Staying organized can be tough, especially as the lovely holiday lull goes away and we're right back to craziness. I absolutely have to write every appointment, class, and deadline down, preferably in two places, or it doesn't get done, so finding a calendar system that works for me is key.
I've tried to figure out the whole iCal/Google Calendar thing and can't keep up with it. I ended up with a sort of Mom Calendar this year after I couldn't find the refills for the binder I use. It's laid out with a week at a time, with a line for each family member's schedule below mine.
The selling point for me? There's a slot beneath all the family lines for meals. I love being able to have that all laid out for the week, personally, although it feels pretty silly to have a line for the three-year-old since he pretty much goes where we go.
I have friends who live by the wall calendar with everyone's schedules laid out in color coded ink, and other people who seem to survive by a system of Post-It Notes and reminders from friends.
What kind of calendar do you use? How do you keep your family's activities straight?
by babyboxfishJanuary 12, 2012 at 12:18 AM
I try to use all the online calednar/organizing apps but nothing beats sloppy scrawled lists and real paper calendars for me.
by Kainalu55January 12, 2012 at 4:41 AM
my goal is to be organized thia year...i need to get a calendar of some sort!
by bhwrn1January 12, 2012 at 5:33 AM
I use the one on my phone
by amy7243January 12, 2012 at 5:56 AMI use a pocket calender that I write it all on. I also use the post it notes on my phone.
by StregaJanuary 12, 2012 at 5:58 AM
I have a Planner that I keep in my Purse.
by Mrs.Pool2BeJanuary 12, 2012 at 7:28 AM
I don't use a calendar and if they have anything important coming up I just hang a reminder note on my refrigerator.
by mommyprice09January 12, 2012 at 8:54 AM
by daerca574January 12, 2012 at 9:09 AM
I use my google calendar for everything!
by chiquisJanuary 12, 2012 at 9:10 AMI don't use any but I should lol
by erikaysJanuary 12, 2012 at 9:13 AMGoogle calendar and the one on my phone.