With two kids, both Andrew and I working full-time jobs, volunteer commitments, activities, etc life gets VERY busy in my house! I truly don’t know how Andrew and I would stay organized without the system we have in place. I know a lot of people are constantly trying to figure out how to keep busy families organized so I want to share what works for us!
How TO Keep Busy Families Organized
Have a shared calendar: This is key. I truly do not understand how people don’t do this. When Andrew and I started dating seriously we started sharing our Google calendars with each other. We now have our own personal calendars, the kid’s school events calendar, a calendar for kid’s activities, and everything that involves our family. This way if I need to schedule a Dr appt but need Andrew to watch the kids I know if he’s in an important meeting. Or if we have a date night, the kids have a school function, Liam has a soccer game, etc. It’s ALL THERE!
Talk about your plans: We also try to talk through the week each Sunday. If something important is coming up we remind each other about it. The day before something is going on I will also bring it up. For example “hey Andrew don’t forget I’ll be at an event tomorrow from 5-6 so you’ll need to get the kids’ dinner going.”
Have your calendar VISIBLE: I know some people have big whiteboard calendars or chalk calendars but since we keep our calendars digital as a lot of people do now, we use the Skylight Calendar. It looks like a digital picture frame but your calendar is on the screen. We keep ours on the kitchen counter and we are able to easily see what’s going on today, tomorrow, or even 3 months from now simply by toggling through the screen. It’s also great because there’s no need to erase something or remember to write something down, once we update it in our Google calendar it syncs. You can sync most calendars: (Apple, Google, Outlook, Cozi, etc.), and it’s truly become such a lifesaver.
Each synced calendar is color-coded, so it’s easy to differentiate between multiple calendars as well! A plus is that there’s also a to-do list, grocery list, and meal planning functionality that can all be managed from the Skylight App. Basically, it keeps everything in your life organized in one place so you don’t have to remember 100 different things. It’s a LIFESAVER for busy families! It is BEYOND easy to set up, sync, and manage. Even Liam loves checking it since he knows what his color is!
Plus it’s pretty aesthetically pleasing on the kitchen counter. If you want to grab a Skylight Calendar or a Skylight Frame use code NEELY10 for $10 off any order of $100 or more!
I know as moms we feel like we are pulled in 100 different directions all the time and that’s why I love the Skylight Calendar because I don’t have to feel unorganized. It makes me feel like I have my life together!
What is one of your best tips to keep busy families organized??
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