As the air gets warmer and the flowers start to bloom things kick into high gear in my house. As much as I long all winter for the warm weather I do sometimes miss the quieter slower times during the winter.
Spring activities bloom like the flowers and we are suddenly being pulled in a thousand different directions. When this happens occasionally things get missed. I am not proud to admit but we have missed a few events here and there and even once missed a Parent/Teacher conference. Nothing new here we are just too busy, like every other family.
Calendars definitely help keep you organized, and I am a big fan of the School District calendar hanging on the fridge. I am such a techie person you might think I would love an electronic calendar but I just can’t seem to make them work. I like a real calendar that I can write on and hang in the kitchen.
The basic problem with a regular wall calendar is that it is just too small. With three kids it’s almost like I need a calendar for each of them. The solution I have found is the Post-It Notes Weekly Calendar. This has been the key to organizing our family.
I love that it is weekly and has long columns for each day. I used the adhesive tape tabs that are included with the calendar and I hung it below my monthly wall calendar. On Sunday I write in all the activities for the week. This is usually when I discover if activities overlap and I can make adjustments- or just cry which I sometimes do.
In addition I love the the design and the colors of the calendar adds a nice touch to the kitchen. It also comes with post-its on the side. I don’t typically use them for the calendar but they are handy for taking phone messages or writing notes.
The Post-It Notes Weekly Calendar is a big help to keeping my family organized.
How do you keep your family organized?