My Family Organizer Calendar is better than any App to help keep track of my family’s activities and their comings and goings. At this time when we are all spending way too much time online, it is a welcome relief to look up at the calendar to see what is happening today, this week, and this month. There are no alarms and bings, there are no images of people living Instagram-worthy lives, there is no FOMO or anxiety stemming from my Family Organizer and the Shoulds and Should Nots. Read on for more reasons why my More Time Moms Family Organizer is better than any App.
My Family Organizer is a Visual Aid
The Family Organizer is pinned up in the kitchen to help my family see what is happening every day and for the entire month. It helps me to calm the chaos and focus on what needs to get done so that we can balance our lives and create more time with each other.
My Family Organizer has Huge Squares with lines to write what is happening each day.
We can schedule our mornings, school time, lunch, afternoon playtime, dinner, and bedtime routines. It’s great to see everything in order to remember; when the kids have activities, when grandparents are coming to visit, when the doctor’s appointment is. Sometimes when things are buried in apps, we can not see what is coming up next until we have missed the activity and then we need to schedule it again into the digital rabbit hole.
My Family Organizer has Stickers
My kids get excited and involved when I ask them to post a sticker on the Family Organizer for a special event and even a doctor or dentist appointment. They especially get excited when we use a Special Day sticker with their name on it. It’s a reminder that there is special one-on-one time reserved just for them with Mom and Dad. Everyone looks forward to it, the anticipation is sometimes worth more to them than the actual outing itself.
My Family Organizer helps me to keep things in checks and balance
You can immediately see if Mom and Dad are sharing their time equally with the kids and taking time out for themselves with the Mom’s Time and Dad’s Time stickers. Where self-care is even more important during the quarantine, Am I right?
We Can Avoid Family Conflicts with The Family Organizer
Not only does it help everyone schedule their activities, but you can immediately see when activities overlap and it helps to avoid family conflicts. It allows parents to delegate driving and responsibilities and make sure that the kids are where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be there.
My Family Organizer Inspires Me
My Family Organizer has beautiful inspirational sayings that inspire families to be joyful and kind and to help one another. Every month there is a quote that everyone can reflect on and discuss.
I can Assign a Colour to each family member on my Family Organizer
It’s easy to see who is doing what by which colour is used. My colour is red, my hubby is blue, my oldest daughter is purple, my youngest daughter is pink and my son is green. My Family Organizer is a kaleidoscope of colour which brings us joy with all the fun activities that it highlights for each one of us.
I can post Family Chores on the Family Organizer
The kids can see their chores for the month: It keeps them accountable for their daily and weekly chores and they can also see that the work is distributed around so that each family member is contributing to the family chores.
When I want to take this one step further, I can post the Chore charts and we can set a timer so that everyone is working in tandem. In the winter months, our family chore times are set for After Dinner and on Saturday mornings so that everyone is working together and then we all have free time.
I can Menu plan and Schedule Weekly Shopping trips on the Family Organizer
It helps me organize dinners and schedule my grocery trips to the store. Especially during COVID, everyone can see when I do the weekly shop scheduled on the Family Organizer and if they do not write it on the grocery list in time, they know that they will have to wait another week.
Anyone can use the Family Organizer, No Special Permissions Required.
When grandma and grandpa come to babysit to give us a break, they don’t miss a beat. It’s business as usual because everything is on the Family Organizer and no one needs to sync their phones or download an app or remember a password. It’s easy and it flows and everyone can use it.
It is the most beautiful Family Organizer Around
The More Time Moms Original Family Organizer has really lovely illustrations of families enjoying quality time together. But what makes it truly beautiful is that is a keepsake of my family’s activities and events, which makes it priceless to us :)