between this one and the 2013 Wellness planner, which I haven't been able to find any decent information about. But I do love this :)


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