Time is precious in a busy family and the best way to manage time is to keep a calendar current, yep, I know this is not fun-day on Mommacan.com
Welcome to the Organize Your Life In 30 days challenges even the impossible is possible one tiny project at a time.
There is nothing worse than an overbooked calendar, oh wait, yes there is, a double booked calendar. This can happen pretty often if there is not one centralized calendar and an agreement that everyone will take a gander at it before they add another engagement.
I took a little poll a few weeks back on Facebook and most of the moms that chimed in said that they are responsible for their family schedules. (Mind you, I am not discounting dads who stay home with the kids or who are the major caregivers, they are not really ones to chime in on a mom-centered page on Facebook)
The most difficult part of keeping an active, working calendar is updating it on a regular basis. This can be incredibly difficult if the calendar is already plump with activity and you are overwhelmed just keeping up with what is already on the little monster.
However, the holidays are coming and we need to make sure we are booking fun things for the family as well as the grudge of doctor’s appointments and clipping Jr’s hair.
So, let’s just get down to business.
Tiny Project for the day.
1. Gather up all the school calendars and emails that contain information on dates that involve your family for the rest of this calendar year. I would suggest going through Winter Break if you have school-aged children at home.
2. Try to keep a digital calendar that you can print and hang someplace in the kitchen for everyone to read.
3. Update the calendar through January 10th or whatever day the kids are back to school.
4. Try not to over-book during December, otherwise cranky mommy comes out, and we all know we don’t want cranky mommy around in December.
We all know that updating the calendar is about as fun as walking on a bed of nails or the smell of Limburger cheese on a hot summer day. But it must be done for our homes to be at peace and to keep ourselves organized. So I suggest bribing yourself with a treat at the end of this project, perhaps some really good chocolate, a mini-eyeballs-only shopping trip, a bubble bath or planning the next meal to be your favorite instead of gluten free nuggets and fries AGAIN tonight.
Go ahead bribe yourself! Whatever it takes to get to the end.
Have a rocking day!