In Her Opinion: Cozi

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Ask my husband or closest friends about our schedule and they will make a joke about our shared Google calendar.  But I think they make fun because they wish they had something so easy to use to keep up with all of the activities they have to keep up with as a family.  Mom’s schedule, Dad’s schedule, kid schedules, school is closed, holidays, there is just too much.  We are a family of three but one Mom I know has many more schedules to track and she found a great way to stay super organized.

cozi“Parties, doctor appointments and play dates, oh My! Too many kids and not enough TIME!

So, I am a stay at home mom of 4 busy young children (ages 10,9,7 and 7). Between their stuff, my stuff and my husband’s, its enough to make anyone’s head spin. COZI to the rescue! I discovered this App a few years ago and it has changed our lives. It is a color coded calendar where each person has a different color assigned to their activities. You can look at the calendar for each person or the entire family at once. The app is FREE and available on iPhones and Android devices. You can also look at your calendar online at cozi.com and it all syncs together. So, my husband can add something from work or can easily see if there is a conflict without having to ask me. It’s really been a life saver for our family.”

 –  Kristin – Dallas Mom, Married with four kids

Thanks to Kristin for sharing a great tool they use as a family.  Below is the information for Cozi.  Let us know if you try it and how it works for your family!

Product Spotlight:
Cozi  –  The Must-have app for the modern family
Website: www.cozi.com
 

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Printable Calendars

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2016-printable-calendar-boring30 days in September, April, June……Yes, sometimes I do have to sing the calendar song I learned back in 1st grade.  Rather than singing in front of my colleagues, I refer to a pretty printable Year at a Glance calendar over my desk so I can book work travel, vacations and other activities.  I guess I could print the outlook calendar but it is SO BORING!  My answer is a quick Google search for links to some great blogs!

Here are a few of my favorite printable Year at a Glance calendars:

Blog:  Scattered Squirrel-
2016 Printable Year at a Glance Calendar

Blog:  Red Stamp-
2016 Printable Year at a Glance Calendar

Blog:  Live Creatively-
2016 Printable Year at a Glance Calendar

Blog:  Me and My Big Ideas-
2016 Printable Year at a Glance Calendar

Blog:  Hello Cuteness- 
2016 Printable Year at a Glance Calendar

Blog:  Eliza Ellis Its a beautiful life-
2016 Printable Year at a Glance Calendar

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My Favorite Organizational Tool

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I’m a mom.  I’m a wife.  And, I have a full time job.  I’ll also add that my job does require travel so I spend quite a bit of time in other cities in the central part of the country.  Trying to keep up with all the to-do’s in my life has been a challenge and I credit a website I found for keeping me organized.

MommyTracked – ever heard of it?  They have these great downloadable “forms” to keep me on track.  I can print out my shopping list with a menu(The “Eat” Sheet), a to-do list for both work and home(The Balance Sheet), the Week at a glance(which is perfect for leaving my husband a list of what is going on during the days I am away), and my favorite, the Master Checklist.

          

       

I know there are numerous apps out there for my iPhone but for some reason I get more satisfaction crossing off an item on the list than I do with just marking it completed on my device!