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The family calendar
Posted 8/14/2013 7:27:00 AM

Once school starts there are so many activities and appointments to keep track of. When it's just your own life you're managing, the calendar on your smartphone works great. But when it's you and a couple of kids who need rides or money or your presence, well thing's can get complicated.

According to, the best way to manage the whole family's schedules is with 'Calendar Central'.

It's usually located in the kitchen (the one room in the house where everyone will go at some point in the day), often on the refrigerator (although I can't imagine how a refrigerator door is big enough to hold a useful calendar), and with lots of pens and markers stored nearby for quick updating.

Let each family member choose a pen or marker color to represent them on the calendar - that'll give you a quick way of distinguishing who has what planned each ...

AUTHOR: Ellen Jaffe
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