Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Organized for Back To School

It's been 9 months since my last post.  That is amazing.  It also shows how busy, and somewhat unorganized my life has been for the past year.  But as of this week, the family is on schedule.  We have to be.  With three adults and two kids in the house and a second household of two adults and three kids, we are very very busy.  Everyone is in school or at work the majority of the days and then we add in soccer for all five kids.  I needed a system to keep track of where I needed to b, when, and with whom.

I tried doing a calendar on paper, but now I've gone tech and am trying Cozi.  It lets me input all 9 people and their varied schedules.  I can put the entire soccer schedule in when I get it rather than add it a week at a time.  We've managed to have a quick family meeting on Friday to lay out what's happening in the next week. I'm even putting in the dinner menu including who is cooking it.  And to make me smile, it's all color coded. Now it is a little quirky at times, not putting something on the calendar. It may be operator error, but I'm figuring it out. For the most part, so far, so good, but I'm only on week two.  I know how I am with all these "great ideas" I have.  Let's hope I can keep this up, because it has really reduced the stress of trying to get everything done and everyone to where they need to be.

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