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Organizing the Family Calendar

The past couple of years, I have kind of honed a system for keeping up with our crazy family calendar. Certain times of year get really insane and the only way I hand the insanity is to be organized and on top of things.

I use two things to help keep us organized. The first is the Happy Everything Agenda. To me, there's not magic in a specific agenda. You find one that you like and has the components that you need and want. For me, it has to be cute, it has to have month and week views and most importantly it needs to not cost me a million dollars. I think the Happy Everything Agenda meets those needs for me. I need to be able to write it down by hand and have it out before (as apposed to just on my phone, but I'll get there too in a minute).


Week View!

Month View!!

For this next year (its a 17 month calendar that runs August till December), I decided to go with the mini agenda because it will fit in my purse better. But it still has the same elements, just a little smaller (and $11 cheaper!). 

The second part of my system is using an app called "Cozi" on my phone. I use the free version which runs ads and doesn't include some things that the full version offers, but it is enough for me. The main reason I like this app is that you have 1 login name for your family, but you can login from multiple devises, so Kyle and I can keep the same calendar on our separate phones. So after I write things in my agenda, I add them to the Cozi app.

On your home page, you can navigate through the different options but see your events right in the middle.

I also really like the list feature. You can make grocery lists or any lists. They can be shared lists, or you can assign them to other family members or just for yourself too. 

But probably my most FAVORITE feature, is that is lets you color code each of your family members. So when you put events in the calendar it will put the persons colored dot for who is participating in the event! It serves our family (and my color-coding brain!) so well and we really like it!

So that's my system! It's fairly simple, but it works for us! 

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